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Hamleys top 10 Christmas toys revealed!

Hamleys top 10 Christmas toys revealed – including an abandoned toy pet that needs a human connection to turn it from ‘scruffy to fluffy’ and a school educational game

  • Hamleys toy store believes traditional plush dolls will be bestseller at Christmas 
  • Predicted ‘trend of human connection’ among technology-based favourites
  • The Pictionary Air – a technological version of the classic game – made the cut 

Toys ranging from traditional plush dolls to a book that teaches pre-schoolers how to code are predicted to be to Christmas sellers this year, according to retailer Hamleys.

The store has unveiled its top 10 toys ahead of the festive season and has predicted an ’emerging trend of human connection’ among technology-based favourites.

Scruff-a-Luv’s My Real Rescue, a £40 abandoned toy pet that needs a human connection to turn it from ‘scruffy to fluffy’, had made the list, alongside the pre-school educational game Coding Critters, also £40.

The Smart Pixelator device allows children to pixelate and build their own 2D or 3D design using Bluetooth connectivity, while the Slow Moves Sloth is the latest in the Linkimals collectibles range. 

The Pictionary Air is a technological version of the classic game, and works via an app which allows players to draw in the air and see the image on a screen. 

Collectibles remain on the list, including the Poopsie Surprise Dolls and the L.O.L Surprise Chalet Dollhouse, while for older children the list includes the latest Nerf Fortnite RL gun and the new Oblique Drifter four-wheeler toy.

Victoria Kay, head buyer at Hamleys, said: ‘It’s no surprise that tech-based toys are popular with the kids this Christmas, but it’s interesting and exciting that we are seeing an emerging trend of human connection within toys like Scruff-a-Luv’s My Real Rescue, whereas other toys such as Pictionary Air are starting to embrace the online world through physical play.’

Here FEMAIL takes a look at the toys set to bring a smile to your children this Christmas. 

The new £35 Linkimals Smooth Moves Sloth, the latest in the Linkimals collectibles range, is one of the top 10 toys Hamleys is expecting to fly off the shelves this Christmas

The new Rainbow Surprise Poopsie Doll, which retails at £50 and comes with 50 'surprises', is expected to be a big seller this Christmas

The new Rainbow Surprise Poopsie Doll, which retails at £50 and comes with 50 ‘surprises’, is expected to be a big seller this Christmas

Auston Robertson-Jeyes plays with the new NERF Fortnite IRL, £30, during the Hamleys Christmas toy showcase at Hamleys. The gun is inspired by the popular video game

Auston Robertson-Jeyes plays with the new NERF Fortnite IRL, £30, during the Hamleys Christmas toy showcase at Hamleys. The gun is inspired by the popular video game

The new Coding Critters, which retails at £40, teaches preschool children the fundamentals of coding using cute animal figures and a storybook - and is 100 per cent 'screen free'

The new Coding Critters, which retails at £40, teaches preschool children the fundamentals of coding using cute animal figures and a storybook – and is 100 per cent ‘screen free’

The £40 Scruff-a-Luv's My Real Rescue toy on display during the Hamleys Christmas toy showcase at Hamleys. The abandoned toy pet needs a human connection to turn it from 'scruffy to fluffy'

The £40 Scruff-a-Luv’s My Real Rescue toy on display during the Hamleys Christmas toy showcase at Hamleys. The abandoned toy pet needs a human connection to turn it from ‘scruffy to fluffy’

Grace Newley is all smiles as she plays with the £250 L.O.L Surprise! Winter Disco Chalet, which is made from real wood, earlier this morning - a collectible toy on the Hamleys list this Christmas

Grace Newley is all smiles as she plays with the £250 L.O.L Surprise! Winter Disco Chalet, which is made from real wood, earlier this morning – a collectible toy on the Hamleys list this Christmas

The new Smart Pixelator device allows children to pixelate and build their own 2D or 3D design using Bluetooth connectivity. Pictured during the Hamleys Christmas toy showcase at Hamleys, Regent Street, London

The new Smart Pixelator device allows children to pixelate and build their own 2D or 3D design using Bluetooth connectivity. Pictured during the Hamleys Christmas toy showcase at Hamleys, Regent Street, London

The new Pictionary Air (pictured) is a technological version of the classic game, and works via an app which allows players to draw in the air and see the image on a screen. It's a bargain at £20 - and made it onto the Hamleys top ten list

The new Pictionary Air (pictured) is a technological version of the classic game, and works via an app which allows players to draw in the air and see the image on a screen. It’s a bargain at £20 – and made it onto the Hamleys top ten list

The new NERF Fortnite IRL blaster, based on the one used in the popular video game, is designer for older children. Pictured on display during the Hamleys Christmas toy showcase at Hamleys

The new NERF Fortnite IRL blaster, based on the one used in the popular video game, is designer for older children. Pictured on display during the Hamleys Christmas toy showcase at Hamleys

Auston Robertson-Jeyes plays with the new Oblique Drifter four-wheeler remote control buggy during the Hamleys Christmas toy showcase today

Auston Robertson-Jeyes plays with the new Oblique Drifter four-wheeler remote control buggy during the Hamleys Christmas toy showcase today

Auston Robertson-Jeyes, 4, sitting on top of William the reindeer on Regent Street during the Hamleys Christmas toy showcase

Auston Robertson-Jeyes, 4, sitting on top of William the reindeer on Regent Street during the Hamleys Christmas toy showcase

Hamleys top 10 toys this Christmas

 Scruff-a-Luv’s My Real Rescue – £40

Coding Critters – £40

Pictionary Air – £20

Smart Pixellator – £70

L.O.L Surprise Chalet Dollhouse – £250 

 Poopsie Surprise Dolls – £50

Nerf Fortnite RL – £30

Oblique Drifter – £60

Lego Hidden Side, Paranormal Bus 3000 – £55

Linkimals, Smooth Moves Sloth – £35 

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