With under 5 weeks to go before Christmas and parents busily scouring the internet and high street for Christmas gifts Dream Toys have revealed their predicted ‘Must Have’ Toys for Christmas 2018 and it’s an interesting list.
The DreamToys list is the most authoritative independent prediction of toys that will be the most sought after this Christmas in the UK. Selected by a representative panel of retailers and industry experts, these are the toys that they feel will be the talk of the playground this festive season. I said it was interesting as I was a little disappointed and surprised by the list. It doesn’t contain any massive showstoppers with a few of the same type of toys from previous years. But then again with so many toys on the market, it’s really hard to gauge just what the big hits are going to be. Here are some of the toys reviews we’ve done that you may find helpful.
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Must Have Christmas Toys 2018
(all prices quoted as RRPs, market price may vary from retailer to retailer)
L.O.L. Surprise! Under Wraps (MGA Entertainment) £14.99
L.O.L. Surprise! Pop-Up Store (MGA Entertainment)£39.99
Poopsie Surprise Unicorn (MGA Entertainment) – RRP £49.99
Fingerlings Untamed Jailbreak T-Rex Playset (Jazwares/WowWee) – £24.99
Boxer (Spin Master Toys) – £79.99
Paw Patrol Ultimate Fire Truck (Spin Master Toys) – £69.99
Harry Potter Wizard Training Wand (Jakks Pacific) – RRP £24.99
Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall (LEGO) – £89.99
Cra-Z-Slimy Creations Super Slime Studio (Character Options) – £29.99
Laser X Twin Pack (Character Options) – £49.99
Monopoly Fortnite Edition (Hasbro) – £21.99
Barbie Ultimate Kitchen (Mattel) – £49.99
“It is a huge honour each year to unveil the DreamToys top twelve list,” said Gary Grant, chair of the DreamToys committee. “We have a fantastic range of toys this year to suit every budget, with three quarters of the list under £50, representing real value for money in these uncertain times. The list is an excellent reflection of the toy industry’s dedication to innovation and ingenuity and highlights the wonder and happiness that toys bring to children and families at this time of year.”
Frederique Tutt, global analyst for The NPD Group’s toy division added, “2018 has been very disruptive for the toy industry globally. However, whilst retail is experiencing a transformation, more than £1.2BN worth of toys will be sold this Christmas. We expect dolls, slime, Harry Potter, collectables and ‘unboxing’ toys to be on children’s lists.”