Retailer Argos has revealed the top 13 toys it predicts will fly off the shelves this Christmas 2018 with interactive toys, LEGO and LOL Surprise topping wish lists.
Yes, there’s even a glitter pooing unicorn!
Forget your ice cream and sun screen as Argos unveils what toys are set to dominate wish lists this festive season, well there are only 200 days before Christmas didn’t you know…
The line-up includes revamped versions of last year’s bestsellers, LOL Surprise and Fingerlings, childhood favourites LEGO alongside FOUR unique and innovative unicorn toys, including one who even poops glitter. The cheapest toy in the line-up is £14.99 with the dearest setting you back over £220, however if you were to buy the WHOLE bunch this would cost a price £796.87.
Below are Argos’s top toy predictions for Christmas 2018:
What is it and how much does it cost?: CHAD VALLEY TINY TREASURES DOLL £49.99
Chad Valley’s new Tiny Treasures Doll looks, feels and smells like a real baby! From closing eyes to hearing a heartbeat, the doll also comes with its own bunny comforter and fleece blanket.
What is it and how much does it cost?: VTECH FANTASY UNICORN £49.99
This interactive Unicorn responds and lights up as you digitally apply makeup, it even comes with an animatronic wand and colour palette.
What is it and how much does it cost?: PAW PATROL RESCUE FIRE TRUCK PLAYSET £69.99
Paw Patrol is back and with the new Ultimate Fire Truck you can use the extendable ladder and device to fire things from, interact with other vehicles and make an even bigger machine.
What is it and how much does it cost?: FINGERLINGS HUGS £29.99
Fingerlings Hugs can record your voice, talk back and even kiss you. Bigger than the original version they are receptive to movement and know if you are cuddling, swinging or even dropping them.
What is it and how much does it cost?: LOL SURPRISE UNDER WRAPS £14.99
15 new and exciting layers of surprises with the first ever cylindrical LOL Surprise, set to be top of Santa’s list this year.
What is it and how much does it cost?: POOPSIE UNICORN SURPRISE £49.99
2018 – ‘The Year of the Unicorn’ will see Poopsie Unicorn Surprise be this years must have toy. Poopsie comes in four different colour ways and comes complete with a unique bottle, glitter and a white powder which when combined together and fed to her forms a surprise glittery unicorn poo.
What is it and how much does it cost?: FINGERLINGS UNTAMED T-REX £16.99
The collectable interactive T-Rex have a life of their own and it’s up to you to calm them down, make them walk or even fart.
What is it and how much does it cost?: FINGERLINGS UNTAMED DINO CAGE £39.99
Collect the T-Rex Fingerlings and make sure they don’t escape! The Dino Cage which can be expanded and taken apart.
What is it and how much does it cost?: NERF LASER OPS TWO PACK £44.99
The first ever wireless version of laser tag has arrived! Sync the Nerf Laser up with your phone and track plus if you don’t want the kids using the phone you can play this without one too.
What is it and how much does it cost?: LEGO CITY ARCTIC MOBILE EXPLORATION BASE £84.99
The top toys wouldn’t be complete without LEGO, the Arctic Mobile Exploration Base features exactly what you need for an exciting journey. Featuring a crane, trailer, platform, mobile saw, lab and a snow bike, plus 6 LEGO minifigures: 4 arctic explorers, an arctic expedition leader and a driver, plus a mammoth figure.
What is it and how much does it cost?: BOXER £79.99
This has to be one of our favourites, Boxer responds to touch, motion, gestures and sounds. As his personality evolves over time he’ll let you he’s feeling with his eyes and has a variety of unique games that can be activated by rolling him over certain cards – the cheeky and mischievous character will even play football and chase a small ball around.
What is it and how much does it cost?: TREASURE X 3-PACK CHEST £29.99
Treasure X is set to be one of this years hottest collectables, with 1 in every 50 having a piece of real gold or a real diamond hidden inside kids will have hour sof fun as they discover and create a figure.
What is it and how much does it cost?: MY LOVELY UNICORN ELECTRIC RIDE-ON £229.99
My Lovely Unicorn the powered ride on Unicorn with a brush-able pink mane and tale has multicoloured reigns, 4 easy-glide wheels will make for a smooth ride and are perfect for both indoor and outdoor use.
Juliet Ward, Head of Toy Buying, at Argos, said: “This year’s list is arguably our most exciting and eclectic to date. The list shows how toys are continuing to progress with interactive items amongst the most popular. We’re also seeing the modernisation of more classic and traditional toys resulting in a varied and extensive list – everything from Boxer, the mischievous robot, to the Tiny Treasures Doll, which looks and smells just like a real baby.
“Social media trends are influencing toys more than ever before, such as the unicorn craze which has inspired great products like the Vtech Fantasy Unicorn and the My Lovely Unicorn Electric Ride-On. The pocket-money-friendly collectibles craze also continues to evolve and succeed with LOL Surprise, Fingerlings and the Treasure X 3-Pack Chest all must-have toys for this year.”
More than four million Brits have already started their Christmas shopping according to research found by the UK retailer giant and a massive half a million 16 to 25-year olds have already finished, we better get that notepad and pen at the ready.
Last year Argos announced it’s top toy predictions on June 22nd so this makes the announcement the earliest yet.
Argos’s Top Toys will be will be available to buy at Argos from July 2018, with the exception of Poopsie Unicorn Surprise and Nerf Laser Ops Two-Pack, which launch in August.
Here’s hoping Santa has already put his order in, either that or he’ll be sitting on eBay like the rest of us!