Online and store giant Hamleys has announced what they believe will be this year’s top toys for Christmas.
This year’s predictions are all about imperfections according to the retailer
Speaking about this year’s top toys Victoria Kay, Head Buyer at Hamleys said: “We have cute; we have cuddly; we have fun; we have education, but this year in some of our toy categories we are also seeing an antidote to the highly polished perfectionism portrayed in many social media channels. Importantly, these toys are being delivered with character, fun and cheekiness at their heart and we love them. It makes for a wonderfully diverse and interesting range this year – for kids and kidults alike”
Below are Hamley’s top toy predictions for Christmas 2018:
What is it and how much does it cost?: Crate Creatures, £40
Crate Creatures are the endearing creature with pointy ears, a cheeky gin and glowing eyes. Pull their tongue and they vibrate, release a series of noises and glow in the dark.
What is it and how much does it cost?: Boxer Robot, £80
Boxer has now appeared on several top toy prediction lists including Amazon. This robot comes to life right out of the box and is raring to go.
What is it and how much does it cost?: Monopoly Cheater’s Edition, £22
Got someone who is forever cheating at board games? They have met their match with the new Monopoly Cheater’s Edition board game where the aim of the game is to cheat. The only problem is everyone is trying to cheat!
What is it and how much does it cost?: L.O.L Surprise Dolls, £15
With the mystery packaging your little one will be surprised on Christmas morning to see which Surprise Doll they received from Santa. Unbox the spy glass door to find codes and unlock presents
What is it and how much does it cost?: Hairdorables, £15
Combine fun, fashion and colour with each surprise doll, each doll with their own style.
What is it and how much does it cost?: Flippables, £8-£15 available from October
Glitter and sparkly, these new Flippables are covered in hundreds of sequins with an array of animals to choose fro.
What is it and how much does it cost?: Elasti Plasti, £13
The brand new non-sticky, super soft plastic expands, stretches, bubbles and so much more.
What is it and how much does it cost?: GraviTrax, £50
GraviTax is a STEM system which is aimed to teach kids about gravity, magnetism, kinetic energy and fun.
What is it and how much does it cost?: Nerf Laser Ops Pro – Alphapoint 2 Pack, £45
Challenge your friends and family with the new two pack Nerf Alphapoint. Another toy that has made quite a few toy prediction lists this year.
What is it and how much does it cost?: LEGO Hogwarts Express £74.99
All aboard the Hogwarts Express! John Harry, Ron, Hermione and Professor Lupin as they make the journey from King Cross Station to Hogwarts Castle.
What is it and how much does it cost?: Peppa Castle and Royal Guard Plush, £25
Peppa Pig is back again this year and is dressed up as a castle guard to help protect the Royal family.
What is it and how much does it cost?: Hamleys Cuddly Paddington, £20
Hamleys have an exclusive Paddington Bear plush teddy. With his famous blue duffel coat and red coat everyone’s favourite bear is sure to top Christmas lists this year.
You can shop the full range of Hamleys top toys of Christmas 2018 here.
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