Decided by a panel of leading toy retailers in the UK, DreamToys is the most accurate and authoritative predictive list available, and provides consumers with expert insight into what will be the most popular toys this Christmas.
Nerf N-Strike Elite Hyperfire and Hot Wheels Ultimate Garage bring familiar names to the list while film and TV licenses are represented by Thomas & Friends TrackMaster Sky-High Bridge Jump, Star Wars Rebel U-Wing Fighter and Paw Patrol Air Patroller.
The recently launched Hatchimals and Snuggles My Dream Puppy highlight the increasing creativity within the growing interactive toy market while Shopkins Chef Club Hot Spot Kitchen highlights the collectables, a driving force for the toy market.
Lego is also represented by the Friends Amusement Park Roller Coaster whilst the SelfieMic from Worlds Apart will satisfy all the budding talent show hopefuls of tomorrow.
Finally, Speak Out and Silly Sausage, provide family fun and will bring laughs to the dinner table this Christmas.
Frederique Tutt, global industry analyst for The NPD Group confirms: “Analysis of the top selling toys this year shows the sheer variety of concepts driving the sector – from low-priced collectables to entertainment-driven hot toys. We’re forecasting a very merry Christmas for the toy industry – expecting annual sales to reach 400 million toys for the first time ever which will potentially see the industry achieve an all-time record high in 2016, going over the £3.3bn mark.”
The full Top 12 list is as follows: (in no particular order; all prices quoted are RRPs)
Shopkins Chef Club Hot Spot Kitchen Flair Leisure Products 24.99
Snuggles My Dream Puppy Character Options 49.99
Nerf N-Strike Elite Hyperfire Hasbro 49.99
Speak Out Hasbro 19.99
Silly Sausage John Adams 19.99
Friends Amusement Park Roller Coaster Lego 89.99
Star Wars Rebel U-Wing Fighter Lego 69.99
Hot Wheels Ultimate Garage Mattel 89.99
Thomas & Friends TrackMaster Sky-High Bridge Jump Mattel 99.99
Hatchimals Spin Master Toys 59.99
Paw Patrol Air Patroller Spin Master Toys 39.99
SelfieMic Worlds Apart 19.99
Are any of these on your kids Christmas list this year?
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