Top Toys for Christmas 2017

You better watch out … you better not cry … Santa Claus is coming to town. Well to be precise, parents all over the land will be bracing themselves for the forthcoming season of demanding kids and gift buying. Let’s face it the Christmas countdown has officially begun.

Every year there's a select number of Christmas toys that will fly off the shelves, and if you're anything like us you'll find it tough to keep up to date with all the things the kids want.

It's always good to have a look online and compare costs before heading to the high street because prices can vary hugely from place to place. In fact, we've found the answer to stress-free Christmas shopping is to buy online and have everything delivered. Trust us, it's worth the postage.

As big stores like Disney, Amazon, The Entertainer, John Lewis, Argos, ToysRUs, and Hamleys start releasing their predictions for the bestselling toys of Christmas 2017, we take a look at the toys we think kids will really rate...

Little Tikes Princess Cozy Chariot

Top toy for: Amazon

Who is it for? 18 months to 5 years

How much is it? From £81.35

What is it?  The (practically) all-singing, all-dancing toddler ride-on comes complete with clip-clop sounds and horse that moves from side to side. Mum and dad can take the reins or bigger kids can drive themselves. Little ones will love going for a drive on this fairy-tale worthy ride.

Little Tikes Princess Horse Carriage 10999

Fisher-Price Think & Learn Teach n Tag Movi

Top toy for: Argos

Who is it for? 3-6 years old

How much is it? From £35.99

What is it?  A cute interactive learning robot for pre-schoolers that can spin 360 degrees and make over 60 different facial expressions. This toy is amazing for your child's development experimenting with colours, shapes and playing educational games with them.

Fisher Price Teach N Tag Movi

Paw Patrol Sea Patroller

Top toy for: Argos and Amazon

Who is it for? 3+

How much is it? £69.99 (£59.99 from Amazon)

What is it?  The latest Paw Patrol playset converts from a ship, with working crane and cage, to a land vehicle – just slide the bridge forward and watch the wheels drop down. If your little one is a big Paw Patrol fan this will be the ideal present for them.

Paw Patrol

Hasbro Fur Real Tiger

Top toy for: John Lewis

Who is it for? 3+

How much is it? £134.99

What is it?  Just like having an actual pet, this adorable pet tiger has over 100 sound and motion combinations so you never know what it will do next. Stroke his tummy and he might give a roar or blink his eyes in appreciation.

Hasbro Fyr Real Tiger

Vtech 507553 Kidizoom Flix Playset

Top toy for: Amazon

Who is it for? 4 to 9 year olds

How much is it? £59.99

What is it? Flix will become your little one's alien friend. This friendly alien can detect human faces and remember phrases that it will repeat in a funny voice. He also takes secret photos and videos - the kids will love it!

Vtech Kiddie Zoom

LEGO Friends Sunshine Catamaran

Top toy for: Argos

Who is it for? 7-12 years old

How much is it? £64.99

What is it? All the classic building fun of LEGO but this time with a catamaran! A 600-piece set that builds into a 32cm x 29cm x 17cm 3-level catamaran, with sun deck and pool, a bridge with steering controls, slide and spiral stairs. Only drawback: it doesn't actually float on water...

Lego Katamaran

Transformers: The Last Knight RC Sqweeks

Top toy for: Argos

Who is it for? 6+ years 

How much is it? From £69.99

What is it?  A 21cm 'autobot' based on the small-but-determined character in Transformers: The Last Knight. This guy can move, make noises, play music and dance - let's just say he's a happy little chap to have around and the perfect gift to give.

 Transformers Last Knight

Luvabella

Top toy for: Argos

Who is it for? 4+

How much is it? from £79.99

What is it? This robotic doll (shown here as a slightly scary prototype) has been called the most intelligent interactive toy baby on the market, with lifelike facial movements and a number of spookily realistic features. She'll also adapt to how your child likes to play, responding more positively to repeated actions, and even learning to say a few words.

Luvabella Doll

Hatchimals and ColleGGtibles

Top toy for: Argos

Who is it for? 5+ years

How much is it? £2.99 - £59.99

What is it? Hatchimals and ColleGGtibles are back and bigger than ever! The baby brothers and sisters of the big £60 Hatchimal that was THE Christmas toy of 2016, these little eggs hatch in the same way (after lots of rubbing and stroking) and then you can use the shell as a nest. Now your child can play with their Hatchimal in their own woodland - so sweet!

Hatchimals Collectable

Lego Boost 

Top toy for: John Lewis and Amazon

Who is it for? 7+ years

How much is it? £169.99 on Amazon (£149.99 from John Lewis)

What is it? This Lego Robot is designed to allow children explore science, technology, engineering and maths while having fun, this innovative robot promises to help develop children's creativity and imagination. It can also teach kids how to code and even comes with an interactive cat.

Lego Boost Robot

Disney Cars 3 Lightning McQueen, Simba Smoby

Top toy for: Argos

Who is it for? 4+ years 

How much is it? £39.99

What is it? This 2-channel radio-controlled toy is the latest offering from Disney's Cars 3. It has an awesome turbo function that'll help you burn the tyres off your 4-wheeled arch-enemy Jackson Storm.

Disney Cars 3 Lightening

Melissa Doug Chefs Kitchen Playset

Top toy for: Amazon

Who is it for? 36 months +

How much is it? £149.99

What is it? In a world where robots and talking unicorns seem to rule the roost, we love this beautiful wooden kitchen. Equipped with an oven, stove, microwave, sink, freezer, ample storage space for easy clean up, this kitchen is perfect for budding young chefs.

Mellisa And Dougs Chefs Kitchen

Pie Face Sky High Game

Top toy for: Amazon

Who is it for? 5+ years

How much is it? £29.99

What is it?  Just like the carnival game, this updated version allows players to attempt to give their opponent a face full of whipped cream, towering over 3 feet tall. Never in the history of games has something caused so much mess - and fun.

Pie Face Sky High Game

Cozmo Robot

Top toy for: John Lewis and Amazon

Who is it for? 8+ years 

How much is it? £199.99 (£169.99 on Amazon)

What is it? Expected to be the number one seller this Christmas, this pricey robot develops a personality the more you play with him and can also teach children how to code.

Cosmo Robot


Tiny Treasures Twin Set

Top toy for: Argos

Who is it for? 3+ years 

How much is it? £79.99

What is it? Adorable dolls with artificial intelligence to give your little one the most engaging play mate they've ever had!

Tiny Treasures Doll

Meccano Robot M.A.X

Top toy for: John Lewis

Who is it for? 10+ years 

How much is it? £139.97

What is it? The robot trend continues with M.A.X, the interactive robot that learns, talks and has facial expressions and can teach your children new skills.

Mechano Robot

Mattel Bloxels Game

Top toy for: Amazon

Who is it for? 8-18 years 

How much is it? £43.99

What is it? Another tech-focused toy that will get your kids learning about video game creation by letting them build their own.

Mattel Bloxels Game

NERF Nitro Motor Fury Rapid Rally Die-Cast Toy

Top toy for: Amazon

Who is it for? 5+ years 

How much is it? £44.45

What is it?  It will be all about speed when you let your kids use the motorised, rapid-fire action of the Nerf Nitro Motor Fury Rapid Rally that comes with 6 cars & 3 cars that are special to this set!

Nerf Nitro Motor

Sound Moovz

Top toy for: Argos

Who is it for? 8+ years 

How much is it? £49.99

What is it?  These revolutionary bands play music according to the moves your body makes, let's see who's got rhythm!

Sound Movs

Airhogs DR1 Official Race Drone

Top toy for: Argos

Who is it for? 5-12 year olds

How much is it? £19.99

What is it?  Drones are topping the charts when it comes to toys and this model is set to be hot property come December.

Airhogs DR1

Transformers: The Last Knight RC Sqweeks

Top toy for: Argos 

Who is it for? 6+ years 

How much is it? £79.99

What is it?  This guy can move, make noises, play music and dance - let's just say he's a happy little chap to have around and the perfect gift to give to a Transformers fan.

 Transformers Last Knight

 

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