With the Christmas rush officially set to begin this pay day, the Toy Retailers Association has revealed their list of the must-have toys and games this festive period.
The list is complied based on industry expert opinions, taking into account various factors, such as last year’s most popular toys, current trends and new products coming onto the market.
This year, there are plenty of familiar names on there as well as some that may be completely new, but listen out for them as the experts believe that you will be hearing your kids ask for these in the very near future!
At Very, we’ve already stocked up on the entire list so, before the Christmas rush starts, it might be an idea to get a head-start on the hoards of other parents who will be trying to get their hands on what are sure to be scarce toys this Christmas!
Lego City Airport (£80)
More than 60 years later, Lego is still going strong. Of course, things have come a long way from the humble 4×2 blocks that Lego was traditionally based on and Lego City Airport is the perfect example of this. Complete with everything from the terminal building and a jet aircraft through to the baggage trailer and runway, this is likely to be very popular this Christmas.
Fireman Sam has made a comeback on TV in recent years and now his new fans can act out their favourite rescues from Pontypandy. The set comes complete with the Jupiter fire engine and easily folds away.
Let’s face it, dogs can be difficult to own. They can be very expensive, they make a mess and they have a tendency to misbehave. If those problems have put you off, then the FurReal Go Go Walking Pup could be the answer. With a remote control lead, this pooch could be man’s new best friend!
Jet Pack Buzz Lightyear (£40)
Buzz Lightyear makes the list after the success of Toy Story 3 earlier this year. It’s not the first time that Buzz has been one of the must have toys at Christmas. Another Toy Story film will ensure that it won’t be the last.
Kidizoom VideoCam (£60)
If your kids fancy themselves as the next Spielberg, they’ll love this Kidizoom Video Cam. With this gadget, they can record videos, take photos and then edit their creations. Superb face-tracking technology also lets them add moving animations to motion pictures.
They’ll also love simple features letting them add movie-style openings and funny stamps and borders to their movies.
Monopoly Revolution (£30)
A completely new twist on the classic Monopoly game, Revolution features a circular board in place of the traditional square and a digital bank – making sure that no cash goes AWOL!
War games go to whole new level with the highest ammunition specification that Nerf have ever come up with. The fully automatic Nerf Stampede ECS blaster can blast through three clips, all containing 18 darts, in mere seconds!
Paper Jamz Guitar (£25)
Learning how to be a rock star has never been easier or more fun – thanks to the Paper Jamz Shark Guitar.Throw some serious cool moves along to the 3 built-in songs for an instant rock star experience – with the stunning shark bite design of the Paper Jamz Shark Guitar you’ll certainly look the part.
Race to pump up your Pumpaloon before your opponent with this fun action game. The Pumpaloons will bob and weave as they slowly rise up. The first Pumpaloon to sound its whistle wins.
Join the Grandparent Raccons as they enjoy a ride around Sylvania on the beautiful Sylvanian Families Motorcycle and Sidecar. George and Mildred Mulberry love exploring the countryside on their old-fashioned motorbike.
Explore the whole world of Zhu Zhu pets, which are expected to be high on many letters to Santa this year. The range of Zhu Zhu is genuinely huge, with everything from hamsters through to the Zhu Zhu Pets Grooming Salon, which allows you to keep your Zhu Zhu Pets Hamsters looking good -perfect for the new long-haired breed.