Dolls and Lego, as well as the latest tech toys, look set to dominate Christmas wish lists.
Argos has released its predictions for the toys that will feature in letters to Santa across the country this year. They are: Luvabella, Lego Friends Sunshine Catamaran, Airhogs DR1 Official Race Drone, PJ Masks Headquarter Playset, Disney Cars 3 Lightning McQueen, Transformers: The Last Knight RC Sqweeks, Hatchimals & new Colleggtibles, Fisher Price Teach n Tag Movi, Lego Boost, Paw Patrol Sea Patroller, Tiny Treasures Twin Set, and SoundMoovz.
Linzi Walker, chief toy buyer for Argos, who has been curating the list with her team since the beginning of the year, commented: “This year’s top toys list is a fantastic blend, as toymakers evolve childhood favourites alongside the introduction of newer and more technology-led gifts. Dolls will have made Christmas memories for many children and this year is no different. Luvabella is an incredibly lifelike doll, with advanced animated features enabling it to drink milk from a bottle and fall asleep just as a real little one would. And Chad Valley has produced gorgeous twins as an extension of its authentic Tiny Treasures Baby Doll range.
There are many opportunities for children and parents alike to embrace user-friendly technology this Christmas. Lego Boost provides everything needed for children to make five different Lego models that can then be coded using a free app. The Fisher- Price Teach n Tag Movi is an interactive play buddy that helps kids learn on the go. And music lovers will love SoundMoovz, an exciting wearable tech toy for all ages where players can create their own beats and rhythms as they move by using Bluetooth-connected bands on their ankles or wrists.”
She added: “Popular on-screen toys are also set to feature, with appearances from Disney’s Cars 3 Lightning McQueen, PJ Masks Headquarter Playset, the Paw Patrol Sea Patroller alongside RC Sqweeks from Transformers: The Last Knight.”
All toys will be available to buy via the Argos website from Saturday 22nd July 2017 onward, unless otherwise indicated.