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Big winners unveiled in this year’s DreamToys list

Published on: 9th November 2016

A Real Baking Chocolate Pen, Stretch Armstrong, Teletubbies Jumping Po and a code-able caterpillar are some of the toys that make up this year’s DreamToys list.

dreamtoysssGary Grant, chair of the DreamToys selection committee, commented: “The full DreamToys list has some licensing heroes such as Star Wars, Paw Patrol and Finding Dory. But toys that have an element of collectability are massively popular and as a result play a big part in the list this year. The list is diverse and perfectly illustrates the enjoyment toys bring at Christmas time, providing a present for every budget. For the first time ever, to make the task easier for consumers to find the perfect toy, the full list can now be downloaded as an app by simply searching DreamToys 2016 in the relevant app store.”

Frederique Tutt, global industry analyst for The NPD Group, added: “This year, sales in the more traditional categories have been growing the market, with games and puzzles, dolls and plush accounting for 70% of the overall market increase to date. We expect many families will enjoy quality time together this Christmas playing games and puzzles as the hilarious Speak Out and Silly Sausage will join the festive classics as this popular sector has enjoyed an impressive 15% growth this year. 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 list has been broken down into eight categories, and from these the 12 Top Toys are selected. The eight categories are:

Pet Corner

Beanie Boo Buddies: TY UK
Finding Dory Coffee Pot play set: Zuru – Geemac
FurReal Friends Bootsie: Hasbro
FurReal Friends Torch, My Blazin’ Dragon: Hasbro
Paw Patrol Treat Time Marshall: VTech Electronics
The Secret Life of Pets Best Friend Max: Spin Master Toys
Snuggle My Dream Puppy: Character Options
Zoomer Chimp: Spin Master Toys

Look What I Made

Bunchems Mega Pack: Spin Master Toys
Play-Doh Ice Cream Castle: Hasbro
Pottery Cool Studio: Spin Master Toys
Real Baking Chocolate Pen: Vivid Toy Group
Real Construction Deluxe Workshop: Jakks Pacific

Action Stations!

Barbie Ultimate Puppy Mobile: Mattel
City Volcano Exploration Base: Lego
Fisher-Price Blaze Monster Dome Playset: Mattel
Friends Amusement Park Roller Coaster: Lego
Hot Wheels Ultimate Garage: Mattel
Marvel Captain America: Civil War Blaster Reveal Shield: Hasbro
Nerf Modulus Tri-Strike: Hasbro
Nerf N-Strike Elite Hyperfire: Hasbro
Nexo Knights General Magmar’s Siege Machine of Doom: Lego
Star Wars Bladebuilders Spin-Action Lightsaber: Hasbro
Star Wars Rebel U-Wing Fighter: Lego
Turtles Heroes Half-Shell Headquarters Playset: Flair Leisure Products

Guys and Dolls

Baby Annabell Doll: Zapf Creation
Barbie Fashionista: Mattel
Disney Princess Colours of the Sea Ariel: Jakks Pacific
DC Super Hero Girls: Mattel
Frozen Northen Lights Elsa: Jakks Pacific
Stretch Armstrong: Character Options
Star Wars Interactech Imperial Stormtrooper: Hasbro
Trolls Hug Time Poppy: Hasbro

Good Game, Good Game

Bop It!: Hasbro
Gas Out: Mattel
Monopoly Ultimate Banking: Hasbro
Pie Face Showdown!: Hasbro
Silly Sausage: John Adams
Simon Air: Hasbro
Soggy Doggy: John Adams
Speak Out: Hasbro

Tot Them Up

Fisher-Price Dance & Move BeatBo: Mattel
Paw Patrol Air Patroller: Spin Master Toys
Paw Patrol Zoomer Marshall: Spin Master Toys
Princess Peppa’s Rose Garden & Tower: Character Options
Teletubbies Jumping Po: Character Options
Thomas & Friends TrackMaster Sky-High Bridge Jump: Mattel
Toot-Toot Drivers Gold Mine Train Set: VTech Electronics
Weebles Paw Patrol Pull & Play Seal Island Playset: Character Options

Starting My First Collection

Disney Tsum Tsum Toy Shop Playset: Zuru – Geemac
Grossery Gang Yucky Mart: Flair Leisure Products
Lil Mouse Fun Park: Character Options
My Little Pony Explore Equestria Crystal Empire Castle: Hasbro
Num Noms Lip Gloss Truck: MGA Entertainment
Puppy In My Pocket Pretty Pet Palace: Flair Leisure Products
Shopkins Chef Club Hot Spot Kitchen: Flair Leisure Products
Shopkins Happy Places Home: Flair Leisure Products
Shopkins Smoothie Truck: Flair Leisure Products
Shopkins Shoppies: Flair Leisure Products
Trolls Poppy Style Station: Flair Leisure Products
Twozies Two-Playful Café: Character Options

Connected

Fisher-Price Code-a-Pillar: Mattel
Furby Connect: Hasbro
Hatchimals: Spin Master Toys
Kidizoom Selfie Cam: VTech Electronics
LeapStart Preschool Interactive Learning System: Leapfrog Toys
SelfieMic: Worlds Apart
Teksta Robotic Puppy with Voice Recognition: Character Options

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