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Argos reveals top toys for Christmas 2019

Published on: June 7th, 2019

The top 12 list includes toys inspired by innovation, TV, movie and gaming properties, and animal trends.

With 200 days until Christmas, Argos has marked the occasion by releasing its top toy predictions for 2019. Research conducted by Argos has revealed a quarter of UK shoppers have already started their Christmas shopping, with 10% having already finished it. The research also revealed that 32% of shoppers expect to spend more on gifts this year, with parents expected to spend an average of £273 on presents for their children.
The top toys will be available to buy at Argos from Saturday 27 July 2019:

  • Pets Alive Boppi ‘Booty Shakin’ Llama (Zuru/Tobar)
  • Blume Doll (Skyrocket)
  • Owleez (Spin Master)
  • Lego Harry Potter Knight Bus (Lego)
  • 7” Real Walking Buzz Lightyear (Mattel)
  • Furreal Cubby Bear (Hasbro)
  • Kindi Kids Toddler Doll (Moose/Worlds Apart)
  • Paw Patrol Mighty Pups Super Paw Jet (Spin Master)
  • Fisher Price Imaginext Transforming Batmobile (Mattel)
  • Fortnite Battle Bus (Moose/Worlds Apart)
  • Peppa’s Stage Playset (Character)
  • L.O.L. Surprise! 2-in-1 Glamper (MGA)

Juliet Ward, head of toy buying at Argos, commented: “Digital entertainment is influencing play more than ever before with popular franchises inspiring toys like the Fisher Price Imaginext Transforming Batmobile and 7” Real Walking Buzz. It’s really exciting to see online video gaming entering the toybox with the Fortnite Battle Bus allowing children to recreate what they see on screen in real-life at home. It’s no secret that children love animals and so they continue to heavily influence toy innovations, such as the Cubby Bear and Owleez. And kids and big kids alike won’t be able to resist the delightful Boppi – the world’s first booty shakin’ llama. There are also some really quirky innovations on the list this year, such as the collectable Blume Dolls, which magically sprout out of their flowerpots when sprinkled with water.”

Toyologist Peter Jenkinson added: “This year’s top toys list is a great representation of the entire toy market; there’s something that will appeal to every child and all ages. From the quirky to the interactive, there are toys which encourage role-play to those designed for pure excitement and entertainment. All 12 toys are deserving of their spot – I’m struggling to find a favourite.”

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