The Top 10 Toys for Christmas 2016: The Experts’ Picks

Which toys will make the Christmas top 10 toys 2016? LEGO, Dory, NERF, Star Wars? Find out what the big toy retailers think will be the on every kid's chrimbo list this year...

We may be sweltering in the hottest heat wave of 2016, but already toy retailers and manufacturers are thinking about Christmas. Last year, the British public spent over £3.2 billion pounds on toys and games – with well over half that figure being splashed out in the period between Black Friday in late November and Christmas Day.

To stoke up publicity, and supposedly to help parents to order early and avoid disappointment, the big toy retailers use this time of year to release their predictions of what will be the biggest selling toys come Christmas. So far, Argos and Amazon.co.uk have released their Christmas top 10 toys lists, and we’ve used their predictions to create our own list of the runners and riders this year.

It’s the usual mix of big film and TV licences – Finding Dory, Paw Patrol – LEGO, NERF blasters and robotic companions such as the Zoomer Chimp and the Meccanoid G15.

Perhaps the most interesting, and educational, toy of the bunch is the Fisher Price Code-a-pillar which helps pre-schoolers learn the basic of computer coding by ordering the segments on a toy caterpillar. It’s plenty of fun, and may help your nipper grow up to be the next Bill Gates. Result!

Best Selling Toys of 2015

1.Lego Minifigures
2.Shopkins 2-pack
3.Lego Frozen Elsa’s Ice Castle
4.Pie Face Game
5.Smart Trike 4-in-1 Trike
6.Disney Frozen Sing Along with Elsa
7.Shopkins 12-pack
8.Nerf N Strike Elite Modulus Blaster
9.Hot Wheels Basic Cars
10Star Wars Millenium Falcom

 

 

 

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