Today's trip out was all about viewing these toys along with another fifty, and speaking to the companies involved. It made a pleasant change from sitting at my computer desk! I'm going to let you know the Top Twelve of course, but then I'll highlight a couple of my faves and those that I think the girls will be asking for...
So the top twelve Dream Toys are (in alphabetical order):
City Deep Sea Exploration Vessel LEGO Company RRP £79.99
Disney Frozen Sing-A-Long Elsa Jakks Pacific RRP £39.99
IDO3D Deluxe 3D Design Studio Flair Leisure Products RRP £39.99
Little Live Pets Cleverkeet Character Options RRP £59.99
Paw Patrol Paw Patroller Spin Master Toys RRP £59.99
Pie Face Hasbro RRP £19.99
Shopkins Food Fair – Scoops Ice Cream Truck Flair Leisure Products RRP £19.99
Star Wars Bladebuilder Jedi Master Lightsaber Hasbro RRP £49.99
Star Wars Kylo Ren’s Command Shuttle LEGO Company RRP £99.99
Star Wars The Force Awakens Millennium Falcon Hasbro RRP £119.99
Thunderbirds - Interactive Tracy Island Playset Vivid Toy Group RRP £79.99
Toot - Toot Friends Busy Sounds Discovery Home Vtech Electronics RRP £44.99
It's worth bearing in mind that these are suggested retail prices, and as most of these are widely available from a variety of retailers you can probably find yourself a bargain somewhere in the coming weeks (but don't leave it too long, else you risk stock selling out!).
Both my girls are huge Shopkins fans so we definitely have the Ice Cream Truck at the top of our list, and their Fashion Boutique looks fab too. Anything in that range will always be a winner!
|Shopkins Stella Stapler... soooo cute!|
|Paw Patroller... this is a BIG item!|
Youngest adores Paw Patrol so any of those branded products would be a hit too. The Little Live Pets Cleverkeet is indeed very clever and would be loved, and Pie Face looks like fun - as long as Daddy is the target....
Other toys which impressed today were the J.J. Jumpin' Pug from Hasbro (£49.99), Lego's Elsa Sparkling Ice Castle (£34.99), Peppa Pig Storytime Castle Playset (£19.99), Puppy Surprise (£24.99), and I'm intrigued by the 3D pen though I sadly didn't get to see it in action.
I know the girls would love some Kinetic Sand so that's now on the list (£19.99 for a great playset including a helpful tray!) and the two games from John Adams Leisure, The Greedy Sheep Game (£21.99) and Tipping Point (£19.99) are ones which I know we could have a lot of fun with.
Hope you enjoyed this round up; Good luck with your Christmas shopping!