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The first Top Toys for Christmas 2017 list has been published with a dozen predictions for the toys that your kids will be begging you for this coming Christmas.
The list from one of the UK's biggest toy retailer Argos include tie-ins from current top film Transformers and kids TV shows including PJ Masks and Paw Patrol, the ever popular LEGO and the return of last years hugely popular collectibles Hatchimals.
Many of these toys are already available, some are not released until the Autumn, when they are expected to be snapped up!
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Are your kids begging you for a drone for Christmas? The Air Hogs DR1 FPV Race Drone is designed to create an authentic drone race experience. It comes with a headse with FPV (first person view) streaming . Download the free app to your phone and insert into the headset.
You can also edit and share the videos that you make.
This Disney Pixar Cars 3 Lightning McQueen model ties into this summer's hot movie release of the third film in the Cars franchise. It's a 20" model car which should blow the mnds of fans of Disney Cars!
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Hatchimals were the big hit toy of Chrstmas 2016 and they are back this year as a tiny collectable toy. Hatchimals CollEGGtibles are little collectable animals (about the size of a Moshi Monster, if you remember them) that arrive in a little glittery egg - you have to break your animal out of a shell to see what it is. And there are loads to collect......
LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox provides everything needed for children to make five different LEGO models that can then be coded using a free app. Great for encouraging STEM activities with your kid, it contains 847 pieces.
Luvabella is a life-like doll who reacts to her spoon and is instantly soothed when you put the dummy in her mouth. Luvabella also comes with her favourite soft toy, Lamby, and will play with her!. It's eyes are frankly rather creepy but it is predicted to be one of this year's best sellers.
The Tiny Treasures Twin Set is a pair of baby dolls, one in blue, one in pink. The second creepy doll of Christmas, they are incredibly realistic baby dolls with life-like facial features. Apparently they are weighted like a real new born at 2lb 10oz. (My kids were a bit bigger than that!)
They are also scented to smell like a newborn and come in a car seat style carry case with a birth certificate for you to fill in.
LEGO Friends Sunshine Catamaran 41317 Building Kit lets you build your own boat which features a sun deck with 2 sun loungers and a pool, a bridge with steering controls and a seating area, water slide into and spiral stairs.
The set also includes 3 mini-doll figures - Olivia, Stephanie and Liam, plus Sheen and Sapphire the dolphins.
PJ Masks Headquarters Playset is inspired by the hit TV show PJ Masks.
This double-sided playset is over 2 feet tall and has three, character themed levels. It plays the character's catchphrases and also includes a zip wire, car ramp and vehicle.
Transformers: RC Sqweeks are a tie-in to this summer's big Transformers movie The Last Knight. Features include lights, sounds, and phrases and it has dance and blaster modes.
The Teach 'n Tag Movi apparently teaches preschoolers following directions, critical thinking skills & gets them up and moving around.
From the massively popular Nickelodeon series for younger children comes the Paw Patrol Sea Patroller. The playset includes a Ryder model, flashing lights and sounds to keep the Adventure Beach safe, and the life ring launcher to rescue anyone in distress. Here are 10 more super-cute Paw Patrol Toys your kids will adore.
Sound Moovz lets you make music by movement … rather than dancing to the beat. By moving your wrists or ankles you activate the SoundMoovz Bands to send a Bluetooth signal to an app on your phone or tablet.
Make sure that all your cards and presents get to their destination in time for Christmas - check out the UK Last Posting Dates 2017.
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