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How would you like to get ahead with your Christmas shopping and make sure that you get that must-have toy that your kiddo wants for their Christmas present this year?
The first Top Toys for Christmas 2018 list has been published with a dozen predictions for the toys that your kids will be begging you for this coming Christmas.
This sneak-peek list is from one of the UK's biggest toy retailers Argos and it include tie-ins from current top TV show Paw Patrol as well as the latest sets from LEGO, some cool dinosaur , a classic doll and the latest from the ever-popular Nerf range.
But most of all it will be the year of the unicorn, with four different unicorn toys on the list!
Many of these toys are already available, but some are not released until the Autumn, when they are expected to be snapped up! We'll update as soon as items become available.
This year's Very Special Toy From Santa will undoubtedly be the My Lovely Unicorn Ride on Toy. Suitable for indoor or outdoor use it include a horn (that's a good idea), lights and sounds and includes a hairbrush and comb so that you can style its mane. Available now at £229.99. Now, if only they came in adult sizes.....
Best toy for geeky kids this year is going to be Boxer, which is an interactive AI robot toy with a cute and quirky personality. So what can you do with it? You can play games with it, including Bot Bowling, Paddle Bot or Go Kart, plus you can also unlock even more games by downloading the Boxer app to your phone.
The toy also responds to your movements, makes real-life responses, funny expressions and sounds as well. It's £79.99 for a robot pal - this little guy makes one hilarious sidekick!
The Untamed T-Rex by Fingerlings is an Interactive Collectible Dinosaur which fits on your finger and grips on while it reacts to sound and touch.
The T-rex also roars, can walk around and will occasionally let out a bit of - erm, how can I put this, dinosaur gas! It will cost £16.99 when it is available very soon.
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You can snap this toy up right now - the Chad Valley Tiny Treasures Doll is already available for £62.99.
It's a newborn baby doll toy that looks, feels and even smells like a (clean, you will be relieved to hear!) baby. You take your baby home for the first time in its very own cardboard carry case. Tiny Treasures comes wearing its own cute babygro and hat and even includes a hospital tag and a birth certificate.
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You can probably keep the kids busy all through Christmas Day with the 786 Piece LEGO City Arctic Mobile Exploration Base Building Kit.
The set includes everything for a little arctic explorer - you will get six LEGO minifigures plus a frozen mammoth figure, vehicles to play with including a crane, a large hauling platform with a trailer, a mobile lab unit with radar dish and opening door and a mobile saw vehicle.
A must-have for LEGO fans, especially kids who love exploration and science, it costs £78.99.
It's traditional to have a Nerf gun in the Christmas top toy list and this years tip for the top is the Nerf Laser Ops Pro AlphaPoint 2-Pack
So what's new about this Nerf gun set? Well, this set is the first of their kind which allows you to play laser tag using a wireless connection.
Plus these guns can sync up with your phone so you can play laser tag with a friend and keep track of your score too.
L.O.L. Surprise!! Underwraps is the latest in the LOL Surprise toys to be released. it is the first ever cylindrical LOL Surprise toy collectable comes with 15 different layers of surprises. It will cost £14.99 when it is available in the near future.
The Paw Patrol TV series is a huge hit, and so the Paw Patrol - Ultimate Rescue Fire Truck will be a sure-fire (see what I did there) winner with little Paw Patrol fans. With a 2ft extendable ladder, plus you can launch water cannons and the truck has lights and sounds. Of course you get a model of Marshall to to help you save the day!
It's already available at £69.99.
Fans of scatacalogical toys will love the Poopsie Unicorn Surprise Doll which, you guessed it, poops out glittery unicorn slime when you feed it the special unicorn food.
It costs £49.99 and will be available from late August.
The Treasure X 3-Pack Chest is for your little pirate - they can search for real gold dipped treasure through 10 levels of adventure! Treasure X is the ultimate surprise-reveal collectible with a Multi layered reveal process. Included is a map and inside the toy is several pieces that can be put together to make a figure.
Plus every one in fifty toys has a real piece of gold or diamond inside! The three pack costs £29.99 and is avaialble now.
If your kid loves Fingerling Dinos, they will need somewhere to keep them! So the Fingerlings Untamed Dino Cage at £39.99 is the perfect place. Not available yet.
AS I said earlier, it is definitly the year of the unicorn so the next prediction is the VTech Myla The Magical Make-Up Unicorn, aimed at younger kids which comes with an animatronic wand which allows you to change the colours of the unicorn and what's more, you can digitally apply makeup to the toy too!
On its release it will cost round £49.99.
The unicorn hugs is a cute unicorn toy from Fingerlings, bigger than the original fingerling toys. It's not available yet but it will cost £29.99 when it is released in the Autumn.
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Last Updated: 17th September 2018
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