DreamToys 2017 : Top Twelve in Pictures

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Dream Toys 2017 Top 12 Gary Grant

The UK toy industry announced its predictions of what could be the most wanted toys of Christmas 2017 during this year’s DreamToys event.

DreamToys considers itself to be the UK’s most accurate and authoritative predictive list. Members of the Toy Retailers Association make up the panel that decides what is included.

Toy suppliers, retailers and press gathered in St Mary’s Church, Marylebone on Wednesday to see the selected toys.

Here are the top twelve:

Hatchimals Surprise

Hatchimals Surprise
Spin Master Toys • £74.99

Hatchimals are back again after being the most wanted of 2016. This year two creatures hatch from the one egg, there I spoilt the surprise.

Toilet Trouble

Toilet Trouble
Hasbro • £17.99

Toilet Trouble is a fun game of chance where the losers suffer the indignity of being sprayed with water from the miniature toilet bowl. A kind of Russian roulette for those that do not put the seat and lid down.

LOL Surprise Series 2

L.O.L. Surprise Series 2
MGA Entertainment • £9.99

L.O.L. Surprise is the cheapest item on in the top twelve list, however, there’s 45 to collect and there’s no telling what’s inside the plastic ball until you open it.

Fingerlings

Fingerlings
Jazware/WowWee • £14.99

Finglings are already highly popular and sell-out quickly when shops get deliveries. It is easy to see why, these cheeky monkeys are a fun, cute, animated virtual pet.

FurReal Roaring Tyler

FurReal Roarin’ Tyler
Hasbro • £134.99

FurReal Roarin’ Tyler is a cute tiger cub that has over 100 sound and motion sensors and its own chew toy.

LEGO Star Wars BB-8

LEGO Star Wars : BB-8
LEGO • £84.99

The ‘droid from the recent Star Wars films gets the LEGO treatment. This detailed model features a rotatable head and a hatch with access to BB-8’s welding torch.

The Original Stretch Armstrong

The Original Stretch Armstrong
Character Options • £21.99

Stretch him, pull him, even tie him up in a knot – The Original Stretch Armstrong can take your punishment and restore himself to his former glory.

Paw Patrol Sea Patroller

Paw Patrol Sea Patroller
Spin Master Toys • £69.99

The popular animated television series takes to the seas. In this playset there is a baby octopus in peril, save it!

PJ Masks Headquarters Playset

PJ Masks Headquarters Playset
Flair Leisure Products • £49.99

Defend the PJ Masks Headquarters with the dressed-for-bed superheros, a cat car vehicle and a furball shooter.

Nerf Nitro Longshot Smash

Nerf Nitro Longshot Smash
Hasbro • £21.99

Open fire but this time with a projectile that will please petrol-heads. This Nerf gun launches toy cars, instead of foam darts, and even includes a little ramp to aim for.

Laser X - 2 Player Pack

Laser X – 2 Player Pack
Character Options • £49.99

Practise duelling or field battles with this laser tag set which includes tow guns and two sensors. Pinpoint accuracy and a range of 60 metres is promised.

Enchantimals Playhouse Panda Set

Enchantimals Playhouse Panda Set
Mattel • £32.99

Prue Panda and her sidekick pet get to enjoy living in her own multi-roomed tree house.

There are also a further eight more lists that pick out the top toys in different categories:

Build It, Make It, Do It
Licensed to Thrill
Games Galore
Lights, Camera, Action
Little Treasures
My Best Friend
The Christmas ‘Wow’ Boxes
Top of the Tots

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