Top 10 Toys For Christmas 2017

 

A hassle free Christmas is all about preparation and ensuring you've picked up the kids presents early so there's no stress-buying come late December. To make sure everyone's a happy customer come Christmas Day, we're here to help with our prediction of the top 10 must-have toys this year, all of which you'll find in our beloved Toy Departments in store.

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The countdown to Christmas has begun! Yes we know it's only October, but the savvy parents amongst you will have started to anticipate what toys will make it onto Santa's list that you might need to stock up on before it's too late.

From the return of last year's sell-out, Hatchimals, to the latest releases from Hasbro, Fisher-Price and LEGO bringing out Disney and Star Wars editions, plus new entries from the Luvabella Doll and Transformers Autobot; you'll find a huge range of exciting, interactive toys in store.

To avoid any Christmas Eve trolley dashing, we've identified the top 10 toys that will guarantee grins on Christmas morning - so hurry down to Fenwick to snap them up!

1. Hatchimals

£65; Available at Bentalls Kingston

This year sees the return of the hugely popular Hatchimals toy - last year's sell-out interactive eggs that hatch with a surprise animal inside. Kids can care for and rub the egg to make it hatch, revealing Hatchimals inside such as the owlicorn, penguala and bearakeet. There's lots to collect!

2. Fisher-Price Teach 'n Tag Movi

£40; Available at Fenwick Tunbridge WellsKingston

The Fisher-Price ‘Teach 'n Tag Movi’ is an interactive play buddy that helps kids think and learn on the go. Enjoy asking him questions, playing one of six games and learning to copy his smooth dance moves. Complete with 60+ facial expressions Movi can teach kids to follow directions and get them up and moving!

3. LEGO Boost

£150; Available at Fenwick Tunbridge WellsKingston

Discover the interactive world of LEGO Boost; the latest tech-toy we can't get enough of. Kids can build five different LEGO models, including Vernie the robot, that can then be brought to life by coding using a free app. Build, code and play with your new LEGO friends. 

4. Luvabella

£99; Available at Bentalls Kingston

Meet Luvabella; the interative doll that brings imagination to life through natural movements and responses of a real-life baby. Kids can feed, burp, play and soothe her, plus the more they interact the more vocabulary she will learn, expanding to over 100+ words and phrases. Luvabella also comes with a number of playful accessories and interchangeable clothing.

5. Transformers Autobot Sqweeks

£75; Available at Fenwick Brent CrossKingston

Bring home a RC robot straight from the latest Transformers movie. Featuring sounds from the film alongside a range of movements, light effects and catchphrases modelled exactly on the cinematic character, kids will love the interactive autobot.

6. Lego Box sets 

LEGO Star Wars BB-8, £65, Available at Fenwick Canterbury, KingstonDisney Princess LEGO set, £40, Available at Fenwick Brent Cross, Kingston; LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar, £25, Available at Fenwick Canterbury, Kingston
LEGO Ninjago Movie Set, £60, Available at Fenwick Tunbridge WellsKingston

Discover the latest LEGO box sets and let kids build their favourite on-screen characters, including Disney Princesses, Ninjago and Star Wars.

7. Hasbro FurReal roarin' Tyler the Playful Tiger

£134.99; Available at Bentalls Kingston

Tyler the FurReal tiger loves to play and roar! Watch kids fall in love as they talk to him and he responds with a number of head, eye and ear movements - or he might even roar! This fun-loving furry friend from Hasbro will soon become part of the family.

8. Speak Out: Kids vs Parents

£22; Available at Fenwick CanterburyKingston

Returning for another year, and fuelled with even more competition, is the wacky mouthpiece game, Speak Out. In this version it's kids vs. parents - so get the family gathered around to have a go at putting in a comical mouthpiece and repeating phrases whilst team-members guess what you're trying to say - let the hilarity ensue!

9. Crazy Aarons Thinking Putty

Glow in the dark edition, £14; Available at Fenwick CanterburyKingston

Discover luminous Kryptonite-style clay putty by Crazy Aaron - a great way to get hyperactive kids to relax at home. Knead it, pull it, shape it and stretch it or even jiggle it around - plus you can roll it into a ball and bounce. Prepare for hours of fun. 

10. Paw Patrol Sea Patroller

£70; Available at Fenwick Brent CrossKingston

Start the rescue mission and help Ryder from the PAW patrol save a baby octopus using the Sea Patroller. Equipped with flashing lights, sounds and a detachable anchor, this PAW Patrol Sea Patroller rescue vehicle comes with everything your kids need to sail the seas. 

By Ellie Hamilton