Argos reveals top toys for Christmas 2017
The retailer unveils its predictions for this festive season as poll shows one in seven parents are already Christmas shopping
Argos has unveiled its top toy picks for Christmas 2017.
The retailers’ list of 12 toys contains a mix of dolls, LEGO and the latest tech driven toys.
Argos’ top toy predictions for Christmas 2017 are:
Luvabella, Spin Master
Airhogs DR1 Official Race Drone, Spin Master
Disney Cars 3 Lightning McQueen, Simba Smoby,
Hatchimals range, including the new ColleGGtibles, Spin Master
SoundMoovz, Character Options
LEGO Friends Sunshine Catamaran, LEGO
PJ Masks Headquarter Playset, Flair
Transformers: The Last Knight RC Sqweeks, Hasbro
Fisher-Price Think & Learn Teach 'n Tag Movi, Mattel
Paw Patrol Sea Patroller, Spin Master
LEGO Boost, LEGO
Tiny Treasures Twin Set, Chad Valley
Linzi Walker, chief toy buyer for Argos, who has been curating the list with her team since the beginning of the year, said: “This year’s top toys list is a fantastic blend, as toymakers evolve childhood favourites alongside the introduction of newer and more technology-led gifts.
“Dolls will have made Christmas memories for many children and this year is no different. Luvabella is an incredibly lifelike doll, with advanced animated features enabling it to drink milk from a bottle and fall asleep just as a real little one would. And Chad Valley has produced gorgeous twins as an extension of its authentic Tiny Treasures Baby Doll range.
“There are many opportunities for children and parents alike to embrace user-friendly technology this Christmas. LEGO Boost provides everything needed for children to make five different LEGO models that can then be coded using a free app. The Fisher- Price ‘Teach n Tag Movi’ is an interactive play buddy that helps kids learn on the go. And music lovers will love SoundMoovz, an exciting wearable tech toy for all ages where players can create their own beats and rhythms as they move by using Bluetooth-connected bands on their ankles or wrists.”
She added: “Popular on-screen toys are also set to feature, with appearances from Disney’s Cars 3 Lightning McQueen, PJ Masks Headquarter Playset, the Paw Patrol Sea Patroller alongside RC Sqweeks from Transformers: The Last Knight.”
The Argos list comes as a recent poll conducted by the retail revealed one in seven parents have already started buying Christmas presents for their children. The survey also showed that almost one third (29 per cent) of the 1,000 parents who took part are planning to buy gifts for their kids over the summer.