We’re still less than half-way towards Christmas and already, Argos has detailed its predicted top toys for the festive season this year, featuring one Booty Shakin’ Llama, a walking Buzz Lightyear and an appearance from LOL Suprise.
The list of 12 toys tipped to be the hottest picks this Christmas take inspiration from some of the biggest franchises and entertainment licenses of the past couple of years, including Harry Potter and the video gaming franchise, Fortnite.
Of course, in a year that will no doubt be defined once again by collectables, the likes of LOL Surprise, Blume Dolls and Kindi Kids Toddler Dolls all make an appearance.
Juliet Ward, head of buying at Argos, said: “Digital entertainment is influencing play more than ever before with popular franchises inspiring toys like the Fisher Price Imaginext Transforming Batmobile and 7” Real Walking Buzz.
“It’s really exciting to see online video gaming entering the toybox with the Fortnite Battle Bus allowing children to recreate what they see on screen in real-life at home.
“It’s no secret that children love animals and so they continue to heavily influence toy innovations, such as the Cubby Bear and Owleez. And kids and big kids alike won’t be able to resist the delightful Boppi, the world’s first booty shakin’ Llama.
“There are also some really quirky innovations on the list this year, such as the collectable Blume Dolls, which magically sprout out of their flower pots when sprinkled with water.”
The list of 12 is as follows:
Pets Alive Robotic Llama – Boppi, the Booty Shakin’ Llama – £25.00
LEGO Harry Potter Knight Bus – £35
The 7” Real Walkling Buzz Lightyear – £35
Hasbro’s Furreal Cubby Bear – £80
Kindi Kids Toddler Dolls – £25
PAW Patrol Mighty Pups Super Paw Jet – £60
Fisher Price Imaginext Transforming Batmobil – £100
Fortnite Battle Bus – £40
Peppa Pig Play-set – £40
LOL Surprise 2-in-1 Glamper – £100
Speaking of making yet another Argos Top Toys for Christmas listing, MGA Entertainment’s Samantha Wilson, marketing director, said: “We’re really happy to hear the news that LOL Surprise yet again features in the Argos Top Toys 2019, and even more excited it’s the all new 2-in-1 Glamper.
“Following an exceptional two years, we’re looking forward to taking the LOL brand to completely new levels, throughout Christmas 2019 and beyond.”