DreamToys must-have Christmas toys revealed

DreamToys, the annual initiative run by the Toy Retailers Association, took place yesterday.

DreamToys traditionally marks the real countdown to Christmas and encourages gift givers not to leave purchases to the last minute in order to avoid disappointment.

The list of ‘must-have’ toys is decided by a panel of retailers made up of large chains, large and small multiples and independent retailers, including The Entertainer, Smyths, Toytown, Toymaster, AIS, Selfridges and Hamleys.

DreamToys also provides Toy Retailers Association members with a hook to start their own local Christmas countdown campaigns and feature toys that have been included in the list and appeared within the national media coverage.

The top 12 toys for 2021 are:

L.O.L. Surprise! Movie Magic Doll Asst from MGA Entertainment

PAW Patrol Chase’s Deluxe Transforming Vehicle from Spin Master

Jurassic World Slash ‘n Battle Scorpios Rex from Mattel UK

Hot Wheels® Massive Loop Mayhem™ Track Set from Mattel UK

Barbie™ Dreamtopia Rainbow Magic™ Mermaid from Mattel UK

Bluey Family Home Playset from Moose Toys

Magic Mixies from Moose Toys

LEGO Star Wars Boba Fett’s Starship from Lego

Gassy Gus from John Adams

Little Live Pets – Piggly from Character Options

Pokemon 8″ Plush (Asst) from Character Options

CoComelon Deluxe JJ Interactive Doll from Bandai

For more details, visit the Toy Retailers Association website.

About Tessa Clayton

A former Chief Sub of Red magazine, Tessa Clayton is the Digital Editor of Licensing.biz and ToyNews. As a freelance journalist she specialised in writing about parenting and family life, and has contributed to a wide variety of publications and websites including Tesco online, Mother & Baby, Livingetc, Junior, Boots Health & Beauty, Practical Parenting and babycentre.co.uk. Get in touch at tessa.clayton@biz-media.co.uk

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