With Christmas looming around the corner, kids would definitely be wanting presents under the tree. Getting presents for the young ones has become more and more complicated recently because of the advent of technology and gaming. But toys still have a bit spot in children’s hearts. They make playtime more interactive, stimulating, creative and best of all, does not ruin a child’s eyesight.
Personally, I have always been a toy fan. I still collect pushies until now. I also like interactive toys. I feel toys would make waves for kids this year as they have always had for many years.
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What Are The Best Toys of 2018?
When tablets dominated kid’s playtime, many people said that toys would lose their appeal. But apparently this is not the case, last year toys sold roughly about £3.3bn. Toys are still popular because kids would still like to play with something they can hold and touch.
In the UK, the Toy Retailers Association even mentioned that classic toys like Lego sets, dolls and plushies, Star Wars toys, Nerf guns, playsets and robots will win kids’s hearts this shopping season 2017.
Here are some of the best toys I have found for this year. They are not in particular order but I’ve listed them in a way to show interesting pieces.
1. LEGO Friends Amusement Roller Coaster Playset – Lego has always been a well trusted brand when it comes to kiddy entertainment. This playset has a roller coaster, ferris wheel, drop tower, an entrance booth and also a dining area. It also comes with four LEGO characters: Emma, Andrea, Matthew and Naya clad in summer wear.
The roller-coaster features four carriages where the four dolls can sit. It has an entrace area with an opening safety barrier. There is also a control panel, camera and a super cool and long track that has the up and down workings of a real roller coaster. The LEGO Friends Amusement Roller Coaster Playset is sure to delight not just kids but the whole family as well.
2. Luvabella – A super cute and functional doll, Luvabella is sure to steal your little girl’s heart. Luvabella is a super interactive baby that can talk, play, giggle and even learn words. She can drink from a baby bottle. She can giggle when you tickle her tummy. She can play peek-a-boo. And best of all, she can learn up to a hundred words just like a real baby!
3. NERF Nitro Longshot Smash Die-Cast Toy – This awesome toy combines a the shooting power of Nerf gun and the cool concept of flying cars. It shoots cars like a booster on a ramp making them fly. The cars are made of foam to avoid injury!
4. Fisher-Price FBC95 “Dance and Move Beatbowwow” Toy – This super adorable toy will be loved by infants and toddlers. This dancing dog puts out songs as he moves his head to the beat in a bobbing motion. His tail wags and lights up. His ears also wiggle to the music’s rhythm.
5. Little Live Pets Surprise Chick – Since Hatchimals have been quiet popular lately and this Little Live Pets Surprise Chick is a smaller version of the hatching toy. This adorable toy can hatch quickly or it may take time and patience, but it sure is worth the wait and surprise. There are four chicks that you can have: Patty the Party Chick, Blossy the Daisy Chick, Tilly the Dancing Chick and Beaky the Rainbow Chick. You can even get the rare Golden Egg and hatch Lucky Clucky.
7. Beauty and the Beast Enchanted Objects Tea Set – This set brings you Mrs. Potts and Chip. It also comes with teaspoons, a sugar container and another tea cup. This cute tea set gives you a blinking Mrs. Potts. Chip also seems to dance and wobble.
Includes 1 x Teapot, 1 x Sugar Bowl, 2 x spoons, 2 x cups, 2 x saucers
8. Air Hogs DR1 Official Race Drone – Drones have become more and more popular recently. Young and old love these flying robotics. This drone comes with a VR so you can have first person feel of racing through the skies by yourself or with another drone user. You can also use this to record cool videos. It even comes with an anti crash feature to avoid hitting trees when you fly this baby.
Includes: 1 drone, 1 controller, 1 headset for smartphone, 1 USB charger, 1 instruction sheet.
9. Fisher-Price Think & Learn Teach ‘n Tag Movi – They say technology keeps our kids from moving. But this Fisher-Price winning toy breaks that stereotype. It teaches kids directions and makes them move and work their bodies so they can have fun and exercise. The Fisher-Price Think & Learn Teach ‘n Tag Movi teaches critical thinking and makes the child learn directions and enhance their listening skills.
Fun games like “Red Light, Green Light” as well as “Movi Says” engages your child to not only move but also think.
10. Overdrive Starter Kit Fast and Furious Edition – With eight movies to its belt, Fast and the Furious has been a favorite of many individuals who love speed and cars. This hi-tech RC set comes with 1 Dom’s Ice Charger, 1 Hobbs’ International MXT, 3 straight track pieces, 1 exclusive Power Zone track piece, 6 90 curved track pieces, 12 guardrails, 2 riser pieces, 1 four-car charging platform, 1 tire cleaner.
To play with this awesome set, you need a compatible IOS or Android phone to power up the app and the cars. And then it’s time to hit the road and race.
11. Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Egg Carton – 12 Pack – This ultra popular toy is a great way to teach your kids responsibility and care. A Hatchimal is an egg toy that hatches. A baby birdie lives inside. Once the egg hatches, you need to care for and support your Hatchimal. It makes sounds to tell you if it’s hungry, wants to be cuddled and played with and if it wants your attention. Once he is content, he’ll show you rainbow eyes.
You need to touch the egg in order for the Hatchimal to hatch! A super interactive way to play with a cute and fuzzy friend.
12. VTech Star Wars Storm Trooper Watch – A watch never goes out of style, specially one that is branded with the iconic Star Wars. This Vtech watch features a 3D design and a digital camera. It has cool Star Wars sound effects and allows you to play games, has cool star wars filters which you can use after taking photos and videos. Of course this watch also tells time. It is both a fashionable and functional watch that kids would love.
13. Sylvanian Families Starry Point Lighthouse Playset – The classic Sylvanian Families bring you their Lighthouse Playset. This playset is a classic piece with a twelve piece furniture set to complete the feel and look of this lighthouse. It looks very detailed and dainty. It can also work as a nightlight since the lighthouse itself throws out a starry light that looks cute and comforting at night. The members of the Sylvian Family can move around the house and use the terrace, sofa, porch and the tower. Guaranteed to wow any kid who gets it.
14. PAW Patrol Sea Patroller Vehicle – Ryder is a recuer tasked to rescue the baby octopus. He has an awesome ship comes with flashing lights and sounds as well as a detachable anchor.
This toy is an amphibian styled ship that has wheels that pop out so that it can turn into a land cruiser. It comes also with a crane where Ryder can also ride using a special attachment so he can go up and down.