There may still be almost 200 days to go until Christmas, but Argos has already released its top children's toys for 2018. The retailer has declared 2018 the "year of the unicorn" with four toys based on the mythical creature predicted to be on Christmas lists across the UK later this year.
Other notable toys include a new Rescue Fire Truck Playset based on the popular TV series Paw Patrol and two new Fingerlings toys – the Untamed T-Rex and Untamed Dino Cage – which are sure to prove popular with dinosaur-mad kids this Christmas.
Vtech Fantasy Unicorn is set to become popular this Christmas
Juliet Ward, head of toy buying at Argos, said: "The list shows how toys are continuing to progress with interactive items amongst the most popular. We're also seeing the modernisation of more classic and traditional toys resulting in a varied and extensive list - everything from Boxer the mischievous robot to the Tiny Treasures Doll which looks and smells just like a real baby."
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She added: "Social media trends are influencing toys more than ever before, such as the unicorn craze which has inspired great products like the Vtech Fantasy Unicorn and the My Lovely Unicorn Electric Ride-On. The pocket-money-friendly collectibles craze also continues to evolve and succeed with LOL Surprise, Fingerlings and the Treasure X 3-Pack Chest all must-have toys for this year." Read on to see what made the cut…
The Fingerlings Untamed T-Rex also made the list
The Top Toys for 2018:
- Fingerlings Untamed TRex £16.99
- Vtech Fantasy Unicorn £49.99
- Fingerlings Untamed Dino Cage £39.99
- Paw Patrol Rescue Fire Truck Playset £69.99
- Nerf Laser Ops TwoPack £49.99
- Chad Valley Tiny Treasures Doll £49.99
- LEGO City Arctic Mobile Exploration Base £84.99
- Fingerlings Hugs £29.99
- Boxer £79.99
- LOL Surprise Under Wraps £14.99
- Treasure X 3Pack Chest £29.99
- Poopsie Unicorn Surprise £49.99
- My Lovely Unicorn Electric RideOn £229.99