This page lists what we expect to be the top Christmas toys for 2016.
A perennial favourite, Lego is going to be huge this year with a big range of new sets being launched in time for Christmas.
The Nexo Knights General Magmar’s 2-in-1 Siege Machine of Doom Construction Set features two platforms and giant wheels with spikes that switch the vehicle into siege mode. You can fire the dual catapults and disc shooter to knock Clay Moorington off his Hover Horse. Use the swords to play out battles on the ground as General Magmar and Flama take on Clay with his Claymore sword for the Book of Destruction. The set comes with three scannable shields and three mini-figures and is suitable for ages 8-14.
Stars Wars Toys
The Sphero Star Wars BB-8 is a smartphone app-enabled Droid whose movements and personality are as authentic as they are advanced. Based on your interactions, BB-8 will show a range of expressions and perk up when you give voice commands. Watch your Droid explore autonomously, guide BB-8 yourself, or create and view holographic recordings.
Read our in-depth review of the Sphero BB-8 App Enabled Droid here.
Furbacca is an fun interactive toy that reacts to motion and touch.
This huge Barbie Dream house has three floors, seven rooms and a working lift that lets children dream up all kinds of stories, from a fun night in to getting ready for a girls’ night out. The built-in garage has a door that opens and closes and makes the perfect space for parking Barbie doll’s car (sold separately). Attached to the garage is a beautiful atrium window where your Barbie doll (sold separately) can look out on the stunning Malibu sunsets — but flip the window down, and it converts into a swimming pool, perfect for a fun pool party for Barbie and her friends!
The Fisher-Price Think & Learn Code-a-pillar is proving extremely popular at present. You may have to shop around to find this one in stock!
Available in several different colours this cute electronic pet is a delight.
CHiP is likely to be the biggest selling toy of Christmas 2016. Check out our detailed review of this robot dog here.
FurReal Friends Torch, My Blazin’ Dragon
The cute FurReal Friends Torch My Blazing Dragon is just learning the tricks of the dragon trade, so he doesn’t really breathe flame, but he does breathe flame-coloured mist. Hold the colour-change treat to his mouth and watch how it changes when he breathes mist onto it. When does he breathe such colourful mist? Whenever someone touches his charm, pets his nose, or… sometimes whenever he feels like it. There’s never a dull moment with this adorable baby dragon.
Thomas The Tank Engine
This Thomas & Friends TrackMaster Thomas’ Sky-High Bridge Jump Train set breaks new ground by taking Thomas off the tracks and sending him soaring through the air, delivering speed, excitement, and motorized action! After a tall, spiral ascent with Harold the helicopter, Thomas speeds down a huge ramp and the velocity launches him into the air! Thomas soars for over two feet through the air before landing safely on the other side and continuing his journey.
One of a few new models from Nerf this year the motorized Modulus ECS-10 blaster is a great blaster has a targeting scope, drop grip and dual-rail barrel. It has a number of removable parts let you customize your blaster in more than 30 combinations. Load up the blaster’s 10-dart banana clip with the included darts and hit the battlefield in whatever configuration will make you the victor!
If you are looking for an even more powerful Nerf blaster then check out our detailed review of the Nerf N-Strike Elite Hyper Fire Blaster