The Top 12 Toys of the Year 2021

Have you seen the toys that retailers and manufacturers have voted as the top 12 must-buys for this Christmas?

This list has been whittled down from over 80 possible toys and only the best of the best win a coveted spot in the top 12.

There were lots of big names in the possible top toys: Star Wars, Pokemon, Jurassic World, PAW Patrol, Barbie, Hot Wheels and L.O.L. Surprise.

They were tested by kids, mulled over by retailers and examined by industry experts, and finally a top 12 were chosen.

Gary Grant, chair of the DreamToys selection committee, commented:

"This year’s DreamToys list is an exciting blend of evergreen favourites and the year’s biggest brands that we believe will be the most sought after under the Christmas tree this festive season."

This is the most authoritative predictive list of what will be hot this Christmas, selected by an independent panel of retailers and industry experts.

(And a quick heads up, with the possibility of supply chain issues still looming, it pays to buy as early as you can!)

Here's the top 12 toys of the year 2021:

Barbie continues to evolve and the Dreamtopia series is hugely popular.

This stunning mermaid doll is perfect for Barbie collectors or mermaid fans!


Bluey Family Home Playset

Australian kids' TV series Bluey is a HUGE hit and super cute.

Focussed on play and family life, kids will love the accompanying toy collection starting with this fun house and figures set.

Another new Tv hit, Cocomelon is great for toddlers and preschoolers.

This interactive doll will be their enw best friend!

The obsession with bodily functions continues...

Kids love this stuff!

Hot Weels car fans will go bananas for this loop the loop set!

Add in soem new cars and that's the last you'll see or hear from them for much of the day.

This one was a HUGE hit here!

Dinsoaurs have become a perennial hit with kids of all ages.

This roaring giant will give them hours of fun.

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We have three huge fans of all things L.O.L. Surprise here and these new dolls are the latest treat.

Go watch the Netflix movie to see who's who.

This interactive toy is top of many lists this year, including our youngest's.

She moves, wiggles her tail and ears, makes noisy and interacts with kids.

This cute toy buys into kids' obsession with making potions, as well as provding some cute figures to play with.

Another new movie tie-in, this isn't as big or as expensive of some of the recent PAW Patrol toys.

But it will inspire plenty of play whether added to aa colelction of toys or played with on its own.

Everyone loves Chase!

Every time we think Pokemon is over, there's a new craze or movie out.

Pokemon never dies!

This cuddly Pikachu is the perfect gift for any fan, even the grown up ones!

LEGO and Star Wars was always going to be a winning combination.

This set is brilliant for older kids and Star Wars fans.

Need more inspiration?

Check out our gift guides and the collated lists in our store to help!

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