Top toy predictions for Christmas 2016

Argos has released its predictions for Christmas
Argos has released its predictions for Christmas

The UK’s leading toy retailer ARGOS has revealed its predictions for the toys destined for stardom on children’s wish lists this Christmas.

The toys set to play starring roles on every kid’s letter to Santa this year are:

Zoomer Chimp

Paw Patrol Air Patroller

LEGO City Volcano

VTech Toot Toot Drivers Goldmine

Nerf Modulus Tri-Strike

Tiny Treasures Baby Doll

SelfieMic

Design a Friend Tiffany

Snuggles My Dream Puppy

Fisher Price Codeapillar

Commenting on the predictions, Linzi Walker, Chief Toy Buyer for Argos said: “This year’s list shows just how much toys are evolving – lots of our Top Toys have their roots in parents’ Christmas Past. Now they’ve truly moved on, with more sophisticated tech, realistic life-like functions and up-to-date pop culture references.

“We’ve progressed from the toy caterpillar that toddlers could pull across the floor, to one that starts infants on the road to clever coding. Where once there was a baby doll that simply looked like the real thing, we now have one that SMELLS as sweet as a newborn. And while past festivities might have featured a karaoke machine, 2016’s budding Beliebers will be making and sharing their own pop videos with a SelfieMic.”

She adds: “With cross-generation appeal toys from LEGO, NERF and Star Wars, households are expected to be lively and fun across the UK this Christmas.”

Fast forwarding to Christmas Future, Argos polled 1,000* children aged five to thirteen for their insight into what toys will star on Christmas wishlist in a decade’s time.