This year’s Hamleys Christmas list reflects the growing trend toward robots and artificial intelligence that has taken hold over society this year, with many of 2017’s most coveted gifts featuring the latest technology. Here’s a rundown of the retailer’s top ten toys this year.
1. Roarin Tyler the Playful Tiger from FurReal: This is an adorable toy cub that responds to children’s voices and petting with more than a hundred different combinations of sound and motion.
- This tiger pet responds with 100 plus sound and motion combinations
- He responds when he is given his play toy and bows playfully when he roars
- With soft fur and moveable back legs, he is so easy to hug
- Batteries Required: 4 1.5v C alkaline batteries (not included)
- Suitable for ages 4 plus
2. Lego Star Wars BB 8: Lego toys will never go out of style, and this year’s Star Wars BB 8 robot is timed perfectly to capture the excitement of the film release. This interactive toy is as fun to put together as it is to play with.
- Own your very own LEGO star wars BB-8 droid toy
- Features authentic detailing and wheel-activated rotating head and opening hatch with non-functioning welding torch
- Also includes a display stand, decorative fact plaque and a small BB-8 figure
- This set includes over 1100 pieces
- LEGO star wars building toys are compatible with all LEGO construction sets for creative building
3. Hatchimals Egg Surprise: If you thought we had seen the last of Hatchimals after last year’s craze, think again: those magical toys are back this year in the form of surprise eggs that let you re-live the hatching fun all over again and then nurture them into contentment.
- Hatchimals are magical creatures hidden inside speckled eggs.
- Help them hatch with your love and care!
- Who will you hatch?
- Find out on October 6th 2017!
- Includes 1 Hatchimals Egg, 1 Instruction sheet, 1 Cheat Guide
4. Luvabella doll: For little ones who like their dolls to be as realistic as possible, the Luvabella doll ticks all the boxes with its natural and fluid motions and responses to being fed, played with and put to sleep. She responds to interactive exercises and learns as you play.
5. Nerf Nitro Longshot: Nerf toys are always favourites, and this year’s new motorised Nerf Nitro MotorFury Rapid Rally Set brings cars into the mix that can be loaded up and unleashed into high-speed stunts.
- Motorised, rapid-fire car-blasting action
- Foam cars designed for speed and distance
- Includes high-jump ramp and long-jump ramp
- Comes with a special offering of nine cars
- Includes 12 obstacles
6. Fisher Price Dance & Move BeatBo: This smart toy with a friendly face is already flying off store shelves. He teaches little ones dance moves and songs by simply touching a button, and he helps them learn colours, counting, letters and other basic skills.
- This learning toy is an ideal playtime pal for singing, dancing and move 'n groove fun
- 40+ learning songs, tunes and phrases introduce your little one to letters, colours, counting and cause and effect
- Colourful lights, dancing motions, a variety of textures and fun musical sounds stimulate baby's senses (sight, hearing, touch) and encourage them to move and exercise their gross motor skills
- Three play modes grow with the baby: Dance 'n Move encourages baby to move, Learning and Games helps teach ABCs and 123s and Customised Sing-Along allows you to record and remix phrases and sounds
- For babies aged 9 months and up
7. Barbie Dreamhorse: The dreamhorse is Barbie’s most interactive horse yet, responding to touch and actions with 30-plus realistic reactions like walking forward, neighing, and turning 360 degrees.
- Age: 5+
- A world of possibilities: Combine this product with Barbie dolls and accessories (sold separately) for endless story telling possibilities
- Experience the fun of horseback riding with Barbie doll with a dream horse, her most interactive horse yet
- The pretty white horse responds to actions and touch with more than 30 realistic reactions that bring the beauty of horses to life
- Dreamhorse can walk forward, turn 360 degrees and neigh when you play
8. Power Rangers Ultimate Movie Megazord Figure: This movie-inspired interactive figure features lights and sounds along with cannons, swords, and expandable wings so kids can unleash their creativity.
- Take down evil with the Interactive Movie Megazord
- Includes 5 mini figures - each has a built in cockpit
- Features epic battle and flight sounds
- LED Light-up Morphing Grid, Head and Feet
- Multiple Weapon Features
9. PJ Masks Headquarters Playset: Kids can bring the small-screen action to life with their very own PJ Masks Headquarters, which boasts three stories full of fun touches like red owl-vision goggles and a spy scope that also serves as a furball shooter.
- Cat Boy figure & Cat Boy car included.
- Full of interactive features!
- 3 levels of play.
- Features lights and sounds!
- Go down the super Gekko slide and train on the Cat ball rings!
10. Get a Grip game: For a downright different type of challenge, this board game has children wrap their thumbs in the included hand bands to render them useless and then carry out head-to-head physical challenges for zany fun.