Every year around Christmastime there is always one particular toy that every child seems to want and every parent is desperately trying to get hold of. I have no idea how one particular thing becomes popular with kids each year, and I’m always clueless until I see people posting about them on Facebook.
The lovely ‘If I Were a Toy’ TV ad has captured the imagination and excitement of adults and children alike with the latest and greatest toys from Smyths Toys Superstores. And now Smyths Toys have just revealed their Top Toys List for Christmas 2016 to help out clueless parents like me. The list includes the likes of Trolls, LEGO and Shopkins, and even a motorbike! I love Smyths (although not quite as much as Ava does!), and handily we have one very close to us – it’s such a huge shop so they have so many toys and games in store and you can get so much there that you need for kids Christmas presents. I took Ava there recently so that I could see what she loved the look of so I could get ideas for her for Christmas.
So if you need some ideas as to what to get for your children for Christmas this year, then here are some of the top toys for 2016, including some that are exclusive to Smyths…
Top Toys for Christmas 2016
Imaginext Remote Control Transforming BatBot (Exclusive to Smyths Toys)
‘This two in one BatBot is a tank and a robot all rolled into one! This crime-fighting robot transforms to a cool “armoured” tank and back again just by turning the disk on the Bat Bot or by using the full-function remote control. Besides an awesome transformation, kids can continue the action by activating the claw or launching disks at their favourite Gotham City villains! There are over 100 sound effects and phrases. ‘
Nerf N-Strike Elite Hyperfire Value Pack (Exclusive to Smyths Toys)
‘The Nerf N-Strike Elite Hyperfire is the fastest firing Elite blaster ever, and includes an additional 25-dart drum and 25 additional Elite darts. Shooting at a speed of 5 darts per second, your opponents will be amazed! With its 25-dart drum, this Nerf N-Strike Elite Hyperfire Blaster brings impressive firepower to Nerf battles and can fire darts up to 27 metres!’
LEGO City Volcano Crawler 60122
‘This set comes with a female ATV driver, a male volcano adventurer and a male volcano worker mini figure so you can do lots of exploring in your LEGO City. Bring the heavy LEGO machinery to do exploring right!’
I might get Ava something like this to start off her LEGO collection!
Trolls Feature Poppy
We went to see Trolls this week and Ava loved it (so did I!), and she has been talking about Poppy and Branch lots since, so I think she would love this.
‘Trolls Feature Poppy is a loveable, colourful princess who always takes a break for Hug Time, no matter where her adventures take her. Inspired by the DreamWorks Trolls movie in cinemas now, Hug Time Poppy stands 35 cm tall and speaks 25 phrases when you press her tummy. She even plays songs from the film. Kids can wear a light up bracelet just like the doll’s — when activated, their matching bracelets and the doll’s hair all light up to the beat of the music. Give her a hug and join the fun!’
Barbie Wedding Gift Set (Exclusive to Smyths Toys)
‘From beautiful shimmering dresses to bouquets of flowers, the Barbie Wedding Gift Set is full of wedding fun! The Barbie Wedding Gift Set features a bride, a groom and two bridesmaids. Serve up the frosted toy wedding cake for the guests and help Barbie throw her bouquet out to her bridesmaids and friends at the end of the party!’
BMW GS Motorcycle 12v Electric Ride On
Uhm, I kind of want this myself! Do you ever wish you were a kid again?! This is obviously a much bigger and more expensive gift, but I’m sure most kids would love it. I would love it if the picture of the product featured a girl riding the motorbike instead of the boy!
‘Twist the accelerator and hear the sound effects as you move forward and side to side while you flash the functional LED headlights on this stylish and sleek BMW motorbike 12v ride on! This super realistic BMW GS ride-on is powered by a powerful 12v twin engine and is fully licensed by BMW.’
Paw Patrol Air Patroller
‘Transform from helicopter into plane mode by rotating the propellers with the cool Paw Patrol Air Patroller! Load the entire Paw Patrol team into the cargo bay or cockpit. Press the button on top of the Air Patroller’s handle to activate real light and sound effects! Place the included Robopup in the cockpit and transform this 2-in-1 Air Patroller from helicopter to plane mode for real Paw Patrol Rescue Missions!’
Shopkins Shoppies ‘Popettes Popcorn Stop’ Playset (Exclusive to Smyths Toys)
‘Shopkins Shoppies are the range of fabulously fashionable dolls and playsets! The Shoppies Popettes Popcorn Stop playset comes with a Popette Shoppie doll with exclusive outfit, five exclusive Shopkins characters, a Poppy Cooker, a mixing bowl, a popcorn box and a VIP card to use with the free app. The exclusive Shopkins characters are called Carmel Sauce, Pippa Popcorn, Kelly Kernels, Butter Bob and Poppino. The Poppy Cooker and accessories are compatible with all Shoppies dolls!’
You can find all of the top toys here: Smyths Top Toys for Christmas 2016
I hope this gives you some great ideas for Christmas presents! Let me know which you think your kids would love!
This is a collaborative post with Smyths.