Must-have toys for Christmas 2018 revealed – and it’s the ‘year of the unicorn’

Argos Christmas toys list

Argos has revealed its Christmas toy list with predictions of what’s set to be big for this year’s festive season

Are you ready to talk about Christmas? Argos has kicked us off a good six months early with the release of their toy list for 2018. Every year, the retailer unveils a list of toys that are set to be popular for the festive season, and this year it seems that a certain legendary creature has infiltrated the industry.

Argos has claimed it’s set to be the ‘year of the unicorn’, with four unicorn-themed gifts making the list this year. These include a pricey ride-on unicorn and even a unicorn figurine that poos glitter.

“Social media trends are influencing toys more than ever before, such as the unicorn craze which has inspired great products like the Vtech Fantasy Unicorn and the My Lovely Unicorn Electric Ride-On,” explains Juliet Ward, head of toy buying at Argos.

Juliet continues: “The list shows how toys are continuing to progress with interactive items amongst the most popular. ‘We’re also seeing the modernisation of more classic and traditional toys resulting in a varied and extensive list – everything from Boxer the mischievous robot to the Tiny Treasures Doll which looks and smells just like a real baby.”

So, come Christmas, these are the goodies set to be weighing down Santa’s sack…

– Fingerlings Untamed T-Rex £16.99

– Vtech Fantasy Unicorn £49.99

– Fingerlings Untamed Dino Cage £39.99

– Paw Patrol Rescue Fire Truck Playset £69.99 (TV show)

– Nerf Laser Ops Two-Pack £49.99

– Chad Valley Tiny Treasures Doll £49.99

– LEGO City Arctic Mobile Exploration Base £84.99

– Fingerlings Hugs £29.99

– Boxer £79.99 – playful robot

– LOL Surprise Under Wraps £14.99

– Treasure X 3-Pack Chest £29.99 – lets kids dig for buried treasure

– Poopsie Unicorn Surprise £49.99

– My Lovely Unicorn Electric Ride-On £229.99

John Baulch, founder of Toy World magazine adds: ‘The Top Toys list for this year shows just how much toymakers are innovating and evolving to keep up with current trends, whether this be through the dominance of unicorns or the rise of technology in interactive toys like Boxer’.

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