Hit properties Star Wars, Paw Patrol and Shopkins place in Dream Toys 2016

The full listing of toys to crack the Dream Toys has finally been revealed at the annual event heralded by many across the UK industry as the start of the Christmas countdown.
Publish date:
Social count:
0 0dream2016.jpg

Shopkins, Speak Out, Hatchimals and Paw Patrol have each found themselves a spot in this year’s Dream Toys’ dream dozen.

The full listing of toys to crack the Dream Toys has finally been revealed at the annual event heralded by many across the UK industry as the start of the Christmas countdown.

This year sees big name franchises such as Star Wars, Thomas & Friends and Paw Patrol sit alongside family games such as Hasbro’s Speak Out and John Adams’ Silly Sausage in the listing collated by the UK’s Toy Retailers Association.

Decided by a panel of leading toy retailers in the UK, the Dream Toys listing is championed as the most accurate and authoritative predictive list available, providing consumers insight into the top toy picks for Christmas.

Among them, Nerf N-Strike Elite Hyperfire and Hot Wheels Ultimate Garage bring familiar names to the listing, while party games prove popular as Worlds Apart’s Selfie Mic joins a roster of hit toy lines this year.

LEGO finds its usual spot in the listing with this year’s big ticket number for the festive period in its LEGO Friends Amusement Park Roller Coaster.

“The 2016 Top 12 list is incredibly diverse, with familiar names appearing alongside some clever innovations that will ensure these toys will be on Christmas wish lists up and down the country,” said Gary Grant, chair of the Dream Toys committee.

“It’s also great to see, in these uncertain times, this is a very affordable Dream Toys list.”

The NPD is now forecasting a record year for the toy industry in which annual sales of toys is expected to 400 million for the first time, potentially helping the industry to a record breaking high in 2016 of over £3.3bn.

The full Dream Toys top 12 toys for Christmas are:

Shopkins Chef Club Hot Spot Kitchen – Flair Leisure Products £24.99

Snuggles My Dream Puppy – Character Options £49.99

Nerf N-Strike Elite Hyperfire – Hasbro £49.99

Speak Out – Hasbro £19.99

Silly Sausage – John Adams £19.99

Friends Amusement Park Roller Coaster – LEGO £89.99

Star Wars Rebel U-Wing Fighter – LEGO £69.99

Hot Wheels Ultimate Garage – Mattel £89.99

Thomas & Friends Trackmaster Sky High Bridge Jump - Mattel £99.99

Hatchimals – Spin Master Toys £59.99

Paw Patrol Air Patroller – Spin Master Toys £39.99

SelfieMic – Worlds Apart £19.99

The full Dream Toys list can be viewed by downloading the Dream Toys app by searching Dream Toys 2016 in the App or Google Play Store.


Featured Jobs

Aardman Job Logo 620 x 349

Brand Manager (Maternity Cover)

Part of the brand team, The Brand Manager works closely with several members of the department, including Studio Publicist, Community Managers, Licensing, Sales and Attractions and Live Experiences teams to implement local and international strategies in the form of brand plans and maximising on all activity surrounding the properties.

Universal Job Logo 620 x 349

Senior Graphic Designer, EMEA - Consumer Products

Working in tandem with the Product Development team and reporting into the Design Manager EMEA, the purpose of this role is to drive forward our creativity across all licensed consumer products. As part of the creative team, you’ll be developing exceptional creative assets and product concepts for numerous NBCUniversal franchises that inspire licensing partners across the entire region.

SanrioJob Logo 620 x 349

Creative Manager

Best known for global icon Hello Kitty, Sanrio has a portfolio of more than 400 characters. We license a unique collection of branded gifts, stationery and fashion accessory items while collaborating with the most respected companies in the world. Our EMEA business coordinates the development licensing throughout Europe, Russia, Middle East, Africa, Asia (for Mr Men), Australia and New Zealand. An exciting, permanent opportunity has come up at our London office to lead our Design team as Creative Manager (m/f)

Vivid Job Logo 620 x 349

Digital Marketing Executive - Toys & Games

Vivid is Britain’s biggest toy company and the 20 largest in the world. With offices across the globe, they sell an amazing portfolio of toys and games to over 60 countries. Vivid is best known for its association with blockbuster brands and is very excited about future opportunities around the world.