The 2014 must-have toys

Yes, it’s that time of the year already.

The 2014 must-have toys

Children everywhere are starting to put together their Christmas wish lists for Santa and dropping not-so-subtle hints to parents.

Smyths Toys superstores has put together a list of the top 10 must-have toys this year. They believe youngsters everywhere will be desperate to find these treats under the tree on Christmas morning. From Cabbage Patch Dolls to Buzz Lightyear, Tamagotchis to Furbys, every Christmas has that one toy parents will be clamouring to get their hands on before the shelves are cleared. 

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This year, Disney mega-hit Frozen grabs top sport, with a doll and sleigh set costing £49.99 – set to be Smyths’ top seller. 

The list comes as there are less than 90 sleeps until children can put their stockings out.  The top 10 list includes robot dinosaurs to Lego, Ninja-turtles and loom bands – it has something for everyone.

Spokesman for the toy giant, Rob Guckian, said: “We have chosen a brilliantly diverse range of products from the tech-focused Boomer and Crazy Cart, to more traditional toys like Lego.”

He said the multi-coloured Loom bands were still going to be popular as kids enjoyed the simple act of making and sharing something. 

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Although they could not reveal specific sales figures, last year’s most popular toys at the store were Doc McStuffins, Despicable Me-themed toys and robotic dogs Teksta and Zoomer.

Check out the top 10 must-haves:

Anna’s Frozen Adventure Sleigh Set

Anna’s Frozen Adventure Sleigh Set – £49.99. With this sleigh set your little ones can set off with fearless optimist Anna on an epic journey to find her sister Elsa.


Boomer – £89.99: The most technologically advanced robot dinosaur – he chomps, chases, guards and roars. He can be taught tricks and can even learn how to dance.

Chatsters Gabby

Chatsters Gabby – £59.99. An interactive doll who chats, dances and plays with her accessories. She has more than 25 activities and an app so she can call you.

doc mcstuffins
Doc McStuffins Get Better Talking Mobile Clinic
Doc McStuffins Get Better Talking Mobile Clinic – £57.99. With stretcher, CB radio, light and sound heart monitor and a siren for emergency toy situations.
Fisher-Price Little People Skyway
Fisher-Price Little People Skyway – £37.99. Standing over three feet tall, this has switches galore and puts car-loving youngsters in full control.
Lego City Arctic Base Camp
Lego City Arctic Base Camp – £67.99. Appropriately for winter, this year’s offering is a hi-tech Arctic base camp, with explorer vehicles including a snow scooter.
bird cage
Little Live Pets Bird Cage
Little Live Pets Bird Cage – £19.99. These birds respond to touch and will sing, chirp and tweet. They will even talk if played with enough.
loom bands
Loom Bands
Loom Bands – from £1. The craze that’s still going strong. Cheap and cheerful, loom bands in a variety of colours and designs are sure to be a popular stocking filler.
razor crazy cart
Razor Crazy Cart
Razor Crazy Cart – £399.99. Anything dubbed a ‘real life Mario Kart’ is sure to be a hit. The driver can choose the move and it can reach speeds of 12mph.
Skylanders: Trap Team Starter Pack – from £49.99. The sequel to the 2013 hit SWAP Force, this 
comes with trading cards and sticker sheets with secret codes.

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