Most wanted toys for Christmas 2018

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It’s the time of year that the big toy retailers release their list of ‘must haves’ for the festive season. In this blog, we pick out the best of the best in our roundup of toys and games for the whole family.

LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Express

Fans of either Harry Potter, LEGO, or both should look no further than this Hogwarts Express Lego set. Featuring Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Remus Lupin and the Trolley Witch minifigures, plus Dementor and Scabbers figures and an assembled Hogwarts Express train, the set comprises 801 pieces in total. Available from Smyths Toys.

Monopoly ‘Cheaters ‘edition

If you’ve ever been tempted to employ underhand tactics to win a game of Monopoly, this is the game to buy for Christmas. This version of the classic board game will see players cheat, buy, sell, dream and scheme their way to champion status. Available from John Lewis.

Paw Patrol — Ultimate Rescue Fire Truck

There’s always an emergency in Adventure Bay! Help Marshall and his fellow furry pals to save the day with this Ultimate Rescue Fire Truck equipped with flashing lights and sounds. With an extendable ladder, water cannon launchers on the front and back and mini fire cart, fans of Paw Patrol will have hours of fun. Available from Argos.

Boxer — Interactive AI Robot Toy

The trend for robot toys started last year and this year is no different. Boxer is the small robot with a big personality! Equipped with sensors, Boxer also responds to your movements in funny ways. Use the 10 activity cards to play games like Bot Bowling, Paddle Bot or Go Kart, or download the accompanying app for more game options. Designed for ages 6 plus. Available from Amazon.

Strictly Come Dancing Board Game

Everyone loves a board game at Christmas and this year, it’s the turn of Strictly to launch a family game. Ideal for ages 8 plus and groups of between 3 and 6, this game features the famous Stricly theme tune and the voice of Craig Revel Horwood! Available from John Lewis.

My Lovely Unicorn

There are several unicorn toys around this year but if you want to create some real fairytale magic, this ride-on unicorn is hard to beat. With forward, backwards, left and right motion and a travel speed of up to 3 miles per hour, this unicorn also features a lights-and-sounds magic horn and comes complete with a brush accessory. Available from Very.

Chow Crown

If you’re a fan of interactive board games, especially ones that get messy, then this is the board game for you this year. With the help of a musical crown adorned with forks, the aim of the game is to eat as many snacks as you can once the music starts and the snacks begin to spin! The game has two modes of play and is suitable for either one person or group play. Available from Amazon.

All of the toys listed here feature in retailers top toy lists and are expected to be in high demand. To make sure you get hold of your must-have toys, we advise you shop early and use forward2me’s parcel forwarding services for safe delivery!