Top toys for Christmas

Here's our round-up of what the stores say will be the most-pleaded-for toys of Christmas 2016. We'll add more lists as they're published. If you've already bought one of these toys and are delighted or unimpressed let other Mumsnetters know by posting a review in our Toy section

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"A furby - I can't wait to try it out before it gets wrapped up"

"Both my boys want one!"

3. Finding Dory My Friend Dory

"I want a baby Dory - sooooo cute!"

4. Nerf Modulus Tri-Strike Blaster Toy 

"My boys have been begging for Nerf guns for years. Have resisted so far but I thought maybe Santa will get one each this year."

5. Barbie DLY32 Barbie 3-Storey Townhouse

"Barbie townhouse is DD's most played with present"

6. Vtech 178503 Kidi Super Star Toy

"VTech toys are great!"

7. Fisher-Price Think and Learn Code-a-Pillar Toy

"We got the Fisher Price one and we love it!"

8. Thomas & Friends TrackMaster Thomas' Sky-High Bridge Jump Train Set

"My DS has become obsessed with Thomas the Tank Engine!"

9. FurReal Friends Torch My Blazin Dragon By Hasbro

"The dragon is so cute, I want one!"

10. LEGO 70321 Nexo Knights General Magmar Siege Machine of Doom Construction Set

"Found a Lego Nexo Knights set on Amazon that's massive and looks ace!"

11. Shopkins Chef Club Hot Spot Kitchen 

"My son loves Shopkins. He got his first pack last Christmas, and he still plays with them nearly every day."

12. Nerf N-Strike Elite Hyperfire

"I can't wait for a go on it."

13. Speak Out

14. Silly Sausage

15. LEGO Friends Amusement Park Roller Coaster

"My children both adore Lego, and I think it's very educational. It teaches coordination, problem solving, how to follow instructions, sharing!"

16. LEGO Star Wars Rebel U-Wing Fighter

"My son is nearly 11 and still plays with his LEGO - it's the only thing he hasn't grown out of."

17. Hot Wheels Ultimate Garage

"My five-year-old can play with Hot Wheels for hours."

18. Hatchimals

"So awesome. Super cute."

Toys R Us


"I've bought one and am really impressed"

"I remember them the first time around - all three of my children have indicated that they would like one"

"Heartlake is such a lovely addition to my DD's Lego collection"

"My DS' room is currently a shrine to Ninjago!"

"We have an entire box of Nerfs guns and darts. Excellent fun!"

"All mine seem to think that Num Noms are great - they would make a nice stocking filler"

"My DD is obsessed with Paw Patrol and I've sat through a million episodes on Netflix, so I think I will get her some of the toys for Christmas" 

"It's the selfie generation now"

"My DS loves Shopkins. He got his first set last Christmas and still plays with them every day"

"They've asked for BladeBuilders, they're pricey but they will hopefully play with them"

"My DS talks about Thomas constantly and says he misses his track when he goes to pre-school"

"He's quite heavy considering he's a stuffed toy!"

13. Minions Pieface
"DC love it and play it all the time - it's fucking messy!" 

"I'm thinking of buying this for my DD - I think she'll love it!"



1. Hasbro BB-8

"I would quite like to get him the BB-8 cos I am huge Star Wars fan"

2. Design a Friend Tiffany

She loves it and plays with her daily, she is her friend, so they eat together, play together & sleep together!!!"

3. Fisher Price Codeapillar 

"My DS has said a few times that he'd like a robot and I thought this would be a lovely gift 'from' the new baby"

4. LEGO City Volcano

"We bought my DS a Lego set last year and he's still playing with it now"

5. Nerf Modulus Tri-strike blaster

"I spent many a happy afternoon, by myself, knocking over empty plastic bottles with paper faces on them with nerf bullets."

6. Paw Patrol Air patroller

"My son is desperate for the new Paw Patrol!"

7. SelfieMic

"I googled it. Now I want it"

8. Snuggles My Dream Puppy

"I bought this for my DD, it's so lovely"

9. Tiny Treasures Baby doll

"I recommend Tiny Treasures"

10. VTech Toot Toot Drivers Goldmine

"My DS' sisters got the Toot Toot for her birthday, though he probably thinks its his"

11. Zoomer Chimp

"Zoomers look great even if they are a bit more expensive"

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Last updated: 5 months ago