Argos reveals the top toys set to be on every child's Christmas list for 2023

Argos reveals the top toys set to be on every child's Christmas list for 2023

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Not to alarm you, but there are now less than 100 days until Christmas.

As the festive season approaches, you may want to think about getting your gift shopping underway, both to get prepared ahead of time and to spread the cost over a few paydays.

To help those with kids work out what to look for, Argos has offered a helping hand.

The retailer has now revealed its highly anticipated list of toys set to dominate Christmas wish lists in 2023 – and 50% of them can be purchased for under £30.

Much-loved brands like Squishmallow, Furby and Nerf have made it to the top of the list, as well as three different Lego sets to help your little ones unleash their creativity.

Movies have also influenced popularity, with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle and Barbie already flying off the shelves.

For shoppers with younger children, Argos predicts that interactive toys and make-believe gifts will hit the mark this year. The ranking features a wooden cafe and pizza set from Chad Valley, as well as a Trevor T-Rex providing hours of fun.

Fay Williams, head of toy buying at Argos, said: ‘It’s clear that innovation in the toy world is having a big impact on what’s hitting the shelves this Christmas. We’re seeing some exciting changes when it comes to interactive and educational toys especially, as well as continued evolution of toys that inspire creativity through roleplay…

‘We sell a toy every two seconds at Argos and alongside the incredible innovation in the industry, it’s wonderful to see nostalgic brands like Furby, Barbie and Lego loved by a new generation of kids.

‘We know that increased costs of living will be playing on families’ minds this Christmas, so we’ve made sure to include a variety of toys that offer great value whatever your budget, interest or play passion.’

Looking for inspiration? Here’s what kids are set to be wishing for this Christmas.

Beast Lab Core Line Shark Playset

Kids can conduct an experiment using the Beast Lab Shark Beast Creator Set to create one of two sharks – either the Havoc Hammerhead or Mayhem Megashark!The Beast Lab is equipped with more than 80 light and sound effects, bringing the experiment to life.

MGA’s Miniverse – Make it Mini Food: Diner

Meet MGA’s Miniverse, Make It Mini Food. The only mini food collectible that you can make and display. Each package comes with surprise ingredients and kitchen accessories to make your mini food collectible.

Chad Valley Trevor Talk Back Dino

This interactive and talking T-Rex is an educational toy introducing kids to animal sounds. It has movable arms, light up eyes and talk back function to provide kids with endless entertainment.

Chad Valley Wooden Pizza

Perfect for roleplaying and imaginative fun, your children will love ‘cooking’ their own pizza before serving it to their friends. The wooden set is built to last and comes with different pizza toppings which attach to the top with velcro, so they can choose the ones they want.

Squishmallows 10-inch – Drew the Mint Dragon

Squish time is playtime when you add this plush to your Squishmallows Squad. This ultra-squeezable, 10-inch plush is made with high-quality and ultrasoft materials.

Fingerlings Monkey Pink – Harmony

Meet Harmony, a diva baby monkey who loves to sing with 70+ sounds and reactions. Each all-new Fingerlings baby monkey has a unique voice and personality.

LEGO Star Wars 332nd Ahsoka Clone Trooper Battle Pack

Build your own platoon and play out Star Wars: The Clone Wars action-adventures with the 332nd Ahsoka’s Clone Trooper Battle Pack. Includes a Clone Infantry Support Speeder, featuring seats for 2 LEGO Star Wars minifigures, 2 stud shooters and a stud-shooting laser cannon.

LEGO Harry Potter Dobby the House-Elf Figure

Give your young Harry Potter fan the first Lego brick-built model of Dobby the House-Elf, a beloved character in the Wizarding World. The Dobby the House-Elf figure has a posable head, ears, arms and fingers so kids can change his look and he can hold the include brick-built accessories like Aunt Petunia’s ‘floating’ pudding cake and a model of Tom Riddle’s diary with Harry Potter’s sock.

Chad Valley Wooden 2 in 1 Cafe

This colourful wooden wonder will perk up kids’ imagination as they pretend to be a Barista.It comes with 23 realistic wooden accessories to play with, including a coffee machine, cups and cutlery.

DesignaFriend Connie Fashion Designer Doll

Connie is the ultimate fashion doll for your child to become best friends with. Connie is the coolest doll out there, dressed in a black leatherette jacket with a stylish black headband and even pierced ears.

Bitzee Interactive Digital Pet

Introducing Bitzee: the digital pet you can touch and feel. Bitzee interactive pets respond to swipes, tilts, shakes and touch with sounds and reactions. Each Bitzee starts as a baby. Like real pets, Bitzee virtual pets need love and care to grow.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pizza Delivery Van

As seen in the hit Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mutant Mayhem movie, the Pizza Fire Delivery Van has room for all four Turtles and the fire power to take down Super Fly and his minions of baddies. The Pizza Fire Delivery Van opens from the front and the back so all four Turtles, and even Splinter, can ride inside!

Nerf Elite 2.0 Double Punch Blaster

The Nerf Elite 2.0 Double Punch blaster features two barrels that rapidly move back and forth as you fire. Load both 10-dart clips onto the toy blaster and unleash 20 darts in indoor and outdoor games.

LEGO Technic Lamborghini Huracán Tecnica Model Car Set

Kids with a passion for Lamborghini can enjoy a rewarding project assembling all the authentic details of the Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica model kit. Inspired by the original, the Lego Lamborghini toy car features the iconic green colour, aerodynamic design that fans will be delighted to recognise.

Furby Purple Interactive Toy Plush

The revamped version of the beloved Y2K toys features five voice activated modes, over 600 phrases, jokes, songs, and so much more to discover. Tell Furby what you want to do with these five commands: Dance Party, Copy Cat, Tell My Fortune, Let’s Chill, and Lightshow. Furby also responds to hugs, pats on the head, shaking, and feeding its pretend pizza charm (or your finger – yum).

Little Live Pets – My Puppy’s Home Dalmatian Edition

My Puppy’s Home Dalmatian Edition, which is exclusive to Argos, allows kids to build a house that when complete delivers the cutest surprise in the form of an adorable pet Dalmatian puppy! My Puppy’s Home comes as a flat pack with all the tools and parts your child needs to construct a cute little puppy home.

Gabby’s Dollhouse Cat Friendship Cruise Ship Playset

Prepare for awesome dollhouse adventures on the pretend seas, with the Gabby Cat Friend Ship. This exciting toy, from DreamWorks Gabby’s Dollhouse, comes with over 18 pieces, including a Gabby Girl doll and MerCat figure, along with tons of dollhouse accessories and furniture!

Barbie Estate Dolls House and 3 Dolls

This Barbie doll-house is ready for move-in, with three dolls, furniture and accessories including a pool with slide. The doll-house has plenty of space: its two stories are connected by a slim white staircase, and its four rooms include a kitchen, living room, bedroom and bathroom. Exclusive to Argos stores.

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