Hamleys unveils its Christmas 2021 Best Toys List

Christmas 2020 came round in a year unlike any other, where lockdown effectively cancelled the festive season, resigning it to the realm of the virtual.

We are celebrating the return to a “normal” Christmas period – and it is with that in mind that Hamleys has curated its gifting options.

The legendary Regent’s Street toy shop has revealed its annual top toys list, giving parents everywhere an indication of what will be the most covetable playthings during the holidays and taking the guesswork out of the shopping process.

The selection focuses on bringing the whole family together and most importantly, having fun together.

Role-playing and creativity dominate the predictions, where screen-based games are pushed aside in favor more social, educational, traditional toys that will bring back the magic of Christmas.

Victoria Kay, head for buying at Hamleys, explains. “We all had a tough time last Christmas, separated from family and friends, using Zoom or Teams, so the toys are inspired to get everybody back together.”

The curation ensures there is something for everyone, with a nod towards classic games so that even adults can get involved. Kay says: “We stock over 13,000 products, so we’ve made sure that there’s a nice breadth and something for everyone, whether preschool, or slightly older.”

Hamleys has taken great measures to ensure stock availability despite all the talk about shortages. “We know Christmas is coming”She says. “So we start to build stock from March onwards to make sure that there is product in all of our stores”.

See Hamleys’ top ten toys for Christmas 2021 below.

Mattel – Barbie Dream House

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The enduring appeal of Barbie shows no signs of wavering and it’s her Dream House that has caught the Hamleys’ buyers attention this year. It is 3ft high and 4ft wide, and has eight rooms and three stories.

Playmobil 70571 City Action Police Special Operations Police Robot

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Get your Playmobil collection started with a police robot complete with a ‘gripping arm’You can even make your own explosive device. This is to inspire their imaginations and encourage them to create their own stories.

Shifu Orboot (Earth), The Educational AR Globe

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This gift allows them to explore the world, even though it may not have been easy in the past year. The 10” globe connects to an app where they can discover – through augmented reality – all about the culture, cuisine, sites, animals and more of the country of their choice.

Magic Mixies Cauldron

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This cauldron toy will bring the wow factor to Christmas. It will inspire wonderment as children channel their inner wizard or witch and create a magical potion to make their own Mixie furry friend. It comes with all the ingredients and a magic wand that will allow you to create a misty cloud around your pet.

L.O.L Surprise! Movie Magic Doll

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The L.O.L Surprise! The obsession continues, and this year the cult brand are launching movie star dolls that come with a set, cue cards and unique scenes as well as a host of accessories and ensembles. This will allow them to show off their storytelling skills.

Ralleyz Warrior 3 in 1 RC

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These race cars are great for fun and entertainment. These race cars are not your typical cars. They can shoot water, bubbles, darts, and more on their own.

LEGO’s Super Mario Adventures with Luigi Starter Course

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This set will bring Super Mario’s fun to LEGO. The  iconic building blocks are taken into the tech sphere with a colour sensor and LCD screen. You can play together in real life with extra digital coins.

Hasbro – Nerf Elite Flip 2.0 8

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This is the most sanitized Nerf blaster yet. The Nerf Elite Flipshots Flip-8 comes with eight barrels. You can also surprise your competition by adding four additional barrels.

Huggables Selection

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For something more cuddly this Christmas, there’s a range of plush toys that take on adorable forms. Huggables come as an avocado, watermelon, koala, and unicorn. They’re great for both napping and playing.

Hamleys Dicii Snakes, Ladders

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This is not the snakes-and-ladders game you might have played in your youth. The traditional game has been elevated a bit. This board game can be enjoyed after Christmas lunch.

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