It's never easy to keep up with the latest trends in the toy market. Every few months a new hot toy seems to be the one that every young girl wants for his birthday. To make your life a little easier we've done our research and compiled a list of the 10 most popular girls toys. All of these toys should be available in Argos, Amazon and ToysRUs but as they are predicted to be this years hottest toys, stocks will be limited so get them before they're gone.
FurReal Friends: Torch, My Blazin Dragon
Torch, the “Blazin Dragon” is a cute little soft toy that will be a firm favourite with girls in 2017. He comes with a water filling crystal that releases a flame coloured mist from his mouth. A colour-change treat is also included to feed him. He will also respond to touch with over 50 unique sound and motion combinations. He’s the perfect pet with no mess! You can find this online for as little as £39.99, reduced from around £100.
VTech Kidi Super Star Karaoke Game
Karaoke Toys remain a firm favourite with girls and the VTech Kidi Super Star is the best of the bunch. As well as allowing them to sing along to their favourite tunes the toy allows you to remove all lyrics from songs so your little superstar can create their own version of their favourite hits. In addition, the microphone has the ability to alter their voices (a bit of auto-tuning never hurt anyone!) and has lots of inbuilt lights and games to ramp up the fun. Expect to pay around £50 for this toy.
A classic toy revamped! Who doesn’t remember playing with Fashion Plates?! With this kit you can create your own unique styles with a match and mix set. It comes with 15 plates and 20 sheets of paper as well as pencils, crayons and a carry case and an idea guide. It is recommended for ages 6 and above. Expect to pay around £25.
With Bunchems you can squish, connect and create! Another top seller for 2016! Bunchems are little multicoloured balls that stick to each other allowing you to create all kind of shapes and objects from animals to houses and cars. This pack allows you to create 3D figures - animals, dinosaurs, monsters etc. The pack contains accessories such as eyes, wings, hats and feet. You can also pull them apart easily and start all over again, giving your child's imagination limitless possibilities. Recommended age is 4 and above. You can now find some really good online bargains for Bunchems toys. We've seen the set above available for under £20.
The objective of Perplexus is to move a small metal ball around 22ft of challenging twists and turns. You have to move the sphere around in your hand to guide the ball along a numbered path. Flip twist and spin Perplexus and try to avoid falling off the track. If you fall, you start all over again. The game is designed to provide months if not years of fund with different difficulty levels (Perplexus Rookie, Perplexus Epic and Perplexus Twist). This is one of those games your kids are likely to rope you into playing and it will drive you crazy. Perplexus is easy to play, but hard to master and it will definitely not be a toy they forget about on Boxing Day. For ages 8 and above. Expect to pay under £30.
Kindle Fire Kids Edition - 7" Display, Wi-Fi, 16GB
The Kindle Fire Kids Edition is a tablet specially designed for kids. It comes with a kid-proof case which is durable and lightweight and designed to protect it in case your child drops it! It is very light, weighing only 450grams. It’s 7 inches and has both a rear facing and a front facing camera. Very useful to take pictures and videos as well as video calls. Amazon is also throwing in a 1 year Amazon Free Time Unlimited subscription for access to over 10,000 kid-friendly books, movies and apps as well as a 2 year guarantee. It includes a micro USB power adaptor and charges in under 6 hours. Available for around £99.99.
This is the most popular toy of 2016, if you haven't got one yet you better be fast because word is they’re running out fast! Hatchimals come in egg form. There are 5 types: Draggle, Owlicom, Penguala, Burtle and Bearakeet. The Hatchimal hatches as a result of the child singing, talking to it, playing with it. The colour is a mystery until it hatches! Once it’s hatched, there are 3 stages: baby, toddler and kid. It sings Hatchy Birthday and can learn how to walk, play and dance! And it speaks! I’m tempted to get one just to see how they do it! Available for between £50 and £65.
Little Live Pets L'il Mouse Deluxe Play Trail
One of the hottest new toys in 2016, the Little Live Pets range allows your kids to enjoy the fun of having a pet without the costs and mess of a real one! This playset allows kids to create their very own mouse trail by connecting different pieces of track together. The 2 battery operated mice will run and spin their way around the track. Remove them from the track and they'll scurry around your house giving your young ones hours of fun chasing them around. Available for around £10 and suitable for ages 5 and above.
LEGO Friends Heartlake Supermarket
For along time Lego was seen as a boys toy but in recent years Lego have worked hard to make their playsets more appealing to girls with the likes of Elves, Friends and most recently DC Super Hero Girls. If your daughter is a fan of Lego Friends she’ll love this set! It is based around a neighbourhood supermarket and contains over 300 pieces including the store itself, counters, stands, shopping trolleys, checkouts and dozens of grocery items. Recommended for ages 6 and above and available for around £35.
Shopkins Happy Places Happy Studio Playset
Last but not least, Shopkins! We could not finish this list without at least one Shopkin toy - The Happy Studio Playset. After a fun day of shopping the Shopkins are heading home to Happyville. Their Happy Home has now been extended with the Happy Studio set. The playset includes 6 petkins and is inspired by a girl's Slumber Party and comes packed with furniture to help your slumber party go off with a bang. Suitable for ages 5 and above, you should expect to pay around £20 for this set.