The UK’s Toy Retailers Association is weighing in on 2016 holiday toy predictions with its annual DreamToys list.
Supported by members of the British Toy and Hobby Association, the DreamToys list is selected by a panel of retailers comprised of big-box chains, large and small multiples, and indie retailers.
The holiday lists include a top 12 roundup of selected items, as well as additional categories like Action Station, Connected, Good Game, Guys and Dolls, Look What I Made, Pet Corner, Starting My First Collection and Tot Them Up.
DreamToys’ top 12 toys to watch include:
- Lego Friends Amusement Park Roller Coaster (Lego)
- Hatchimals (Spin Master Toys UK)
- Hot Wheel Ultimate Garage (Mattel)
- Nerf N-Strike Elite Hypefire (Hasbro)
- Paw Patrol Air Patroller (Spin Master Toys UK)
- SelfieMic (Worlds Apart)
- Shopkins Chef Club Hot Spot Kitchen (Flair Leisure Products, pictured)
- Silly Sausage (John Adams Leisure)
- Snuggles My Dream Puppy (Character Options)
- Speak Out (Hasbro)
- Star Wars Rebel U-Wing Fighter (Lego)
- Thomas & Friends TrackMaster Sky-High Bridge Jump (Mattel)
The DreamToys list comes on the heels of Target and Toys “R” Us both releasing their US holiday hot lists in September. Shopkins, Star Wars and Paw Patrol products were highlighted by all three lists as must-haves for the holiday season.