Top children’s toys for Christmas 2015

In this post you will find London Mums’ Top children’s toys for Christmas 2015.  It comes as no surprise that Disney Frozen and Star Wars hold the number one and number two spots, respectively, as the top toy properties this Christmas. Driven by the launch of new products since the beginning of the year, Frozen toy merchandise has more than doubled in sales year-to-date compared to last year with Sing-A-Long Elsa dolls as a big hit. All big retailers have published their top toy trends predictions. But the editorial team at London Mums strongly believe that this Christmas will be dominated by Disney movie-related toys. According to Argos’ research almost 90% of children’s toy boxes across the country contain toys influenced by their favourite TV shows and films, with nearly three quarters of kids across the UK (74%) wishing for at least another one underneath the Christmas tree this year. Click on the links to be redirected to the dedicated pages and reviews.

 

ELEKTROKIDZ

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Do you remember trolls dolls? If you do, then you will love the new Elektrokidz™. Ready for the 21st century these toys don’t just sit there while you style their hair into a spiky ‘do’. Their hair is too busy dancing to the beat of the music you are playing! and they’re under £10. These dancing trolls are the ideal stocking fillers this Christmas. And they honestly bring joy as they are really funny when they dance.

My 9 year old son was so fascinated, he even made his own little movie which he called ‘Robot news‘ but actually only talked about how Electrokidz work. You need to seem them in action in this video.

They are inexpensive and add lots of fun to the festive days.

I am not surprised that Elektrokidz have taken the US by storm, and are already hugely popular over here as well. There are six groovy Elektrokidz to choose from and each sport their own ultra-cool looks, rocking locks, a pair of stylised shades and totally bling colours.

They are music-inspired collectables that dance to the beat of any music you are listening too (also when you speak loud enough). Nobody works the dance floor like an Elektrokidz! They are from WowWee the makers of cool robots such as MiPosaur, REV, MIP, Robosapien. They are suitable for ages 6+.  You can get them from Asda for £9.97 RRP (spare batteries included).

 

FASHION DOLLS

I make no secret of my love for fashion dolls and treasure my collection of 300+ fashion dolls. Call me crazy, call me infantile but I cannot resist the charm of Barbie, Bratz, Moxie Girlz, Steffi and Sindy. When I have a little bit of time, I love dressing them up for my own photo-shoot and make-believe games with my grown up girlfriends.

 

BRATZ ARE BACK  – just in time for Christmas

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When I heard that Bratz were back in time for Christmas and re-launching in 28 different countries, I jumped for joy because Bratz are fun and quirky dolls with personality and could only make my fashion dolls’ collection more colourful.  Read my interview with Andrew Laughton, MD of MGA UK where he talks about dolls’ trends and and other insights into this Christmas toys’ trends.

 

MC2 PROJECT – It’s cool to be smart

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A new generation of fashion dolls was recently created called MC2 Project: smart and fashionable girls who love making scientific experiments. Each doll pack comes with a lab kit and a cool experiment to make using household material. It’s innovative that these toys are trying to promote science to girls.

These dolls are excellent for the holiday season as you can get the girls to make scientific experiments during the Christmas holidays.

LAMMILY DOLL – The Anti-Barbie

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The Lammily doll has reently caught my imagination. She is called the anti-Barbie because her measurements are normal as opposed to skinny or supermodel-like dolls. The Lammily’s proportions are in fact based on the average 19 year-old American woman. While I hold it in my hands next to a Barbie doll, I can feel her muscles are almost real and chunky as you would expect a real person to be. Barbie clothes don’t fit her. It is quite refreshing to see a normal looking doll. I am totally enjoying it. Read my exclusive interview with the creator of the anti-Barbie Nickolay Lamm (from Lammily.com), whose sales are growing by the minute (more than 19,000 dolls have already been pre-ordered). See what he had to say.  I personally found his story very fascinating.

 

FROZEN DOLLS

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It’s birthday time in Arendelle! Elsa has been ‘Making Today A Perfect Day‘ for Anna’s celebration in a Deluxe Frozen Fever doll set that includes Kristoff, Sven and Olaf plus various party accessories. RRP £75.95 

 

DISNEY FILMS MERCHANDISING

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The Good Dinosaur is the best family film this Christmas and its merchandising will be the most popular toys along with Star Wars during the festive season

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‘Star Wars’ is back and (guess what?!) movie-Related Toys are the Driving Force Behind UK Toy Market Sales Growth

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Star Wars related sales have tripled since the Force Friday event on 4 September 2015. The iconic Sphero BB-8, an app-enabled droid from the upcoming movie, Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, was the best-selling item in the UK during September, and the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar claimed the lead in the week ending 3 October.

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The ultimate guide to Advent Calendars to count down to Christmas 

(Click on the link to be redirected to the dedicated pages and reviews).

LEGO Friends 41102 Advent Calendar 2The non edible advent calendars do not have expiry date and can be given out as a Christmas present too. They are fantastic.

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