Hamleys top 10 toys for Christmas 2021 revealed – from Lego to Barbie

HAMLEYS has revealed its top toys for Christmas this year and they are expected to be a huge hit with kids.

Dolls, action figures and board games are among the predicted top sellers, while favourite brands like Lego and Nerf are on there too.

Prices of toys on Hamleys' list range from £11 for a cute soft toy, right up to £310 for Barbie's Dreamhouse.

The London toy store said the most-wanted toys for Christmas 2021 encourage role play and creativity.

Victoria Kay, head of buying at Hamleys, said: "Our 2021 top picks for the most wanted toys this Christmas include accessible toys that will really allow children to harness their creativity and imagination.

"From the innovative and creative to the digital and classic toys on offer, we can see imagination really playing its part this year, bringing in-person 'together-play' back for the festive season."

Here are the top 10 toys and where to buy them – shoppers have even be warned to get toy gifts early in case they sell out.

Don't forget to shop around as prices can vary and you know you're getting the best deal.

Comparison sites work by comparing the prices across hundreds of retailers – Idealo, Google Shopping, Price Spy and CamelCamelCamel are popular ones to use.

Deals and voucher apps can also help you find bargain buys – here's seven of the best but shopping secondhand could also save you a fortune.

You may also have to pay delivery fees on top of the price when buying online, so it's worth checking how much that is too.

Playmobil City Action Police Special Operations Police Robot £17.99 – buy now

The toy robot can grip other Playmobil accessories and figures and is aimed at kids aged three and four.

Usually this is £20 but it's reduced to £17.99 at Hamleys.

You can get it slightly cheaper from toy website jacinabox at £14.94.

Shifu Orboot (Earth): The Educational AR Globe £35.99 – buy now

This 10 inch globe comes with an app to bring it to life and is suitable for kids ages four and over.

Just wave a phone over locations and you'll see the Eiffel Tower and other landmarks in 3D through augmented reality.

Usually this costs £45 but it is reduced at Hamleys and it's the cheapest price we spotted online for this toy.

Magic Mixies Cauldron £70

Kids can add ingredients to create their own potions and spells using this interactive cauldron which comes with sounds and lights.

Suitable for kids aged five and over, this is priced at £70, Hamleys said, but is not available to buy online.

You can get it from Argos, Smyths and Amazon for the same price – batteries are included.

Barbie Dreamhouse £310

Barbie's Dreamhouse has had an upgrade for 2021 and there's a pool, three floors and 10 outdoor and indoor living spaces.

Dolls and batteries (3xAA) are not included, but accessories like BBQ and beds are.

This is not for sale on the Hamleys website, but we spotted it for sale for £249.00 from The Entertainer and Smyths Toys.

LOL Surprise Movie Magic Doll £11

These dolls are a good stocking filler and there are 12 different doll designs to choose from.

These dolls are not available from Hamleys online yet, but you can get them for the same price as loads of high street stores, including Argos, Smyths and The Entertainer.

Ralleyz Warrior 3 in 1 RC £90

This remote control car comes in bright green, orange or blue, and with giant tyres should get over even the messiest kids spaces.

It's not available online from Hamleys yet or from other shops.

Lego Super Mario Adventures Luigi Starter Course £50 – buy now

This toy combines two classics – the beloved Lego bricks and Nintendo's popular plumber.

The set brings the computer game to life, creating levels with Lego bricks and a responsive Mario figure which can pick up virtual coins along the way.

You can find this cheaper at £34.99 from Smyths Toys.

Hasbro Nerf Elite Flip 2.0 8 £25

Nerf guns are another classic toy to appear on the list, this version comes with eight foam darts and doesn't require batteries.

You can't get it on the Hamleys website yet, but Smyths toys is selling it for the same price.

Huggables Range from £11 – buy now

These cute soft toys come in a range of designs including a dinosaur and duck.

Measuring around 30cm prices start at £11 for the penguin and are reduced at Hamleys – the only place they are on sale – but normally cost £16.

Dicii Snakes and Ladders £14

This board game combines snakes and ladders AND Ludo on each side. There's even a glowing dice and kids aged four and up can play.

This isn't available online at Hamleys yet and you can't buy it at any other shop.

Amazon has also revealed the toys that it thinks will be flying off the shelves this year.

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