Toy Fair have released their predictions for what the top toys will be for this coming year. If you want to get your kids' toys before the rush, find out what the top toys for 2017 are now!
Top toys 2017
Just when we thought our purse strings had recovered from Christmas, there’s been a whole new set of top toys ready to rock our kids’ worlds as the Toy Fair have released a list of what they predict will be the most popular toys for 2017.
One of the most exciting changes this year, though, is the S.T.E.M (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) category which will hopefully encourage children’s interest in these areas.
Keep scrolling to find out which toys are predicted to be the biggest hits of 2017!
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Perfect for little princes and princesses, this wooden train set lets them play choo choo all around the castle. This toy came as one of the top three in the Wooden Toy category. Suitable for three years and over, Bigjigs say their track is compatible with most others so you can include other toys and build away.
If you have a little fire fighter in the making, this Wooden Toy category winner will give them the chance to save the day and put out the fire. This toy is suitable for three years old and over.
If you’re looking to splash out on a gift for your child, this wooden Mighty Mountain Mine is a real treat. With so many bits and pieces to put together you know they won’t get bored in a hurry as they play building the mine.
Everyone knows getting a new bike is every kid’s dream, especially when the bike is as cool as this one! A great first bike for younger children, there’s no chains or heavy pedals with this piece of kit. Appearing in the Wheeled category, this bike is suitable for beginners with a maximum weight of 20kg.
If you’re concerned about safety, an Evo 4-in-1 Plus scooter is perfect to set your mind at ease. This little beauty can be fitted with a seat, has a parental handle, steering lock and low foot board. What’s more, it comes in a range of fun colours!
Arguably the coolest character from the Disney Cars movies, Lightning McQueen is the ultimate ride for your little racer. The distinctive red plastic is high quality and resistant from losing its colour in the sun and the battery powered pedals give room for lots of speed.
Appearing in the Tech Toys category is the Selfie Star Video Recording Microphone which we know will be a big hit with a future performer in your household. With this toy you can record and film yourself to create your own music video.
Star Wars fans take note – this awesome watch lets you take pictures, record yourself AND play games! Themed in black and red, the watch may look like it comes from the dark side but we reckon it will go down a treat with your mini Jedi.
With S.T.E.M-focused toys becoming all the rage, this ‘engineering and design building set’ will encourage your brood to become more interested in science and technology, which sounds like a good idea to us!
Got a budding eco warrior in your clan? Well this S.T.E.M category winning toy could be on the top of their wish list! Although full details on this product are yet to be released it’s been tipped as one of the most interesting toys for 2017.
This game is educational AND fun – yay! Galt has been a kids’ toys favourite for years and this selection of science experiments is no exception.
Suitable for any age, the ‘I Love’ range from Gibsons has a selection of beautifully illustrated jigsaws but this autumnal one is particularly fun. This would be a great game to play with the whole family and is one of three winners in the Puzzles category.
Let’s face it, anything Harry Potter related is going to get a big thumbs up from most kids and what could be better than getting a magical fix from the latest instalment? Buy your special muggle this puzzle poster for a present that doubles as a game and a bedroom decoration.
Well if this isn’t the coolest puzzle around, we don’t know what is! Fashionista’s will love this hip drawing and the colourful design. Not only is this 3D puzzle fun to make, it looks amazing once it’s done!
For this PAW Patrol toy the name of the game is saving a baby panther that’s in some real need of assistance! There’s lots to play with as contents includes not only your truck but a tent, crane, tank and figurines as well as much more. This toy is suitable for ages three and above.
The Talking and Hopping Peter and Lily Bobtail are so cute, we might have to buy one for ourselves! Just squeeze their little heads to hear them speak different character phrases and hop about.
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Pokemon battles are set to heat up with a new trading game set in the tropical Alola region. Not only does this game include over 140 cards but there’s 11 new Pokemon characters to meet too. If you have a Pokemon fan at home, this is sure to be the next thing on their wish list this year.
Everyone remembers the 90s playground favourite of a gloopy alien egg don’t they? Well this generation have gone one (or maybe a few) better with a real egg that can hatch them an intergalactic friend!
The Mobile Vet with Hanoverian Foal will be available soon with an RRP of £29.99
With two jail cells, a registration area for fingerprints and photographs, a lookout and a cabinet with stock weapons what more could your mini police officer want?
Did you love playing with Slyvanian families when you were little? It looks like it’s time to treat this generation to some of that wholesome fun we had when we were younger, as our favourite furry friends are back and more popular than ever for 2017.
There’s no denying that this slime blaster is completely awesome – for them! Strictly a garden game (or at least it would be in our household) the whole family can get involved squirting each other with gooey slime.
An absolute MUST for the summer, this inflatable bubble can be worn around your body as you either enjoy simply running around an outside space and bouncing into things, or for even more fun try wearing them whilst playing a game of football and watch chaos ensue!
The days of sweetly blowing bubbles one at a time are gone, now it’s all about motorised action and the biggest bubbles you’ve ever seen! This would be a great gadget for a party and is sure to keep the youngsters entertained all summer long.
The Genie Girls Charm Chest Playset will be available soon with an RRP of £24.99
This adorable toy is almost as good as the real thing! You can hear your little chick tapping on the inside of the egg, trying to find a way to hatch out. Once you’ve watched them make their way into the world, marvel at how they hop about making little chick noises.
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The Rock and Pop Turtle by VTech will be available soon with an RRP of £34.99
The Sensory Discovery Robot will be available soon with an RRP of £13.99
Dr Pooch is a cuddly little companion who will teach children how to dress themselves by helping them buckle up their belts, button up their clothes and tie their shoe laces. Educational and fun!
The Fizzy Dizzy Hippo by TOMY will be available to buy soon with an RRP of £19.99
Fox in a Fix by Re:creation Ltd will be available soon with an RRP of £21.99
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If you’re keen to encourage a little arts and crafts in your household this build a T Rex head is a great place to start. Not only is building the dinosaur head fun, it inspires creativity and leaves your little one with the achievement of building something at the end. What’s more, they can put it up in their room as a decoration and personal reminder of what they made.
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If you have a future film maker in your family, this could be the toy for them. The cool thing about Stickbots is they have suction cup hands and feet which allows them to be posed however you want them. This toy also comes with a green screen and stop frame animation app so kids can make their own movies.
This speedy little number will keep a car enthusiast entertained for hours! It was winner in the Action toys category and we can certainly see why with the added propeller feature.