A little bird has told us that Santa and his helpers are starting to get things ready up North which means before you know it, your little one will be writing their Santa letter. Many of the large toy retailers have already released their lists of expected popular toys. So here are the top predictions for Hot Toys for Christmas 2020 – the ‘Must Have’ list of toys that children will be desperate to get their hands on this Christmas!
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Our best advice is not to wait until the last minute to do your Christmas toy shopping! As the season approaches it becomes increasingly difficult to find the toy you are after. We’ve either been that desperate parent searching high and low for that elusive toy or else we know another parent who has!
This list will give you a heads-up on the hot toys for Christmas 2020, that are sure to be on children’s lists this year, and help you avoid the disappointment of finding it ‘sold out’ by leaving it too late.
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Hot Toys for Christmas 2020
LEGO Star Wars Razor Crest Ship
This detailed, LEGO brick model of The Razor Crest starship from the Star Wars: The Mandalorian series is one of this year’s hot toys.
Relive bounty hunter The Mandalorian and the Child’s battles against Scout Trooper and other enemies with this amazing set. The set includes 4 LEGO minifigures: The Mandalorian, Greef Karga, Scout Trooper and the “Baby Yoda” Child, plus an IG-11 figure, all with cool weapons.
The Razor Crest contains 1,028 pieces and measures over 5.5” (14cm) high, 15” (38cm) long and 11” (28cm) wide when it’s built.
Suitable for 8+
This item will be released on 1st September 2020, you can preorder it on Amazon
Cubby the Curious Bear
The amazingly interactive and lifelike Cubby is a curious, expressive bear cub who loves to play with you during the day; in night-time mode, he makes sleepy sounds and plays soft music.
There are 100+ sound and motion combinations – he can move his head, eyes, ears, nose, mouth and arms and makes lots of fun sounds. Cubby comes with a fun 3-in-1 accessory: a treat, comb and a bottle, all in one
Suitable for ages 4 and up
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Get up and get moving with Pictionary Air, a hilarious twist on the classic drawing game. This game won Toy of the Year and, with this game version, you use a special pen that casts straight to your television, phone or tablet.
You download the free Pictionary Air app, point the in-app camera at the person who is taking their turn to draw – they’ll appear, along with their sketch, on the screen of your smart device or TV!
Suitable for ages 8 years up
Create, program and play with Botzees, an augmented reality robotics kit that combines construction, coding and creativity.
The kit includes 130 uniquely shaped, easy-to-grip blocks with rounded edges and unique shape to inspire every child’s imagination. Kids can build and code 6 different pre-designed botzees, or create their own.
Hatch your own baby dragon, Toothless! With light-up eyes, you can see through his egg shell, rock it to make him growl; tap to hear him tap back; clap and he’ll respond! Shake and tilt the egg until he starts to hatch!
Then teach Toothless how to fly and plasma blast, he’ll move his wings and ears as you guide him through the sky. If he’s hungry, feed him his fish accessory. Toothless also likes to play games, ask him questions to hear his response; roar at him and he’ll roar back.
Suitables for kids aged 5 and up.
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How much can you hang before he goes twaaang?! Another Toy of The Year winner, Orangutwang is a fun, suspenseful and wild new game.
Take turns hanging fruit and jungle friends on the Orangutan, but watch out, at some point, he’ll be holding too much and he’ll spring up and send the fruit and friends flying!
Suitables for ages 4 up
Mr Potato Head Moving Lips
A new version of the classic toy, The Mr Potato Head Movin’ Lips Electronic toy features sounds, songs and silly moving lips; he sings his own version of the hit Lips Are Movin’ by Meghan Trainor.
With over 40 phrases and songs, and 10 different pieces including two sets of lips, kids can create funny looks for their favourite spud. Most of the parts also work with other Mr Potato Head toys.
Suitable for ages 3 up
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LEGO Hidden Side
Set in the fictional town of Newbury, where ghosts haunt people and buildings, LEGO Hidden Side playsets let kids play out exciting ghost-hunting adventures that combine physical LEGO models with fully-interactive augmented reality.
Build and play with the physical building set and then bring it to life as you interact with the set while viewing it through the AR app. This augmented reality toy includes 8 figures and features fun play-starters, including a hidden chamber, bus station out front, computer lab, library, bathroom, chemistry room and bell tower. The entire school can change from normal to haunted.
The completed play set high school measures over 11” (30cm) high, 16” (43cm) wide and 10” (26cm) deep.
Suitable for 9 years and up
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The Child Animatronic Edition
“The Child,” aka the creature known on the internet as “Baby Yoda” from the Disney+ series The Mandalorian. This animatronic toy version of the little creature will make you feel like you have a real version of The Child at home.
It makes baby noises including coos, babbles and giggles, and can even try using the Force. But, if he does, he needs to go down for a Force nap right away, and will close his eyes and sleep.
With sound effects, motorised movements and Force Activation through patting The Child’s head three times. The Child includes a removable Mandalorian necklace and premium soft goods robe.
Suitable for children aged 5 years and up
Linkimals Musical Moose
The Fisher-Price Linkimals Musical Moose introduces your baby to numbers, counting and more. Kids can press the moose’s belly, it claps its hands and bobs its head along with fun lights, songs and music. Silly bobble head and soft antlers encourage baby to learn as they explore
Suitable for children aged 9 months and up
Booky Wooky Personalised Photo & Board Books
Children love exploring photo books and what could be more exciting than seeing themselves & their loved ones in the story! Get ready to unlock the magic in your child and start a lifetime love of books.
Formed in Dublin and 100% Irish owned & produced – Booky Wooky lets you to create incredible, magical, personalised board books that make perfect gifts for the children and adults in your lives.
The board photo books are a hybrid of a traditional photo book and an illustrated ‘insert your child’s name’ here that lets you tell your story in your way. Start with a blank book or use one of the pre-formatted templates to unlock the magic of your family.
Booky Wooky pride themselves on delivering the highest quality product possible. This married with amazing customer service ensures your customer journey from start to finish is exactly what it should be – a first class experience.
Suitable for all ages as can be customised to your requirements. Booky Wooky also offer a virtual gift card option, great as a stocking filler.
Olaf Shape Shifter
The Disney Frozen 2 Shape Shifter Olaf plush toy is full of silly fun and perfect for recreating funny scenes from the movie. Olaf features five connection points, including Olaf’s head, two body sections, arms, feet, carrot nose, and even the sticks from the top of his head.
Kids can pull apart Olaf to mix and match him into funny poses and activate phrases from the movie! Olaf is made with soft fabrics and even says funny phrases when he’s put together.
Suitable for children aged 3 and up
This item will be released on 31st August 2020, you can preorder it on Amazon.
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Have your say! Are any of these hot toys for Christmas 2020 on your child’s wish list? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!