Hamleys lists top ten toys for Christmas 2020
This Christmas will see more inter-generational play and classic toys that create magical moments to bring people of all ages together, according to Hamleys top buyers, who have unveiled their hot predictions for the 2020 festive season. While there’s some great new interactive and educational tech such as the pre-school Rollin’ Rovee with nearly 200 songs, sounds and phrases and tablet-based Osmo Genius – offering hands on learning and digital fun, the list this year features plenty to bring the family together with classic board, dice and card games – from Uno Flip and Quick Draw to Cluedo Liars and Monopoly for Sore Losers. The hot list also contains special toys exclusive to Hamleys in the shape of the Ferrari Foldable LED Twist Scooter and Greedy Monkey, the brand new multi-level dice game from Diicii.
It also mirrors the recent rise in pet ownership with a number of lovable stress relieving animatronics including Present Pets, which actually manage to unbox themselves, and Hamleys-own singing and dancing Mini-Movers pets for those who can’t home a real pet. Super Mario Lego, all-action remote controlled vehicles, fun new Playdoh playsets including Snotty Scotty who squeezes green slime from his nostrils and Vtech’s latest Kidizoom Studio with fabulous green screen effects – will all help drive family fun and inter-generational play this Christmas. Victoria Kay, Head of Buying at Hamleys said: “Creating some simple Christmas magic feels more important this year than ever and we think there’s lots of memorable and affordable fun to be had with our 2020 hot picks.
From clever tech to lovable animatronic pets and classic family games to be played around the table, we can see carefree, shared play and togetherness featuring heavily this year.”
Hamleys Top Ten Toys Christmas 2020
Osmo Genius Starter Kit
Osmo has a touch of magic about it in the shape of fun-filled learning games that interact with actual hand-held pieces and an iPad and/ or Fire tablet, bringing a child’s actions to life (no Wi-Fi necessary for play). The Genius Starter Kit for iPad, built for kids aged 5-11, includes five different games: –
- Numbers – Explore, play and problem solve with math in an open-ended underwater environment, collecting fish along the way. Develops number sense and Math confidence.
- Words – Play action packed word puzzles where you guess & spell hidden words with physical alphabet tiles.
Develops reading and vocabulary.
- Tangram – 500+ visual puzzles. Arrange wooden puzzle pieces to build challenging shapes. Develops visual problem solving.
- Newton – 60+ levels of creative engineering, guiding virtual balls with real-life objects or drawings.
Develops creative physics understanding
- Masterpiece – Supercharge your creativity & awesome drawing skills, draw anything. Develops creativity and imagination
The Osmo Genius Start Kit from Osmo retails for GBP100 at Hamleys Suitable for ages 6 to 10
Order online soon at https://www.hamleys.com/osmo-genius-starter-kit.ir Laser Battle Hunters
Laser Battle Hunters is the all new way to enjoy R/C Battles, whether on your own in Autonomous Mode, duelling with another person, or an all our Laser Battle Hunters War with up to eight other players. Each Laser Battle Hunters pack contains not one, but TWO vehicles, so you are all ready for combat!
- Tanks are called Reaper and Shadow
- Your set includes a ‘graphics pack’ to allow users to customise their own vehicles
- Two Player Mode or Single Player Autonomous AI Mode
- Innovative multi-directional wheel design enables amazing movement… watch your vehicle crab side-to-side, spin and slide around corners!
- These tanks are FAST and have incredible control!
- Fire from the IR Cannon at the front of the vehicle…
Hit the opposition 3 times to WIN!
- IR Cannon has fires to 100ft!
- Hunt! Aim! Fire!
Hit! – 3 Hits WINS!
Laser Battle Hunters from Character Options retails for GBP60 at Hamleys Suitable for ages 5 and up Requires 8 x AA batteries (not included)
Available from October Order online at https://www.hamleys.com/laser-battle-hunters.ir LEGO Super Mario Starter Set Adventures with Mario
The set features a LEGO Mario figure that gives instant expressive responses via the LCD screens and speaker.
Players earn virtual coins moving LEGO Mario from the Start Pipe to the Goal Pole via spinning and cloud platforms, the ? Block, and super battles with the Goomba and Bowser Jr. toy figures. Rearrange the bricks to create new levels to master.
LEGO Super Mario Starter Set Adventures with Mario from LEGO retails for GBP50 at Hamleys Suitable for ages 6 and up Requires 2 x AAA batteries (not included)
Orderonline at https://www.hamleys.com/lego-super-mario-adventures-starter-course-toy-game-71360.ir Ferrari Foldable LED Twist Scooter (Red and Black) This Ferrari branded twist scooter has an adjustable height facility and is easily foldable for enhanced portability.
It features car graphics and a wide base with two front wheels to increase stability. The wheels even have LEDs, enabling your little one to light up the whole block with their scooter skills. Available in two colours: red and black.
The super cool Ferrari Twist Scooter will allow toddlers to put their bodies and imaginations in gear to ride to the next awesome activity! Ferrari Foldable LED Twist Scooters (Red and Black) are exclusive to Hamleys and retail for GBP70 Suitable for ages 3 to 5
Order online at https://www.hamleys.com/ferrari-foldable-led-twist-scooter-red.ir KidiZoom Studio
Be the star of your own video universe with the KidiZoom Studio by VTech! Complete with green screen to create special effects, this high-definition video camera kit comes with everything you need to create the show of your dreams.
Set up the included tripod to film your very own unboxing videos or use the flip-up lens and handle to capture the perfect on- the -move selfie video. Pretend to host a show, give tours, create disappearing illusions and trick shots, or shoot how-to videos. Use the 20 included animated backgrounds to set the stage for all your video adventures.
Let your creativity loose! The KidiZoom Studio from VTech retails for GBP60 at Hamleys Suitable for ages 5 to 12
Available from October 23 rd Order online soon at: https://www.hamleys.com/vtech-kidizoom-studio.ir Barbie 3-in-1 Dream Camper
With multiple transformations, 3 vehicles, 5 living spaces, 360-degree play and 60 accessories, the Barbie(R) 3-in-1 DreamCamper(TM) encourages young minds to explore outdoor adventures and bring their travel dreams to life!
Multiple play areas include a living room for lounging, a patio with a pool, a bathroom with a pop-up shower, a rooftop bedroom and a kitchen with everything they need to play out cooking fun. Unlatch the camper to reveal a boat and a pickup truck that seats 4; flip the coffee table to find a fire pit and pop the camper’s roof up to reveal a loft bed. With 50 play pieces, it’s never the same adventure twice.
Accessories include fishing gear, a picnic table with seating for 4, bathroom necessities, a sleeping bag, blankets and everything kids need to play out camping stories The Barbie 3-in-1 Dream Camper from Mattel retails for GBP90 at Hamleys Suitable for ages 3 and up
Available from October Order online soon: https://www.hamleys.com/barbie-3-in-1-dreamcamper.ir Nerf Ultra One Blaster
Experience Nerf Ultra blasters – the gold standard in Nerf dart blasting!
Nerf Ultra blasters have advanced design and performance to deliver extreme distance, accuracy and speed. They include ground-breaking Nerf Ultra darts – the furthest flying Nerf darts EVER, featuring an innovative flight tip, Aerofin technology and Nerf Ultra foam. Take your game to the next level with Nerf Ultra blasters and darts!
Nerf Ultra blasters only work with Nerf Ultra darts. The Nerf Ultra One motorised blaster has a high-capacity 25-dart dart drum and comes with 25 Nerf Ultra darts. Fire over two dozen darts with the high-performance advantages of this Nerf Ultra blaster.
Send darts flying through the air up to 36 metres. There’s on-board dart storage for quick reloading. You have the skills and the expertise as a Nerf battler, now you have the blaster and darts for game-changing superiority!
Eyewear recommended. The Nerf Ultra One Blaster from Hasbro retails for GBP50 at Hamleys Suitable for ages 8 and up
Requires 4 x C batteries (not included) Available from October Order online soon at: https://www.hamleys.com/nerf-ultra-one.ir
Fisher Price Rollin’ Rovee
The Fisher-Price(R) Rollin’ Rovee(TM) activity toy is an interactive friend that keeps playtime exciting as your baby grows from infant to toddler to preschooler. Each of its four interactive play modes is filled with music and fun activities that encourage little bodies to get moving. Baby’s bestie has a light-up face and soft arms that move, so it can clap, play peek-a-boo, roll over for crawl and chase play, and play with the ball.
And while the friends play, Smart Stages(TM) learning content teaches your child about the alphabet, numbers, opposites, and much more. o Interactive friend with 4 modes of play as baby grows from infant to toddler to preschooler o Each play mode features lights, music, and exciting activities to get kids moving o Smart Stages(TM) learning content teaches the alphabet, counting, opposites, following directions and more
o Multi-color light-up face, soft hair and arms, plus interactive ball for toddler and preschool play The Fisher Price Rollin’ Rovee from Mattel retails for GBP60 at Hamleys Suitable for ages 6 months and up
Requires 5 x AA batteries (included) Order online soon at: https://www.hamleys.com/fisher-price-rollin-rovee.ir Monopoly for Sore Losers
Don’t get sad… get even!
Say goodbye to the frustration of losing while playing Monopoly, and say hello to the Monopoly For Sore Losers board game. This hilarious twist on Monopoly turns losing on its head and celebrates it instead. Players earn cash by doing the typically frustrating things in the game such as going to jail, paying rent on a property or going bankrupt.
And those who really start sinking can make a comeback using the large Mr Monopoly token that gives players advantages over everyone else. So, get playing, get the revenge you’ve been craving and feel good about losing! Family game night might never be the same again with this game for ages 8 and up.
Monopoly For Sore Losers from Hasbro retails for GBP23 at Hamleys Suitable for ages 8 and up For 2 to 6 players
Available now Order online at: https://www.hamleys.com/monopoly-for-sore-losers-board-game.ir Greedy Monkey
How much greed is good?
Let the game decide. Go bananas and put your luck to test, to see who takes the crown home. Roll the Diicii to get a number and a colour, challenge your rivals to roll again and see if you can add to your colour score – or will you go bust by rolling an enemy colour?
Sometimes it pays to be greedy, but would you rather play it safe? Greedy Monkey – sometimes it pays to be greedy… or not… Greedy Monkey is exclusive to Hamleys and retails for GBP12
Suitable for ages 5 and up For 2+ players Order online soon at https://www.hamleys.com/greedy-monkey.ir
Hamleys Magic Makers for Christmas 2020 Present Pets
Your Present Pets pup is so excited to meet you, she paws her way out of her own gift box! Tear off the box’s outer layer and pull the gift tag to start the big reveal!
It’s a surprise who’s inside: Glitter pups could be Cocoa or Casey, gorgeous puppies with expressive eyes, super soft fur, a rainbow bow and glittery details; but Fancy pups could be Princess or Kweenie, with their floppy ears, super soft fur and rose gold details. OVER 100 SOUNDS AND ACTIONS: Discover your new puppy’s playful personality! She gives kisses when cuddled; wags her tail and shuffles her paws when excited; responds to your voice and so much more!
Present Pets interactive pets are a great gift for birthdays, holidays or any special occasion for kids 5 and up. Which puppy will present itself to you? Glitter Rainbow and Fancy Rose Gold Present Pets from Spinmaster retail for GBP55 and GBP60 at Hamleys
Suitable for ages 5 and up Requires 6 x AAA batteries (included) Available from October
Order online here at www.hamleys.com Hamleys Mini Movers
Hamleys iconic and fun-tastic Movers & Shakers collection is an all-singing, all-dancing playtime extravaganza and we are thrilled to introduce these addition to our exciting range of sound and movement buddies; perfect for pre-school age and beyond. The Mini Movers family includes Harry Husky, Peanut Pug, Louis Labrador, Kitty Kitten, Flutter Foal and Charles the King Charles Spaniel.
These perky pals are perfectly-sized for small hands and big imaginations, and promise to delight children, time and time again. Choose your favourite to adopt, or if you can’t make up your mind – why not collect the lot! Mini Movers are exclusive to Hamleys and retail for GBP9
UNO Flip and UNO Showdown
Brace yourself for the next iteration of classic UNO: UNO FLIP! It’s the matching game you know, plus exciting new twists — like a double-sided deck, special FLIP card and tougher penalties — that give classic gameplay a competitive edge. There is a “Light Side” to the deck, which plays like classic UNO, and a “Dark Side” where penalties are super-tough.
Play the FLIP card and all cards in your hand, the draw pile and draw deck are flipped over to reveal an entirely new set of numbers and colours on the opposite side! The holder of the FLIP card determines whether or not you play on the Light Side or Dark Side of the deck — and when you switch it back around. The Dark Side of the deck includes new action cards that really shake things up, like Draw Five and Skip Everyone cards.
Strategize to rattle your competition and be the first to get rid of your cards to win. When you’re down to one card, don’t forget to shout “UNO!” UNO Showdown is the matching card game everyone loves but with the unexpected excitement of a card-shooting smackdown!
When the lightning sounds and the UNO Showdown unit signal goes off, be the first to push down on the paddle. The quickest player wins the showdown and sends cards flying out of the UNO Showdown unit at their opponents! Players race to get rid of all their cards by matching them to the card shown on top of the deck.
UNO Flip and UNO Showdown from Mattel retail for GBP9 and GBP20 at Hamleys Suitable for ages 7 and up Order online here at www.hamleys.com
Cluedo Liars Edition
Sometimes you have to lie to get to the truth in the Cluedo Liars Edition board game in which players use Investigation cards (there are 6 Lie cards and 6 Truth cards) to help them figure out who killed Dr. Black in the mansion. Players pick a card and read it out loud, trying to play it cool and convince other players that they’re telling the truth …even if they’re not.
If a player suspects they’re lying they can call that player out by hitting the Liar Button. Were they caught lying or were they telling the truth? Either way, an Evidence card is revealed and players move one step closer to cracking the case.
When a player is ready to make an accusation, they secretly look at the cards placed inside the case file envelope to reveal Who, What, and Where. A correct accusation wins the game! Cluedo Liars Edition from Hasbro retails for GBP22 at Hamleys
Suitable for ages 8 and up Available from October Order online here at www.hamleys.com
Playdoh Playsets: Snotty Scotty, Noodle Party, Candy Delight and Double Drizzle Ice Cream
Snot happens! Snotty Scotty is a hilarious Play-Doh slime toy for kids 3 years and up that inspires them to reimagine the way they play with slime. Just put some Play-Doh slime into snotty Scotty’s head, press the top of his head, and make ooey gooey slime snot come out!
It’s also oddly satisfying to squeeze his big, soft, squishy nose to make the booger slime flow. This hilarious toy also comes with a pair of tweezers shaped like fingers to pick his nose, and a wastebasket to help snotty Scotty clean up after himself. Inspired by classic hand crank pasta machines, this Play-Doh noodle making toy is great for kids to imagine their own creative Play-Doh pasta dishes.
Use the 2 attachments in the machine to adjust the style and thickness of the pretend noodles. There are lots of half-mold shapes all over the playset to add fun mix-ins and silly side dishes like pretend veggies and imaginary eggs. The stamper and mold make even more pretend pasta shapes like bowties and make-believe ravioli.
Top it all off with the Play-Doh cheese grater! With 5 standard 2-ounce cans of non-toxic Play-Doh compound, there’s lots of color to get started.. Check out the 2 creation cards for some easy how-to ideas!
It’s crazy candy galore at the Play-Doh candy store! This Play-Doh candy factory is a treat for the imagination as kids create their own silly gummy bears, pretend candy bars, and play candy cups. Fill the top with Play-Doh compound, then turn the crank on the candy machine to see the crazy colourful Play-Doh candies pour out.
Scoop the creations into the pretend candy buckets to show them off to friends.
5 cans of non-toxic Play-Doh compound work like modelling clay to crank up the creativity. Two Play-Doh Drizzle bottles in one means double the fun! Fill up the two dishes and two cones with Play-Doh ice cream, then squeeze pretend chocolate or strawberry colours on top with the Play-Doh Drizzle compound.
Classic non-toxic Play-Doh colours like white, pink, orange and green in 28 g pots give children everything they need to get started. Playdoh! Snotty Scotty, Noodle Party, Candy Delight and Double Drizzle Ice Cream from Hasbro retail for GBP11, GBP17, GBP26 and GBP11 at Hamleys
Suitable for ages 3 and up
Order online here at www.hamleys.com
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