Lego, Squishmallow and more among top Argos toys for Christmas 2022

With Christmas now less than 100 days away, leading UK toy retailer Argos has announced its highly anticipated list of the top toys that are set to dominate Christmas wish lists in 2022 - and 60% are under GBP50. Parents can expect to find some huge names included in this year's list- but it includes a great mix of traditional and newely themed toys for young ones to receive off the big guy. The list of 15 toys includes everything from a dancing Jiggly Pets Giraffe to the LEGO McLaren Formula 1 Race Car.

It also includes the hottest toys at a range of prices to suit all budgets, with one of the most in demand toys coming in at just GBP10. READ MORE:

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This year's list sees much-loved traditional film franchises Harry Potter and Transformers continue to influence the most popular toys, with the Harry Potter Ministry of Magic LEGO set (GBP90) and the LEGO Transformers Optimus Prime figure (GBP160) making the list and providing fans with an enviable model for their collection. With Pokemon still being a trending programme for youngsters, the card games are still a must have for little ones.

Collectors of the much-loved Pokemon empire can rejoice as a Pokemon Card Tin (GBP19) makes it way on the list, complete with a code to unlock the Pokemon TCG online cards.

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Those waiting for the hotly anticipated Barbie film release next year don't have to wait for the latest iteration of the much-loved doll, as the Barbie Cutie Reveal Snowflake Sparkle Husky (GBP33) appears on the list and is set to be topping the wish list of many children around the country. Elsewhere, the list is heavily influenced by the small screen, with toys from the worlds of Bluey, Paw Patrol and Gabby's Dollhouse among the most wanted. Giving children another way to engage with their favourite shows and characters, The Bluey School Playset and Adventure Bus Bundle (GBP75), Paw Patrol Big Truck Pups (GBP18) and Gabby's Purrfect Dollhouse (GBP89) make perfect gifts for TV fans.

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With gifts starting at just GBP10, parents aiming to cut back on Christmas spending have some great options to choose from this year without breaking the bank, including the super cute and interactive Dinosaur Waterfall Bath Toy from Chad Valley (GBP10), the Nerf Elite 2.0 Ranger PD-5 Blaster (GBP18) for adventure seekers and Sink N' Sand (GBP20) offering some sensory fidget toy fun.

Fay Williams, head of toy buying at Argos, said: "This year's top toy list is a great mixture of classic and much-loved toys such as LEGO as well as newer brands like Squishmallows which have quickly become wish-list staples. "It's clear digital entertainment and some of the biggest and most loved film and TV franchises continue to have a massive influence on the most in-demand toys. It's great to see classic franchises like Harry Potter, Transformers and Pokemon continue to prove popular amongst children in 2022, alongside the newer ones with cult followings such as Bluey and Paw Patrol.

"With the cost of living on customers' minds, we wanted to make sure that over half of our top toys were under GBP50, so parents can still make this time of year special without spending beyond their means."

The top toys are all now available to buy at Argos, in-store and online here.