Nine of Argos’ top 15 Christmas 2022 toys cost less than £50
Retailer Argos has released a list of toys it expects to be big hits for Christmas - and more than half of them are less than GBP50. Brands that feature on Argos' list of the top 15 Christmas toys include familiar names, Lego, Barbie, Pokemon, Nerf and Paw Patrol. The majority of the toys are sold for GBP50 or less, with some priced from GBP10.
Head of Toy Buying at Argos, Fay Williams, said the top 15 list was created with budgets in mind, as Britain heads to wards a Cost of Living crisis Christmas. Read more: Shoppers praise Aldi's GBP6.99 thermal clothing ideal for winter She 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.
We offer a wide range of toys, top toys and beyond, ensuring there is something for every child, regardless of their interests or passions". There are more expensive items on the list too. The Harry Potter Ministry of Magic LEGO set retails for GBP90 and the LEGO Transformers Optimus Prime figure comes in at GBP160.
Argos' list of the 15 top toys for Christmas 2022This GBP10 Chad Valley Dinosaur Waterfall Bath Toy made it onto Argos' top 15 for Christmas list (Image: PinPep)
Below are the top 15 toys for Christmas, picked and described by Argos, from cheapest to most expensive.
Chad Valley Dinosaur Waterfall Bath Toy GBP10.00 With his pouring cup and water wheel, this Chad Valley toy ensures bathing is a breeze. Suction cups make attaching to your bath and tiles so easy.
This rainbow-coloured reptile gently showers little heads while aiding development. He's fun to play with and his clever spinning motion encourages hand-eye coordination too. Bid farewell to bath-time tears.
Paw Patrol Big Truck Pups GBP18.00 Team up with Marshall for some action-packed highway rescues, in his Big Truck Pup Rescue Truck. Marshall's big rig rescue firetruck features an exciting vehicle transformation giving you the chance to convert the truck into a 2-level command centre and the ultimate vehicle for high-speed highway rescue missions.
Squishmallow GBP18.00 This ultra-squeezable, 12" medium-sized plush is made with high-quality and ultrasoft materials. This soft plush is perfect to snuggle with while relaxing at home, watching a movie, or taking a long car or plane ride.
These loveable and squeezable Squishmallows are the softest and cutest plush toys around. NERF Elite 2.0 Ranger PD-5 Blaster GBP18.00 Unleash one dart at a time from this easy-to-use pump-action blaster that includes 10 Nerf Elite foam darts, giving you five darts to load into the blaster and five more darts for reloads.
You can store the extra darts in the blaster's onboard dart storage to keep them nearby for quick reloading. The Ranger PD-5 blaster is easy to use so you can jump into action fast. Pokemon TCG: Tin GBP19.00
This Pokemon card tin is a great way to start the legends collection. Fans of the series will get hours of entertainment from the set and it even includes a code to unlock the same content within the Pokemon online trading card game. Sink N' Sand Game GBP20.00
This game requires you to try and save Sink 'n Sally, Sunk 'n Duncan, Slip 'n Sam & Fall n' Fran from falling into the quicksand as you compete against others to keep your character standing strong. It includes the iconic magic sand which you can pull, shape and mold to create incredible sand art. Jiggly Pets Giraffe GBP30.00
Gigi the Giraffe is an all-singing, all-dancing toy bringing all the sensory fun. Press Gigi's foot and watch her dance and shake her booty to the three inbuilt tunes. Gigi has soft, stretchy yellow hair and comes wearing a pair of party sunglasses.
Barbie Cutie Reveal Snowflake Sparkle Husky GBP33.00 This doll offers the cutest unboxing experience with 10 surprises, including a posable Barbie doll. Unbox the package to find a soft, plush husky puppy with tinsel fur and four surprise bags.
Remove the husky costume to find a Barbie doll with long, icy blue hair and twinkle-shine details. Open the surprise bags to find a cute skirt, headband, sponge-comb and mini pet husky puppy. Fisher-Price DJ Bouncin' Beats Musical Toy GBP45.00
Play time's a real party with the DJ Bouncin' Beats musical learning toy from Fisher-Price. When little ones press the buttons, this interactive dance partner bounces to life with colourful lights, motorised spring action, and 75+ songs, sounds, and phrases that teach the alphabet, counting, colours, and more. Hot Wheels Action Spiral Speed Crash Track Set GBP65.00
The Hot Wheels Action Spiral Speed Crash Track Set comprises of 29" tall track, three crash zones and a motorized booster that keeps the car moving. Drive the included Hot Wheels vehicle up to the booster and watch it continuously whip down the spiral. Bluey S7 School Playset and Adventure Bus Bundle GBP75.00
Join Bluey and her school mates as they come up with the most fun adventures with Bluey's School Adventure Pack. This huge exclusive pack includes a transforming School Playset and the Brisbane Adventure Bus. Plus six 2.5-3" Figures: Bluey, Bingo, Chloe, Snickers, Coco and their teacher Calypso and Accessories.
Gabby's Purrfect Dollhouse GBP89.00 Play inside your own dollhouse world with DreamWorks' Gabby's Purrfect Dollhouse. Standing at over 61cm tall, this dollhouse is packed full of exciting features to discover, including a Dollhouse delivery tower, working Cat-A-Vator, sounds and more.
It also includes a Gabby Girl collectible figure, Pandy Paws figure, furniture for each room and three accessories. LEGO Harry Potter Ministry of Magic Modular Set GBP90.00LEGO Harry Potter Ministry of Magic Modular Set (Image: PinPep)
This is the first ever LEGO Harry Potter set to feature the iconic Ministry of Magic and captures famous scenes, iconic characters, and authentic details. It comes complete with 12 mini-figures and you have the chance to transform the way the friends look with Polyjuice potion with 3 mini-figures that transform with a turn of the head and a new hair piece.
LEGO Icons Optimus Prime Transformers Robot Model Set GBP160.00 This intricate and detailed model, based on the legendary Transformers Autobot, converts from robot to truck and back. It gives you the chance to relive the Transformers saga with accessories including the ion blaster, Autobot Matric of Leadership, an Energon axe, Energon cube and jetpack.
LEGO Technic McLaren Formula 1 Race Car Model Set GBP170.00 This detailed replica of McLaren's 2022 F1 car has been created in close partnership with the McLaren racing team who develop their version of the car at the same time for the 2022 race season. The intricate model includes a replica V6 cylinder engine, moving pistons, steering, suspension and even sponsor stickers like those seen on a real F1 race car.