What are going to be the top toys for Christmas 2022

With Yuletide now less than 100 days away, Argos has unveiled 15 toys it expects to be on children's lists this year - including classics like Barbie, Hot Wheels, and LEGO. But with many consumers planning a budget Christmas, the Chad Valley Dinosaur Waterfall Bath Toy is expected to be highly popular among consumers. Other lower budget offerings such as the Paw Patrol Big Truck Pups, 12" plush Squishmallow, and the NERF Elite 2.0 Ranger PD-5 Blaster (all GBP18) are also likely to appeal.

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.

Sink N' Sand Game - GBP20

"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." This year's list sees much-loved traditional film franchises such as Harry Potter and Transformers continue to influence the most popular toys.

NERF Elite 2.0 Ranger PD-5 Blaster - GBP18=

It includes the Harry Potter Ministry of Magic LEGO set and the LEGO Transformers Optimus Prime figure.

And those waiting for the hotly anticipated Barbie film release next year can enjoy the Barbie Cutie Reveal Snowflake Sparkle Husky. At the higher end of the price scale, Dreamworks' Gabby's Purrfect Dollhouse clocks in at GBP89.

LEGO Technic McLaren Formula 1 Race Car Model Set - GBP170

And the most expensive item found is the LEGO Technic McLaren Formula 1 Race Car Model Set, retailing at GBP170. Fay Williams of Argos added: "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."

LEGO Icons Optimus Prime Transformers Robot Model Set - GBP160

TOP TOYS ON ARGOS' LIST THIS YEAR:

1. Chad Valley Dinosaur Waterfall Bath Toy - GBP10
2. Paw Patrol Big Truck Pups - GBP18
3.

Squishmallow - GBP18
4. NERF Elite 2.0 Ranger PD-5 Blaster - GBP18
5. Pokemon TCG: Tin - GBP19
6.

Sink N' Sand Game- GBP20
7. Jiggly Pets Giraffe - GBP30
8. Barbie Cutie Reveal Snowflake Sparkle Husky - GBP33
9.

Fisher-Price DJ Bouncin' Beats Musical Toy - GBP45
10. Hot Wheels Action Spiral Speed Crash Track Set - GBP65
11. Bluey S7 School Playset and Adventure Bus Bundle - GBP75
12.

Gabby's Purrfect Dollhouse - GBP89
13. LEGO Harry Potter Ministry of Magic Modular Set - GBP90
14. LEGO Icons Optimus Prime Transformers Robot Model Set - GBP160
15.

LEGO Technic McLaren Formula 1 Race Car Model Set - GBP170