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19 toys predicted to be at the top of kids' Christmas lists this year

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Check out this list of 19 must-have kids toys for Christmas 2018. 

From souped-up fidget spinners to more complex LEGO creations and sneaky ways to get your kids to learn while playing, the list has it all...

Best Christmas Toys 2018:

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1) furReal Ricky the Trick Lovin' Pup, £134.99, John Lewis

Your kids would love a pet but you know you'll end up looking after it? Fear not! This talented dog performs cool tricks: flipping his bone, shaking his paws and barking a tune! Ricky has 100+ sound-and-motion combinations: happy sounds, tilting his heading, shuffling with excitement and more. Reward him with treats and when you pet him he poops them back out. 
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2) John Lewis Kitchen, £59, John Lewis

Miniature home products are always on trend and the John Lewis kitchen does not disappoint. It is the perfect role-play toy to let your little one feel like a grown-up and encourage their creativity. Watch them cook up a storm in the super sweet and realistic kitchen, complete with hobs, sink, oven and a cupboard. 
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3) My First Scooter, £49.99, John Lewis

If your little one is active or you want something to encourage them to spend less time looking at a screen and more time outdoors then these are the perfect present. Watch your kids scoot to school or around the garden with these updated John Lewis scooters.
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4) John Lewis and Partners Waitrose Supermarket, £49, John Lewis

Let's go shopping! Just the thing for fun roleplaying games, this supermarket checkout comes with a built-in calculator, pretend credit card and Waitrose paper bags. And with lots of toy groceries including croissants, cereals, juice and fruits, there's everything they need for the weekly shop! What will you buy?
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5) Shopkins Hairdorables Doll Assortment, £15, Hamleys

The Shopkins Hairdorables are super fun, poseable dolls featuring mix-and-match outfits and accessories. There are 36 Dolls to collect and enjoy, each with their own unique attitude and shiny, colourful hair - open your surprise pack to see whos inside! Each adorable doll also comes with stickers, a collector list and a signature card.
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6) Hamleys Exclusive Queens Guard Peppa Soft Toy, £25, Exclusive to Hamleys

The new Castle Guard Peppa and Queen’s Guard Peppa are exclusive to Hamleys and perfect for any Peppa Pig Fan. These are cute and cuddly Peppa’s are iconic to the UK, especially London and cannot be purchased anywhere else! With their individual tunics and hats, and for ages 18 months+, we are excited about introducing these new Peppa soft toys to all our customers.
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7) LEGO Duplo Cargo Train, £99.93, Amazon

With this cargo train, your toddler can be in the driving seat! The set contains five coloured action bricks which make the train sound its horn, turn on the lights, refuel, change direction and stop. They can load and unload cargo using the crane, collect fish from the boat at the harbour and stop for lunch at the cafe. Download the accompanying app for remote-control function and extra activities for the kids to complete.
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8) Boxer Interactive AI Robot, £69.99, Amazon

Sometimes happy, sad, grumpy, or even sleepy, Boxer displays a full range of emotion. Interact with him in multiple ways: use the included remote control to race Boxer around and do tricks; download the free app to your phone to discover brand new games; or get hands-on!
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9) LOL Surprise Under Wraps Assortment, £14.97, Amazon

LOL Surprise! Eye Spy Series Under Wraps doll has 15 new surprises for you to discover! Unbox the spy glass to find codes and unlock surprises! Each doll is dressed in a mystery disguise, unbox each layer to discover whos inside! The disguise becomes multiple fashion accessories! Mix & match outfits for tons of new looks! Collect them all!
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10) LEGO Technics Bugatti Chiron, £328.71, Amazon

It wouldn't be Christmas if their wasn't something LEGO on your child's letter to Father Christmas. Move their toys into the fast lane this Christmas, with this model replica of the Bugatti Chiron in the classic duo-tone blue colour scheme. It features an active rear wing, 8-speed gearbox with paddle gearshift, W16 engine and spoked rims plus a set of stickers for additional detailing.
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11) The Orb Factory Orbslimy Elasti Plasti Slime, £12.99, Amazon

Elasti Plasti Slime is the brand new non-sticky, super soft plastic that expands, stretches, bubbles and much more. Grab some friends and create a giant, thin plastic parachute. Elasti Plasti super stretches further than anything ever created and lets you blow giant bubbles 20x its size with a regular straw.
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12) I-Top Goliath Spinning Top Meca-Gear Blue, £16.24, Amazon

These take the fidget spinner game to a whole new level. A pocket-sized electronic spinning top which counts your spins and keeps track of your score so you can challenge yourself and your friends. It has three play modes - Top Score, 99 Spin Challenge and Compass mode.
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13) Tech Will Save Us Mover Kit (learn to code), £54.99, Amazon

The Mover kit is the ideal way to introduce coding to kids - play is the best way to learn! This toy has infinite possibilities for fun with open-ended creating and inventing as well as dozens of projects online. Get moving, building and coding with this toy that teaches creative problem-solving skills.
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14) ​Nerf Laser Alpha, £34.99, Amazon

The Nerf Laser Ops Pro AlphaPoint blaster 2-pack will keep your kids busy all Christmas morning! It allows players to go head-to-head in live-action laser battles - fire shots and they register hits with lights and sounds and display health and ammo capacity on the back. The Nerf Laser Alpha series also features other great products such as Alpha Hawk Blaster and Alpha Trooper.
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15) GraviTrax Starter Set, £39.90, Amazon

Toys that are educational as well as fun? Experience the power of Gravity! GraviTrax is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) track system. Kids can use their imagination to build tracks to teach them about gravity, magnetism, kinetic energy and problem-solving. They can freestyle with their own designs or use the blueprints included.
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16) Crate Creatures Surprise Bashers, £9.99, Amazon

Pull their tongue and the Creature vibrates, makes fun noises and has glowing eyes. Use the crowbar to pop the lock and open your creature. The motion sensor inside the creature reacts when they are upside down, knocked over or laying down. Record your voice and the creature will play back your message in a monster voice. Each creature comes with 45+ creatures sounds and includes their favourite food, which unlocks chomping sounds when placed in their mouth.
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17) Playmobil City Life Wedding Limo, £27.73, Amazon

Playmobil is always a hit at Christmas! This wedding limo encourages learning through interactive play. It is the erfect way to arrive to a wedding in style with a detachable roof reveals luxury interior with flowers and drinks. It ncludes 3 Playmobil characters and accessories.
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18) Feber – My Lovely Unicorn, £221.98, Amazon

Let your child experience the magic of Feber’s My Lovely Unicorn. The first unicorn ride-on, it can be groomed and petted as well as ridden both at home and outside. Your little one will love brushing the toy’s hair and interacting with its light-and-sounds magic horn.
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19) Bosch Workbench with Sound, £35, Mothercare

Perfect for aspiring engineers and mechanics, this workbench has plenty of play tools, storage and lots of space to play, A brilliant kit for inspiring the imagination, it features a belt sander and workshop sounds for even more realistic play. It's perfect for friends to play together, boosting social and communication skills, and will help your little one discover the world of tools through pretend play.


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