The Toy Retailers Association has debuted its DreamToys list of the top 12 toys for Christmas 2020.
Selected by a panel of retailers and industry experts, the list is independent of toy manufacturers and makers and this year’s line-up includes classic brands likes Barbie, Monopoly, LEGO and Star Wars.
“This year’s DreamToys Top 12 includes a range of products from classic brands such as Monopoly and Barbie, to popular licenses and innovative new toys to suit all price points,” said Gary Grant, chair of the DreamToys selection committee.
“Toys have been an important part of families’ lives during lockdown and we believe many on this list will put a well-deserved smile on faces this Christmas.”
Frederique Tutt, vice president – global industry expert, toys at The NPD Group, added: “Toys and games have proved their value in 2020. As in other markets, Britons turned to toys and games to help fill the long weeks of lockdown.
“For the period of lockdown alone, sales rose by 15%. However, unit sales are down 9% for the first nine months of the year. As consumers have not been able to visit stores, sales of lower price point collectables have decreased in favour of ‘slow’ play toys such as those in this year’s DreamToys list.”
Check out the full DreamToys list below:
5 Surprise Mini Brands Mystery Capsule (Zuru)
Barbie 3-in-1 DreamCamper (Mattel)
LEGO Harry Potter Hedwig (LEGO)
LOL Surprise! OMG Remix Fashion Doll Asst (MGA Entertainment)
Laser Battle Hunters Vehicle (Character Options)
Monopoly For Sore Losers (Hasbro)
Paw Patrol Dino Rescue Dino Patroller (Spin Master)
Peppa Pig Peppa’s Shopping Centre (Character Options)
Pokémon Carry Case Play-set (Character Options)
Present Pets (Spin Master)
Star Wars The Mandalorian The Child (Mattel)
LEGO Super Mario: Adventures with Mario Starter Course (LEGO)
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