Its never easy to keep up with the latest trends in the toy market. Every few months a new hot toy seems to be the one that every young boy wants for his birthday. To make your life a little easier we’ve done our research and compiled a list of the 10 most popular boys toys for 2017. All of these toys should be available in Argos, Amazon and ToysRUs but as they are predicted to be this years hottest toys, stocks will be limited so get them before they’re gone.
Lego Nexo Knights General Magmar Seige Machine Of Doom
This fantastic Lego Playset is based on the popular Cartoon Network TV Series and games. While the name doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue this set is all-action with more than 500 pieces to build. Its recommended for ages 8 and above and features a vehicle that turns into a seige tower with dual catapults and a disc shooter. You also get 3 minifigures- General Magmar, Flama and Clay Moorington.
Paw Patrol Zoomer Marshall Interactive Pup
If your little one is a fan of Paw Patrol, look no further! Marshall is an interactive pup who talks, moves on his own and responds to touch and movement. Play in 2 modes to carry out over 80 interactive missions and help Marshall save the day! Marshall is ready for a ruff-ruff rescue and comes complete with a transforming Pup Pack and spring-loaded water cannon launchers. Press his head to make him say over 150 different Marshall catchphrases and sounds. Zoomer Marshall is for ages 3+ and requires 4 AA batteries (not included).
Hot Wheels A.I. Racing Starter Playset
Hot Wheels delivers the ultimate racing set with enhanced Artificial Intelligence smart cars that help you stay on track. The A.I. also controls rival racers who will stop at nothing to overtake you and speed to victory. Play in Championship Mode for high-tech, head-to-head racing and test your driving skills to launch virtual hazards, like oil spills and tire blowouts, to be the ultimate Hot Wheels champion. The Hot Wheels A.I. Race System Starter Kit includes 2 high-performance smart cars with scale speeds up to 180 mph, 2 gaming controllers with gameplay modes for all ages and 20 pieces of track (16ft) for over 40 race configurations.
Fisher Price Imaginext Ultra Ice T-Rex
What young boy doesn’t like Dinosaurs? If your son does, the Fisher Price Imaginext Ultra Ice T-Rex brings hours of fun! 3 Power Pads (behind his tail, above his left hip and his mouth) bring the Imaginext Ultra Ice Dino roaring to life! The Imaginext Ultra Ice T-Rex takes four steps forward together with sound effects, raises to his full height of 2 ½ feet, lights up the LEDs in his spikes and eyes as well as fire projectiles! Suitable for kids aged 3 years and above.
The objective of Perplexus is to move a small metal ball around 22ft of challenging twists and turns. You have to move the sphere around in your hand to guide the ball along a numbered path. Flip twist and spin Perplexus and try to avoid falling off the track. If you fall, you start all over again. The game is designed to provide months if not years of fund with different difficulty levels (Perplexus Rookie, Perplexus Epic and Perplexus Twist). This is one of those games your kids are likely to rope you into playing and it will drive you crazy. Perplexus is easy to play, but hard to master and it will definitely not be a toy they forget about on Boxing Day. For ages 8 and above.
Kindle Fire Kids Edition – 7″ Display, Wi-Fi, 16GB
The Kindle Fire Kids Edition is a tablet specially designed for kids. It comes with a kid-proof case which is durable and lightweight and designed to protect it in case your child drops it! It is very light, weighing only 450grams. It’s 7 inches and has both a rear facing and a front facing camera. Very useful to take pictures and videos as well as video calls. Amazon is also throwing in a 1 year Amazon Free Time Unlimited subscription for access to over 10,000 kid-friendly books, movies and apps as well as a 2 year guarantee. It includes a micro USB power adaptor and charges in under 6 hours.
Transformers Playskool Heroes Rescue Bots Optimus Prime
We love Playskool toys because it allows small hands to play with big boy brands. They’re also pretty indestructible as far as we can tell. This Kid-sized Rescue Bots figure looks like the Optimus Prime character. It converts from robot mode to monster truck mode and back. The recommended age is from 36 months to 7 years. Playskool make a wide range of “Heroes” toys including Star Wars – all suitable for pre school kids.
Playskool Heroes Galactic Heroes Star Wars AT-AT Walker Exclusive
Continuing with Playskool, how cool is this AT-AT Walker?! It has flashing lights and battle sounds. The AT-AT-Walker playset features poseable legs and an AT-AT Driver figure that fits inside. Recommended ages from 3 and up. Be warned there is a huge range of Star Wars ships and figurines, all as awesome as this, so this might become an expensive hobby for you!
This is the most popular toy of 2016, if you haven’t got one yet you better be fast because word is they’re running out fast! Hatchimals come in egg form. There are 5 types: Draggle, Owlicom, Penguala, Burtle and Bearakeet. The Hatchimal hatches as a result of the child singing, talking to it, playing with it. The colour is a mystery until it hatches! Once it’s hatched, there are 3 stages: baby, toddler and kid. It sings Hatchy Birthday and can learn how to walk, play and dance! And it speaks! I’m tempted to get one just to see how they do it!
Meccano – Meccasaur
Meccano remains one of the old school toys still as relevant today as it was in the old days. This year you can build your own robot dinosaur with the Meccosaur! Specially designed for those Dinosaur obsessed kids, we all know them! It’s programable and 3 feet long. It’s both metal and space age plastics. It roars, responds to petting, guars and attacks and even says yes and no! Suitable from ages 10 and above.