Top toy trends for Christmas (yes the countdown is on!)

It may be four months until the big day, but with more and more of us starting our preparation and shopping months in advance we look at this year's biggest toy trends and what your kids will want under the tree come December the 25th.

Thursday, 25th August 2016, 9:00 am
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 2:39 am
Top toy trends for Christmas

If you thought you could wait until December to start your Christmas shopping then think again - especially when it comes to toys.

Research shows that more than half of all parents (53%) start getting ready for the big day months ahead and they’re sure to be stocking up on the toys predicted to be the most in demand come December.

Popular trends include the newest collectibles like Design a Friend, retro games that have a modern twist and toys straight from the latest movie releases.

So if you’re looking to avoid the disappointment of the biggest and most popular toys selling out long before the big day, then watch the video where Linzi Walker, Chief Toy Buyer at the UK’s leading toy retailer Argos, runs through this year’s top toy trends.