Christmas 2016 Must Have Toys

We take a look at the 20 must have toys predicted to sell out by December 2016… and of course where we think you will get them cheapest.

The biggest toy sellers and industry experts have, like every other year, announced their top toy predictions for Christmas 2016.

So we have been checking out the list, playing with them, getting our kids to play with them and figuring out which will truly be difficult to come by come December.

As we can we will update the prices to truly help you get the best deals..

Part 1 of our two part post. Toys 1 – 10 in no particular order

UPDATED 28th October 2016

Fisher Price Code-a-pillar

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One of a new breed of coding toys for preschoolers, the Code-A-Pillar is made up of 8 segments, which can be mixed around to direct the Code-a-pillar to move in a certain direction or do an action – just like coding. Cute and clever.

Ages 3+

Argos £38.99 Collect in store for FREE. Otherwise £3.95 Same day delivery

Smyths £39.99 Collect in store for FREE. Also FREE delivery on orders over £20.

 

FurReal Friends Torch

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Bigger than you might expect (over 35cm tall), Torch My Blazin Dragon is a curiously-named responsive toy that will react when you stroke its nose, touch its charm button or give a plastic treat. It also breathes out a mist, snorts and giggles in a dragon-y type way.

Ages 4+

Argos £77.95 Collect in store for FREE. Otherwise £3.95 Same day delivery

Amazon £59.99 & FREE delivery

Toys R Us £83.99 Click and collect only. Find your nearest store here.

Smyths £69.99 Collect in store for FREE. Also FREE delivery on orders over £20

 

VTech KidiZoom Action Cam

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This is our favourite for this years number one gift. Your child’s own ‘Go-Pro’, the KidiZoom has mounts to attach to a bike or a helmet, plus a waterproof case that can film underwater photos and videos and options to customise pics with cartoon images. You will need to buy your own SD card.

Ages 5+

Amazon £47.49 & FREE delivery

Smyths £39.99 Collect in store for FREE. Also FREE delivery on orders over £20

Toys R Us £49.99 But this one includes a carry case. Click and collect only. Find your nearest store here

Argos £44.99 Collect in store for FREE. Otherwise £3.95 Same day delivery

 

Lego Nexo Knights Siege of Doom set

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Nexo Knights combine traditional LEGO sets with a Cartoon Network TV series and gaming app and the Machine of Doom set is all-action, with more than 500 pieces, catapults, giant spiked wheels and scannable shields. You also get 3 minifigures- General Magmar, Flama and Clay Moorington.

Ages 8+

Amazon £24.99 & FREE delivery

Toys R Us £27.99 Click and collect for FREE & FREE delivery

 

Nerf Modulus Tri Strike

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Not one, not two, but THREE different kinds of darts in the same blaster… a sure fire way to end up with a foam missile to the head on Christmas afternoon.

Ages 8+

Toys R Us £29.99 & FREE darts. FREE click and collect & FREE Delivery

Amazon £24.99 & Free delivery

Argos £29.99 Collect in store for FREE. Otherwise £3.95 Same day delivery

Smyths £29.99 Collect in store for FREE. Also FREE delivery on orders over £20

BB-8 Remote Control

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This remote-controlled BB-8 toy is 2016’s hottest Star Wars toy. It can roll in all directions and makes expressive droid sounds (if droids can make expressive noises). This loyal companion could replace the much-loved R2-D2 as the new favourite Star Wars robot.

Ages 4+

Argos £44.99 Collect in store for FREE. Otherwise £3.95 Same day delivery

Amazon £64.20 & FREE delivery.

 

Barbie 3 Storey Townhouse

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Barbie gets her own Barbie-pink house filled with a bathtub that doubles as a rooftop spa, a swing chair, a flat-screen TV plus a working lift (hey, who needs stairs?). No Barbies included.

Ages 5+

Smyths £79.99 Collect in store for FREE. Also FREE delivery on orders over £20.

Amazon £79.99 & FREE delivery.

Argos £84.99 Collect in store for FREE. Otherwise £3.95 Same day delivery.

Furby Connect

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Furby has come a long way since 1998 when it first made an appearance (and sold 27 million in that first year). Furby Connect now comes with an app, has eyes that show 150 expressions and gets regular updates via Bluetooth. And guess what? If Furby gets that little bit irritating, you can pop on an eye mask and Furby goes to sleep.

Ages 6+

Argos £49.99 Pink Purple Blue & Teal. Orange £44.99. Collect in store for FREE. Otherwise £3.95 Same day delivery.

Amazon £49.99 Pink Purple Blue & Teal. FREE delivery.

Smyths £49.99 Pink Purple Blue Teal & Orange. Collect in store for FREE. Also FREE delivery on orders over £20.

Toys R Us £59.99 Pink Purple Blue & Teal. FREE click and collect & FREE Delivery

 

WowWee Chip the Robot Dog

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Wow indeed. The WowWee Chip robotic dog knocked us out when we borrowed it. Yes, it’s very expensive but it’s an incredible toy. Your child will be able to train Chip by talking or by using an app and in return Chip will become affectionate and develop a personality. Chip even has its own throw-and-fetch ball.

Ages 8+

Amazon £199 & FREE delivery.

Smyths £199 Collect in store for FREE. Also FREE delivery on orders over £20.

Toys R Us £199 FREE click and collect & FREE Delivery

Tiny Treasures Newborn Baby Doll

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An incredibly life-like doll who has a baby-perfumed smell (the nice smells not the pooey ones) and is soft enough to cuddle, although weighs the same as a newborn. She also comes with a birth certificate, hospital tag and a cardboard car seat.

When we initially checked out this cute little doll it was only in stock at Argos, is that a sign it will be sold out come December?

Ages 3+

Argos £39.99 Boy & Girl version. Collect in store for FREE. Otherwise £3.95 Same day delivery.

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Best Cheap TV?

Id check out amazon’s Prime Day

Looking for a cheap TV, your looking in the right place.

The days of breaking the bank for a 40 inch TV are long gone – today you can now pick up 40-inch LCD TV’s for under £200. If your lucky you will probably find a new 4k LED Smart TV for less than £400 too. If your after a 4k TV now is a great time to upgrade, especially with Netflix, Amazon, BBC and Sky all planning on broadcasting / streaming even more 4K content over the coming months.

So what about a 43 inch widescreen 4K smart LED TV with Freeview HD?

for less than £300

Well we have found one with great reviews that’s available from a well know retailer.

Amazon to the rescue again.

hisense

Hisense 43 inch Widescreen 4K Smart LED TV with Freeview.

Hisense are the official TV partner of Euro2016 and they offer a range of 4K TV’s ranging in size from 40-85 inch. Prices are a steal starting at just £299. If your feeling flush, the 85 inch comes in at a cool £5000.

Product Description & Specifications

TV like never before in glorious Ultra HD 4K resolution. With 4 times the detail of Full HD see every detail with stunningly realistic picture quality and beautifully natural motion. Backed by the power of a quad core processor, powerful TruSurround Audio, futureproof 4K technologies (including HDMI 2.0, HEVC, USB 3.0) and a wide variety of Smart apps you will never want to leave your living room.

Panel Performance

2D to 3D  NO
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Diagonal Screen Size 108cm/42.6 inch
Viewing Angle (H/V) N/A
Dynamic Contrast 4000
Refresh 800
Response Time (grey to grey) N/A
Hisense 3D technology  NO
Panel Resolution Ultra HD 3840×2160

Connecting Interface

HDMI Input 4 (2xHDMI 2.0)
HDCP Support HDCP 2.2
MHL Yes
USB 3 (1xUSB 3.0)
S/PDIF Output Yes
Audio (L/R) Input Yes
Headphone Output Yes
RF Tuner 2
Composite (AV) Input Yes
Component YPb(Cb) / Pr (Cr) Input Yes
SCART 1 (Scart in only)
VGA Input N/A
PC Audio Input (3.5mm) N/A
Subwoofer
Ethernet RJ45 Port Yes

See full specification here on Hisense’s website

Our verdict.

For a bargain TV your not going to find any better in our opinion. Great picture, sound and plenty of connections make this a great option for your taking your first leap into the world of 4k smart TV’s.

Check it out here on amazon…

Update..

At the moment the TV is on a 1-2 month delivery… not the greatest but its still your best bet for a bargain TV. Well worth the wait.