Dream Toys Top 12 and Diversity!

November 5, 2014 Off By Laura TMOT
This morning saw me bleary eyed and looking at toys at 7am in the morning and with Starbucks in hand and Christmas carols playing in the background I was in heaven. Dream Toys is one of my all time favourite events of the year. The kids choir singing carols, the celebrity appearances, the toys and the chance to have a good catch up with all the lovely toy manufacturers and press people that I have not seen since Christmas in July or in some cases the Toy Fair in January.

This year the top twelve list was a bit of a shock with some of my favourite products missing from the line up and a few real surprises included.

The Top twelve in alphabetical order are

Bop It! Beats           
Disney Frozen Snow Glow Elsa        
Disney Frozen Sparkle Doll (assorted)                    
Kidizoom Smart Watch                                           
Little Live Pets Bird Cage                                        
Minecraft Figures (assorted)                                   
My Friend Cayla                                                     
Nerf Demolisher 2-in-1                                          
The Lego Movie – Benny’s Spaceship, Spaceship, SPACESHIP!                                         
Toot-Toot Animals Safari Park              
Transformers Stomp & Chomp Grimlock               
Zoomer Dino                                         

With 72 toys in the shortlist it wasn’t long before I spotted some of my favourite toys from the year. 
Tech Tastic!

From robots to talking birds, technology in toys continues to evolve, these toys are some of the best examples:

AirHogsRC Rollercopter        
Flutterbye Deluxe Light-Up Fairy      
Furby Boom-Crystal Series      
Kidizoom Smart Watch
LeapBand
LeapTV                                 
MiP                                             
My Friend Cayla
Teksta T-Rex                 
Xeno                                   
Zoomer                               
Zoomer Dino – Boomer

Wheely Good Fun

Cars, trains and fantasy play are always high on the Christmas wish lists; this selection has something for every age group:

Fisher-Price Thomas and Friends TrackMaster Avalanche Escape
Hot Wheels Super Loop  Chase Race
Mega Bloks Thomas & Friends 1-2-3 Count with Thomas  
Fisher-Price Thomas and Friends Motion Control Thomas 
                                                                                         
Hugs n’ Heroes

From the perfect baby to the ultimate super hero, these toys make fantasy play magical, all they need is a child’s imagination:

Baby Annabell Learns to Walk             
Barbie & The Secret Door Princess Alexa Doll  
Barbie Malibu House      
Dragons Giant Fire Breathing Toothless 
Emotion Pets- Bruno                
Little Love Baby Talk             
Marvel Super Hero Mashers
Monster High Freaky Fusion Hybrids Dolls    
My Little Pony Equestria Girls Twilight Sparkle
Ninja Turtles Movie Figures

The Collectables

These lines fire the imagination and feed the passion:

Little Live Pets Bird Cage
Minecraft Animal Mob Pack                                
Minecraft Figures
My Magical Mermaid Water Wonderland
Shopkins Small Mart    

Let’s make

Making and creating has been a big theme this year in toys, this selection ranges from food to knits – it’s good to share!

Chill Factor Ice Cream Maker           
Cra-Z-Knitz Ultimate Designer Knitting Station 
Cra-Z-Loom Bracelet Maker                    
DohVinci Style and Store Vanity  
Play-Doh Cake Mountain                     
Sew Cool Sewing Studio                

Build the World

From castles to spaceships the construction choice is endless and they were all made by Lego:                                           
             
City Mobile Police Unit    
Disney Princess Cinderella’s Romantic Castle   
Friends Heartlake Shopping Mall                           
Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Batman Man-Bat Attack       
The LEGO Movie – Benny’s Spaceship, Spaceship,  SPACESHIP!

Toys 4 Tots

Toddlers today get to have some serious fun:

Doc Mc Stuffins Get Better Talking Mobile
Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn  Crawl Around Car                                       
Fisher-Price Little People Skyway 
Peppa Pigs Muddly Puddle Jumbo Jet   
Peppa Pig Weebles Wind & Wobble Playhouse                             
Toot-Toot Animals Safari Park

My Go!

From chickens to moustaches, the board game continues to bring the whole family; these are a selection of the best:

Bop It! Beats
Bunny Jump                                                        
Chicken Charades                                     
Don’t Take Buster’s Bones                                      
Elefun & Friends Mousetrap                                    
Gooey Louie                                                     
Hotel Tycoon                                                
LOGO Grab                                                     
Moustache Smash                                             
My Monopoly                                                      
Simon Swipe                                                           

Ready to Rumble

Hero or villain, these toys lets their imagination soar:

Nerf Demolisher 2-in-1*                                        
Nerf Rebelle Agent Bow                                        
Nerf Zombie Strike Crossfire Bow                      
Star Wars Rebels Inquisitor Lightsaber            
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Web Slinging Spider-Man 
Transformers Flip N Change (assorted)                  
Transformers Stomp and Chomp Grimlock

Frozen’s the Word

The epic journey of the fearless princess continues here in the land of toys with this highly popular selection…

Disney Frozen Elsa Classic Dress                           
Disney Frozen Snow Glow Elsa
Disney Frozen Ice Skating Doll
Disney Frozen Magical Lights Palace                       
Disney Frozen Olaf the Snowman                 
Disney Frozen Sparkle Dolls

As well as all the toys I also got to meet some awesome characters and watch Diversity in action showing off their flips with the Transformers Flip N change toy range.