Wednesday 18 July 2018

Revealed: Top toy predictions in Ireland for Christmas 2017

FurReal Roarin’ Tyler the Playful Tiger. Photo: Smyths Toys
FurReal Roarin’ Tyler the Playful Tiger. Photo: Smyths Toys
Geraldine Gittens

Geraldine Gittens

LEGO, NERF, Paw Patrol and PJ Masks are all on the list for the top toys this Christmas.

As well as the classics, some brand new toys are expected to be in high demand.

New, innovative products such as Cosmo from Anki and Tyler the Playful Tiger feature this year.

Here is Smyths' top toys list for this Christmas:

  1. FurReal Roarin’ Tyler the Playful Tiger
  2. LEGO Ninjago Movie Destiny's Bounty
  3. PJ Masks Deluxe Talking Figure 4-Pack
  4. Laser X
  5. Paw Patrol Sea Patroller
  6. Sky Viper Stunt Drone
  7. Imaginext DC Super Friends Batbot Xtreme
  8. Nerf Modulus Regulator
  9. Luvabella Doll
  10. Toilet Trouble Game
  11. LOL Surprise Big Surprise  
  12. Bush Baby World Dream Tree and Bush Babies
  13. Cozmo by Anki
  14. Our Generation Healthy Paws Vet Clinic
  15. Thomas & Friends Super Station

FurReal Roarin’ Tyler the Playful Tiger: 

FurReal Roarin’ Tyler the Playful Tiger. Photo: Smyths Toys

FurReal Roarin’ Tyler the Playful Tiger is always ready for fun and play. Tyler’s favourite way to play is to ROAR! It’s fun to imagine that this handsome cub is trying to sound like a full-grown wild cat.

LEGO Ninjago Movie Destiny's Bounty: 

LEGO Ninjago Movie Destiny's Bounty Photo: Smyths Toys

Build the incredible LEGO Ninjago Movie Destiny's Bounty 70618! This highly detailed model of wise Master Wu’s flying ninja training base has everything you need to get your ninjas ready for battle. The LEGO Ninjago Movie Destiny's Bounty 70618 model has 3 modular levels with movie-inspired details such as an awesome double- headed dragon figurehead, a sky pirate’s skull handle and a chain of lanterns.  Includes Wu, Kai, Lloyd, Zane, Nya, Jay and Cole minifigures, plus lots of weapons and accessories for epic role-play adventures.

PJ Masks Deluxe Talking Figure 4-Pack:

PJ Masks Deluxe Talking Figure 4-Pack. Photo: Smyths Toys

This super awesome set features Catboy, Owlette, Gekko, and Romeo as 15cm talking figures. Press the characters' amulets to hear them say iconic phrases from the show. Each figure is poseable so you can move them into dynamic action poses and recreate your favourite scenes from the show.


Laser X: 

Laser X. Photo: Smyths Toys

The ultimate high tech game of tag! Play inside or outdoors, day or night. As you are blasted your receiver vest will gradually change colour. When you hit ten times you’re out! Complete with voice coach guidance, full colour lighting effects, stereo sound and music, Laser X really is the complete gaming experience.

 Paw Patrol Sea Patroller: 

Paw Patrol Sea Patroller. Photo: Smyths Toys

Equipped with flashing lights, sounds and a detachable anchor, this PAW Patrol Sea Patroller rescue vehicle comes with everything you need to sail the high seas. The Paw Patrol Sea Patroller comes with the Sea Patroller, Ryder’s Rescue ATV Vehicle, Ryder Figure, Exploration Platform, Octopus, 2 Life Rings and an Anchor.

Sky Viper Stunt Drone: 

Sky Viper Stunt Drone. Photo: Smyths Toys

Speed through the air at up to 32km/h with the Sky Viper Stunt Drone! This awesome drone can perform 8 high performance stunts, including front-flips, back-flips, or a barrel roll to either side at the touch of a button. The Sky Viper Stunt Drone allows you to fly in three different flight sensitivity modes: Beginner, Advanced and Expert. Soar with the all-new flight assist features for auto-take off, hover and land.

Imaginext DC Super Friends Batbot Xtreme: 

Imaginext DC Super Friends Batbot Xtreme. Photo: Smyths Toys

The Imaginext DC Super Friends Batbot Xtreme is the ultimate toy for Batman fans. With extendable wings, multiple projectile launchers, a hidden Batcycle, a voice change, and real punching fists this toy has it all.  

Nerf Modulus Regulator: 

Nerf Modulus Regulator. Photo: Smyths Toys

Build a blaster for any mission with the fully motorised Nerf Modulus Regulator. Customise your Nerf Modulus Regulator blaster with the included swivel handle to stabilise your shots. The 2 versatile barrel-scopes can be used as barrel extensions or targeting scopes to optimise your blasts. Expand the customising options with Nerf Modulus accessories and upgrade kits (each sold separately).


Luvabella Doll:

Luvabella Doll. Photo: Smyths Toys

This lifelike Luvabella Doll responds affectionately to love, changing her expression just like a real baby. The more you play with her, the more she’ll talk. Her babble will transform into over 100 clear words and phrases! Luvabella Cover her eyes for a game of peek-a-boo, tickle her tummy and toes to make her giggle, or place a hand on her chest to gently listen to her heartbeat. Luvabella also comes with 4 accessories, her spoon, bottle, soother and Lamby toy.

Toilet Trouble Game: 

Toilet Trouble Game. Photo: Smyths Toys

Kids and adults alike will love this Toilet Trouble Game. Share some hilarious and suspense-filled moments as players take turns spinning the toilet paper roll, flushing the toilet handle, and hoping they don't get sprayed with water!

LOL Surprise Big Surprise: 

LOL Surprise Big Surprise

L.O.L. Surprise provides the ultimate unboxing experience with the L.O.L. Surprise Big Surprise! Discover 50 never before seen surprises inside with exclusive dolls and accessories!

Bush Baby World Dream Tree and Bush Babies: 

Bush Baby World Dream Tree and Bush Babies. Photo: Smyths Toys

The Dream Tree is a magical place to keep your Bush Baby collection and contains enough space to hang up to five Pods. he Dream Tree comes with exclusive Bush Baby Niki and her very own Sleepy Pod! There's even a light up flower crown so as night-time comes, the fun never ends!

Cozmo by Anki Catalogue: 

Cozmo by Anki Catalogue. Photo: Smyths Toys

Cozmo by Anki is a clever little robot with a mind of his own. His unique personality evolves as you hang out with him. Cozmo expresses a wide range of real emotions in response to his environment. Anki’s innovative and powerful technology lets Cozmo interact with the world around him and make decisions based on his mood. Cozmo comes with his own charger and 3 Power Cubes. Accessing the high level robotics functions that bring Cozmo by Anki to life requires a free app and the processing power of your compatible mobile phone/tablet.


Our Generation Healthy Paws Vet Clinic: 

Our Generation Healthy Paws Vet Clinic. Photo: Smyths Toys

Help pets in need with this fully equipped Our Generation Healthy Paws Vet Clinic. The playset features a waiting room, exam table and X-ray light box that really lights up. Includes over 50 accessories to get your furry friend feeling better. Doll, outfit and pets not included.


Thomas & Friends Super Station: 

Thomas & Friends Super Station. Photo: Smyths Toys

This Thomas & Friends Super Station includes 10 Iconic Sodor locations like Tidmouth Sheds, Brendam Docks, Knapford Station and the Search & Rescue Centre, to name a few. Cranky, Harold and Owen all feature as well. It has an all new, special track designed to work with any of your engines, and 4 engines are included in unique scales. In all, the set will hold well over 100 engines and multiple configurations allow for layouts that can fit any space in your home.

Sinead Byrne, Joint Head of Marketing at Smyths Toys said: "In addition to some familiar classiscs including LEGO, NERF and Our Generation, it is great to see some new innovative products feature this year such as Cosmo from Anki and Tyler the Playful Tiger.”

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