Dream Toys 2012
Dream Toys 2011

It’s that time of year again, folks! Best described as a contemporary list with a retro twist, the dream toys for 2012 blend the classic with the innovative. Drum roll please! Here they are; the must have toys for Christmas. Prepare to be impressed, charmed, captivated and challenged.

Here are this year’s Dream Toys, in alphabetical order:

Cabbage Patch Kids

Cabbage Patch Kids are back! Now you can adopt your very own kid, and be surprised by which doll becomes your own from the Cabbage Patch.

Age Suitability: 3 years+


Furby is back! The next generation Furby has LCD eyes, app compatibility, singing, and dancing to music, and developing personality.

Age Suitability: 6 years+

VTech InnoTab 2

VTech's latest tablet has a camera, microphone, and video recorder. It helps children develop core skills through fun games and educational activities.

Age Suitability: 4 years+

Jake and the Neverland Pirates Pirate Ship Bucky

Jake's Musical Pirate Ship Bucky sets sail straight from Never Land to your living room! Bucky is fully equipped to battle Hook and his crew to defend Jake’s treasure!

Age Suitability: 3 years+

LeapFrog LeapPad 2

The LeapPad 2 encourages children to play and learn. It boasts front-and-rear cameras, a 5-inch touch screen and an impressive library of titles.

Age Suitability: 3 years+

LEGO Friends Olivia’s House

With 695 pieces, this is one of the biggest sets in the LEGO Friends range. The house is built in sections for easy rearranging, and includes Olivia and her parents.

Age Suitability: 6 years+

LEGO Lord of the Rings The Mines of Moria

Recreate the battle between the Fellowship and the Moria orcs with this 779-piece Lord of the Rings LEGO set. Includes six minifigures and a giant cave troll.

Age Suitability: 9 years+

Mike the Knight’s Deluxe Glendragon Playset

Make up many Medieval tales & adventures with the Glendragon playset. Slide Mike down his secret slide and get Galahad ready in his stables.

Age Suitability: 3 years+

Monster High Ghouls Rule Draculaura

The daughter of the prince of darkness totally rocks ‘haunt couture’ in a pink, black and white mini-dress with big bat wings and totally on trend shoe boots.

Age Suitability: 6 years+

Moshi Monsters My Moshi Home

Customise your very own Moshi home. Change everything from the windows to the doors and even the floors. Includes a posable Poppet figure.

Age Suitability: 4 years+

Nerf N-Strike Elite Hail Blaster

The Nerf N-Strike Elite Hail Blaster is a semi-automatic, motorised beast which is capable of firing Nerf darts at distances of up to 75 feet!

Age Suitability: 8 years+

Twister Dance

Dance to the hottest music with Twister Dance, this awesome version of the iconic game of Twister. Just follow the lights as you step on the moveable spots.

Age Suitability: 3 years+

Web Shooting Spider-Man

Web Shooting Spider-Man is an impressively detailed action figure from Hasbro, with not one, but two working web shooters for dual blasting action!

Age Suitability: 4 years+

About The 2012 Dream Toys List

Every October, the bigwigs at the Toy Retailers Association release their list of dream toys for Christmas. This year, the ‘dream dozen’ is actually a baker’s dozen. The standard was so high that the Toy Retailers Association decided to highlight 13 toys instead of the usual 12.

The list features a cast of old favourites, badass superheroes, cool ghouls, pre-school pirates, little monsters and fabulous LEGO friends. Add smart tech toys into the mix and you’ve got a sensational wish list with something for everyone to get excited about.

Looking for tech toys? Try VTech’s swanky InnoTab 2 for size.

Need to find a new playset for a LEGO fan? Lord of the Rings: The Mines of Moria will go down well with role play fans and avid collectors.

The ultimate Christmas wish list features new versions of much-loved classics. There’s the new breed of Cabbage Patch Kids for starters, and a fresh Furby with LED eyes and sound.

Looking for must have character toys for Christmas? Budding superheroes will love Web Shooting Spiderman. And when it comes to those freaky but fabulous Monster High Ghouls Rule dolls have totally nailed it.

Here’s the good news; all of the dream toys for 2012 are under £100.

Retailers have fantastic deals on right now. Beat the rush and snap up this year’s must have toys for the best possible price.


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