Sound the alarms … Mum Central’s released its annual hot toys for Christmas 2022 wish list and boy oh boy there’s some pretty stellar new toys here!
Featuring 11 top picks for children of all ages and stages, join us and take a peek of the toys we are predicting to fly off the shelves this year to get a head start on your Christmas shopping.
Make that list. Check it twice. Let’s get shopping!
Must-Have Hot Toys for Christmas 2022
Bluey Dance and Play Plush
Price: RRP $110
Where to buy: Coming soon to Big W, Kmart, Target, Myer
Best for: Ages 2+
Starting with our littlest kiddos, is there anything more exciting for young ones than a Christmas gift featuring Bluey? And how’s this for an exciting present … a big, plush Bluey that hops, waves, and dances! This is the first Bluey toy to do ALL these things, perfect for any pre-schooler who loves to dance, sing along and cuddle up to their very own Bluey bestie.
Dance and Play Bluey is a fun animated plush toy with over 55 phrases and four sing-along songs. She even has three games to play straight from the show itself – Statues, Dance Mode and Copycat.
What does this mean for your tot? Hours and hours of interactive Bluey fun! Great for all-day play, Bluey will brighten your child’s day! Bluey will be BIG this year and Dance and Play Bluey is sure to be a hot pick for the littlies — for real life.
Batman Radio Control All Terrain Batmobile
Where to buy: Casey’s Toys
Best for: Ages 4+
Batman is predicted to be one of the biggest winners for kids this year and this Batman Radio Control All Terrain Batmobile is next level. Not only does it tackle all-terrain including snow, mud, grass, sand and rock … but, get this – it also drives on water! Yep, water!
It comes with a Batcave full of features too – massive tyres that can take on anything, a joystick remote controller that’s USB rechargeable and a stylish seat for any 4 inch Batman figurines (sold separately).
Expect hours and hours of indoor and outdoor fun as kids discover what this remote control can do. This is a great gift for all superhero and remote control fans and retails for under $100 too!
Pass the Pugs: Giant Inflatable Game!
Where to buy: Winning Moves, Big W, Amazon, Dymocks and QBD
Best for: All ages!
If you’re looking for a toy for Christmas that will bring the laughs, then this is it! This game is hilariously fun for children of all ages (and adults) and definitely, one for your next get-together. It also makes a great gift for any puppy-lover in your house (and is so much cleaner than two real pugs!).
The object of the game is to chuck two inflatable pugs in the air and see how they land. You get a score for their landing (for example, if they land on their nose or on their back) and the first person to make it to 100 points is deemed the pug-throwing winner.
Sure to make an impression at any gathering, Pass the Pugs is great for indoors, outdoors, at a backyard BBQ, or as a bit of fun at your local park. Trust us, it’s sure to draw a crowd! Summer just got so much better thanks to Pass the Pugs.
Logico Primo Set of 8 Books and Frame
Where to buy: LOGICO
Best for: Ages 3+
If you’re after an educational gift for Christmas, then you’ll be blown away by the LOGICO learning game. This is an ideal set for pre-schoolers to use over and over and over again. Trust us – this will be one of the most-used and loved gifts under the tree and little ones will LOVE showcasing just how clever they are.
The set comes with 8 different books with 16 learning cards in each and featuring colours, shapes, logical thinking, numeracy and problem solving, adjusted for children from the age of 3. The aim of the game is to solve the questions by sliding the coloured buttons on the plastic frame. With no loose parts, this compact and durable game is easy to take with you or can be used at home to keep your child entertained.
LOGICO is an internationally renowned learning game and has won several awards. If you’re after a Christmas gift for an older child, check out the Piccolo range which caters to kiddies from the age of 5.
Australian Geographic Extreme Dinosaurs of the World
Where to buy: Kidstuff
Best for: Ages 6+
An ideal gift for all dino-lovers and crafty children in your life, the Extreme Dinosaurs of the World Kit is the newest addition to this hugely popular Australian Geographic range. Your little one will love making and custom painting their own Spinosauras and baby hatchlings eggs as well as assembling a detailed timber skeleton model of a Velociraptor.
There’s a museum-quality diorama to build, posters to put up, and a beautifully written and illustrated full-colour inspiration booklet to read. If it’s a hobby gift you’re after, this is the best toy to add to their Christmas collection.
Plus, it makes a great activity to do together AND you can even use the display as entry into your child’s science fair (bonus!!!). For ages 6+, contains small pieces.
Sylvanian Families Pony’s Stylish Hair Salon
Where to buy: Sylvanian Families Online
Best for: Ages 3+
Whether your little one is already an avid collector of the classic Sylvanian Families or they haven’t discovered this beautiful world of animal characters yet, the Pony’s Stylish Hair Salon is the perfect set to share with them this Christmas.
The Pony’s Stylish Hair Salon set features a gorgeous hair salon, and the silky-haired Pony, Sally Manely. It comes with accessories for hair and makeup play including a hairstyling book, hair bands and clips, a curling iron, hairdryer and brush.
The two-story salon opens up so there are many fun ways to play and there’s even a lovely shell-shaped sink and chair for hair washing play.
There’s a lot to love about the Sylvanian Families collection and Pony’s Stylish Hair Salon is the perfect Christmas gift for kids who love imaginative play. Unlike most toys, the figurines and sets in the Sylvanian Families are designed to last a lifetime and are a beautiful gift for children to love and cherish now and pass on to their own children down the road.
PAW Patrol Rescue Knights Castle HQ Playset
Where to buy: Target
Best for: Ages 3+
PAW Patrol is a given on any hot toys list and this year, it’s all about the Rescue Knights! This formidable Castle looks just like the one in the hit show and features a ton of cool accessories to complete the most daring of rescue missions.
The Rescue Knights Castle HQ includes action figures of Chase and his lovable mini dragon, Draco, plus accessories including a throne, treasure chest, ladder, table, and more. Kids will love the lookout at the top of the tower as well as raising the tower to reveal the cannon and net projectiles (I mean, who wouldn’t LOVE net projectiles!?)
There’s also a drawbridge and many rooms to explore, like the hidden chamber in the library, the trapdoor in the hallway and even a secret passage to escape the dungeon! So exciting!
And, a big bonus for us parents – No batteries required! For even more dragon-sized fun, look for the pups and their dragon pals (toy figure sets each sold separately).
Moochies Odyssey 4G Smartwatch
Where to buy: Moochies
Best for: Ages 6+
Another hot toy on every older kid’s Christmas list this year will be a smartwatch. These things are hot property and a great investment, not just for your child but for you too. Moochies is a great option for a 4G Smartwatch Phone for kids with a stack of amazing features.
Each Moochies Phone Watch is a standalone phone with a built-in SIM card that works through the FREE MyMoochies guardian app. You’ll need to purchase a monthly SIM plan which is around $14.95. Your child will be able to text emojis, take photos and make calls to their contact list and you’ll be able to keep in touch even when away from each other.
Not only is the Moochies Odyseey a phone, but it’s also a step counter and comes with both heart rate and temperature sensors too. There’s also GPS tracking and SOS plus educational games.
There are over 20 straps to choose from and, unlike most smartwatches on the market, Moochies comes with zero hidden fees, no lock-in contracts and a FREE app. If your child is asking for a phone or a watch for Christmas, then make sure you add this to your shopping list!
Bakugan Battle Strike Pack
Where to buy: Target
Best for: Ages 6+
If you’ve got a Bakugan fan on your Christmas shopping list, then this hot toy for Christmas 2022 is sure to excite your number one battle brawlers.
This is the ultimate collector item but also great for first time Bakugan players. It comes with a Platinum Bakugan forged in true metal for stronger battles every time, plus 2 Bakugan, 1 Geogan, 2 Nanogan, 6 BakuCores, 3 Character Cards, 3 Ability Cards, and 3 Gate Cards.
It has everything they need to collect, brawl and more – a great gift for kids who love the show or simply love the thrill of the battle. Ideal for kids 6+.
Tech Deck X-Connect Park Creator Sets
Price: From $25.00
Where to buy: Big W
Best for: Ages 6+
Another hot toy for Christmas 2022 is the Tech Deck X-Connect Park Creator. These sets all are sold separately but connect to one another and feature a mini skate park designed for 96cm fingerboards. It’s compatible with the popular Nyjah Huston playset (modelled after the pro skater) that hit the shelves last year.
Kids will love how they can customise each skateboard park and set up different combinations to learn and progress their tricks. Each kit also comes with an exclusive fingerboard so it’s a great gift on its own or as a part of a collection for any avid fingerboarder in your family. There are four different sets to collect too, including the Bowl Builder and Jump ‘n Grind.
Start small, go big, and collect them all. Trust us – these are going to FLY off the shelves come Christmastime.
Magic Mixies Mixlings Castle Playset
Price: RRP $60.00
Where to buy: Big W, Target, Kmart, Mr Toys, Toymate and Toyworld
Best for: Ages 5+
You may recall the Magic Mixies madness that took place last year! These toys were massively popular and this year, Moose Toys have launched a smaller version that is sure to be hot, hot, hot!
Journey to the land of magic and spells with the Mixlings – these are the cute new breed of Magic Mixies and they have their very own castle. Tap the wand to the Gem above the door to see the magical castle transformation as the castle expands outwards and upwards with walls moving and the tower raising all by itself!
The magic doesn’t stop there! Kids can use the magic wand to activate secret entrances, make their Mixling vanish and even have their fortune told by asking the Mixling’s magic Crystal Ball. Stimulate imaginative play with the cute table and chairs and tuck the Mixling in for a magical bedtime experience.
Each Castle Set comes with an Exclusive Mixling and Wand but there are plenty more Mixlings to build out the Mixlings world. This Christmas gift has it all – the element of surprise and magic, plus a castle for hours of imaginative play! We don’t need a crystal ball to see how popular this will be!
So there you have it … the Hot Toys for Christmas 2022! What do you think of our predictions? Will you be adding any of them to your Christmas shopping list?