Christmas is four months away...
With just over four months to go until Christmas, Argos has announced its Christmas toys 2020 predictions, which includes a high-definition camera kit, a LEGO Lamborghini and an animatronic Baby Yoda.
The Christmas toys wish list follows new research from Argos, which reveals that time spent at home has generated a strong sense of nostalgia for our favourite toys, as half of parents reminisced about their old toys at some point during the nationwide lockdown.
More than one fifth plan to gift their child something that conjures memories of their own childhood this Christmas, and when it comes to the way they are purchasing, 63 per cent plan to tackle their Christmas toy shopping online or through a click-and-collect service, an increase on last year's 47 per cent.
Despite Argos' announcement that it will cease printing its iconic bi-annual catalogue after almost 50 years, children and adults alike can rest assured that they can still circle products they'd like to find under the tree with Argos' printed Christmas Gift Guide.
Speaking about this year's Christmas toys hot list, toyologist Peter Jenkinson comments: 'Argos’s predictions for the top toys this Christmas are based on almost 50 years of experience and expertise in what parents buy for their children, offering not just a shopping list, but an insight into shopper behaviour and how the world around us affects what we buy.
'This year, children have spent much of their time locked away at home, unable to visit friends their own age and having birthday parties over Zoom. It’s meant a great deal of time has been spent with their immediate family, and while this is a good thing, the toy list also includes products that allow children to get back to simply being a kid – whether that’s a dancing unicorn or a flamingo that chirps about going to the toilet.'
Take a look at Argos' top Christmas toys for 2020 below.