The top toy trends for Christmas 2018
eBay has released the hottest picks for kids this festive season
Content Editor / November 08 2018
ebay.com.au has released its list of top toy trends and predictions for Christmas 2018. The list is based on the platform’s trending toy data and selected by eBay’s team of toy experts.
Julie Nestor, eBay’s Australia and New Zealand Chief Marketing Officer said, “Every month over 11 million Australians visit ebay.com.au for inspiration and of course, to shop. We’ve used this unparalleled pool of buying and selling data – as well as industry trends - to predict the hottest toys for 2018”.
“This year, we’ve seen a shift away from screens with kids being encouraged to play in new ways, often involving the rest of the family. What we really love seeing is the resurgence of some retro favourites - from Polly Pocket and Tamagotchi to Betty Spaghetty - allowing big kids to revisit their childhood.”
Other top picks this year include furry toys such as Pomsies and the FurReal range, surprise toys such as LOL Surprise! Bigger Surprise! Range, and of course, the ever-popular LEGO plus toys that get kids out and about and on the move, such as Ride on Four Wheel Drive or the Razor Scooter Spark.
eBay’s top trends for Christmas 2018
Top 15 toys for little kids
1. Monopoly Cheaters
3. Ride-on Four Wheel Drive
4. Fisher Price Think & Learn Teach 'n Tag
5. Chow Crown Game
6. FurReal Ricky, Trick Lovin Pup
7. LOL Surprise! Bigger Surprise!
8. Poopsie Slime Unicorn
9. Hatchimals Hatchibabies
10. Transformers: Augmented Bee Vision
11. Nerf N-Strike Elite Infinus
12. Hot Wheels Corkscrew Crash Track Set
13. littleBits Avengers Hero Inventor Kit
14. Fingerlings Unicorn
15. LEGO Fantastic Beasts Grindelwald´s Escape Playset Toy
Top 15 toys for big kids
1. Super NES classic
2. Polly Pocket
3. The Original Tamagotchi
4. Barbie Dream House
5. Bop it
6. Cabbage Patch Kids, Barnyard Kids
7. Betty Spaghetty
8. Hot Wheels Monster Jam Tour Favourites
9. Beanie Babies
10. Beyblade Burst
11. Razor Scooter Spark
12. Yo Yo Diabolo
13. Airhogs Supernova
14. Funko Pop Toys
15. LEGO VW Beetle
From 8-11 November, eBay will offer 20 per cent off select toys in its Christmas Frenzy sale. Shoppers can access the deal here.
Nicola Conville has worked as a journalist and editor for more than 20 years across a wide range of print and online publications. Her areas of expertise are parenting, health and travel. She has two children; Lucy, age eight, and Nathan, age five.