Top Toys to check out in South Africa

I’ve searched the internet and stores across the country to bring you the Top toys in South Africa right now!

It’s always hard deciding what to buy the kids for Christmas. Let’s hope this list can help make your decision a little easier! 😉

Top Toys in South Africa:

in no particular order

1. Furby Connect

Age group: 6+

Top 50 toys in South AfricaThe iconic Furby brand from Hasbro recently introduced a new furry friend, just in time for the festive season. The digitally-integrated Furby Connect, delights kids with engaging gameplay, is an interactive companion full of personality that uses BluetoothÂŽ technology to connect with kids through entertaining video clips, catchy songs, phrases, global events, and more. The Furby Connect World app, available on iOS and Android devices, allows Furby Connect to bring together the worlds of digital and physical play, offering kids an engaging real world play experience. Furby Connect reacts intuitively to sound and touch, speaks more than 1,000 phrases and further expresses its moods through more than a hundred unique, colourful animations displayed in its full-colour LCD screen eyes. Furby Connect even knows the date and time so it can delight owners with fun surprises like asking for breakfast or a late-night snack.

2. Pie Face Game

Age group: 5+

Top 50 toys in South Africa for ChristmasTo add to the family fun occasion, one of the most popular games for kids, Pie Face, is filled with excitement and suspense, and somebody’s bound to get spattered! Just add some whipped cream or a wet sponge on the ‘hand’ of this hilarious game unit and start turning the handle. It could go off at any time, so keep your fingers crossed and hope you’re not the one who gets a splat in the face. This holiday season, get your family game on with Hasbro’s selection of board games, with a choice for everyone, you will keep the whole family entertained.

3. Monopoly Mzansi

Age group: 7+

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Bring back game night with the all-new Monopoly Mzansi. The South African public voted on their 22 favourite places in Mzansi, and now you can race around the board visiting each spot or bidding on some prestigious property with Monopoly Mzansi. In this classic game of buying, selling, wheeling and dealing – players strive to buy their favourite places in South Africa before their opponents and making sure they avoid paying rent on already owned slots. Monopoly Mzansi makes a perfect gift for the festive season, a definite must have for travellers and provides an opportunity for family and friends to come together and enjoy some quality time, Mzansi style.

4. NERF Modulus Tri-Strike Blaster

Age group: 8+

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With summer temperatures expecting to soar, it’s time to head outside and get nerfed! Nerf works like a water blaster – but has the advantage that nothing gets soaked. The colourful toy blaster, which shoots soft foam darts, entices kids away from the TV or the PC and encourages them to play with each other by providing action-packed and safe fun, indoors and outdoors. Nerf fans can look forward to customising their blasters for their mission or battle with the N-strike Modulus Expand the possibilities with firepower and tactical gear and achieve unprecedented levels of customisation with the new NERF Modulus Tri-Strike Blaster, Battle scout Blaster and ECS-10 Blaster. Sign up to nerfblastermasters.co.za stand a chance to win some Nerf prizes, get some tips from the experts and join the South African Nerf Blaster Masters community.

5. Play-Doh Town

Age group: 3+

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Open a can of imagination with Play-Doh. In celebration of its 60th anniversary, Play-Doh is taking fans on more colourful, creatable, adventures with a range of new Play-Doh products. A childhood staple since its introduction in 1956, the Play-Doh brand continues to captivate the imagination of children and artists of all ages. Craft hundreds of different exciting creations with a selection of fun Play-Doh tools, characters and playsets such as the Drill ‘n Fill, Ice Cream Castle and Cake Party playsets and don’t forget the quirky characters of Play-Doh Town waiting to welcome you to their home.

6. My Little Pony Crystal Empire Castle

Age group: 3+

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My Little Pony continues to engage and inspire girls around the world with magical adventure. Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Applejack, Fluttershy, Rarity and Pinkie Pie are all excited to discover the magic of friendship together. Create new friendship experiences with Baby Flurry Heart and Princess Cadence in the Crystal Empire Castle or row, row, row your boat with Pinkie Pie and her awesome Row & Ride Swan Boat. With entertainment, toys, publishing, digital gaming and lifestyle licensing to choose from; your child will be occupied for hours.

7. Play-Doh Ice Cream Castle Playset

Age group: 3+

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Take a magical trip to the Play-Doh Ice Cream Castle! It’s a colorfully creative kingdom where kids can go to make their wackiest ice cream dreams come true. The whimsical towers of frosty fun create colorful Play-Doh soft-serve treats in unique ways. With the 6 ice cream discs, kids can choose different shapes to press out their swirly Play-Doh ice cream. Just pop one into the center tower to switch up the fun! The Play-Doh soft-serve machine also features an easy-press handle for littler hands. When the dishes are filled to the brim with swirly Play-Doh treats, move over to the topping stations to cover them in wacky whipped cream and crazy sprinkles. The sprinkle crank and frosting tool are also removable for freehand decorating. For even more creativity, this Play-Doh ice cream wonderland also features Confetti compound filled with specs of colorful confetti!

8. My Little Pony Row & Ride Swan Boat

Age group: 3+

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9. Nerf Battlescout Blaster

Age group: 8+

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10. 3Doodler Start

Age group: 8+

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With the new 3Doodler Start your creative kids can finally bring all of their wonderful and imaginative ideas to life in 3D. This kid-safe 3D printing pen melts plastic that cools and hardens rapidly, allowing kids to literally draw in the air!

Each Pen Set includes an array of mixed color Eco-Plastic and the 3Doodler Start Activity Guide, loaded with fun ideas and stencils to get you started. There are over 200 free stencils and projects available online, but if that isn’t enough you could always grab one of the DoodleBlockTM Kits or opt for the Super Mega Pen Set for the ultimate creative experience.

11. Dora & Friends Chat With Me Dora Doll

Age group: 3+

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Talk and sing with Dora! This 11.5” Dora doll arrives looking just like she does on the Dora & Friends television show-complete with signature outfit, smartphone, backpack and her magic charm bracelet! Dora also features soft hair you can style with the included brush and headband! Press the flower button on Dora’s dress to hear phrases, sounds and a song from the TV show!

12. Sofia The First – Toddler Doll

Age group: 3+

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13. Finding Dory – Let’s speak whale

Age group: 6+

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Now you can speak fluent Whale – with the help of your favourite blue tang Dory – Speak into the device to record your favourite phrase , Playback is in official whale language.

14. Mini Quadcopter Drone

Age group: 8+

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15. View-Master Virtual Reality Viewers for Kids

Age group: 6+

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Enter the world of virtual reality with the View-Master Virtual Reality Starter Pack. This kid-friendly device will surround you with stunning 360-degree environments so you feel as if you are really there.

16. Fisher-Price Think & Learn Code-a-Pillar

Age group: 3+

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Code-a-pillar inspires little learners to be big thinkers by encouraging preschoolers to arrange (and rearrange) the easy-to-connect segments in endless combinations, sending Code-a-pillar on his path. This learning toy encourages experimentation while developing important skills like problem solving, planning and sequencing and critical thinking. There’s no end to the combinations kids can make – mix up the segments and put them back together to send Code-a-pillar in a different direction every time! Where can you make him go next? Every time kids change and rearrange his segments, Code-a-pillar™ takes a different path.

17. SNUGGLES, MY DREAM PUPPY

Age group: 6+

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Snuggles moves, feels, and responds just like a real puppy. When kids feed him his bottle, he’ll fall asleep in their arms. Pat his head or rub his tummy and Snuggles will close his eyes and make adorable puppy sounds.

18. Little Live Pets Lil’ Turtle Tank

Age group: 5+

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The Little live Pet Lil Turtle Tank is your take anywhere turtle home that allows your pet to walk around and then dive into the water for a swim! Watch them move about just like a real turtle!

19. FurReal Friends Torch Doll – My Blazin’ Dragon

Age group: 4+

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Press his charm and he can breathe flame-colored mist. Feed him his color-change treat! He responds to touch with 50 Plus sound and motion combinations, too! There’s lots of fun that can happen when playing with this fun, furry pal.

20. Barbie Malibu House

Age group: 3+

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21. Zoomer Chimp

Age group: 5+

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This unpredictable Chimp has a life of his own. Using True Balance Technology Zoomer Chimp moves just like a real Chimp: on all fours, flipping, standing, and rolling all on his own! Through his moving face, light up eyes and awesome Chimp sounds, he lets you know exactly how he’s feeling. He senses his surroundings and even follows your movements! Train him with one of his 10 easy-to-remember voice commands; tell him to “flip”, “Go Bananas!”, and more. Try “Chimp Talk”, he’ll repeat what you say in his own Chimpy way!

22. LEGO DUPLO My First Playhouse

Age group: 18month+

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23. Spinning Blade Builder Lightsaber from Star Wars

Age group: 4+

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24. Hot Wheels Track Builder

Age group: 3+

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25. Barbie Spin Art Designer and Doll

Age group: 5+

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Create your own designs and let the fashion designer in you shine with the Barbie Spin Art Designer. Select your fashion, pick your paint colors and spin a new and unique design for Barbie doll!

26. Bunchems

Age group: 4+

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Squish, Connect and Create with Bunchems! The colorful little balls that stick to each other and build like no other. The Bunchems Mega Pack allows you to build 36 amazing 3D creations including: owls, bears, octopi, cars, monkeys and more!

27. Fisher-Price Nickelodeon Blaze and the Monster Machine Trucks

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28. Paw Patrol Air Patroller

Age group: 3+

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Pups fly in style in the Air Patroller! Wings switch from airplane to hover craft mode with the hand held trigger that also activates continuous motion on the propellers. The cab holds 2 pups and the cargo holds 3-4 pups. The Air Patroller can land on the Patroller. Comes with lights and sounds.

29. Thomas & Percy’s Raceway

Age group: 3+

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30. LeapFrog Number Lovin’ Oven

Age group: 2+

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Get number skills cooking with the sassy, singing oven-30+ songs and phrases warm up counting, sharing and vocabulary skills. Little ones can move the number slider to learn about time and temperature, cut food into 2, 3 or 4 equal pieces to build math skills, and press the Chef’s hat to count and sing along to lively songs.

31. Oball Go Grippers™ Bounce ‘N Zoom Speedway

Age group: 18months+

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Cars bounce, zoom, and get lifted with a giant claw! It’s the GoGrippers™ Bounce ‘N Zoom Speedway™ from Oball™! This speedway offers the most imaginative way to play with cars the world has ever seen! A giant claw lifts the Oball vehicle to the ramp where it tumbles and crashes onto the Super Bounce Pad. Multiple ramps keep playtime exciting as cars roll a different direction each time. An outrageously Oball way to infuse imagination into playtime!

32. Pop & Roll Roadster from Bright starts

Age group: 12months+

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Part of the Having a Ball™ Collection! Get your toddler rollin’ and laughing with the Pop & Roll Roadster™! Silly sounds are activated as balls are dropped into the steering wheel and roll into the hood of the car. For extra fun, pull the gear shift and the balls are launched from the hood. Fun horn and engine sounds play each time toddler pushes the buttons to ensure a fun ride every time!

33. Follow Me Fred

Age group: 6months+

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Baby-activated electronic dog encourages baby to crawl by barking and playing a friendly tune.

34. Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Puppy

Age group: 6months+

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50+ sing-along songs, tunes & phrases.
• Paws, tummy, ears and light-up heart respond to baby’s touch (7 activations in all!)
• Includes Smart Stages™ technology—learning changes as baby grows with 3 levels of play!
• Introduces body parts, letters, colors, counting and more!
• Helps develop sensory and fine motor skills.

35. LeapFrog Sing & Play Farm

Age group: 6months+

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36. Fisher-Price Bright Beats Dance & Move BeatBo

Age group: 9months+

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Toddler Toy of the Year!

Shake it baby! The perfect playtime pal for singing, dancing, and move ’n groove fun.

Who likes to move? BeatBo does! Get the dance party started by pressing BeatBo’s tummy or any of the buttons on his feet to activate fun songs, learning content and dance moves. This futuristic friend even allows mommy or baby to record a phrase, and he’ll remix it into his favorite song. Three modes — Dance ’n Move, Learning & Games, and Customized Sing-Along — “grow” with baby to make him a forever friend for years to come. And through all the play, BeatBo’s introducing baby to letters, colors, counting, music, cause & effect and much more.

37. Happy Grand Piano

Age group: 2 – 4 years old

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38. Hape Counting Stacker

Age group: 12months+

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39. Our Generation Doll

Age group: 3+

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40. Our Generation Sweet Stop Ice Cream Truck

Age group: 3+top toys south africa

41. LEGO City Airport Passenger Terminal

Age group: 6+

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42. LEGO Friends Heartlake Riding Club

Age group: 6 – 12 years old

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43. Barbie Star Light Lead

Age group: 3+

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44. Sylvanian Families City House with Lights

Age group: 4+

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45. Meccano MeccaNoid G15 KS

Age group: 10+

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46. LEGO Technic Volvo

Age group: 10 – 16 years

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47. Transformers Robots in Disguise Action Figure

Age group: 6+

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48. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Talking Action Figure

Age group: 4 – 8 years old

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49. LEGO Star Wars

Age group: 8+

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50. DC Super Hero Girls

Age group: 6+

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51. Disney Tsum Tsum

Age group: 6+

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52. Barbie Star Light Adventure Galaxy Gown Doll

Age group: 3+

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53. Hamsters in a House Playset – Ultimate House

Age group: 4+

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Adorable Hamsters come alive and are full of surprises! Watch as they buzz, scoot, scurry and zoom!

54. Baby born interactive doll

Age group: 3+

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BABY bornÂŽ has many lifelike functions like tearing, feeding, drink & wet and she is fully bathable.

55. Shopkins Chef Club

Age group: 5+

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56. DreamWorks Trolls Hug Time Poppy

Age group: 4+

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Hug Time Poppy stands 14 inches tall and speaks 25 phrases when you press her tummy. She even plays songs from the film because with a song in your heart, you can do anything! Rock her back and forth so that it looks like she’s dancing to the beat. Kids can wear a light up bracelet just like the doll’s when activated, their matching bracelets and the doll’s hair all light up to the beat of the music.

57. Go Grippers™ Vehicles – Race Car 3 Pack

Age group: 18months+

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58. Lights & Colors Driver

Age group: 6months+

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59. Disney Frozen Anna & Kristoff Dolls 2-Pack

Age group: 3+

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60. Messi Foot Bubbles Starter Pack

Age group: 5 – 7 years

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61. Just Like Home Foldable Kitchen

Age group: 3+

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62. Disney Princess Cinderella Horse and Carriage

Age group: 3+

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63. Play Doh – Marvel Canheads

Age group: 3+

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64. Trendy Dogs

Age group: 3+

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65. FIREMAN SAM WALKIE TALKIE

Age group: 3+

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66. HOVERBOARD

Age group: 13+

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67. PAW PATROL ROLL PAPER DESK

Age group: 7+

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68. HAPE DISCOVERY SPACE CENTER

Age group: 3+

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69. Disney Moana Swing N Sounds Maui

Age group: 3+

This awesome figure talks — saying 10 key phrases from Disney’s Moana and features fishhook swinging action! Twist the figure’s body, then release and watch him swing his arm. Kids can also place the included hook accessory in his hand to make him wield his fishhook.

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70. SelfieMic

Age group: 6+

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Sing like a star and create your own music videos with SelfieMic. SelfieMic features an adjustable selfie stick with karaoke microphone and earpiece. When used in conjunction with your smart device and favourite singing app SelfieMic allows you to sing, lip sync and perform to thousands of your favourite songs, including tracks made famous by Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and many more.

71. Zoomer Kitty – Interactive Cat

Age group: 5+

As you play, her eyes will change color letting you know exactly how she’s feeling. Zoomer Kitty has touch sensors in her head, ears, and cheeks and she loves when you pet her. She’ll nuzzle in, and even respond with affectionate purrs that you can actually feel! After you’ve discovered Kitty’s softer side in Cuddle Mode, get ready for some fun in Play Mode. Kitty sings, dances, and performs secret tricks! You can tease her with her interactive Kitty Toy and watch her go cap-nip crazy, following it as you play! But don’t forget to give her attention or Kitty will wander off and go on her own adventures. Zoomer Kitty is curious, cuddly and loves to perform tricks. Adopt the kitty that’s full of life with Zoomer Kitty, you’re PURRfect friend!

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72. DISNEY Frozen Keyboard

Age group: 3+

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73. LEGO Classic Creative

Age group: 4+

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74. MASTERCHEF Jnr Baking

Age group: 6+

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75. DISNEY 52piece Frozen Art

Age group: 3+

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76. Studio Pro With 2 Stikbots

Age group: 4+

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77. Sofia the First Light-Up Shoes

Age group: 3+

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