Every year at the UK Toy Fair the British Toy and Hobby Association choose which new toys they think are the best of the best.
At the Toy Fair 2012, which I sadly missed… I had tickets and everything… out of the billions of fantastical toys on offer they had the job of squeezing all of that brilliant toyness down into one lovely list of wonderfulness!
I have to say they have done an almighty fine job of picking lots of toys that I had earmarked for greatness this year. There is truly something for everyone in this list of best toys 2012.
Below you will find the full 32 Best New UK Toys For Children from the Toy Fair 2012. With each fantastical toy ( well the ones that are available to currently buy) I’ve linked toy to the toy range page on Amazon where you can order each toy for yourself. I’ve even added where I can a price comparison for each toy.
So without further Adoo, I present to you the best toys 2012!
32 Best New UK Toys For Children – Toy Fair 2012
1. Ben 10 Rooks Truck
This Transforming Ben 10 Omniverse Rooks Truck has just come out click the links above for more info. You can see all of the new Ben 10 Omniverse Toys by Clicking Here. This toy is part of the new range of Ben 10 Omniverse Toys that are eagely anticipated by Ben 10 fans all over the world.
2. Playmobil Pirate Ship
Part of the always excellent Playmobil Francise is this new Playmobil Pirate Ship, its out now and you can see it in all its glory here – Playmobil Pirates Ship Here. This lovely ship will actually float on water for the ultimate playmobil play, stick it in the bath and have a jolly old time!
3. Battle Rhinoceros
From the creators of some of the most beautifully detailed toys in the world Schleich comes their new range of Gladiators! This Gladiators and Battle Rhinoceros set is now available and you can check out them Click here for Schleich and see the whole range of great toys that bring out your Childs imagination.
Appgear is a brilliant new gaming idea from Wowwee, who have tapped into the new concept of Augmented reality. If you’ve not heard of that term before, well, you will this year if Wowwee have anything to say about it! You can get hold of this right now, check out the Appgear Section for more info.
5. Moshi App Monster
New from those Playground favourites Moshi Monsters comes a brilliant idea. Moshi App Monster will interact with your mobile phone and mean you can have some fantastic Moshi monsters fun! Its out now and you can check them out here Moshi App Monsters.
6. Tardis Smart Safe
What a fantasy idea this little beauty is. The Dr Who Tardis Smart Safe, is a personal safe that you can open with your smart phone! You download the app for your phone and hid your things inside. Its out now and you can see it and loads of cool Dr Who toys by clicking here.
7. LEGO Friends Olivia’s House
Can you believe its the first time LEGO have made a range of their excellent toys just for Girls? ( well as far as I know!) The new LEGO Friends range is aimed well and truly at Girls and Olivia’s House is a fantastic set full of lovely little details that will keep your little princess busy for hours. You can find out more in the LEGO Friends Section.
8. LEGO Ninjago Epic Battle Dragon
A four headed LEGO Ninjago Dragon? Flipping Heck, Yes Please! This beast comes with 7 LEGO Ninjago figures and is set to be released over the summer. I have to say this looks utterly brilliant and is sure to put a smile on the face of any LEGO Ninjago Fan! Check out or LEGO Ninjago Section for more fantastic Ninjago toys you can buy now.
9. Meccano Construction Advanced Tool Box
Perfect to get going in the world of Meccano is this Construction Advances Tool Box with will make 6 different models and contains loads of pieces so you can make your own creations. This set is available now in our Meccano Section.
10. Crayola Colour Wonder Metallic Paper
A fantastic Crafty invention from Crayola Colour Wonder Metallic Paper is a magic creation that kids can use to create wonderful drawings. You have to use the special pens, but these will only show up on the special paper, saving lots and lots of mess! Check them out in our Crayola Section.
11. myStyle Japanese Best Friend Dolls
This myStyle Japanese Best Friend Dolls kit includes everything you need apart from your imagination to create and paint three Japanese Dolls. You can write a secret message and give them as presents to your friends, a really thoughtful gift. Check out this excellent set in the Best Friend Doll Section.
12. Ravensburger Aquarelle
From the master of Puzzle making, Ravensburger, comes a fantastic range of water colouring kits that are a great way to get children interested in painting in a water colour style. With some really fantastic innovations the Aquarelle range help kids to make brilliant paintings. They are now in the shops and you can see them in our Aquarelle Section.
13. Logo “What Am I?”
From the ever popular “Logo” games comes a new game for children, “What am I” challenges children to guess what the Logo is in 60 seconds. Great fun for all the family, check out this game and loads more in the Logo game section.
14. The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Puzzle
A nationwide celebration will be held in June for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and Gibsons Games have just launched two highly collectable Jubilee jigsaw puzzles to commemorate this historic event.
15. Poppin Hoppies Game
The classic game of Poppin Hoppies is back for a new generation of children to enjoy, pop them down and wait for them to pop! Can you catch them? Check them out here Poppin Hoppies.
16. Sylvanian Families Ice Cream Van
New from the wonderful world of Sylvanian Families comes this lovely Ice Cream Van. Your woodland creatures will love a nice Ice Cream n a hot day, check out this link to find the best UK price.
17. Dizzy Dancer Dance Studio
Sadly I couldn’t find any information about the Dizzy Dancer Dance Studio, but I’m sure if the other Furreal Dizzy Dancers are anything to go by this is going to be cracking fun!
18. Hello Kitty Vellutata Mushroom House
Hello Kitty Vellutata Mushroom House 11 piece playset. Pretty Mushroom carry case opens up to reveal 4 fantastic rooms on 2 levels. Check out our Hello Kitty Section For More Info.
19. Scalextric Micro Star Wars Death Star Attack
What a fantastic invention, Star Wars Scalextric! Now you can battle it out on the track with Luke and Darth in your very own epic Star Wars Battle, Check out our Scalextric Section For more info.
20. Revell Outspeeders
With all you would expect from a true stunt car: extreme maoeuvrability, very high speed and lots of grip to jump over the included ramp. With speeds of up to 20km/h this little beauty will fly! Loads of fun to be had with these Revell Outspeeders.
21. Mike the Knight Action Playsets
The fantastic new show on Cbeebies has been an instant hit with children up and down the country and now they can play with their very own Mike The Knight Toys and Figures.
22. Letter Factory Phonics
A fantastic and fun way for children to learn to read and write with new Letter Factory Phonics range of learning tools from Leapfrog. Check out this toy here for more info, its out right now.
23. Winnie the Pooh Spin n Play Acorn Train
A great toy for younger children is the lovely Winnie the Pooh, Spin n Play Acorn Train. Just the right size for children to drag around on their own. Check out our Winnie the Pooh Section for more great Toys.
24. Team GB Mini
Pride the Lion and Mini are supporting Team GB at London 2012. The Mini toy is styled in Union Jack colours and a logo with Pride popping up from the roof! Cheer on your team this summer! See all our 2012 Olympics Toys.
25. London 2012 Pictogram Figurine Collection
This collection of die-cast figurines is based on the official London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic pictograms which represent the sporting disciplines at the Games. See all our 2012 Olympics Toys.
26. Team GB Trunki
The perfect suitcase for children the Trunki just got loads better with their two new designs for the 2012 Olympics. The Triunki is a fun way for your kids to store their stuff on holiday and they can ride the Trunki too! See all our 2012 Olympics Toys.
27. Fireman Sam Rescue Tri-Scooter
Your children will be always asking you to “fill up my scooter please” with this fantastic Fireman Sam Fire Fighting Scooter with a fantastic water cannon. Check out all our Fireman Sam Toys.
28. Lalaloopsy Interactive Dolls
These brand new Lalaloopsy dolls are fantastic fun, they dance and sing and will keep your children entertained for ages. You can check out my indepth review here Lalaloopsy Interactive Dolls to see them when they come out.
29. Roaring Raa Raa
Raa Raa the Noisy Lion is a lovely new TV show on Cbeebies that is beautifully animated and now with the new Raa Raa The Noisy Lion Toys children can play with their very own Roaring Raa Raa Plush.
30. The Trash Pack
A great new smelly collectable that kids are going to love, the Trash Pack are slimy, stinky and grubby, just what children love! There are loads to collect, check them out in our Trash Pack Section.
31. Corgi Toy Die-cast
Corgi Cars are as popular as they have always been, little Boys and Girls love playing with toy cars and Corgi make some absolutely wonderful ones, check out our Corgi Car Section for some great cars.
Redakai is the fantastic new card game inspired by the Redakai: Conquer the Kairu animated series and set to be a massive hit this year is the game Redakai. Check out our Redakai Shop for more info.
What do you think of this list? Any toys you think are missing? Add a comment below.