MFM’s sneak preview of 2011’s hottest toys

We got a preview of the coolest gadgets and children's playthings due out in 2011 at London's Toy Fair. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at what we adored...


Wills and Kate inspired toys

Introducing newly weds William and Catherine Periwinkle (sound familiar?!), Sylvanian Families is bang on the Royal Wedding trend this year.


Tying the knot with their bridesmaids Amelia and Louise, the wedded couple isn’t available until later this year and will cost £25.


Scooter chic

Brand new to the toy market, the Scoobits are the coolest gadgets to pimp up your scooter! These colourful rubber additions come in hundreds of different varieties and can be clipped onto scooters, bikes and even a zimmer frame apparently.

At £3.99 each and available at Amazon, these are perfect pocket money gifts or stocking fillers – you heard it here first!

Playmobil play house

The perfect playhouse

This is quite possibly THE best playhouse we’ve seen in a long time! Boasting three floors, two balconies, a functioning doorbell and a lockable front door, this Playmobil Grande Mansion is what dream houses are made of.

Not available until June, your child will be able to collect all the separate bits for the rooms.

Rock ‘n’ Rolla, Worlds Apart

Rocking ride-ons

These quirky looking chaps are the latest toys from Worlds Apart. Not available until Spring, the soft, colourful cow and dog Rock ‘n’ Rolla® ride-ons went down a storm at the Toy Fair and we predict they’ll be a big hit this year.

Peek a Shoe Octopus

One happy octopus

This toy from Leapfrog is all about getting your child to learn their numbers and recognise colours. It also sings – a lot! Drop the ball into the tip of the octopus and he’ll help your child guess where it went by interacting and (you guessed it) singing.


This isn’t available until Spring, so make sure you keep an eye out for it.

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