Australia’s Top 20 Toys for Christmas 2023

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The season of gift-giving is here again! Of course, every day is always an opportunity to express our generosity and share our blessings with others. However, it is during Christmas when giving gifts is practiced as a universal tradition. What’s great is that we celebrate Christmas not just on one particular day (25 December) but as an entire Season. That’s why we often call it as the Holiday Season – the happiest and, according to Andy Williams, the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

They say that Christmas is for children, apparently because they are the ones who are super excited to receive their Christmas presents. Yet, that doesn’t exclude the grownups and kids-at-heart from experiencing the thrill and wonder of the Season.

When talking about Christmas gifts for kids, we have a lot of options to choose from. However, if you ask a child what they want to receive for Christmas, their answer may likely be a special toy that they have been wanting for a long time.

Do you agree that the best gifts for kids this Christmas are TOYS – and (probably) even for adults as well? If you’re thinking of buying the best toys for Christmas this time of the year, Mr Toys is happy to present to you the Top Toys for Christmas in 2023. So what are the most popular toys for Christmas this year? Read on and take your picks!

Play Sets and Doll Sets

1. Hot Wheels City Ultimate Hauler

The Hot Wheels City Ultimate Hauler transforms into a growling, stomping T-Rex with race track and stores 20+ cars! Roll the hauler and watch it devour 1:64 scale vehicles in its path. Use it to store more than 20 1:64 scale cars! Pull the tail back and the hauler transforms into a T-Rex that has animated stomping action accompanied by lights and sounds. The back of the T-Rex is a 2-lane race track. Race the included Hot Wheels cars down its back; the winner continues on, while the second-placer gets “pooped” out of the dino. Launch your cars from the mouth of the T-Rex and it looks like it's spitting. Lights and sounds enhance the fun with glowing red eyes, burps, chomps, and farts!

2. Barbie Dreamhouse Pool Party Doll House with 3 Story Slide

Welcome to the Barbie Dreamhouse where 360-degree play inspires endless fun! This updated version of the iconic doll house features open design, premium features and 75+ storytelling pieces. Host a pool party with the spectacular 3-story spiral slide. Watch as Barbie and her friends swirl down the slide into the pool (dolls not included). This doll house doubles as a veritable pet palace, and even includes a puppy figure! Furry friends will have a blast with the pet elevator, pet slide and pool, pet bed, doggie door, and pet house. Spend hours exploring 10 different play areas! The pool party can turn into a slumber party with space for 4 dolls to sleep in. The living room console transforms into the ultimate sleepover spot with a starry backdrop and an extra bed for 2. Dreamy features include integrated lights and sounds in the kitchen and bathroom – and so much more!

3. Octonauts Above & Beyond Octoray Transforming Playset

This playset is action-packed! Take the elevator up to the Mini-Ray vehicle. The Mini-Ray is detachable so the included Captain Barnacles figure can ride inside. Drop the ramp and slide down for a quick exit! Watch as the HQ lights up and hear over 18 sounds and Octonauts phrases! Set includes 3in Captain Barnacles figure, 3 creatures (giant panda, Chinese sturgeon, Chinese giant salamander), and a mission card. The Octoray Transforming HQ Playset works with all Gups, Terra-Gups, and other Octonauts playsets to build out your own ultimate adventure and go above and beyond!

4. PAW Patroller and Ryder's ATV

Press the button on the side of the PAW Patroller for an exciting door transformation – the sides pop open and lift up, revealing dual vehicle launchers inside! Load Ryder, his ATV (included), and another pup and vehicle (not included) up the back ramp; pull the lever and push the buttons to launch your PAW Patrol figures and vehicles to the rescue. There’s room inside the PAW Patroller for 2 vehicles, plus room on top for 4 additional PAW Patrol vehicles and toy figures from your collection (sold separately).

5. Imaginext DC Super Friends Bat-Tech Batbot

Young crime fighters can create their own epic Batman adventures with the Imaginext DC Super Friends Bat-Tech Batbot playset from Fisher-Price! With the turn of the Power Pad, the large robot transforms into flight mode with awesome lights, sounds, and Batman character phrases. Kids can push the Batbot along to soar to the rescue! This action-packed, 2-in-1 playset features a light-up control panel, multiple projectile launchers, and a jail cell to lock up the super villains of Gotham City.

LEGO Toys and Building Sets

6. LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon 75192

Welcome to the largest, most detailed LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon model ever created! With 7,500 pieces, it’s one of the biggest LEGO models in history! This amazing LEGO interpretation of Han Solo’s unforgettable Corellian freighter has all the details that Star Wars fans of any age could wish for, including intricate exterior detailing, upper and lower quad laser cannons, landing legs, lowering boarding ramp, and a 4-minifigure cockpit with detachable canopy. Remove individual hull plates to reveal the highly detailed main hold, rear compartment, and gunnery station. The model also features interchangeable sensor dishes and crew to play out classic LEGO Star Wars adventures with Han, Leia, Chewbacca, and C3PO.

7. LEGO The Lord of the Rings Rivendell 10316

Create and display a LEGO version of Rivendell with this building set that has 6,167 pieces filled with movie magic! The set is an immersive project that’s bursting with details and references to The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. Fans of LoTR will recognise the details including Frodo's bedroom and Elrond's study; the different sections can be displayed separately – for example, the Council of Elrond can be lifted off the main model. The building set features 15 minifigures, including legendary characters such as Frodo, Sam, Bilbo Baggins, Boromir, Gimli, Aragorn, Legolas, and Gandalf the Grey. Re-create your favourite scenes and iconic moments like when the Fellowship crosses the bridge at the start of their journey.

8. LEGO Icons Wildflower Bouquet 10313

Build and display the lifelike LEGO Icons Wildflower Bouquet with this immersive building project (vase not included)! The set features 16 individual stems that can be adjusted, allowing you to tailor the height of the flowers and experiment with different arrangements. Once completed, this bouquet can be displayed in your own vase as a piece of home décor. This building set can be combined with other LEGO Icons Flower Bouquet sets to create a large bouquet. Use the LEGO Builder app to see the digital version of the building instructions included in this set.

9. LEGO Architecture Himeji Castle 21060

Build mindfulness... Build history... Build a LEGO brick model of Japan’s largest castle in your own home! Re-create the Himeji Castle’s distinctive features such as its turrets and walkways. Lift off the top of the main building to view the simplified interior layout. The model features a LEGO brick interpretation of the surrounding gardens including 3 buildable cherry trees, 2 with green foliage, and 1 with pink cherry blossoms. This LEGO set is a perfect gift for fans of architecture, Japanese history, or travel. It is designed to offer an immersive, challenging build that leaves you feeling refreshed and with a rewarding sense of achievement. Use the LEGO Builder app which features fun Himeji Castle facts and an interview with the LEGO designer of this model.

10. LEGO Disney Classic Walt Disney Tribute Camera 43230

Show your passion for all things Disney with this eye-catching Walt Disney Tribute Camera set! This detailed collectable set features a vintage-style movie camera with a hinged back panel and other surprises including a film strip showing stills from 20 historic Disney films. It also features a director’s clapperboard with space for the 3 LEGO Disney minifigures, 2 LEGO animal figures, and a multiplane camera with 3 printed screens showing how Disney’s The Old Mill short was made. Accessories include a turning crank, sliding matte box, and lenses that can be rotated on the old-fashioned movie camera, plus a movable lower stick on the clapperboard. Celebrate Disney’s 100th anniversary with this iconic LEGO Disney set that includes a minifigure of Walt Disney, and can make a unique and distinctive collectable gift for display!

Outdoor Toys and Ride-Ons

11. Razor Hovertrax Brights

Perfect for starting hoverboarders and young riders, the Hovertrax Brights features the industry leading EverBalance technology, in which the foot platforms auto-stabilise for steadier mounts – a great benefit for beginners. The full size design does not skimp on the details either. LED lights accent the colour-matching frame and wheel hubs when you’re hovering. Enjoy speeds of up to 7 mph (11.2 km/h) with dual 120-watt brushless hub motors, and up to 30 minutes of continuous ride time on a single battery charge. The patented Razor Hovertrax Brights is UL 2272 certified, meeting the industry’s highest electrical safety standards.

12. Liqui-Fly Splash Rocket

The Splash Rocket by Lanard is a water-powered toy rocket that can fly up to 16 feet / 4.5 metres. You’re gonna get very wet this Christmas time (it’s summer in Australia, anyway)! Simply attach it to your garden hose and stand by for a great watery, splashy fun. This toy features a control panel to launch and control the height of the rocket’s flight. The water sprays in spinning direction while rocket hovers.

13. ATV Ride-On with Trailer

This junior ATV with trailer is the perfect first set of wheels for your 1-year old child! With cool off-road styling and big ATV wheels, its stable 3-wheel design provides balance and stability for your child to push along for hours. Low stand-over height makes it easy for them to get on and ride instantly. Trailer allows your child to load their toys wherever they roll!

14. Tonka Metal Tricycle for Kids

This tricycle is tough enough for years of outdoor adventures! Kids will love cruising along on this trike with durable and rugged tyres that help take them around. Its cool features and comfort-ride seat add to the fun. Get your little one rolling with the Tonka Metal Tricycle!

15. Gazillion Bubbles Tornado Bubble Machine

Instantly create a bubble storm with the Gazillion Bubbles Tornado! With no pump and no wait time, you’ll be creating a gazillion bubbles in a flash. This ultimate bubble machine blows 4,500 bubbles per minute at the push of a button. Simply attach the auto-feed valve cap to the solution bottle, insert the bottle into the spout, push the button, and watch in amazement as a tornado of bubbles blows into the sky! The Gazillion Bubbles Tornado includes a 4oz bottle of non-toxic Gazillion Bubbles solution and an auto-feed valve cap; 4 AA batteries required, but not included.

Games for the Kids and Family

16. Telestrations

The award-winning game Telestrations will keep your kids and family entertained and laughing this Holiday Season! Draw what you see, then make your partner guess what you saw for hilarious and unpredictable outcomes. It’s a great game for small parties and occasions – and those include Christmas and New Year! You don’t even need to have good drawing skills to play – just a wicked sense of humour.

17. Sequence

It’s fun, it’s challenging, it’s exciting, it’s SEQUENCE! Play a card from your hand, and place a chip on a corresponding space on the game board. When you have 5 in a row, it’s a SEQUENCE. Learn to block your opponents or remove their chips, and watch out for the Jacks – they’re wild! With a little strategy and luck, you’ll be the winner.

18. Blokus

Gather everyone around the table for this easy-to-learn game! Blokus is a favourite game with a 30-minute playing time, perfect for short attention spans and can also be repeated for an entire evening of fun. Each piece must touch at least one other piece of the same colour, but only at the corners! The goal is to fit the most pieces on the board. The game ends when no more pieces can be placed down, and the player with the lowest number remaining wins!

19. Jumanji the Real Game in Wooden Box

Bring to life the real Jumanji game in a wooden box! You and your band of brave adventurers will find yourselves deep in a mysterious jungle full of secrets and surprises. Danger lies along your path, threatening to take away your 3 precious Life Tokens. Your goal is to reach Jumanji (the centre) and call out its name, but beware – if any of your teammates runs out of Life Tokens, everyone loses. On each turn, roll the dice and move along the path, using the Green Dome to reveal a riddle. Solve the riddle correctly and move an extra space. End your turn by drawing a Challenge Card to see what difficulties Jumanji has in store for you. You might have to act out a story of your adventures, or race to solve a challenge!

20. The Game of Life: Super Mario Edition

It's The Game of Life board game with an exciting twist featuring Super Mario video game-inspired characters, artwork, and gameplay. Players move around the gameboard as Mario, Luigi, Peach, or Yoshi. They choose their path and which areas to explore as they go through the Mushroom Kingdom. Unlike the original game, this edition isn't about money or retirement; the ultimate goal in this board game is to defeat Bowser. Use coins to buy stars for a boost in the battle against Bowser. Compete in fun minigames in a face-off for prizes, and power up with Items and Companions!

Not content with this list? More toys, games, and gifts for the Holidays are waiting for you in our online Christmas department! Check them out now or shop in-store today.

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