These are the best kids’ toys and games trending in 2019 to get your hands on

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Hello December! That means it’s a slippery slope now until the tinsel comes out and Christmas says hello.

That also means it’s definitely not too early to begin getting organised for the gift-giving that’s on its way and the toy aisle is generally the first stop! But what exactly should we be putting in our trolleys for kids this year?

Shane Carter, Head of Kids Universe at BIG W says research is key when it comes to knowing what will top a child’s toy wish list.

“We’re always researching the latest trends, fads and fashions for kids and listening to our customers to ensure we have the best range on offer,” he says.

And we parents are researching too. With so many toys on the market, we want to make sure that our hard earned dollars are going to be spent on toys that are not only educational and practical, we want toys that the kids will actually play with!

Fortunately 2019 has seen some pretty epic entries onto the toy scene, and we’ve rounded up some of our favourites in the gallery below.

24 of the best toys and games in 2019

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Orbeez Sparkle Surprise

Orbeez Sparkle Surprise, RRP $25.00: Set to be huge hit this year is the range of Orbeez Wow World toys. And the Orbeez Sparkle Surprise is right up there on wish lists across the nation. Kids can magically reveal two lucky Wowzer’s by simply adding water. Each Sparkle Surprise comes complete with two all-new Wowzers never seen before and a new light up feature makes it even more special for little Orbeez collectors.

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Toy Story 4 Talking Bo Peep w McDimple Figure

Toy Story 4 Talking Bo Peep w McDimple Figure, RRP $109.00: Toy Story 4 and everything associated with it is huge in 2019. In the final (wahhh) installation of Toy Story, fans saw that Bo Peep had changed a lot since she last saw Woody. She became the epitome of girl power when she ventured out into the world as an adventurer and friend of all toys in trouble. Now kids can have their very own Bo Peep who gives kids an interactive experience with over 40 talking sayings from Bo Peep and her pal, Officer Giggle McDimples.

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Chill Factor Slushy Maker

Chill Factor Slushy Maker, RRP $11.99: Hello Summer! This Chill Factor Slushy Maker allows you and your kids to make delicious slushies in just seconds. There’s no need for ice, or blenders and best of all there’s no mess. All you have to do is put it in the freezer, wait for it to freeze then add your preferred chilled drink and squeeze. By some kind of magic, that drink becomes a slushie within seconds. How cool is that? Literally.

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Professor Maxwell’s 4D Lab Galaxy

Professor Maxwell’s 4D Lab Galaxy, RRP $65.00: Kids can discover the science behind space with interactive projects that come alive in augmented virtual reality. Each project contains step by step instructions that come alive in real-time video as kids glance at them through the goggles or in hand held play mode, showing them actual footage of how the step is to be done.

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Play Doh Bath Soap Pack

Play Doh Bath Soap Pack, $7.99: Bath time just went next level with this genius idea. Even your most reluctant bather will want to get splashing because the good folk at Play Doh have come up with mouldable soap clay. Kids can create fun shapes with an array of coloured soaps with fresh scents while they get clean. After the bath time fun is done, simply place the clay back in the handy container for next time … if you can get them out of the bath, that is.

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Smiggle Star Wars

Smiggle Star Wars Collaboration: Show me a kid and I’ll show you a person who loves Smiggle! And now the sweet-smelling stationery powerhouse is undertaking its first ever branded collaborations with The Walt Disney Company’s Frozen 2 and Star Wars. With school supplies, fun quirky stationery and cute accessories and gadgets, your little Star Wars fan will want to get their hands on a piece of this limited edition collection.

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Smiggle Frozen 2

Smiggle Frozen 2: Just like the Star Wars collection, Smiggle is celebrating the release of the highly anticipated Frozen 2 with this limited edition collaboration with The Walt Disney Company. From Anna and Elsa backpacks and bags, through to gadgets and accessories, this collab has that extra special touch that Smiggle brings to everything they do, sprinkled liberally with a whole lot of Frozen 2 sparkle!

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LEGO Hidden Side

LEGO Hidden Side, RRP from $29.99: It’s LEGO, but not as you know it. For the first time LEGO brick building you know and love is brought to life through augmented reality to create truly interactive gameplay that brings the sets to life. Using an app to reveal the set’s hidden side, gameplay challenges kids to solve paranormal mysteries and capture tiny AR ghosts to turn the haunted world back to normal. Available at and at all major retailers.

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Batman Balance Bike

Batman Balance Bike, RRP $109.99: Balance bikes are great for helping your child develop the skills to ride a push bike without worrying about the tricky pedal part. This Batman themed one, available at Adairs Kids is set to be hugely popular for little superheros this Christmas.

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Sunnylife Ride On Cockatoo Float

Sunnylife Ride On Cockatoo Float, RRP $99.99: Sure, unicorns are cool, but are they cockatoo cool? Available at CostumeBox these awesome and fun pool floats are set to be the hit of summer.

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Harry Potter Light Painting Wand

Harry Potter Light Painting Wand, RRP $49.95: Set your little Harry Potter fans night alight with this incredible light painting wand. You can use the light from the wand to draw patronus charms in mid-air or recreate dramatic wand battles from the movies. How cool is that?! Available at all Myer stores.

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Wahu Surfer Dudes

Wahu Surfer Dudes, RRP $24.99: These are the worlds first self-righting, self-surfing toy. Toss your dudes into the surf and they’ll catch and shred the waves back to you! Surfer Dudes feature an internal ballast system, hydro-boomerang technology and unsinkable foam board making them a great toy for kids aged 6+. Available at all major retailers.

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Disney Toy Story Woody Pop Vinyl Figure

Disney Toy Story Woody Pop Vinyl Figure, RRP $18.99: He might have been around for 20 years already (say what?!) but Woody is as popular as ever thanks to this year’s release of Toy Story 4. Available at CostumeBox this collectible vinyl figure is the perfect toy for all the Disney lovers out there.

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PJ Masks Super Learning Phone

PJ Masks Super Learning Phone, RRP $24.95: If you have a toddler in the house, chances are you have a PJ Masks fan in the house! And there’s no doubt that they’ll be loving the range of PJ Masks toys available from Big W, toy stores and online retailers. Like this Super Learning Phone with voice-activated play, your little one can pretend to call their PJ Masks friends and develop listening and role-play skills with the six exciting activities. The three great built-in learning games help to develop skills with numbers, counting, matching and memory skills. There’s even a photo album where you can see pictures of the PJ Masks!

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PJ Masks Night Mission Track Set

PJ Masks Night Mission Track Set, RRP $39.95: If you have a PJ Masks superfan, you can’t go past this set which allows you to go on a PJ Masks adventure into the night to save the day with this range of cool die-cast Mission Racers. The vehicles feature lights and sounds, plus free moving wheels. Each comes with a matching non-articulated figure. Available in Catboy, Gekko and Owlette characters at Big W, selected Toyworld and Kidstuff stores, as well as Toys R Us online.


Rizmo, RRP $89.95: Combining the most popular toy trends of today including voice technology, virtual pets and interactivity (think Tamagotchi and Furby). Rizmo listens, learns, remembers and grows with its owner, both in play value and physical form. Rizmo is available in pink, blue and white and can be found nationally in all major retailers.

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Magical Lights Unicorn

Magical Lights Unicorn, RRP $39.95: It doesn’t get much cuter than this. Kids can go on a bi-lingual adventure with the super sweet Magical Lights Unicorn which teaches them English AND French! Place the seven charms on any of the three magic hearts to see her horn light up and hear colours, objects and phrases in either language. Use the charms to answer quiz questions or add sound effects to create your own special song. Squeeze the unicorn’s tail to see her beautiful wings flap and hear whimsical phrases and sound effects that encourage imaginative play. Her majestic hooves feature wheels so you can push her as you head off on your next adventure. Suitable for toddlers from 18 months, and available at Target.

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Kidizoom DUO 5.0 Camera, RRP $99.95: Digital cameras aren’t just for the grown-ups! Kids can also take great photos and videos with the Kidizoom DUO 5.0 dual lens camera. The front and rear lenses can be swapped at the touch of a button, making it simple to take photos, videos, and selfies! Other features include: 4x digital zoom, built-in auto flash, fun learning games, voice changing effects, wacky photo shaker, photo editor, cool built-in games and more. Suitable for children 3-9 Years, and available in blue and pink now from Big W and other good toy stores and online retailers.

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Googly Eyes Showdown

Googly Eyes Showdown RRP $29.99: No matter how far technology advances, nothing replaces the good old-fashioned fun of a family games night. With Googly Eyes Showdown you have your team guess the word that you are drawing before the other team guesses theirs. Put on the wacky vision altering glasses and bring on the laughter! Suitable for players aged 7+ and available at Big W and other leading retailers.

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Engino JCB Machinery Series

Engino JCB Machinery Series from RRP from $19.95: Children can build iconic JCB machines such as the 3CX Backhoe Loader, the Telescopic Handler and the Skid Steer Loader. The larger sets also include a motor which bring the JCB models to life. Engino toys are available from Australian Geographic stores and toy retailers as well as online.

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Fisher-Price – Linkimals!

Fisher-Price – Linkimals, RRP from $17.99: Using the synchronisation of lights and music across the toys, Linkimals come in a range of different designs that offer a variety of developmental benefits that link learning with playtime. Targeted at children aged 9+ months, these cute and educational critters are exactly as their name suggests – animals that link together to create an immersive learning experience through interactive music &and dazzling lights! Linkimals are available exclusively in store and online at Target Australia.

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Secret Safe Diary Selfie Music

VTech Secret Safe Diary Selfie Music RRP $49: Were you a diary writer as a child? Things have gotten a bit more techie since then with the Secret Safe Diary Selfie Music by VTech! This dual camera diary unlocks at the sight of your face thanks to the clever facial recognition technology. Kids can also add a number password for extra security as well as take great photos and videos with the dual cameras. And the features list is too long to write here, let’s just say there’s photo effects and music and virtual pets … told ya! Suitable for kids aged 6-11 and available at Big W and other leading retailers.

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Rubik’s Race

Rubik’s Race RRP $29.99: This takes your old Rubik’s cube to the next level! Rubik’s Race is a fun new puzzle game that combines the strategy of the Rubik’s Cube with face-to-face play. Shake the Scrambler to create a new Rubik’s pattern, then slide the tiles to match the pattern on your board to the one in the Scrambler. The first player to complete the match and slam down the centre frame wins! Suitable for kids aged 8+ and available now at Big W and other leading retailers!

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Small World Fashion

Small World Fashion, RRP from $16.95: Colourful, classic, quality fashion kits for designing and creating a number of fashion accessories. Everything is included to create beautifully finished,decorative fashion accessories.The wide range of kits will appeal to kids of all ages! Theatrix toys are available National Geographic stores and toy retailers as well as online.

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Teamsterz Micro Motorz

Micro Motorz RRP $12.95: Got a car fan at your place? They’ll love these! Each Micro Motorz is a micro-size drifting car that comes with a cool unboxing experience. Each vehicle features garage / launching pad, customised graphics and tuning parts and accessories which are interchangeable within the teams so kids can tune their Micro Motorz, customising their collection. Suitable for 3 to 8-year olds, Micro Motorz are available from mid-May 2019 from Big W, Toyworld, Toy Mate, Kidstuff, NewsXpress and other leading independent toy stores.

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BoomTrix RRP from $39.99: Ready to test skills and have fun? Defy gravity with BoomTrix and let the metal balls go from one trampoline to another. The bigger the challenge, the bigger the boom! Use your creativity and set up a track with towers, power action trampolines and a finish. Suitable for kids aged 7+ and available exclusively at Australian Geographic.

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Ty Beanie Boos Fashion Collection

Ty Beanie Boos RRP from $12:99: Love Ty Beanie Boos? Now you can dress head-to-toe in Ty Fashion, featuring your favourite characters, reimagined as wristlets, purses, backpacks, slippers and slides … and they’re sparkly! Featuring a mix of sparkles and glam plush, with the trendy colourchanging metallic sequins that flip and tip creating gorgeous looks and patterns. Available at most leading toy retailers.

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The Game of Things

The Game of Things RRP $29.99: Perfect fun for beating the ‘I’m boreds’, this is a “Who-said-what” game with attitude that presents players with provocative topics like “THINGS… you wouldn’t do for a million dollars”, “THINGS…you wish grew on trees”, or “THINGS… your parents forgot to tell you” and asks each player to write down whatever comes to mind. Pick a topic, everyone writes a response, read them out loud and guess who said what. There are no right answers… There are no wrong answers. Just a lot of laughs. Suitable for kids aged 14+ and available at Big W and other leading retailers.

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Gator Golf

Gator Golf RRP $29.99: 2019 has seen a relaunch of this 90’s classic! Putt the ball into his mouth and watch his tail flip it back to you! Suitable for kids aged 3+ and available at Big W and other leading retailers.

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SuperZings RRP from $1.99: Get ready to meet the latest collectible craze! SuperZings are everyday objects brought to life in a comical hero vs. villain theme. There are more than 80 multicoloured characters to collect, each with a matching rival. All living together in Kaboom City, there are 36 regular characters available in two different colour-themes, plus six Silver and two Gold Rare and One Enigma Super Rare SuperZing. . The figures all have their own superpower and profile, use collectible Supercars to get around (eight to collect), and live in Hideouts (eight to collect) which can also be used to launch the characters into the air. Suitable for kids aged 3+ and available exclusively at Kmart.

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Small World Learning

Small World Learning, RRP from $19.95: These unique games teach children about colours, math, shapes, sorting and more –

all while having fun! Children won’t even know they’re learning. Theatrix toys are available National Geographic stores and toy retailers as well as online.

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