This video review is by Radio 1 Newsbeat’s reporter at the U.K’s largest toy fair 2011.

Toy Fair in U.K. 2011

What is big in 2011? BBC Radio 1 went to the U.K.’s biggest toy fair earlier this year to take a look at what was on offer. Spread over the equivalent of three football pitches there were all the toys that are going to be hot this Christmas.

Some of the great toys for 2011, as featured in the video report above, I have listed here for your convenience. Just to be clear I am an amazon affiliate and would be compensated if you use the links to buy the toys; but it doesn’t cost you a penny more!



Hexbug Micro Robotic Ant.

Catch the high-speed Hexbug Ant if you can!

This Hexbug may look like a big, colourful ant, but it’s actually a very cool little robot built for speed!

It’s the fastest Hexbug yet zooming forward on its 6 spinning wheel legs until its front antennae and rear wire sensor detect anything in its path and direct it to reverse direction.

Let your ant run free, race it with other ants, or create mazes and paths for it to travel. There’s always a new and different way to play with the Hexbug Ant!

Real fun with real science. Easy to operate with a single power switch, the Hexbug Ant features a translucent shell that reveals its high-speed gear drive and lets you see it in action.

A great way to learn about robotic science, regardless of your age! Ant measures approx. 2″ long. Ant uses 2 AG13 button cell batteries (sold separately).

Get on the fast track to buggy fun and order your micro-robotic Hexbug Ant  today!

Warning: Choking hazard small parts. Not for children under 3 years.

Hexbug Ant

Wow Wee Paper Jamz Guitar

Paper Jamz is the only affordable and innovative play instrument that provides an instant rock star experience and open-ended play!

The creative blend of technology and play is made possible with Active Graphics Technology which allows for circuit-embedded paper, enabling you to play like a pro by simply touching the paper surface! Featuring three modes for jamming: Perfect Play – play any one of three integrated songs by strumming, Rhythm Play – where you use your skills to play like the real guitarist in time with the three same sweet tunes., Freestyle Play – where you can use the majors, minors and sevenths to create your own amazing hits!

Use the mute bar for real rock star effect Features – Built-in speaker with volume control. Line out for earphone or speaker accessories (not included). Each includes 3 exclusive, licensed hit songs. Five styles of Guitar to collect. Requires 3 x AAA batteries not included.



I-Helicopter Iphone iPod iPad iTouch RC iHelicopter 3.5CH New Remote Control


Technical Details

  • Exquisite outlook and quality build! Controlled by iPhone (iPhone not included).
  • Metal fuselage and structure are super durable. Built-in gyro offers the helicopter a nimble and stable flight.
  • Iphone/iPod/iPad/iTouch control helicopter includes 3.5-Channel Gyroscopes System.
  • I-helicopter functions: up, down, forward, backward, left/right, with control light
  • Stable flight makes this heli easy to control. Comes in: Black, white or silver colour.


* High Compatibility * Support legacy IR System * Compact Size * Just fit into your iPhone/iPod* Low power consumption* Flexibility in Multiple-OS (iOS, Android, Windows Mobile,etc,.) * IPhone / iPod / iPad / iTouch controller for i-helicopter *


I-HELICOPTER OPERATION STEPS: 1. Find “APP STORE” on the desktop of your Iphone/iPod/iPad/iTouch. 2. Click it and enter and search “i-helicopter”. 3. Download and install the software. 4. Enter controller interface. 5. Charge the transmitter. 6. Insert the transmitter to iphone’s earplug. 7. Turn the volume up full blast. 8. Start the game of i-helicopter! (Free charge).


Technical Details

  • Maximum Speed: 22km/h, Scale Speed 770 Km/H
  • Scale 1:32
  • Acrobatic Jumps of up to 85cm High
  • Transmission Frequency: 2.4GHz
  • Remote Controller Battery type: AAA Battery x 2 (Not Included) GX Buggy Battery type: AA Battery x 4 (Not Included).

Tomy’s GX Buggy is the latest Must Have in term of RC Race Car! This remote control car incorporates Tomy’s “Roll Wing” meaning it will always be able to right itself if it rolls over.

It’s super fast and can achieve a maximum speed of 22Km/H. You can even control multiple GX buggies at a time from the same controller. Being lightweight makes this car one of the most acrobatic of its kind.

See more suggestions for Best Christmas Toys:

TV’s Day Break reviewed what was on offer

at the U.K.’s Toyfair 2011.