Revealed! This year’s top Christmas toys

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  • This years anticipated hot sellers due to fly off the shelves

    As the Christmas shopping period looms, the Toy Retailers Association has released its predicted best sellers for Christmas 2015.

    Every November, DreamToys, run by the Association, release a list of 12 toys expected to be most popular for Christmas. The panel is made up of representatives from large chain retailers, large and small sellers and even independent boutiques that all chip in their predictions.

    The list is designed to aid parents and other consumers in their Christmas purchases to avoid disappointment when Father Christmas comes.

    This year’s toys feature pieces based on popular film and television shows, Frozen, Thunderbirds and Star Wars, alongside family orientated games, old favourite Lego pieces and fun toys for children.

    Lets see what’s in store this year…

    Toot-Toot Friends Busy Sounds Discovery Home by VTech Electronics Europe plc

    Young children are encouraged to interact with the sounds of this Discovery Home by pushing buttons and listening to the toy characters introduce themselves, list their hobbies and sing two songs. The Electronic toy encourages imaginative thinking through the use of motion, lights and 40 sound melodies.

    Disney Frozen Sing-A-Long Elsa by JAKKS Pacific, Inc.

    The popular 2013 release is still going strong this Christmas. This sing-a-long doll comes with a microphone and encourages children to interact with Elsa by singing a duet of Let It Go. When the microphone leaves the doll’s lips, children are encouraged to take over and visa versa until the whole song has been taught.

    Thunderbirds – Interactive Tracy Island

    by Vivid Toy Group

    Thunderbirds are go with this Tracy Island Playset, which has over 50 lights and sounds. Kids can recreate rescue adventures from the iconic 1965 television series, with the help of smart technology, interactive vehicles and an International Rescue communicator.

    City Deep Sea Exploration Vessel by LEGO Company Ltd

    Lego is on top once more with this Vessel. Model men are equipped with high-tech diving equipment, scuba kits, sea scooters and even a shark cage.
    Sure to get any aspiring seaman’s imagination going, we can’t help but think James Bond would love a play with this too.

    IDO3D Deluxe 3D Design Studio by Flair Leisure Products Plc

    Draw in 3D with these amazing pens. Using stencils, colour in designs, let them set and then connect to create amazing masterpieces! The set can produce 40 unique projects using the 8 pens provided, a UV light and the help of a 3D guidebook.

    Little Live Pets Cleverkeet by Character Options

    There’s certainly a parrot in the room with this Cleverkeet toy. Owners are able to interact with their toy parrot, name him, pet him and sing with him as he speaks and dances back. Children can feed their new friend and even hold two-way conversations with him.

    Star Wars Kylo Ren’s Command Shuttle by LEGO Company Ltd

    In preparation of Star Wars’
    December movie release, TRA anticipate any Star Wars product to fly off the shelves, fast! This command shuttle is loaded with multiple gadgets including moving doors, storage bays and detachable weapon racks. Six minifigures are also included to aid your child in their quest against the enemy.

    Paw Patrol Paw Patroller

    by Spin Master Toys UK Ltd

    This epic rescue vehicle aids the PAW patrol team in their heroic quests. Housing three vehicles, this mega truck patroller unites the PAW team and takes them to locations. The Patroller comes with authentic PAW patrol sound effects and a working lift.

    Star Wars Bladebuilders Jedi Master Lightsaber by Hasbro

    Another Star Wars hit, this lightsaber does what it says on the tin. Featuring a main saber, two smaller lightdaggers, interactive noises and lights, this toy is a realistic interpretation of that found in the film.

    Pie Face

    by Hasbro

    As simple as it sounds, this family game can be loaded with food, foam or wet sponges and hurled into the face of the expectant opponent. Turning the handle, the opponent could be
    ‘pied’ at any unpredictable moment. Points are scored with every turn of the handle that you aren’t splattered and the first to 25 wins.

    Shopkins Food Fair – Scoops Ice Cream Truck by Flair Leisure Products Plc

    This fun, pink ice cream van includes a treat menu, freestanding tub stand to enjoy scoops from and two characters. The Shopkins characters drive around in the truck delivering ice cream out of their cooler bags and van freezers. With moving wheels, this truck offers children an interactive play experience.

    Star Wars The Force Awakens Millennium Falcon by Hasbro

    The new Battle Action Millennium Falcon interactive space vehicle features a blaster that shoots darts, a turbolaser turret, light-up LED cannons, and hyperdrive sound effects. Miniature figures of Chewbacca, Finn and BB-8 also come with the toy – suitable for children aged 4 years plus.

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