The top twelve toys this Christmas... apparently

26 October 2011

Screen Shot 2011-10-26 at 10.42.38 It’s as traditional a part of the Christmas preparations as dressing up as a goose or punching your neighbour in the face at 3am following a dispute over lights.

Yes, it’s the day when the Toy Retailers’ Association announce their top toys for the festive buying season, the dirty dozen that they believe will outsell all others. If they’re right, it’s a massive heads-up for the stuff that you’ll struggle to get anywhere in six weeks’ time.

*coughs* Drum roll... here we go...

• Doggie Doo (£24)
• Fijit Friends (£54.99)
• Fireman Sam Pontypandy Rescue Set (£29.99)
• Kidizoom Twist (£49.99)
• LeapPad Explorer (£78.99)
• Let's Rock Elmo (£69.99)
• Milky the Bunny (£59.99)
• Monster High Lagoona's Hydration Station (£39.99)
• Moshling Tree House (£19.99)
• Nerf Vortex Nitron Blaster (£44.99)
• Ninjago Fire Temple (£89.99)
• Star Wars Ultimate Force Tech Lightsaber Assortment (£39.99)

It all looks good, although we’re not completely sure about Doggie Doo or Milky The Bunny. Also, while you’re in the mood for toy-buying, you should know that it looks very likely that Sainsburys will be launching a half-price toy sale from tomorrow. More info here.

TOPICS:   Christmas   High Street News


  • oliverreed
    24 quid for a game involving dog shit. Top 12 my arse.
  • The B.
    I was going to say that unless any of them are from Lovehoney I'm not interested but if Doggie Doo's from Lovehoney, I'm still not interested. Let’s Rock Elmo and Milky the Bunny sound interesting though.
  • kv
    the reality is that each toy company chooses their worst selling or biggest markup toy, and has it hyped to the nines.
  • Boris J.
    Just had a search for Milky The Bunny. Google autocomplete suggested "milky discharge". After watching the bunny toy video I wished I'd had a look at the discharge instead.
  • Dick
    Let’s Rock Elmo Sounds like we have really moved on from Tickle Me Elmo from a few years ago. Does this one move his arms in a different way to warrant the £70?
  • JonB
    Doggy Doo is brilliant fun for all the family. I wouldn't be surprised if it was a best seller.
  • Nolan B.
    Perhaps 1 of the most utilised seats within your household is the kitchen bar stool. When 1 thinks of this item, they might envision a kid sitting on it performing homework when mom or dad prepare dinner.

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