Toys R Us announces UK Top Toys For Christmas 2012.
Angry Birds, Furby, Moshi Monsters along side a second generation of touch screen tablets will be the most asked for toys over the Christmas period, according to Toys R Us top toys for Christmas.
Attackinds from Wow Stuff which are six legged radio controlled robots with the ability to battle, moving in all directions and they can fire weapons from their rotating turrets.
Then moving onto the cute and lovable interactive Furby from Hasbro. This new and improved version of this toy is more responsive, more intelligent and it can interact with ipad’s, iphone, and the ipod touch application.
This list has a wide range of toys for kids from interactive characters to educational learning toys. As the countdown the Christmas begins, the retailer giant includes a range of tablets including LeapPad 2, Innotab 2 and Kurio.
The ‘Toys R us Terrific Twenty’ takes into account what consumers have been requesting and the latest trends in new products. The list is in alphabetical order and has been categorised into Technology & Games, Favourite Friends and Action Toys.
Take a look at the list below:
Technology & Games:
Angry Birds Mega Smash game
Barbie Fetch ‘n Fun Pup Doll & Play Set
Jake and the Neverland Pirates Pirate Ship
Lalaloopsy Large Dolls
Monster High Werecat Dolls
Audi R8 6V
Hex Bugs Warriors
LEGO Ninjago Epic Dragon Battle
Mike Coogan, Marketing Director, Toys”R”Us, UK said, “Technology is a major theme this year, tablets are in demand, and it’s amazing to see that three tablets have the potential to become among this year’s hottest gifts for kids. The educational and learning features are sure to be a huge hit with parents and children alike.”
Also on the ‘Toys”R”Us Terrific Twenty’ is Skylanders Giants from Activision, the sequel to the successful Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure. Coogan continues, “Skylanders took the UK by storm last year and the franchise continues to grow with the introduction of Giants. Its popularity with games players, and its combination of toy with technology onscreen, has made Skylanders a runaway hit with kids.”
For pre-schoolers, the list features characters from popular TV series. Mike the Knight, a young knight in-training in his animated fantasy medieval world appears with his Glendragon Castle, along with cuddly and curious Baby Jake with his Neverlands Pirate Ship from Fisher-Price. Alongside these, the adorable LalaLoopsy rag dolls from MGA Entertainment are expected to be in demand in the run up to Christmas.
Toddlers will also be in awe of the new Audi R8, the 6v battery controlled cabriolet that will put them at the top of the ‘cool’ list.
TV inspired character toy Spider-Man is expected to do well and reflects upon the popularity of recent movie as the web-shooting Spider-Man Action Figure with his infamous abilities joins this year’s list.
Also featured on the list is the funky and spooky, but fashionable Monster High Werecat twins Meowlody and Purrsephone from Mattel and the highly popular Moshi Monsters from Spin Master, featuring collectibles characters with their My Moshi Home.
There are some great classic toys on the Toys”R”Us Terrific Twenty list. Predictions include Barbie with her Fetch ‘n Fun Pup Doll, construction toys from the Imaginext line bringing Batman into the limelight with the Imaginext Batcave, and the popular all-time favourite LEGO with their Ninjago Epic Dragon Battle will be in great demand.
Older kids are likely to ask for the latest Nerf Blaster from Hasbro. The new Nerf Elite Hail-fire Blaster answers kids’ demands with its incredible high capacity to fire off 144 darts in rapid succession.
Monopoly makes it into the Toys”R”Us Terrific Twenty with the latest Monopoly Millionaire board game bringing luxury limos, diamonds and movie premieres to the family Christmas table. Meanwhile, the popular digital app Angry Birds, which rose to popularity in 2010, is making its appearance for Christmas in the format of an exciting skill and action board game with the Angry Birds Mega Smash game.
Concluded Coogan, “It’s great to see a wide variety of toys with a great level of innovation and fun being named in our Terrific Twenty. This year, the toy industry has delivered colourful and popular toys with plenty of clever new twists on some of the much loved nostalgic toy ranges. The overall offering in our stores provides a wide range of gift ideas for parents to choose from.
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