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Nov 7, 2013

Christmas 2013 hot toys revealed by Toy Retailers Association

UK Top Christmas Toys 2013

With Christmas fast approaching, the UK Toy Retailers Association (TRA) has released its list of toys it believes will be huge hits this holiday season, with the certain guarantee that at least some of them will disappear from all online and high street stores in the near future.

Top Ten Toys

The glittering list to be a part of is Top Ten Toys 2013 list. So eager is everyone to get on to this list, TRA managed to include 11 toys. Go figure. Here they are:

1. City Coast Guard (LEGO Company)
2. Doc McStuffins Doctor’s Bag Playset (Flair Leisure Products)
3. Flying Fairy by Flutterbye (Spin Master Toys UK)
4. Furby Boom! (Hasbro)
5. InnoTab 3S (VTech Electronics Europe)
6. LeapPad Ultra (Leapfrog Toys)
7. Monopoly Empire (Hasbro)
8. Monster High 13 Wishes Doll (Mattel)
9. Nerf N-Strike Elite RapidStrike CS-18 (Hasbro)
10. Robo Fishbowl (Zuru-Geemac)
11. Teksta Robotic Puppy (Character Options)


Top Under £25 Toys

For those on a tighter budget, it’s good to know there are a number of popular toys and games available for less than twenty-five quid — 28 in fact. Here they are:

1. Air Hogs RC Atmosphere (Spin Master Toys)
2. Barbie Mariposa (Mattel)
3. Bop it! Tetris (Hasbro)
4. Chasin’ Cheeky (Hasbro)
5. Crayola Creations Hot Heels (Vivid)
6. Doc McStuffin Doctor’s Bag Set (Flair Leisure Products)
7. Ever After High Royal Doll Apple White (Mattel)
8. Glitzi Globes Glitzi Showcase (Flair Leisure Products)
9. Gooey Louie (John Adams Leisure)
10. Hexbug Aquabot (Innovation First)


11. Littlest Pet Shop Playset (Hasbro)
12. LOGO Billionaire (Drumond Park)
13. Monopoly Empire (Hasbro)
14. Monster High 13 Wishes Doll (Mattel)
15. Monsters University Sulley Monster Mask (Spin Master Toys)
16. Moshi Monsters Poppet Secret Diary (Vivid)
17. Nerf Rebelle Heartbreaker Bow (Hasbro)
18. One Direction Dolls (Vivid)
19. Peppa Pig’s Theme Park Balloon Ride Playset (Character Options)
20. Play-Doh Sweet Shoppe Perfect Twist Ice Cream (Hasbro)


21. RoboFish (Zuru-Geemac)
22. Silly Moo (John Adams Leisure)
23. Something Special: Mr Tumble Interactive Toy (Golden Bear Products)
24. Squeeze Cup Slushy Maker (Character Options)
25. Star Wars Anakin Devient Vader Figure (Hasbro)
26. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pop-Up Pizza Playset (Flair Leisure Products)
27. The Zelfs (Character Options)
28. Walking With Dinosaurs Gorgon Stomping Feet (Vivid)


“Granny Knows Best” Toys

Celebrating more traditional style toys and games, or ones which are expected to last a bit longer than a year in popularity, comes the “Granny Knows Best” list. Supposedly containing 13 items, but with only 11 listed… here they are:

1. Baby Annabell Doll (Zapf Creation UK)
2. Cheerin’ Minnie (Mattel)
3. City Coast Guard (LEGO Company)
4. Disney Planes Wing Control RC Dusty (Mattel)
5. Fireman Sam Drive & Steer (Character Options)
6. Littlest Pet Shop Playset (Hasbro)
7. LOGO Billionaire (Drumond Park)
8. Monopoly Empire (Hasbro)
9. Something Special: Mr Tumble Interactive Toy (Golden Bear Products)
10. Thomas’ Adventure Castle (Mattel)
11. Toot-Toot Drivers Train Station (VTech Electronics Europe)


Let’s Get Busy Toys

This category celebrates toys which tap into a child’s creativity and help them with essential learning skills:

1. Glitzi Globes Glitzi Showcase (Flair Leisure Products)
2. LeapReader, Reading and Writing System (Leapfrog Toys)
3. Play-Doh Sweet Shoppe Perfect Twist Ice Cream (Hasbro)
4. Moshi Monster’s Poppet Secret Diary (Vivid)
5. Read with Me Scout (Leapfrog Toys)
6. Roar ‘n’ React Boris Tyrannosaurus Ultimate T-Rex (TOMY)
7. Sofia the First Magical Talking Castle (Mattel)
8. Squeeze Cup Slushy Maker (Character Options)
9. The Zelfs (Character Options)


Playground Banter List

This list recognises the toys that are most likely to be talked about in the schoolyard in the run up to Christmas.

1. Chasin’ Cheeky (Hasbro)
2. Ever After High Royal Doll Apple White (Mattel)
3. Furby Boom! (Hasbro)
4. Gooey Louie (John Adams Leisure)
5. Monster high 13 Wishes Doll (Mattel)
6. Nerf N-Strike Elite Rapidstrike CS-18 (Hasbro)
7. Nerf Rebelle Heartbreaker Bow (Hasbro)
8. Silly Moo (John Adams Leisure)
9. The Trash Pack Sewer Dump (Flair Leisure Products)


Tech Toys List

It’s no surprise that technology-based toys are an important part of any Christmas wish list these days. Here are the ten geek-friendly toys expected to be a hit this year:

1. Air Hogs RC Atmosphere (Spin Master Toys UK)
2. Bop It! Tetris (Hasbro)
3. Hexbug Aquabot (Innovation First)
4. Hexbug Nano V2 Hurricane (Innovation First)
5. HolograFX (John Adams Leisure)
6. LeapPad Ultra (Leapfrog Toys)
7. Flying Fairy by Flutterbye (Spin Master Toys UK)
8. InnoTab 3S (VTech Electronics Europe)
9. RoboFish (Zuru-Geemac)
10. Teksta Robotic Puppy (Character Options)


The Name’s the Game List

These are the ‘franchise’ toys and games – those released off the back of films, cartoons and TV programmes. As always, they’re big business. Here are this year’s hits:

1. Angry Birds Go! Telepods Pig Rock Raceway (Hasbro)
2. Doc McStuffins Doctor’s Bag Set (Flair Leisure Products)
3. Monsters University Sulley Monster Mask (Spin Master Toys UK)
4. One Direction Dolls (Vivid)
5. Power Rangers Megaforce Deluxe Gosei Morpher (Bandai UK)
6. Star Wars Anakin Devient Vader Figure (Hasbro)
7. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pop-Up Pizza Playset (Flair Leisure Products)
8. Transformers Beast Hunters Predaking (Hasbro)
9. Walking with Dinosaurs Gorgon Stomping Feet (Vivid)


So there you have it. Are you expecting your children to be asking for toys on this list, or do they have their own not-so-secret wish lists ready for Santa (and you)?

Are you going to be shopping early to ensure you bag the toys your kids want? Leave us a comment below.

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