Top 12 Christmas toys predicted
Page last updated at 09:37 GMT, Wednesday, 28 October 2009
- A green car that shoots powder-filled capsules is amongst a list of top 12 toys expected to be popular this Christmas, according to The Toy Retailers Association. Kevin Levin's DX Action Cruiser is an off-shoot from the animated TV show Ben 10 Alien Force.
- Minotaurus from Lego enables players to build the game themselves and then change it again. The average price for toys on the list is £26 - which is about £6 less than two years ago.
- V-Tech's Kidizoom Multimedia Digital Camera is the priciest toy on the list at £49.99. It allows users to make videos and play games as well as take pictures.
- The Bakugan Battle Pack is one for the boys and is all about collecting, trading and gaming with magnetic "morphing" marbles.
- Monopoly City reflects a trend towards the more traditional games. The new 3D twist on the old format allows players to build skyscrapers, stadiums and sewage works.
- A popular one for the girls, the GO GO Pets Hamsters are artificially intelligent and interact with their owners. The four different hamsters have different personalities.
- Battle Strikers are one of the cheaper options on the list and are described as "next generation turbo tops".
- A pack of 400 coloured Bendaroos are more in the mid-price range. They are flexible bendy sticks which can be used to build shapes.
- Princess Peppa's Palace is another tie-in with popular TV show Peppa Pig. The palace includes a banqueting hall and thrones.
- GX Racers Tightrope Terror is part of a large collection and is another one expected to be a hit with the boys.
- The Sylvanian Families range is another old favourite and the caravan, which includes a loo and a foldaway bed, is expected to be popular.
- The most popular Autobots and Decepticons from the second Transformers movie are also on the so-called "dream dozen" list.