It may only be June, but Hamleys have revealed the top ten Christmas toys they predict will be topping every kid’s Santa wish list.
This year’s Christmas stockings will be filled with smart dolls, state-of the-art phones and cute monsters.
The store said this year’s must-haves would include My Friend Cayla, £75, a doll who uses speech-to-text Google software to search the web so she can answer questions on topics such as her likes and dislikes and recent sporting events.
Continuing the technology theme the Kidizoom Smart Watch, £50 allows children to take and edit photos, record video and play 3D games.
Barbie is embracing technology too – the £40 Colour Change Bag will change shade to match the colour of your outfit at the push of a button.
Dinosaur fans will love the Teksta T-Rex, £59.99 a robot that walks; moves its head and chews its favourite bone.
The cheapest gift on the list is the Doh Vinci Style and Store Vanity Kit, £25 from Playdoh that allows children to try 3D design using sculpting tools.
The most expensive is the £135 Leapfrog Leap TV, a gaming system for 3-8 year olds that features Wi-Fi and a camera. Another interactive toy is Xeno, the cute monster that uses touch sensors and audio inputs. Less cute is the Transformers Chomp and Stomp Grimlock, a 20 inch robot with a mighty sword and the BoomCo Rapid Madness blaster that shots darts up to 50 ft!
TOP TEN CHRISTMAS TOYS
- My Friend Cayla, £75
- Do Vinci Style and Store Vanity Design Kit, £25
- Kiddizoom Smart Watch, £50
- Barbie Colour Change Bag, £40
- Texsta T-Rex, £59.99
- Leapfrog Leap TV, £135
- Transformers Chomp & Stomp Robot, £115
- BoomCo Rapid Madness blaster, £65
- Ice Skating Anna & Elsa from Frozen, £30
- Xeno toy, £100