How to get top toys for less

These gifts are pre­dicted to be top of your child’s Christ­mas list, ac­cord­ing to the Toy Re­tail­ers As­so­ci­a­tion’s (TRA) an­nual DreamToys re­port. NISHA MAL tracks down the best deals

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FINGERLINGS, JAZWARES/WOWWEE

CHIL­DREN will fall in love with these sweet and some­times silly crit­ters with their re­al­is­tic monkey sounds, cute blink­ing eyes and head turns, plus hands that grip and curly tails. You can swing them, pet them, hug and kiss them, plus rock them to sleep. RRP £14.99, find them at the-finger-monkey.co.uk for £12.99

NERF NITRO LONGSHOT SMASH, HAS­BRO

CRE­ATE car-blast­ing ac­tion with the four ob­sta­cles and long-jump ramp, send­ing ve­hi­cles into the air. Load the blaster with the in­cluded foam cars and send them fly­ing into high and fast stunts.

In­cludes blaster, long-jump ramp, two foam cars with plas­tic wheels, four ob­sta­cles, and in­struc­tions. RRP £21.99, find it at ar­gos.co.uk for £19.99

LASER X – 2 PLAYER PACK, CHAR­AC­TER OP­TIONS

COM­PLETE with two Laser X Blasters and two Re­ceiver vests this high-tech game can be played in­side or out­side, day or night fea­tur­ing cool light­ing ef­fects, stereo sound and mu­sic to help bring the gam­ing ex­pe­ri­ence to life. RRP £49.99, find it at Ar­gos for £43.99

PAW PA­TROL SEA PATROLLER, SPIN MAS­TER TOYS

IT’S pups to the res­cue with this Paw Pa­trol Sea Patroller Ve­hi­cle trans­form­ing from a boat to a land ve­hi­cle for the ul­ti­mate res­cue mis­sion.

Place Ry­der in the driv­ing seat and set sail on a mis­sion to res­cue the baby oc­to­pus. RRP £69.99, find it at Toys R Us, John Lewis and Very.co.uk for £55.99

L.O.L. SUR­PRISE SE­RIES 2, MGA EN­TER­TAIN­MENT

YOU get seven lay­ers of fun with ev­ery L.O.L. Sur­prise doll. In­side there is a se­cret mes­sage sticker, a col­lectible sticker sheet, a wa­ter bot­tle charm, a pair of shoes, an out­fit, an ac­ces­sory and a L.O.L. Sur­prise! doll.

Feed your doll with the wa­ter bot­tle to find out if she cries, spits or tin­kles. Or bathe her in cold wa­ter to see if she changes colour. RRP £9.99, find it The En­ter­tainer for £6

PJ MASKS HEAD­QUAR­TERS PLAYSET, FLAIR LEISURE PROD­UCTS

BE ON the look­out for vil­lains and de­fend the PJ Masks Head­quar­ters. Ac­ti­vate the gog­gles for red owl vi­sion, trap vil­lains in the tree snarls and shoot fur-balls with the Spyscope.

In­cludes a Cat­boy fig­ure and a Cat Car.

RRP £49.99, find it at Smyths for £36.99 or Ar­gos for £39.99

STAR WARS: BB-8, LEGO

HAVE lots of build­ing fun with the LEGO Star Wars BB-8. Turn the wheel to spin the head and turn an­other to open the hatch and see the weld­ing torch pop out, just like it did

in the movie! RRP £84.99, find it at Smyths and John Lewis for £64.99

HATCHIMALS SUR­PRISE, SPIN MAS­TER TOYS

TWINS are hid­den in­side a mag­i­cal speck­led egg. Hold and play with your egg and the Hatchimals in­side will make de­light­ful sounds that tell you how they feel. When it’s time to hatch, you’ll see rain­bow eyes. RRP £74.99, find them at The En­ter­tainer and Tesco Di­rect for £69.99

FURREAL ROARIN’ TYLER, HAS­BRO

KIDS will adore cud­dling and stroking this play­ful tiger.

Make a noise and lis­ten to the tiger roar back, and when you talk the toy re­sponds. It has more than 100 sound-and­mo­tion com­bi­na­tions.

RRP £134.99, find it at Toys R Us for £94.48 and Smyths and Ar­gos for £99.99

THE ORIG­I­NAL STRETCH ARM­STRONG, CHAR­AC­TER OP­TIONS

STRETCH him, pull him and tie him in knots. When you re­lease him he will use his su­per strength to re­turn to his orig­i­nal shape. Stretch Arm­strong can stretch up to four times his orig­i­nal size. For ages five and up­wards. RRP £21.99, find it at Toys R Us for £10.99

TOI­LET TROU­BLE, HAS­BRO

THIS is one for all the fam­ily to have fun with.

Take turns spin­ning the toi­let pa­per roll, flush­ing the toi­let han­dle, and hop­ing you don’t get sprayed with wa­ter. RRP £17.99, find it for £12.90 on eBay

ENCHANTIMALS PLAY­HOUSE PANDA SET, MAT­TEL

THE ex­clu­sive Enchantimals Prue Panda doll and her panda friend Nari are right at home with mul­ti­ple lev­els and plenty of rooms to play out for­est days and fan­tasy sto­ries.

There’s a kitchen with a ta­ble and seat­ing, plus food for the two friends. RRP £32.99, find it at Ar­gos for £21.49

*Prices cor­rect at time of go­ing to print. All of­fers avail­able while stocks last.

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