Store reveals top Xmas gifts
THE world’s biggest toy shop has unveiled its top 10 presents for Christmas.
Robots, tech toys and cuddly animals are among the must-have gifts for children this year.
Those on the list at Hamleys central ® London store include Tyler, the Playful Tiger – a cuddly toy cub that can talk.
Fisher-Price’s Dance & Move BeatBo – a robot which teaches tots songs and dance moves – makes the cut too. With the release of the Star Wars: The Last Jedi in December, a Lego version of the rolling BB-8 robot is on the list alongside Vernie, the firm’s other robot.
Also in cinemas, Power Rangers villain Megazord is among the most wanted.
A toy Range Rover Evoque ride-on electric car races into contention as well.
Classics including horseriding Barbie and the Nerf Gun Nitro Longshot are also included.
Get A Grip – a game in which players complete tasks without using thumbs – joins the favourites.
Based on the TV show PJ Masks, the PJM Headquarters playset is also predicted to be popular.
Hatchimals Egg Surprise is another trendy present.
Luvabella, a £100 toy baby that can learn to talk and even has a heartbeat, completes the prestigious list.
Victoria Kay, from Hamleys, said hi-tech toys are more popular because they are getting “smarter”.
ON A ROLL: A Lego version of Star Wars BB-8 droid
FESTIVE FAVES: Lego’s Vernie robot, top, and, left, the Nerf Gun Nitro Longshot. Right, Tyler the Playful Tiger with a young friend