Hamleys Top 10 Christmas Toys 2013
The top London toy shop predictions for 2013
The largest toy shop in the world has done it again - Hamleys have predicted the top toys for Christmas 2013 in the freezing temperatures and grey skies of - June.
The toy list is very firmly animal-based, with the robotic Teksta Puppy barking, wagging and whimpering its way into the hearts of millions of kids, we suspect. For those who like to pamper their pets, the VIP Pets series can be brushed and primped to perfection.
The Chasin' Cheeky game mixes three things kids can't resist - monkeys, bananas and dancing, while the remarkably realistic Robo Fish swim just like the real thing for under £15 each.
LEGO are represented by the Lion Chi Temple from the Chima series, and while not on the top 10 list a hot pick for those with deep pockets is the Lego Mindstorm EV3, a programmable kit running Linux that kids can build into a robot or a robotic snake.
TV and movie tie-ins incldue new Monster High 13 Wishes dolls and a Sulley Monster mask from the "Monsters University" film.
The LeapPad moves into a higher gear with the LeapPad Ultra, including new front and back cameras, video recording, and hundreds of games to choose from.
And then there's the Furby - yes, back again, but this time it's the Furby Boom. Hasbro are keeping its finer features under wraps but we suspect it'll interact wth a whole bunch of tablets and iOS devices as never before.
Hamleys Top Ten Toys for 2013
- Teksta Puppy
- VIP Pets
- The Lion Chi Temple
- LeapPad Ultra
- Doc McStuffins Doctor's Bag
- Monster High 13 Wishes Dolls
- Chasin' Cheeky
- Sulley Monster Mask
- Robo Fish
- Lego Mindstorm EV3
- Nerf Rebelle series
He's cute, he's clever and he's ready to obey your commands! The new Teksta Puppy responds to light, sounds and gestures, as well as voice commands. Tell him to sit, stop and backflip, or turn out the lights and he'll go to sleep!
A great puppy toy that owes much to the old iDog toy but does so much more - we love him already! RRP £75
Buy Teksta Puppy from Amazon and save ££s on the RRP
Cool and cute pets with hair that can be brushed ready for their photshoot. Each pet has its own persoality, like Lady Gigi, a puppy party planner! RRP £14
Get a VIP Pet for your kid this Christmas from Amazon
Doc McStuffins Doctor Bag
Dottie "Doc" McStuffins fixes stuffed animals and toys with her own special doctor's bag, including thermometer, syringe, stethoscope and blood pressure cuff. After a slow start for these toys in 2012, perhaps 2013 could be Doc's year! RRP £26
The doctor will see you now at Amazon.co.uk
Monster High 13 Wishes Dolls
The ghoulish girls and guys are back, featuring in their own special DVD. Every 13 Wishes character comes with their own pet, brush, stand, accessories and special diary. RRP £23
Monster High dolls at monster-low prices at Amazon.co.uk
Toss rings onto the cheeky monkey's tail, then try and be the first to grab his banana from his cheeky chops! The winner gets to dance with the manic monkey himself - terrific traditional hoopla style fun with an electronic twist. RRP £26
Don't chase around for cheeky prices - buy at Amazon instead
Sulley Monster Mask
Everyone's favourite blue monster is back in the new "Monsters University" film, and kids will love this furry mask with moving eyebrows, jaw and mouth. RRP £40
Take a degree in fun with a Sulley Mask from Amazon
These Robo Fish are amazing - pop them in a bowl of water and they'll behave just like real fish, darting about, diving down, or just swimming about. Really great toy at a really great price - RRP £14.
Nothing fishy about the prices for Robofish at Amazon...
He's new, he's special, he's also top secret so we have no idea exactly what he does yet! Keep your eyes peeled to this site for further Furby information when we get it!
Boom, boom, shake the room with Furbys at Amazon.co.uk
LEGO Mindstorm EV3
A new programmable kit includes a Linux-based, ARM9-based processor, an SD slot and USB connector that kids can build into a snake and a robot. RRP£375
Build their minds this Christmas with Lego EV3 from Amazon.co.uk
Nerf Rebelle Series
Go get'em girls! No Christmas would be complete without a new Nerf, and the new Rebelle range is made with the girl Nerfer in mind. These are brand new designs, with firing ranges comparable to the N-Strike Elite series, and with Collectible Darts.
The Guardian Crossbow (pictured), has a tactical rail running along the top, integrated shoulder stock, single fire and slam fire modes, and comes with six Collectible Darts.
The range also includes the Heartbreaker Bow, Pink Crush, Sneak Attacker and Wildshot Nerfs, plus a range of accessories and mission kits to match.
Nab your Nerf at Amazon.co.uk