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These 10 toys are what kids want for Christmas this year*

*According to the Toy Retailers’ Association.

IT’S THAT TIME OF the year again.

Children across the world will be poring over toy catalogues and penning carefully thought-out letters this month in the hope that Santa will bring them something nice on Christmas Day.

The Toy Retailers’ Association has predicted the top 10 most-wanted toys this Christmas – the list features some old favourites as well as some new additions.

Doc MacStuffins Doctor’s Bag Playset

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This doctor’s playset contains sparkly medical equipment and a “magical light-up stethoscope”. Hmm.

Lego City Coast Guard Control

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With this set, you can build a coastguard submarine and helicopter and save your Lego men and women from sharks. Cool.

Flying Fairy by Flutterbye

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The Sky Dancers of 2013. Hopefully not as dangerous as their predecessors turned out to be.

Furby Boom!

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The demented ’90s favourite gets another reboot this year, with the addition of a Tamagotchi-like “furbling virtual friend” app for your smartphone.

InnoTab 3S

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A children’s tablet that will be embraced by all parents facing requests for iPads. 

LeapPad Ultra

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Another tablet aimed at 4-9 year olds, with "educator-friendly" apps and games.

Monopoly Empire

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In this edition of Monopoly, players battle to own some of the biggest brands in the world - Coca Cola, McDonald's, XBox and er, Beats by Dr Dre.

Monster High 13 Wishes Doll

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If Barbie wandered on to a Hammer Horror set. Featuring Clawdeen Wolf, Dracu-laura and Frankie Stein.

Nerf N-Strike Elite Rapidstrike CS-18

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Just in case the overly wordy name has you lost: this is a Nerf gun. Another classic lives on to see another Christmas.

Teksta Robotic Puppy


These are back again?! We thought they'd died out in the middle of the noughties.

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