Traditional toys are battling it out against their modern counterparts for this year’s most sought after Christmas presents.
Barbie’s Ultimate Kitchen joins an interactive AI robot called Boxer and a unicorn that “poops” glitter on a list of top toys for the festive season.
Fifty-nine years after the world’s most famous doll was launched, children are still enamoured with her. But that adoration comes at a price – £49.99.
Joining her are two L.O.L Surprise! dolls, slime, Fingerlings, laser guns and the “ultimate” Paw Patrol fire truck.
The toys were chosen by a DreamToys’ panel of retailers and industry experts looking for “the toys that will be the talk of the playground this festive season”.
The most expensive toy on the list is Lego’s Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall at £89.99.
And the cheapest at £21.99 is a classic making use of this year’s most popular video game – Monopoly Fortnite Edition.
Gary Grant, chair of the judging panel said: “We have a fantastic range of toys this year to suit every budget, with three quarters of the list under £50, representing real value for money in these uncertain times.
“The list is an excellent reflection of the toy industry’s dedication to innovation and ingenuity and highlights the wonder and happiness that toys bring to children and families at this time of year.”
Sky News has chosen six of the top toys – pick which one the child in your life would like this Christmas:
Here is an alphabetical list of the top 12:
:: Barbie Ultimate Kitchen – £49.99
:: Boxer the AI robot – £79.99
:: Cra-Z-Slimy Creations Super Slime Studio – £29.99
:: Fingerlings Untamed Jailbreak T-Rex Playset – £24.99
:: Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall Lego – £89.99
:: Harry Potter Wizard Training Wand – £24.99
:: L.O.L Surprise! Pop-Up Store – £39.99
:: L.O.L Surprise! Under Wraps – £14.99
:: Lazer X Twin Pack – £49.99
:: Monopoly Fortnite Edition – £21.99
:: Paw Patrol Ultimate Fire Truck – £69.99
:: Poopsie Surprise Unicorn – £49.99
(c) Sky News 2018: ‘Poopsie’ unicorn among top 2018 Christmas toys