Furby is set to top kids’ Christmas lists once again this year according to Argos, which is expecting demand to be so high for the relaunched furry creature that it’s launching a waiting list for parents to reserve stocks months in advance.
Two of the biggest movie launches this summer, Batman’s The Dark Knight Rises and The Amazing Spider-Man mean superheroes also feature in the Argos Top Ten Toys list.
The biggest online fashion and dress up site for girls, Stardoll.com, is being taken offline for the first time ever with a physical incarnation of one of the most popular avatars created by users, Stardoll Fallen Angel.
Cinderella also makes an appearance on the list and to celebrate her Diamond birthday she’s received a glamorous a makeover with lots of glitter, sparkle and twinkling musical lights built into her gown. Minnie Mouse is back with Minnie Mouse Precious Pets Tour Van, which allows children to take Minnie on their own adventures complete with a ‘Baby Pluto’ toy.
There are a few toys that parents may remember asking Santa for themselves making this year’s Top Ten, such as Twister. LEGO features on the list with the Lego Monster Fighters Ghost Train, offering a new twist of glow in the dark bricks to engage and excite Lego-lovers.
For younger children, technology will continue to be huge with two electronic tablets, the Vtech Innotab 2 and LeapPad 2, both in the Top Ten.
Andrea Abbis, toys trading manager at Argos, said: “This year’s line up is one of the best we’ve seen with the toys offering great ‘play value’. The past few years have seen technology move into the toy arena meaning the two work in tandem. Now the key to a ‘top toy’ is a physical one that can link to an online world giving them greater longevity so they can evolve and grow as children do.”
The Argos ‘Top Ten Toys for Christmas 2012’ list is as follows:
- Web Shooting Spiderman
- Lego Monster Fighters Ghost Train
- LeapPad 2
- Batman ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ The Bat
- Cinderella Feature Doll
- Star Doll Fallen Angel
- Vtech Innotab 2
- Minnie Mouse Precious Pets Tour Van
- Twister Dance