Hamleys reveals top 10 Christmas bestsellers

16:17 01 November 2012

The web shooting Spiderman now comes with two shooters for double blasting action

The web shooting Spiderman now comes with two shooters for double blasting action

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Well, it’s that time of the year already. Youngsters will soon start mentally planning their Christmas lists while their parents figure out just how they will pay for it all.

The Hail-Fire blaster's ammo rack gives it the highest capacity in the rangeThe Hail-Fire blaster's ammo rack gives it the highest capacity in the range

Regent Street department store Hamleys has now made its annual contribution to the festive season by revealing its predictions for this year’s top ten toys of 2012.

The list, compiled by its toy experts, features state-of-the-art gadgets and tablets alongside old favourites like Subbuteo and Lego.

1. Monster High Doll

The Innotab combines educational games and E-booksThe Innotab combines educational games and E-books

New student Rochelle Goyle joins the family. She has an internal clock that runs a bit slow, but she makes up for it with a steampunk style that suits her metallic glow. The dolls cannot stand alone.

Suitable for ages three and up.

Monster High Doll costs £23 at Hamleys

The Cabbage Patch Kids are also tipped to do well this yearThe Cabbage Patch Kids are also tipped to do well this year

2. Web Shooting Spiderman

This motorized figure has not one, but two web shooters for double web-blasting action. Set up the included target that looks like his arch-nemesis, The Lizard, and start the web-blasting.

Suitable for ages four and up.

Web Shooting Spiderman costs £45 at Hamleys

3. Moshi Monster App Monster

Downloadable via a free App. There are four ways to play in Monster, Dress- up, Super Moshi or DJ Mode. Poke your monster in the eye, dress them, and even listen to music.

Suitable for ages four and up.

Moshi Monster App Monster costs £30 at Hamleys

4. Subbuteo

The iconic sports game is back with greatly improved detail on swerve, slide and balance. Also with a new and improved pitch which means teams will move quickly and accurately.

Suitable for ages eight and up.

Subbuteo costs £40 at Hamleys

5. INNOTAB 2

Multi-media learning handheld combining educational games, fun activities and e-books on a multi-functional touch-screen tablet. Now also includes a rotating self-portrait camera and microphone for enhanced game play.

Suitable for ages four to nine.

INNOTAB 2 costs £105 at Hamleys

6. Nerf Elite Hail Fire

The Hail-Fire blaster’s unique rotating ammo rack gives it the highest capacity of any NERF blaster. It also fires at targets up to 75 feet away.

Suitable for ages eight and up.

Nerf Elite Hail Fire costs £58 at Hamleys

7. Barbie Puppy Play Park

The world famous doll is joined by puppies, which go up and down her slide. You can push their ball around and even bob their little heads and tails.

Suitable for ages three and above

Barbie Puppy Play Park costs £36 at Hamleys

8. Master Moves Mickey

Mickey Mouse now dons dance gear is taking it to a whole new level this Christmas! His moves include his signature handstand, the

Groove Copter! In total, he has 15 moves and 8 original songs, plus plenty of humour and interactive dances to get the whole family up and dancing

Suitable for ages two and up.

Master Mickey costs £89 at Hamleys

9. Lego Lord of the Rings, The Battle Of Helms Deep

Youngsters will have hours of fun playing with these battling characters. The walled fortress at Helm’s Deep is under attack by the mighty Uruk-hai army. Includes eight mini figures: Aragorn, Gimli, Haldir, King Théoden, Ber serker Uruk-hai and 3 Uruk-hai

Suitable for ages 10 and up.

Lego Lord of the Rings, The Battle of Helms Deep costs £125 at Hamleys

10. LeapPad2 Explorer™

The learning tablet contains 4GB of memory and a library of more than 325 cartridges and downloadable apps, including eBooks, videos, music, and creativity apps.

Suitable for ages three to nine.

LeapPad2 Explorer™ costs £105 at Hamleys

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