Star Wars helmet tipped to be one of top-selling Christmas toys

October 16th, 2008 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Oct 16 (ANI): A list of the most wanted toys for Christmas by kids has a helmet, which allows them to talk like a Star Wars stormtrooper, at the top.

The Dream Dozen list drawn up by shops, has 12 of the items that kids would like as gifts, and they range from high-tech gadgetry costing hundreds to tried and trusted classics.

Some of the items, such as the classic Etch A Sketch, are already in short supply, and they warn that an under-ordering of stocks could lead to shoppers rioting for the last ones on the shelves.

The toy list was complied by the Toy Retailers Association (TRA), and it represents 60 percent of the toyshops in Britain.

Even in an economic downturn, children still need exciting, good-value toys to entertain and inspire their creativity, the Sun quoted chairman Gary Grant as saying.

The top 12 toys chosen for this year has shown the innovation and expertise in the UK toy industry.

From clever new twists on old favourites to ingenious use of new technologies, the selection strikes the balance between familiar brands and the new kids on the block, he said.

Among the most expensive is a fluffy life-size FurReal Biscuit, My Lovin Pup, a canine covered in sensors that allow it to respond to strokes and cuddles, it costs 149.99 pounds, and even obeys orders.

Meccanos 199.99 pounds high-tech surveillance robot Spykee, which can be controlled via wi-fi from anywhere in the world, feeds back live CCTV footage to the player.

But cheaper is the Bakugan Starter Pack from Spinmaster, a strategy game, costing just 12.99 pounds. (ANI)

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