Top toys for Christmas unveiled at Meadowhall

Frozen dolls, Transformers and a Lego spaceship have all topped a list of must-have’ toys, predicted to appear on every child’s wish list this Christmas.

With the big day only weeks away, the Toy Retailers Association has unveiled its list of top 12 festive Dream Toys.

Olivia Mitchell, aged three

Olivia Mitchell, aged three

The toys and games went on show at Meadowhall, where youngsters were given the chance to test them for themselves before choosing which ones they will be asking Santa for.

Meadowhall centre director Darren Pearce said: “Each year the Toy Retailers Association predicts the bestselling toys for Christmas, and we are delighted that they will be unveiled at Meadowhall.

“We are a key retail destination for shoppers in the region - so where better for children to test drive the top toys ahead of Christmas?

“As a father of two I have to say it’s a terrific list, which no doubt will generate a huge amount of interest among children and adults too in the lead up to Christmas.”

Minecraft figures, a Nerf Demolisher gun and an interactive My Friend Cayla doll also feature on the list.

Steve Town, from the Toy Retailers Association, said this year’s list featured more traditional toys.

“Frozen is popular this year and Lego is the number one toy company in terms of sales,” he said.

“Traditional toys are still around and the good thing about this year’s top 12 list is the average cost is £12 and the cheapest item is only £7.99.”

The toys will be on show at Meadowhall until Friday at 5pm.

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