Retro wonders

Christmas is fast approaching and with so many toys on the market it’s tough to know what your little one wants to open up on Christmas morning.


And it seems the Toy Retailers Association (TRA) have also struggled to make a decision too, after revealing their official 2012 top toys for Christmas list as a ‘Dream Baker’s Dozen’.

The list includes new character toys inspired by TV and film, retro classics, high-tech tablet computers and a mix of old favourites that have been given a fun contemporary twist.

Cabbage Patch Kids, £29.99 from JAKKS Pacific


Fuzzy friend

Furby, £59.99 from Hasbro


Techie toy

InnoTab 2, £84.99 from VTech


Ahoy there!

Jake and the Neverland Pirates – Pirate Ship Bucky, £49.99 from Mattel


Boredom buster

LeapPad 2, £89.99 from Leapfrog Toys


Pretty playhouse

LEGO Friends: Olivia’s House, £69.99 from Lego


Battle bricks

LEGO The Lord of the Rings: The Mines of Moria, £68.99 from Lego


Small-screen star

Mike the Knight’s Deluxe Glendragon Playset, £29.99 from Character Options


Daring dolls

Monster High Ghouls Rule Dolls, £22.99 from Mattel


Cool collectables

My Moshi Home, £39.99 from Vivid Imaginations


Surefire hit

Nerf N-Strike Elite Hail-Fire, £44.99 from Hasbro


Dance craze

Twister Dance, £26.99 from Hasbro


Fun figurine

Web Shooting Spider-Man, £34.99 from Hasbro

Keep a look out for our pick of the best Christmas toys for babies, toddler girls, toddler boys, stocking fillers and more. Watch this space!