2008 Dream Toys list revealed

Ronnie Dungan

By Ronnie Dungan

October 14th 2008 at 5:45PM
2008 Dream Toys list revealed

The TRA has unveiled the highly anticipated Dream Toys top 12 toys for Christmas.

The Dream Dozen
Baby Born with Magic Potty Zapf Creation
Bakugan Starter Pack Spinmaster
Ben 10 Deluxe Omnitrix Bandai
Catcha Beast Bandai
Cupcake Maker Character Options
Elmo Live Mattel
FurReal Biscuit My Lovin’ Pup Hasbro
High School Musical 3 Musical Dance Mat Vivid Imaginations
In The Night Garden Upsy Daisy and Her Chase and Play Bed Hasbro
My Life Flair
Rescue Pals Swim To Me Puppy MGA
Star Wars Clone Trooper Voice Changer Hasbro

Gary Grant, Chairman of the TRA, said: “This year, the top 72 really reflects the innovation and expertise at work in the UK toy industry. From clever new twists on old favourites to ingenious use of new technologies, this selection strikes the balance between familiar brands and the new kids on the block.

“It has been a challenging year for all businesses, but as a retailer I am delighted to see innovation continuing to come through. Even in an economic downturn, children still need exciting, good value toys to entertain and inspire their creativity,” he says.

Music takes the Girls category by storm this year, with the Bratz Girls Really Rock  Dolls (MGA), High School Musical Sing Together Dolls and the film-inspired Camp Rock Gift Pack (both Mattel) making it onto the list.  Mattel’s Barbie Princess Liana Singing Doll. which sings songs from the Barbie and the Diamond Castle movie is also tipped.

Girls Top 12
Baby Born with Magic Potty Zapf Creation
Barbie Princess Liana Singing Doll Mattel
Bratz Girlz Really Rock Dolls MGA
Camp Rock Gift Pack Mattel
Chou Chou My First Tooth Zapf Creation
FurReal Biscuit My Loving Pup Hasbro
High School Musical Sing Together Dolls Mattel
I Love Ponies Honey, My Baby Pony Vivid Imaginations
Littlest Pet Shop Tail Waggin’ Fitness Club Hasbro
Littlest Pet Shop VIPs Hasbro
Rescue Pals Swim To Me Puppy
MGA
Sylvanian Families Old Hollow Oak Treehouse
Flair

TV and film inspire the Boys category this year, with nearly all of the selection featuring characters from films such as Mattel’s film-inspired Cars Walkin’ Talkin McQueen. Flair's Gormiti Island of Gorm Playset and WWE RAW Arena Playset (Vivid Imaginations) are both on the top 12 list.

Boys Top 12
Air Hogs Zero Gravity Spinmaster    
Bakugan Starter Pack  Spinmaster    
Ben 10 Deluxe Omnitrix  Bandai
Cars Walkin’ Talkin McQueen  Mattel
Clone Wars AT-TE Vehicle  Hasbro
Gormiti Island of Gorm Playset  Flair
Indiana Jones Hat & Whip Set  Hasbro
Power Rangers Overdrive Tracker  Bandai           
Star Wars Clone Trooper Voice Changer  Hasbro
Transformers Animated Roll Out Command Optimus Prime  Hasbro
Wall.E Transforming Robot Vivid Imaginations   
WWE RAW Arena Playset  Vivid Imaginations