Smyths picks 12 top toys for Christmas

The Irish retail chain predicts its best-sellers ahead of the Q4 period.
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Smyths has said that the toys on its 2011 Christmas list are the most technologically advanced ever.

The retailer observed: "Kid-friendly versions of the latest gadgets reflect a growing movement towards ever more high-tech childrens' gifts."

Traditionally, Smyths predicts ten best-sellers before Christmas, but this year the list has been expanded to include two more toys.

Phil Harris, manager of Smyths Toys Superstore, Speke, said: "We really believe we have one of the strongest lists ever for our top Christmas toys this year. There is a huge range of diversity in the list from the technologically advanced tablet computers to the traditional classic lines like the Lego and Barbie series."

Hasbro have the most products on the list with three – the Nerf Vortex Nitron, Transformers Ultimate Optimus Prime and Let's Rock Elmo. 

Also on the list are two collectable toys play-sets; the Moshi Monsters Moshling Treehouse from Vivid and the Lego Ninjago Fire Temple.

Smyths picked two toys from both Mattel and Flair, with products from Learning Curve, HL Corp and LeapFrog's LeapPad completing the list.

Six of the toys were priced over £50 and only two – the Moshi Treehouse and Barbie Puppy Water Park – were under £20.

Here's the list in full:

1) Fijit Friends (Mattel)
2) LeapPad (LeapFrog)
3) Nerf Vortex Nitron (Hasbro)
4) Fliker 3 Scooter (HL Corp)
5) Lego Ninjago Fire Temple (Lego)
6) Milky the Bunny (Flair)
7) Lazer Stunt Chasers (Flair)
8) Special Agent Oso Rapide Command Centre (Learning Curve)
9) Moshi Monsters Moshling Treehouse (Vivid)
10) Ultimate Optimus Prime (Hasbro)
11) Barbie Puppy Water Park (Mattel)
12) Let’s Rock Elmo (Hasbro)

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