The Entertainer picks its top Christmas toys

Retailer lists this year's 'most exciting' new products including tablets and dolls.
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The Entertainer has selected its top Christmas toys for 2012.

The retailer has increased its list from 12 to 13 products this year, to accommodate the Leapfrog LeapPad2 and VTech Innotab kids' tablets.

The Entertainer’s buying director Stuart Grant said: “Interactive toys are very exciting for youngsters and stimulate their senses and imagination. 

“They pick up new technology in a flash and love getting their hands on the grown-up gadgets.

“Parents have cottoned on to the idea that they can use their children’s appetite for technology to boost their learning, which is what makes the tablets so popular.”

Hasbro's Furby also made the list, as did Monsuno, Lego, Ben 10 and Hexbug products, to name a few.

Grant added: "Blockbuster films have really inspired some of our choices this year. 

“Overall, it’s a very exciting collection for 2012 and we expect everything on the list to be high up a lot of young people’s Christmas lists.”

The Entertainer's top 13 Christmas toys are as follows:

- VTech Innotab (£84.99)
- Leapfrog LeapPad2 (£89.99)
- Moshi Monsters My Moshi Home (£39.99)
- Lalaloopsy Interactive Doll (£59.99)
- Furby (TBA)
- Crayola Glow Book (£28)
- Lego The Lord of the Rings The Battle of Helm’s Deep (£99.99)
- Hexbug Nano Hive Play Set (£25)
- The Amazing Spider-Man Dual Web Blaster (£23)
- Nerf Elite Hail-Fire (£44.99)
- Monsuno Core (£9)
- Words with Friends (£20)
- Ben 10 Omniverse Omnitrix Touch (£25)

Hamleys has also predicted its top Christmas toys for 2012.

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