2008 Dream Toys list revealed

Samantha Loveday

By Samantha Loveday

October 15th 2008 at 10:39AM
2008 Dream Toys list revealed

Ben 10, Bakugan, Star Wars and In The Night Garden all featured in TRA run down.

The Toy Retailers Association 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 said.

To read the full story - and find out which licensed properties made the other lists - go to ToyNews Online or click here.