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Frozen II, Toy Story 4 and big brands make up Dream Toys Top 12 Toys List

Silver screen royalty is driving the must-have toy wish lists this Christmas, as Disney’s Frozen II and Toy Story 4 make this year’s Dream Toys’ Top 12 Toys list.

Joined by perennial favourites like Barbie, Peppa Pig and Paw Patrol, this year’s Top 12 Toys list – issued by the Toy Retailers Association – is recognised as the most authoritative predictive list of what will be hot this Christmas.

The list is selected by a panel of retailers and industry experts and is fiercely independent of toy manufacturers and makers.

The complete Top 12 list is (in alphabetical order) is:

Barbie Dreamplane Playset

Mattel

£79.99

Blume Dolls

Skyrocket

£9.99

Frozen 2 ‘Into the Unknown’ Elsa Doll

Jakks Pacific

£39.99

Harry Potter Knight Bus

LEGO

£34.99

L.O.L. Surprise! 2-in-1 Glamper

MGA Entertainment

£99.99

Nerf Elite Fortnite SP-L

Hasbro

£19.99

Owleez

Spin Master Toys

£49.99

PAW Patrol Mighty Pups Super PAWs Mighty Jet Command Centre

Spin Master Toys

£59.99

Peppa Pig Peppa’s Stage Playset

Character Options

£39.99

Rizmo

Tomy

£59.99

Ryan’s World Super Surprise Safe

Flair/Just Play

£44.99

Toy Story 4 True Talkers

Mattel

£17.99

“This year’s DreamToys top 12 selection is an exciting mixture of the year’s biggest brands and kids favourites that will delight children up and down the country this Christmas,” said Gary Grant, chair of the DreamToys selection committee.

“These toys will top the Christmas wish lists and with two-thirds of the toys on the list priced under £50, it’s also a list suitable to a range of family budgets.”

Frederique Tutt, global analyst for The NPD Group’s toy division, added: “Christmas is worth £1 billion to the UK toy industry, that’s 30 per cent of annual revenue being generated in the last few weeks of the year. With Star Wars Episode IX and Frozen II at the cinema and the DVD release of Toy Story 4 and Avengers Endgame, we expect more than £1 out of £10 to be spent on film-related toys. These mega-movies will give a real boost to toy sales before the end of 2019.”

About Robert Hutchins

Robert Hutchins is the editor of Licensing.biz and ToyNews. Hutchins has worked his way up from Staff Writer to the position of Editor across the two titles, having spent some six years with both ToyNews and Licensing.biz, and what now seems like a lifetime surrounded by toys. You can contact him by emailing robert.hutchins@bizmedia.co.uk or calling him on 0203 143 8780 You can even follow him on Twitter @RobHutchins3 if ranting is your thing...

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