Check out the must-have toys for kids this year and where to get them cheapest.
The Toy Retailers Association has unveiled its annual ‘Dream Toys’ list for 2014.
This sets out what a panel of independent buyers think will be the most wanted toys for Christmas.
Here’s a rundown of what made the top 12 this year and where you can buy them cheapest.
Bop It! Beats
RRP - £21.99
Cheapest deal I've found - £14.99
Bop It! is an electronic music game that makes you think fast and react quickly. Bop It! Beats is a twist on the classic and comes loaded with songs by Nicki Minaj and Avicii to keep up with. The game can be played alone or with friends and is suitable for ages eight and up.
Disney Frozen Snow Glow Elsa
RRP - £34.99
Cheapest deal I've found - £34.99
This 14” doll of Queen Elsa from Disney’s hit film Frozen comes with a magical snowflake necklace loaded with 15 sounds and phrases from the movie. Elsa also sings ‘Let it Go’ from the film, while her snowflake necklace lights up and her dress shines. The toy is suitable for children aged three and up.
Unfortunately Snow Glow Elsa is already sold out online and in many stores and retailers don’t seem to be deviating from the RRP. The Entertainer, Tesco, Asda, Toys R Us, Smyths Toys and Argos are all selling the doll for £34.99. You should check to see if these stores have stock in your area before you make a trip and ask to be updated when there are more available online.
Disney Frozen Sparkle Doll
RRP - £16.99
Cheapest deal I've found - £12.39 each
Assorted fashion dolls of the main Frozen stars are tipped to be big too. There are three to collect (Anna, Elsa and Kristoff) which come with removable clothes and accessories. They are suitable for children aged three and up.
The RRP for these toys is £16.99 each, but Toys R Us sells them for £12.39 each in-store and online.
But if you want all three you’re better off trying to get them through a three for two offer at Argos or Boots. Despite them sticking to the RRP of £16.99 each, the deal will mean the price works out at £11.33 per doll.
Again stock levels are low so you’ll need to keep your ear to the ground to ensure you get one let alone all three!
Kidizoom Smart Watch
RRP - £39.99
Cheapest deal I've found - £23.99
Not content with toy tablets, kids apparently will also want a toy smart watch this Christmas.
The Kidizoom Smart Watch from VTech, available in pink, white or blue, has a 1.4 inch colour touchscreen, a built-in camera, games and a rechargeable battery. This little gadget is suitable for children aged five and over.
Little Live Pets Bird Cage
Cheapest deal I've found - £14.59
This interactive pet bird will respond to your child’s touch by singing, chirping or tweeting and the more you play with it the happier it becomes. It's suitable for children aged five and above.
This toy retails for £19.99 but you can buy it for £14.59 at Toys R Us in-store and online.
RRP - £7.99
Cheapest deal I've found - £6.99
There are a wide range of three-inch figures from the popular Minecraft video game to collect, including Steve, Creeper, Enderman and Zombie. The recommended age for these toys is six and over.
The RRP for these mini characters is £7.99 and many retailers are sticking close to this mark. However, you can find them £1 cheaper at Toys R Us and Smyths Toys at £6.99 each, available in-stores and online.
My Friend Cayla
RRP - £59.99
Cheapest deal I've found - £43.79
Cayla is an interactive talking doll. She can tell you about things she likes, plays games, tells stories and will even answer general knowledge questions.
You’ll need to download an app to an Android or iOS device and connect Cayla via Bluetooth for her to perform these wonders though.
This speaking doll is suitable for children aged three and over.
Nerf Demolisher 2-in-1
RRP - £44.99
Cheapest deal I've found - £19.61
With the Nerf Demolisher 2-in-1 you can launch darts,missiles or both at your chosen target. This toy weapon is suitable for children aged eight or over.
The RRP is for this toy is £44.99, but you can get it for £19.61 online at Amazon with free delivery. The cheapest in-store option I could find was £26.99 fromavailable with Toys R Us, Smyths Toys, Argos and Asda,
The Lego Movie - Benny’s Spaceship, Spaceship, SPACESHIP!
RRP - £79.99
Cheapest deal I've found - £53.99
Building the spaceship of Benny’s dreams should keep the kids busy for a while. Once complete they’ll have to try to evade the Robo Police interceptor and fend off enemies from the cockpit with spring-loaded laser shooters and flick missiles.
The pack includes Benny, Robo Emmet, Space Wyldstyle, Robo Pilot and Astro Kitty mini figures. This LEGO set is suitable for children aged nine and over.
Toot-Toot Animals Safari Park
RRP - £39.99
Cheapest deal I've found - £21.79
This fun interactive zoo features seven SmartPoint locations which recognises and responds to each animal with phrases, sound effects and sing along songs. It’s suitable for babies aged 12 months and over.
Transformers Stomp & Chomp Grimlock
RRP - £89.99
Cheapest deal I 've found - £66.99
This giant 20-inch transformer can change in one step into a dinosaur, complete with chomping jaw and light up eyes. The pack includes an Optimus Prime figure which activates the lights, sounds and pop out weapons. They toy is suitable for children aged four and up.
Cheapest deal I've found - £59.99
Boomer the robot dinosaur can chase, chomp, guard and ROAR. This action packed toy is suitable for children aged five and over.
How to save even more
You can cut the cost of getting these must-have toys by making your purchase online through a cashback website like Quidco or TopCashback. For example at the moment you can get 4% cashback with Quidco and 3.03% with TopCashback when you shop at Toys R US.
You should also see if you can get money off with a discount code. Vouchercodes.co.uk , MyVoucherCodes.co.uk and VoucherCodesPro.co.uk are good sites to check. Right now for example you can get £5 off orders over £30 with code BIRTHDAY9 (expires 30th November) at Toys R Us.
You should also keep an eye out for special offers and other promotions. Boots and Argos are running three for two promotions on toys at the moment. Meanwhile you can get a £15 voucher if you spend £100 or more at Toys R US and at Tesco you can save £10 when you spend £100 or more on toys with e-coupon TCX-GWNT until 23rd November.
Your loyalty card points could also bag a saving. For example Tesco is offering to boost Clubcard vouchers on toys at the moment.
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