WITH only 12 weeks to go until Christmas, Amazon has revealed its top 10 must-have toys for the festive season – but they might just break the bank.
The prices start at £24.95, but some of the higher end toys will set you back nearly £200.
Gone are the days when children wanted a simple board game or new pencil cases as Amazon’s list features high-tech robots and toys that will even teach your kids how to code.
You may not be able to find some of these in the shops yet, as some of them are yet to be released.
Here’s what toys Amazon has put on its ultimate wishlist:
Vtech Kidizoom Flix Playset £59.99
Meet Flix, your fun alien friend who can detect faces and give funny responses when you speak to it.
You can also customise its look using the camera and change the colour of its eyes and skin.
Anki Cozmo £199.99
Cozmo is one from the movies. This real-life robot has a one-of-a-kind personality that evolves the more you hang out.
He’ll nudge you to play and keep you constantly surprised.
LEGO Boost Construction Toy £149.99
This LEGO kit will teach your kid to be a computer-science genius.
The LEGO BOOST Creative Toolbox lets you build and code interactive, motorised robots, models and creations with distance, colour and tilt sensor technologies.
Pie Face Sky High Game £26.99
The popular Pie Face game now allows players to test their strength as they attempt to give their opponent a face full of whipped cream.
The game is set up like a strength-tester carnival game – towering over 3 feet tall.
Little Tikes Princess Cozy Chariot £99.99
Play with the Little Tikes Princess Horse & Carriage and feel like a real-life royal with your own pony.
Groom your horse’s mane and tail and play with the removable pink saddle, bridle and reins.
Mattel Bloxels Game £43.99
Watch your game world come to life as you create and animate play spaces, characters and objects with Bloxels.
Become the artist, game designer, storyteller, programmer, publisher and player in your own virtual reality.
Paw Patrol “Sea Patroller” Playset £69.99
Sail to the rescue with the amazing sea to land transforming Sea Patroller.
Equipped with a boat load of features including lights, sounds, a working crane, a life-saver launcher, storage and an exclusive Ryder and baby octopus – there are no limits to your play.
Melissa & Doug 14010 Charcoal Chef’s Kitchen Pretend Playset £142.31
As a budding young chef, enjoy cooking up a storm in this ultra-modern play kitchen.
Make smoothies with the real ice maker or whisk up a quick meal in the microwave – what’s your dish of the day?
Nerf Nitro MotorFury Rapid Rally £40.57
Blast into motorised, rapid-fire stunt challenges with the Nerf Nitro MotorFury Rapid Rally set.
Power up the blaster’s motor with the acceleration button, take aim and unleash the cars into fast-firing action.
The MotorFury Rapid Rally set comes with three cars that are special to this set, plus six more.
Letters to Santa £24.95
Your letter to Santa – on time, every time! Santa’s Special Paper shrinks letters to Scout Elf size for the absolute fastest delivery.
After Santa reads the letters, Scout Elves return them as ornaments for you to keep forever.
How to get your hands on discounts
IF these eyewatering prices are making your wallet shivver then here’s what you can do to make sure you’re getting the best deal.
- TIMING Check prices with Camelcamelcamel to see if it’s been sold at a cheaper price on Amazon. Retailers often change their prices depending on the tim of year, so make sure by buying it now, you’re getting the best price.
- GET DISCOUNTS Keep an eye out for discounts either online or in stores, particularly before the show airs. Websites like HotUKDeals, Vouchercodes.co.uk or MoneySaving Expert are a good place to start.
- GET CASHBACK Check Quidco and TopCashBack to see if you can get cashback on your shopping. They pay you to click through and buy items from retailsers. Read about how one reader made £600 in a year using them.
- SHOP AROUND You may not be seeing the best price on Amazon so look around at its competitors to see if they’re selling it cheaper.
“Unwrapping toys on Christmas morning is one of the lasting memories of the festive season for every generation,” said Sriram Parthasarathy, from Amazon.co.uk.
“It may be the summer holidays but Father Christmas, and some well-organised families, are already planning what’s going to be under the tree this 25th December.
“Traditional and technological presents feature on this year’s wish list, combining coding, creativity and getting together as a family.”
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