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Mattel: Top Ten ‘Must Have’ Toys for Christmas 08

Mattel Announces Top Ten ‘Must Have’ Toys for Christmas 2008

Auckland, 6 October 2008: Classic toy favourites with a new twist will be featuring on Kiwi kids’ wish lists for Santa this Christmas, with a turbo-charged racetrack set for boys and singing Barbie for girls topping Mattel’s just-revealed Top Toys for Christmas 2008.

This year’s top toys, featured at, include ten of the newest and most exciting toys for children of all ages, guaranteed to bring Kiwi kids hours of fun.

For boys, the ultimate toy this year is the Hot Wheels Trick Tracks Power Loop Stunt Set. This multi-layered stunt course is the first racetrack set ever to come with a booster, so future Scott Dixons will get all the thrills of turbo charged play.

Barbie might be turning 50 next year but she’s still a favourite for Kiwi girls. At number two on the list is the new Diamond Castle Princess Liana Barbie who sings two songs from the movie. Little girls will love her glittery ‘transforming’ crown and her necklace that lights up when she sings. Pair her up with her friend Alexa, and they will sing together for you!

Mattel hasn’t forgotten the little ones. The latest and greatest for tiny tots include the Little Mummy Get Ready and Go Doll. Girls can help their doll wash their hands and brush their hair not to mention potty train them!

For the babies the Fisher-Price® Laugh and Sing teddy is a stand out. The Laugh and Learn Learning Teddy is loaded with educational content. He teaches letters, numbers, colours, shapes, greetings and more. Baby will love the interactive screen on his tummy with 2 modes of play: learning and music.

The complete ranked list of Mattel’s Top 10 Toy’s for Christmas is below:

1. Hot Wheels Trick Tracks Power Loop Stunt Set
2. Barbie® Diamond Castle Princess Liana Doll
3. Matchbox® Mega Rig® Shuttle Mission
4. Imaginext® Firehouse Rescue Centre
5. Tyco® Remote Controlled Turbo Street Wheelie Cycle
6. Fisher-Price Little People Learn About Town
7. Fisher-Price Little Mommy Get Ready and Go Doll
8. Radica® Girl Tech Stylin’ Studio
9. Fisher-Price® Laugh and Sing Teddy
10. Cars Walkin’ Talkin’ Lightning McQueen

For online fun, Mattel’s website launches today. Kids can login to compile and send their wish list to Santa, rank their favourite toys and be in with the chance to win prize pack of toys from Mattel.

Mattel’s Top Ten Toys for Christmas toys are available at The Warehouse, Famers, Toyworld, Toys R Fun and Kmart stores nationwide.


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