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Toyworld Rolls Out Its Annual Top 20 Hot Toys

Media Release October 16, 2008

Top Toys for Kiwi Kids Christmas Wish Lists

Toyworld Rolls Out Its Annual Top 20 Hot Toys for Christmas 08

With the official start of the holiday shopping season almost upon us Toyworld has today released its annual list of what kids will most want to see under their trees this festive season.

Toyworld is one of Australasia’s largest toy retailers and compiles the annual list of favourite festive toys from sales trends from its 35 stores around the country including New Zealand’s largest specialist toy store, Toyworld Manukau.

This year’s top toys include 20 of the newest and most exciting toys for children of all ages, guaranteed to bring Kiwi kids hours of fun.

Head Toy Buyer for Toyworld Paul Hodgkiss says, “Parents need to act quickly if their children want a toy from the Top 20 Hot Toys list.”

“We’ve already seen strong sales during the school holidays and the most popular toys tend to sell out before Christmas every year,” he says. “So getting in early is the best way to avoid disappointment.”

The Toyworld Annual Top 20 Hot Toys for Christmas 2008 are listed below in alphabetical order.

1/ Bakugan Range - action-figure warriors which tuck into spheres and pop open when they're rolled onto a game card, where they gather points — and the devotion of collectibles-obsessed children – there are 100 to collect in total.

2/ BABY born® - A life like doll that can drink, wet her nappy, eat and use her potty, cry and squeak and be bathed.

3/ Beedos Super Studio

4/ Ben 10 Alien Force + Ben 10 Scooter & Skateboard - action figures from the Ben 10 TV series.

5/ Bikes –Hollywood & Tracker with Easy Push Handle

6/ Fisher Price Waterproof Digital Camera

7/ Hannah Montana Range – a range of toys, apparel and games from the Disney TV show.

8/ High School Musical Dance Mat

9/ iTeddy – comes with an inbuilt interactive media player on which kids can watch cartoons, play music and play games!

10/ Leapfrog TAG Reading System - an innovative, interactive reading product that brings books to life, as words talk, pictures sing and stories live out loud.

11/ Littlest Pet Shop Tail Waggin’ Fitness Club

12/ Mushabellies

13/ NERF N-Strike Vulcan - a fully automatic dart gun.

14/ Playskool Dance Cam – A camera console which plugs into the TV set and the camera projects a child onto the TV screen so they can see themselves dance along to kid-friendly tunes.

15/ Playworld Waterslide

16/ Star Wars Clone Wars Ultimate Lightsaber

17/ Star Wars Clone Wars LEGO Imperial Drop Ship

18/ Sylvanian Families Willow Hall – toy house

19/ Tech Deck Range - a range of miniature skateboards and skateparks

20/ Trampoline and Safety Net

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