Parents given helping hand as Tesco experts pick their top 10 toys for Christmas
28 October 2019
It’s one of the toughest times of the year for parents – choosing the right presents for their kids at Christmas.
But now Tesco toy experts have given parents a helping hand with recommendations that they believe are likely to be on many children’s want lists.
And the good news is that seven of the 10 stocking fillers and main present toys are priced at £35 or less – offering great value for the big occasion.
Included in the list this year are a robotic llama as well as a dancing sloth that will vie for attention against latest toys from evergreen favourite brands Lego and Toy Story.
Tesco Toys Category Manager Anne Borrett said:
“As any parent will tell you choosing the right Christmas toy for their youngsters can be a daunting experience.
“Our choices, made by Tesco’s team of toy experts, have been carefully considered and based on the type of toys which have been popular throughout the year and which are likely to be on many children’s ‘Dear Santa’ lists.
“In our top 10 are toys for all budgets but with more than half of them priced at £30 we think there’ll be something for everyone!”
All the toys in the top 10 are currently in an ‘up to half-price’ sale which runs at all Tesco stores which until October 30.
Tesco’s top 10 toys for Christmas are as follows:
1. Lego – Harry Potter Hogwarts’ Clock Tower
Set in the iconic Harry Potter location from the film series. Includes eight mini figures (with wands and Yule Ball costumes).
The playset features three level Hogwarts Clock Tower, Entrance Hall, Classrooms, Hospital Wing, Prefects Bathroom and Dumbledore's Office. £85. For ages 9+.
2. Toy Story – Woody and Buzz 2 pack
Disney Pixar Toy Story 4 Woody and Buzz Lightyear two pack set, exclusive to Tesco. Includes Woody's Lasso and Buzz Lightyear's Blaster. £30. For ages 3+.
3. Fortnite Battle Royale Collection – Squad versus Squad Playset
Mega Fort Building Set including 8 Figures and 20 Accessories, including two exclusive figures to the set. £50. For ages 8+.
A little bit of water reveals a whole lot of magic in the outrageous world of the Blume doll. These come hidden inside flower pots just waiting to be discovered.
Each Blume doll features unique, over-the-top hairstyles and outfits that can be interchanged with other dolls. £10. For age 3+.
5. L.O.L Surprise! - Glitter Globe Winter Disco
Unbox eight surprises including all new floating glitter hair with L.O.L. Surprise! Glitter Globe.
Each doll comes packaged in a crystal-shaped ball with a clear front to use as a display case. Add water to the ball to reveal another colourful, glitter surprise, because the ball becomes a snow globe, too. For age 6+. £11.
6. Zuru Pets Alive – Robotic Llama
See Boppi the Booty Shakin' Llama, from the Pets Alive series, perform his hilarious dance. Boppi will get the whole family up dancing and laughing. £20. For ages £20. For age 3+.
7. Carousel Doll House
A removable roof turns the doll house into a garden. Includes a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and living room, removable roof, two dolls and 10 accessories. £50. For age 3+.
8. Fisher Price - Linkimals Smooth Moves Sloth
The Linkimals Smooth Moves Sloth is aimed at engaging youngsters exciting lights, music, songs, and fun dance moves.
Press the buttons on the sloth's feet to hear all about numbers, colours and more, as the sloth claps its hands and bobs its head. £35. For age 9 months+.
9. Slap Ninjas
Slap Ninja is the new, fast paced skill and action game. Play as the Ninja Master and use his huge karate chop slap to defend his precious coin from his sneaky opponent. Or play as the Student trying to tap the coin in the Ninja's hand in order to defeat him. £23. For age 4+.
10. Tesco Delivery Van
Make all your deliveries on time, with your own Tesco Delivery Van! Lift up side door to store the grocery trays. Lights and sounds. £15. For age 3+.