Tesco experts predict Hatchimals to top kids’ toy wish lists this Christmas

20 Oct 2016

Parents take note! Tesco toy gurus predict that Hatchimals, a cute interactive toy, is set to top kids’ wish lists this Christmas.

The supermarket’s toy experts have been combing through this year’s new releases and monitoring shopping trends, to produce what they believe will be the most popular toys for three to 12-year-olds for the festive season.

Launched Iast week, Hatchimals are set to be bestsellers.  The robotic creatures come to life after hatching from eggs and use the latest touch technology to become lovable toys for children to train.

Tesco’s toy specialists say the combination of fun and instruction creates an unforgettable bonding experience between the little creatures and children, as they learn and develop.

Tesco Head Toy Buyer Dawn Lavalette said:

“Choosing the right toy for your child this Christmas can be daunting, so we want to give parents a helping hand.

“We’ve been scouring the world looking at new toy releases and studying popular trends, so that our customers don’t have to, and have come up with what we believe are some truly brilliant toys for kids and those who are young at heart.

“Alongside brand new toys like Hatchimals, there’s also a hint of nostalgia with the exclusive return of the Sindy doll, My Little Pony and the Trolls toys which are also likely to make a strong showing this festive season.”

Tesco Christmas Top 10 Toys are:

Sindy
One of Britain’s most iconic and best-selling toys has been exclusively re-launched by Tesco. Sindy is now seven inches taller and has new friends – Laura, Kate and Zoe as well as the latest fashions and a new range of accessories.

Beat Bo/ Beat Belle
Interactive dolls BeatBo and BeatBelle help infants to learn fun songs, and dance moves.Through all the play, BeatBo and BeatBelle introduce youngsters to letters, colours, counting, music, cause & effect and much more.

PAW Patrol Air Patroller
This is the latest Air Patroller toy, with real lights and sounds, from the popular PAW Patrol cartoon series.Now kids can fly the hero PAW Patrol pups to Adventure Bay in two unique ways – as a plane and also, thanks to its changeable propellers, as helicopter.

Vtech Magical Unicorn
Twinkle is a toy unicorn that entertains younger children by majestically trotting, flapping her beautiful wings, and talking about the things she likes to do.And with the help of her friend Fairy Prisma she takes you on a magical journey around her Kingdom and singing two sing-along songs on the way.

My Fairy Garden
This toy encourages children to use their imagination to construct their own enchanted miniature cottage and beautiful living garden.Scatter the grass seeds across your garden and watch the nature do its magic!

Speak Out
This game will get the whole family rolling over with laughter.Players don a mouthpiece that won't let them shut their mouth and have to say phrases as best they can – but always with hilarious results.

My Little Pony Power Pony Collection Pack
There are six figures in the Power Pony collection, all in their superhero costumes! They includes Zapp Rainbow Dash, Mistress Mare-velous Applejack, Radiance Rarity, Masked Princess Twilight Sparkle, Fili-Second Pinkie Pie and Saddle Rager Fluttershy.

Nerf Nstrike Hyperfire
Take aim with the new HyperFire, the fastest motorised Nerf blaster yet, unleashing five darts per second from its 25-dart drum. The new Hyperfire Elite Blaster brings both ultimate speed and firepower to the battle.

Lego  City Volcano
Lego’s incredible popularity continues and with this exciting playset kids get to help scientists and explorers discover new information about a volcano.

Tesco is set to boost its position as a top destination for toys and games this Christmas, with the launch of a new price-checking service on hundreds of the UK’s most loved toys.

The service, which will price-check against Argos on a continuous basis, will mean customers will benefit from market-leading prices when shopping in store and online.

ENDS

Note to editors

Tesco top 10 toy prices are as follows*

  1. Hatchimals - £56.95
  2. Sindy - £19.95
  3. Beat Bo/Beat Belle - £28.29
  4. Lego City Volcano - £49.49
  5. My Fairy Garden - £9.39
  6. My Little Pony Power Pony Collection Pack - £59.95
  7. Nerf NStrike Hyperfire - £32.89
  8. Paw Patrol Air Patroller - £37.39
  9. Speak Out - £18.95
  10. VTech Magical Unicorn - £26.49

*Prices correct as of 19/10/16

Tesco is price checking against Argos on over 8,000 products in store and online including the most loved toys.

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