Mega version of collectible Surprise Ball tipped to top Christmas toy lists

2 Oct 2017

A mega version of this year’s most popular toy has just gone on sale and is predicted by Tesco toy experts to top many kids’ Christmas wish lists.

Since being launched in March this year the L.O.L Surprise Ball, which features seven layers of surprises that kids unravel to reveal a collectible doll, has achieved over a half million sales in the UK alone.


But now a limited edition special version called Big Surprise, featuring 50 gifts in each ball, has been launched in time for Christmas.


Tesco Senior Toy Buying Manager Garry Lawford said:

“It’s the information parents across the UK have been waiting to hear – the must-have toy that many kids will be hoping to get their hands on for Christmas from Santa.

“We know that picking the right toys for kids at this time can be like the real nightmare before Christmas for many parents, and so our team of experts wanted to offer their help and expertise in helping find what we believe will be the right present.

“While the Big Surprise sits on top of our top 10 list there are other toys for kids of all ages – and the good news is that this year’s selection is less reliant on technical innovation, and more to do with getting children to use their imagination.

“There are latest toys from evergreen favourites like Lego and My Little Pony, which some parents will remember as well as newer favourites such as Nerf, Paw Patrol and Guardians of the Galaxy.”

Tesco’s complete top 10 Christmas toy list, which includes several exclusives, are as follows:

  1. L.O.L Big Surprise Ball - £60
    A grand version of the UK’s No 1 toy this year, the collectible craze creates excitement through unboxing and collecting 50 fashionable doll surprises.
  2. Guardians of the Galaxy – 12” Titan 6 Pack - £70 RRP
    Players can join the Guardians of the Galaxy on their next intergalactic adventure with this pack of six Marvel Titan Hero series figures. This pack includes Star-Lord, Gamora, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Drax, and Yondu, with their iconic weapons. A collector’s toy, exclusive to Tesco, that will delight adult fans of the film as well as kids.
  3. My Little Pony Mega Collection Pack - £60 RRP
    The first ever My Little Pony film launches in October as Tesco will have an exclusive range of products relating to the movie. The pack includes six figures including Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Rarity and Applejack, each measuring six inches.
  4. Carousel Drive and Talk Vehicles - £15 RRP
    A choice of either a toy fire engine, police car or ambulance aimed at younger children that can be steered into action through remote control which also allows users to make an announcement through a speaker on the vehicle. There are also buttons to press for lights and sounds. This toy is part of the new Carousel range exclusive to Tesco and launches in October.
  5. Lego City Police Station - £75
    When the Lego Police Station comes under attack players can help the police chase the criminals in the car, on the motorbike and in the helicopter and bring them all back to prison.
  6. Fisher Price Think & Learn Teach 'n Tag Movi™ - £50 RRP
    This cool little robot is ready to roll and get kids moving and learning along with him encouraging pre-school children to get their minds and bodies moving while teaching them how to follow directions and think critically about the world around them.
  7. Num Noms Nail Polish Maker - £50 RRP
    Kids can create their very own scented nail polish at the Num Noms Nail Polish Café play set. The set includes everything needed to make unique nail polishes and have fun with your adorable Num Nom characters.
  8. PJ Masks Headquarters - £50 RRP
    This playset, inspired by the popular kids’ TV show, is full of interactive features and has lights and sounds. Included in the playset are a Cat Boy figure and a Cat Car.
  9. Paw Patrol Sea Patroller - £70 RRP
    This is the latest Paw Patrol toy, with real lights and sounds, from the popular PAW Patrol cartoon series.
  10. Nerf Modulus Regulator - £65 RRP
    Be prepared for any mission or battle with the versatile fully motorised Nerf Regulator blaster! Featuring SwitchFire technology, this blaster can be used in three different modes to suit your style.

ENDS


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