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List of top toys for Christmas 2015 has been released

Published 22/06/2015 | 12:29

This picture: (l to r) Ines and Elspeth, both aged 6, play house with the new Barbie Style Your Way House that features on Argos Top Toy predictions for Christmas 2015
This picture: (l to r) Ines and Elspeth, both aged 6, play house with the new Barbie Style Your Way House that features on Argos Top Toy predictions for Christmas 2015
Minions Tumbling Stuart (RRP: €73.99)
My Friend Freddy (RRP: €58.99)
Frozen Sing Along Elsa (RRP: €58.99)
Lego City Deep Sea Exploration Vessel (RRP: €117.99)

It might be a few months until Irish children are penning their annual letters to the North Pole, but Agros has already released a list of toys anticipated to be the most popular this Christmas.

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While last year’s most lusted after toy was the Snow Glow Elsa Doll which had Santa panicking due to the high demand, Disney’s Frozen once again is to be a big hit this Christmas with a Sing-Along Elsa doll featuring in the top ten list.

Minions looks set to be one of the biggest films of Summer 2015 and a tumbling version of its lead character Stuart is expected to be a big seller this holiday season.

Barbie’s new pad also makes the top ten list but luckily Santa will be taking the hit as her ‘Style Your Own Way House’ retails at €129.99.

This Christmas’ top toy however is expected to be My Friend Freddy, an interactive teddy bear which aids the developmental skills of young children.

Traditional brands are still holding their own when it comes to popularity as new products from old favourite Lego and Nerf still rate highly.

My Friend Freddy (RRP: €58.99)
My Friend Freddy (RRP: €58.99)
This picture: (l to r) Ines and Elspeth, both aged 6, play house with the new Barbie Style Your Way House that features on Argos Top Toy predictions for Christmas 2015
Minions Tumbling Stuart (RRP: €73.99)
Frozen Sing Along Elsa (RRP: €58.99)
Lego City Deep Sea Exploration Vessel (RRP: €117.99)

Linzi Walker, chief toy buyer at Argos, said: "This year, the list is more star studded than ever, driven by highly anticipated movie releases and kid's favourite TV shows."

"Toys like the Tracy Island, Barbie and Lego are all stellar examples of how this year’s list crosses the generations, bringing the whole family together on Christmas Day."

"With the growing buzz around the new 'Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens' movie out later this year, we are expecting even more toys to launch in the next few months which will be in huge demand by kids and parents alike. So watch this space," she added.

 

Top Toys for Christmas 2015

My Friend Freddy (RRP: €58.99)

Vtech’s Drivers’ Super RC Raceway (RRP: €73.99)

Thunderbirds Interactive Tracy Island (RRP: €117.99)

Lego City Deep Sea Exploration Vessel (RRP: €117.99)

Nerf Modulus (RRP: €88.49)

Pie Face (RRP: €29.99)

Shopkins Scoops Ice Cream Truck Playset (RRP €29.49)

Chad Valley 3 Storey Summer Winter Dolls House (RRP: €147.49)

Barbie Style Your Own Way House (RRP: €129.99)

Frozen Sing Along Elsa (RRP: €58.99)

Little Live Pets Birds Clever Keet (RRP:€88.49)

Minions Tumbling Stuart (RRP: €73.99)

Real Fx (RRP: €147.49)

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