Characters from the hit movie ‘Frozen’ wearable tech watches, interactive pets, dolls and dinosaurs will be the top toys this Christmas.
The top 12 toys will feature at the nine-day Christmas Toy Show at the RDS which launched today.
Toy retailers believe 2014 will be their busiest year since 2014.
The top dozen toys for the UK and Ireland were selected by the Toy Retailers Association and today’s launch at the Shelbourne gave Irish consumers a chance to see them.
The top toys are that are most likely to be found on Santa’s lists across the UK and Ireland are:
Boomer Dino - €130
Bop It Beats - €29
Frozen Snow Glow Elsa – 445
Frozen Sparkle Dolls - €21
Lego Benny’s Spaceship - €105
Little Live Pets Birdcage - €25
Kiddizoom Smart Watch - €50
Minecraft Figures - €10
My Friend Cayla - €75
Nerf N-Strike Elite Demolisher 2-in-1 - €75
Toot-Toot Animals Safari Park - €50
Transformers Stomp and Chomp Grimlock - €115
The Christmas Toy Show will be taking place in the RDS from November 22 to November 30.
Frederique Tutt, Toys Global Industry Analyst for The NPD Group said that the British and Irish toy markets are leading the resurgence in toy sales in Europe.
“Impulse sales of collectables and lower-priced toys are up as well as licenses from movies including Frozen, and this year’s craze; Loom Bands,” said Mr Tutt.
“These two factors combined delivered the fastest growth rate in toy sales since 2010 (+6%) in the first nine months of 2014 which suggests that Christmas 2014 might be the best for some time.”