Old favourites still getting played: Twister, cabbage patch dolls and Lego sets all feature on 2012 wishlist to Father Christmas
14:38 GMT, 1 November 2012
If you are dreading the prospect of a child's Christmas list packed with hi-tech gadgets, take heart.
You may find some rather familiar – and distinctly 1980s – toys on there instead.
Cabbage Patch Kids, Twister, Lego and Furbys are all expected to be bestsellers this year, according to the toy industry's list of 'must-have' presents.
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Lo-tech 29.99 Cabbage Patch Kids and electronic 59.99 Furbys took 1st and 2nd place on this year's Christmas toy list
Although, sadly for cash-strapped parents, the nostalgic feel doesn't come with a matching price tag.
Cabbage Patch Kids sold in their
millions after they were first launched in 1983. The dolls, which cost
29.99, are supposedly found in vegetable patches and adopted by
Twister, the classic game which was
hugely popular in the 1970s and 80s, is expected to sell well this year
too, in a modern form called Twister Dance and priced at 26.99.
3. InnoTab 2 by VTech, 84.99
4. Jake and the Neverland Pirates, 49.99
5. LeapPad 2 by Leapfrog Toys, 89.99
6. Isabella Redmond, aged 9, plays with Lego Friends: Olivia's House, 69.99
7. Milo Stapleton-Brister, aged 10, plays with Lego The Lord of the Rings: The Mines of Moria, 34.99
8. Mike the Knight's Deluxe Glendragon Playset, 29.99
9. Monster High Ghouls Rule Dolls by Mattel, 22.99
10. My Moshi Home by Vivid Imaginations, 39.99
There are also two Lego sets on the list, one of which, called Olivia's House, is aimed specifically at girls. It costs 69.99.
Furby, the cuddly electronic owl, is
also predicted to make a comeback. It sold 40million across the world at
the height of its popularity in the 1990s. The owl, which costs 59.99,
now has LCD eyes.
But the list, compiled by the Toy
Retailers Association, isn't entirely nostalgic. It also includes two
hi-tech children's tablets.
Frederique Tutt, an industry analyst,
said: 'There are a lot of toys that have re-launched this year as they
have a long lifespan and are nostalgic to parents.
'Retailers like these toys as they are proven sellers.'
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Nine year olds Alexander Gorov (L) and Raphael Redmond (R) pose with the Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar
11. Harry, 12, plays with Nerf Blasters, 44.99
12. Natalya Wallace, aged 10, with Twister Dance, 26.99
13. A boy plays with a Web Shooting Spider-Man at the Dream Toys exhibition, 34.99
THE 'BAKERS DOZEN' TOP 13 CHRISTMAS TOYS for 2012
1.. Cabbage Patch Kids, Jakks Pacific, RRP 29.99
2. Furby, Hasbro, RRP 59.99
3. InnoTab 2, VTech, RRP 84.99
4. Jake And The Neverland Pirates – Pirate Ship Bucky, Mattel, RRP 49.99
5. LeapPad 2, Leapfrog Toys, RRP 89.99
6. Lego Friends: Olivia’s House, Lego, RRP 69.99
7. Lego The Lord of the Rings: The Mines of Moria, 68.99
8. Mike The Knight’s Deluxe Glendragon Playset, Character Options, 29.99
9. Monster High Ghouls Rule Dolls, Mattel, RRP 22.99
10. My Moshi Home, Vivid Imaginations, RRP 39.99
11. Nerf N-Strike Elite Hail-Fire, Hasbro, RRP 44.99
12. Twister Dance, Hasbro, RRP 26.99
13. Web Shooting Spider-Man, Hasbro, RRP 34.99
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