Twister, cabbage patch dolls and Lego sets all feature on Father Christmas"s 2012 wishlist


Old favourites still getting play: Twister, cabbage patch dolls and Lego sets all feature on Father Christmas's 2012 wishlist

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18:03 GMT, 31 October 2012

Get ready to dig deep parents, despite old favourites featuring high on this year’s Christmas toy wishlist it will still cost 650 to buy the lot.

The good news is that with no computer console or laptop included, nothing on the list runs into three figures, but there are plenty of products costing 50 or more, meaning that to get everything on it would set parents back 653.87.

The Toy Retailers Association has
predicted the 13 different toys which will dominate the seasonal lists of
British youngsters this year, with some surprising results.

A girl plays with a collection of Cabbage Patch Kids

A child poses with Furby toys at theToy Retailers Association's Dream Toys exhibition

Lo-tech Cabbage Patch Kids and electronic Furbys took 1st and 2nd place on this year's Christmas toy list

Some of the expected best-sellers this December will be high tech, such as the educational tablets Innotab or LeapPad.

While others will be a little more familiar to parents, including Cabbage Patch dolls, Furby interactive pets and a
web-shooting Spiderman which all appear in the top 13 alongside classic Lego bricks and party favourite Twister.

The festive season means big business
for the toy industry and the UK toy market is the biggest in Europe,
with an estimated worth of 2,969 million in 2011.

Thirty-four percent of UK toy sales occur within the Christmas season, totalling around 1,013 million last year.

3. InnoTab 2 by VTech

3. InnoTab 2 by VTech

4. Jake and the Neverland Pirates

4. Jake and the Neverland Pirates

5. LeapPad 2 by Leapfrog Toys

5. LeapPad 2 by Leapfrog Toys

6. Isabella Redmond, aged 9, plays with Lego Friends: Olivia's House

6. Isabella Redmond, aged 9, plays with Lego Friends: Olivia's House

7. Milo Stapleton-Brister, aged 10, plays with Lego The Lord of the Rings: The Mines of Moria

7. Milo Stapleton-Brister, aged 10, plays with Lego The Lord of the Rings: The Mines of Moria

8. Mike the Knight's Deluxe Glendragon Playset

8. Mike the Knight's Deluxe Glendragon Playset

9. Monster High Ghouls Rule Dolls by Mattel

9. Monster High Ghouls Rule Dolls by Mattel

10. My Moshi Home by Vivid Imaginations

10. My Moshi Home by Vivid Imaginations

In fact there are two Lego games in the top 13, proving that the popular building brick first invented in 1949, is still going strong more than six decades later.

The Toy Retailers Association produce the list so that the industry can order extra stocks of certain products to avoid empty shelves.

A spokesman said: 'With a nod to the past but two feet firmly in the future the list is a mix of old favourites brought right up to date, ground-breaking technology and a new crop of must-have character toys.

'Some of the enduring favourites on the list have been around for over 60 years. Cabbage Patch Kids, Spiderman, Twister and Lego are sure to be toys that many adults have fond childhood memories of.

'They’re still loved just as much by children today, albeit in new evolutions of the original.'

11. Harry, 12, plays with Nerf Blasters

11. Harry, 12, plays with Nerf Blasters

12. Natalya Wallace, aged 10, with Twister Dance

12. Natalya Wallace, aged 10, with Twister Dance

13. A boy plays with a Web Shooting Spider-Man at the Dream Toys exhibition

13. A boy plays with a Web Shooting Spider-Man at the Dream Toys exhibition

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