Retailers hike toy prices by more than 100%

Adrian Holliday
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Despite well-publicised price cuts in November, retailers such as Amazon, Tesco, Asda and Toys R Us have been quietly pushing up the price tickets on 'must-have' toys.

Some of the rises are dramatic: for example a Matt Smith Eleventh Doctor sonic screwdriver, normally on sale at £12.99, was retailing on Amazon at £29.99 last week - a 130% increase. %VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%