Skylanders magic takes video game to top of Christmas wish-list


The latest instalment in the toys-to-life video games franchise Skylander has been named top of this year's Christmas wish list in a vote by children.

The £49.00 Skylanders Imaginators allows players to create their own virtual character for the first time in the series, sending it to the top of the Top Toys for Christmas list at the Awards.

Hatchimals, the toys that hatch out of an egg and can be taught to walk, talk, dance and play games, is runner-up on the list, priced at around £60, while the £59.99 Nerf Modulus Tri-Strike Blaster came third.

Rounding out the top five are the Play-Doh Ice Cream Castle (£19.99), the Air Storm Firetek Bow (£29.99) and Anki Overdrive Supertrucks (£59.99).

However, not all toys on the list carry hefty price tags, with current favourite Star Monsters taking 11th place and costing as little as £1.

Gemma Gallagher, from ToyTesters.TV, said: "The Awards gives children the opportunity to have a voice, because when it comes to favourite toys, children often have very different choices to adults.

"I've been really pleased to see that the winning toys have been extremely well received from both boys and girls of all age groups.

"Both the winner and the first runner-up are massive surprises in terms of their appeal. I didn't think it was possible to design a toy that children aged anywhere between four and 12 could love."

1: Skylanders Imaginators (Activision) (£49.99)

2: Hatchimals (Spin Master) (£59.99)

3: Nerf Modulus Tri-Strike Blaster (Hasbro) (£59.99)

4: Play-Doh Ice Cream Castle (Hasbro) (£19.99)

5: Air Storm Firetek Bow (Zing Global Ltd.) (£29.99)

6: Anki OVERDRIVE Supertrucks (ANKI) (£59.99)

7: Furby Connect (Hasbro) (£99.99)

8: Zoomer Chimp (Spin Master) (£119.99)

9: Silly Sausage (John Adams) (£19.99)

10: VTechKidi Super Star (VTech) (£49.99)

11: Star Monsters (Magic Box Int. Toys, S.L.U) (£0.99-£8.00)

12: Super 11 The Ultimate Football Strategy Game (Premium World Ltd) (£29.95)

13: Simon Air (Hasbro) (£24.99)

14: Transformers Power Surge Optimus Prime (Hasbro) (£49.99)

15: Robot Engineer (Thames and Kosmos UK LP) (£35.00)

16: Kidizoom Selfie Cam (VTech) (£49.99)

17: My Little Pony Explore Equestria Crystal Empire Castle (Hasbro) (£42.99)

18: Monopoly Ultimate Banking (Hasbro) (£19.99)

19: Sam Labs - Inventor Kit (SAM Labs) (£99.00)

20: HUE Animation Studio (Ascent Information Technology Ltd trading as HUE) (£49.95)