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We keep looking for the best of the Top Christmas Toys as part of our research for Hot Christmas Gifts. Here we concentrate on finding the best sellers, not necessarily just this year but over the last few years; and occasionally (as with the Rubiks Cube) older favourites. Some of the toys or games listed in the years before 2013 may now be discontinued - so our apologies if that is the case with the one you look for!







Rubik's Cube

As a taster we give you: the Original Rubik's Cube. Included because it is an old favourite of ours and was, at one time, a best seller of all best sellers! Still popular with today's children, definitely one of the top christmas toys and well worth consideration as a present (for child, or adult!).



Amazon - Best Selling Toys and Games 2013

This is a small selection of the bestselling games and toys so far in 2013. To see a lot more visit the UK Amazon site.

Ravensburger Labrynth Insect Lore Butterfly Garden Insect Lore Butterfly Garden RC Remote Controlled Robot Tomy Popup Pirate

Tomy Pop Up Pirate: An exciting game suitable for 2-4 players (recommended age: 4 - 8 years). Lock the pirate down and then push a sword in any slot - but one slot will cause the pirate to pop up. Each time the pirate is pushed down the 'pop-up' slot changes. This game was popular in 2011 and was in our list for top Christmas toys 2011. 1 star recommendation

RC Remote Controlled Robot: A dancing, talking, walking and sliding Robot suitable for children over the age of 6 years. It can also be made to turn head left or right and shoot foam discs.

Lego Duplo Number Train: With numbered Lego Duplo bricks and 3 wagons this extremely popular toy allows young builders to construct their own train; at the same time learning maths skills. Includes 10 numbered bricks, a dog plus assorted bricks; allowing the construction of a tunnel, building or dog house. We at Hot Christmas Gifts highly recommend this toy. 4 star recommendation

Insect Lore Butterfly Garden: Gives young children the opportunity to watch larvae turn into butterflies. Coupons are sent with the kit so you can send for the Larvae when you are ready. Not suitable for children under 3 years and adult supervision is recommended. 2 star recommendation

Ravensburger Labrynth: A game designed for 1-4 players aged eight years and above. The aim of the game is to reach all your allocated treasures and targets using the shortest possible route through the Labyrinth and to be the first back to the start point.
To make it interesting and a challenge the structure of the Labyrinth can change at any time as players manipulate the course to either make a path easier for themselves, or block that of an opponent. An excellent game for families because the combination of strategy, fun scenarios and simple objectives mean it could easily be as big a hit with the kids as it is with the adults. There is a chance that it may get too complicated for the very young but there are ways around this (shortening the length of the game being one possibility), and alternative versions to buy that can help ensure that this classic board game will be played for years to come. Highly recommended - has been in the Amazon top 100 for a long time and given a superb rating by reviewers.4 star recommendation


Amazon - Best Selling Toys 2012

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Shopping List: Has been one of the most popular games for some time. One of just a few toys to receive 5 stars from every single customer review at Amazon. Hot Christmas Gifts recommends this game highly as a Christmas Toy for toddlers. The game encourages memory and literacy skills. Suitable for 2 to 4 players, who each take a trolley that they must fill. There are 32 cards which show familiar, everyday items from the supermarket, such as eggs, tomatoes, washing powder and aubergines. Each player has a list and when a card is turned over, if an item is on their list, it can be placed in their trolley. The winner is the first player to collect all the items on their list and fill their trolley. The Shopping List game is suitable for children aged 3 to 7. The sturdy, wipe-clean board means that the game will withstand constant playing, and the colourful illustrations allow the game to be played by young children with no reading ability.

Moshi Monsters Rox Collecter Tin: A great addition to any Moshi collection for those keen Moshi enthusiasts. This newest edition of the hugely popular Moshi Monsters Collector Tins contains 8 limited edition crystal style moshlings. Fully compatable with the rest of a child's Moshi Monsters collection this is a fantastic way to store their Moshi Collection.
Suitable for Ages 4 and above.

Snazaroo Face Paint: Metallic face paint (luminous effect), available in lots of colours: red, green, blue, maroon, copper, silver, violet, apricot, gold and others. Professional make-up suitable for all. It is of excellent quality, without any toxic material, especially for sensitive skin and children. It is waterbased and easily removed. You can paint 50-100 faces! All Snazaroo products are produced in conformity with the European Union, FDA (Food and Drug Administration) standards. Toys as well as cosmetics. Ideal for appearing shiny and celebrating theme parties or carnival.
If you have not used face paint before it may be an idea to read some of the Amazon reviews where there is plenty of good advice.

Lego Starwars Advent Calendar: A great gift for all Star Wars fans, whether children or adults! Features 24 gifts, including iconic starships, minifigures, and accessories. As you open each of the 24 doors of the calendar, you'll find a different Star Wars vehicle to build, or a minifigure to collect. There's twelve iconic Star Wars vehicles and 9 minifigures, including a snowman R2-D2 and Darth Maul in a Santa costume. Vehicles include mini Gungan Sub and General Grievous' Starfighter.
Excellent reviews - be careful, once you buy your first it may well become a regular purchase! Recommended age: 6 - 14 years.



The Toy Shop - Best Selling Toys 2011

Sorry but most of these are now no longer available at the Toy Shop but you might find them elsewhere.

Sylvanian Families - Cottage Hospital: The Sylvanian Families - Cottage Hospital has everything to help you keep your Sylvanians in perfect health. The hospital is run by the ever friendly Dr Murdoch, who treats everything from colds and sprained ankles to full scale emergencies. Along with Dr Murdoch, Cottage Hospital comes with a bed, cupboard, desk, screen, crutches and lots of other useful medical equipment.
Age: 4 years and above.

Toy Story 3 - Lotso Huggin Bear: This great replica looks just like the real character from the film. Lotso features posable arms and legs for easy hugging and, just like in the movie, smells of strawberry! Tickle Lotso's foot to make him laugh and squeeze his hands to hear 'toy' and 'come alive' phrases; Lotso will even 'respond' to your voice. In total, Lotso has over 45 individual saying for you to hear. This Toy Story 3 toy Lotso measures over 30cm high and is suitable for children aged 4 and above. 2 x AA batteries are included but are for try-me purposes and may possibly require replacing after a short time.

Toy Story Buzz Lightyear: A highly detailed deluxe film replica of Andy's favourite new toy, that comes in 'Andy's Toybox packaging'. This fantastic, fully-posable Buzz Lightyear action figure comes alive with his original voice and knows when you're talking! He has pop-out wings with light-up tips, and you can test his level sensor which knows when he is in a flying position or standing! Age: 4 years and above.

Ben 10 Ultimate Alien 10cm Azmuth: In great demand!
The original creator of the Omnitix, Azmuth is known as one of the smartest beings in the universe. This 10cm action figure is fully poseable, and comes with an Ultimatrix accessory.
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Air Hogs Vectron Wave - Red and Black: The Vectron Wave is an awesome flying toy that you control using only your hands. Ingenious new infra red technology means the Vectron hovers at a set height, which you can control by moving your hands underneath it. "Bounce" it, guide it around the room, and throw it, either with throwing gestures or with the attachable handle. The Vecton Wave charges from the special charging unit, which has an emergency shut-off button to stop flight immediately. As an additonal safety measure, the propeller automatically shuts off when something tries poking into it, preventing damage to fingers. Suitable for ages 8 years and above.


Best Selling UK Toys 2010

Amazon - Best Selling Toys 2010

Falk Class Tractor Ride-on Plan Toys Pull Along Snail Mookie Folding Picnic Table Bruder John Deere Tractor with Tipping Trailer Tomy Aquadoodle Classic Drawing Toy

Tomy Aquadoodle Classic Drawing Toy : Aquadoodle Classic is the perfect way to encourage any budding young artists to develop their artistic and creative skills in an easy to use and fun filled format. For parents there is no mess, no fuss and no stress (well much less than usual!). Simply fill the Aquadoodle pen with water and start to draw. Not only is it fun but it's also educational, as kids can Aquadoodle underneath the letters of the alphabet running around the outer edge of the mat to magically reveal a picture. R is for Rabbit! Bright fun pictures around the edge also help with letter and number learning and are great to copy for basic writing skills. Aquadoodle can be used over and over again--as the water dries the picture fades and the mat is ready for the next creation. Recommended ages: 3 months to 3 years.

Bruder 02058 John Deere 6920 Tractor with Tipping Trailer: This 1:16 scale model is a piece of nostalgia to parents and an amazing adventure for children. This is a sturdy high quality toy, with a detachable tipping trailer, workable pivot steering and real tread making it perfect to take outside for use in the garden. Suitable for children three years and older, no age restriction so dads and mums can play too.

Mookie Folding Picnic Table: Strong, sturdy and colourful picnic table suitable for use in the garden. Ideal for children to sit and eat with their friends or to play games. The picnic table is easy to store and it folds in half which takes up minimal space. The folding mechanism also makes the picnic table portable for taking to the park for family days out. Suitable for 3 years and above.

Plan Toys Pull Along Snail: a pull toy designed in a snail-like shape. While being pulled, the snail's body crawls up and down with a rattling sound. This toy stimulates manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination. 10 cm high x 27 cm wide x 11 cm deep. Suitable for 3 years and above.

Falk Claas Celtis 426RX Tractor and Trailer Ride-on: This Claas Tractor and Trailer comes in green with a green trailer. Sturdy construction and super play value make this tractor ideal for young children aged 1-3.


Amazon - Best Selling Toys 2009

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Hot Christmas Gifts - our bestselling toys

Some of our chosen bestsellers - lots more information available.

Monopoly City Talking Iggle Piggle Kidizoom Pink Camera Kidizoom Blue Camera Green Toys Tea Set
First Steps Baby Walker Lego Minotaurus GX Racers Terror Tightrope Hotwires Electronic Snap Circuits LeapFrog Reading System