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This is a list from John Lewis one of our recommended retailers. Some expensive toys in the list and we have placed them in order from cheapest to most expensive.

Christmas Hexbug

Christmas Hexbug Price: £6.95. Recommended Age: 3 years and above

This is the limited, bauble encased, Christmas edition of the popular Hexbug Nano. This intelligent insect scurries along across the floor or tabletop. If it encounters any obstacle it will simply change direction - it even has a self-righting mechanism that lets it flip back onto its 12 legs. Comes with its own reindeer antlers.
Note: There are two colours in this Hexbug Nano Christmas range, but it's not possible to request a specific colour, so you will have to allow John Lewis to choose the colour for you.
Currently OUT OF STOCK as at 23rd October.

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App Fishing

App Fishing Price: £24.95. Recommended Age: 8 years and above

Bring fishing to your smart phone or media device with AppFishing. Using the gyrometer in your device, cast like the pros and reel the fish in using the touch screen technology.
The free app provides numerous different fishing challenges and environments, some from the real world and some from the future. Ideal for use by adults as well as children.
To be used under the direct supervision of an adult.

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Lego Duplo My First Gas Station

Lego Duplo My First Gas Station Price: £29.95. Recommended AGE: 2 years and above.

Exclusive to John Lewis, this Lego Duplo garage is aimed at younger Lego fans. They can refuel their car and motorcycle and even go shopping. Includes shop, restroom, car, motorcycle and 2 Duplo figures.

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Furby Price: £55. Recommended Age: 5 years and above.

This new generation of Furby is an updated version of the beloved bilingual creature from the past. It is now much cleverer than its predecessor and has many more features to boast about, including the two big LCD eyes that comprise roughly a third of the body, which significantly enhance the range of emotions that it can express. They can display pure joy, a sullen look of discontent or even show graphics such as rainbows or love hearts.
When you first receive your Furby, it will mostly speak Furbish, but the more you play with it, the more English it will speak. Not only does it respond to your touch when you pet its head or tickle its tummy, or your voice when you speak to it, but also to the music you play to it.
You can also download a free app to help you translate Furbish, as well as virtually feed your Furby and other interactive features. This app is optional though and works with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models with iOS 4.2 or later.
The Furby has no 'off' switch, but if you leave it alone for long enough, it will get tired, start snoring and eventually just fall asleep. You can easily rouse it back with a little bit of interaction.
But bear in mind, each Furby has a mind of its own...
Compare Prices at different uk stores for this furby creature.

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Lego Camper Van

Lego Camper Van Price: £79.95. Recommended Age: 16 years and above.

This 'toy' could be attractive to certain adults, as well as older children!
An authentic camper van which is a replica of the classic Volkswagen Camper Van from 1962. This model is coloured red and is exclusive to John Lewis. On the outside, the terrific detailing includes a 'V' shape three-way color split at the front, rounded roof and window frames, opening 'splittie' safari windshield, opening doors, iconic pop-up roof with textile curtain surround, roof rack, rear side air intake vents and lots more.
The detailing is equally impressive on the inside, from the authentic VW air-cooled flat four cylinder 'boxer' engine, front cabin bench seat, gear stick, angled dashboard and iconic spherical speedometer, to custom Lego features like folding rear bench seat, folding dinette table, closet with mirror and even a painting.
Adult supervision is required.

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Mini Micro T-Bar Scooter with Seat and O-Bar Handle Blue

Mini Micro T-Bar Scooter Price: £79.95. Recommended Age: 1 year and above.

This extremely adaptable scooter might suit those children who are too young for a normal micro scooter. It has a sturdy seat that clips onto the Mini Micro Scooter, so even small children can enjoy a ride. The seat grows in stages, so they can next use it as a ride-on, before graduating to a Mini Micro Scooter.
Stages are:-
Micro seat only: 12 months to 3 years
Scooter with mini seat: 1 to 3 years
Micro Scooter only: 3 to 5 years.

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VTech Innotab 2

VTech Innotab 2 Price: £84.95. Recommended Age: 4 years and above.

Another of the great educational games from VTech.
VTech's InnoTab 2 combines educational games, creative activities and e-books on a multi-functional, multi-media touch-screen tablet that's just the right size for young hands.
Children can develop core skills in reading, spelling, maths, logic and creativity with the numerous activities included. The InnoTab now also includes a rotating self-portrait camera and microphone for enhanced game play. Features a large 5" LCD touch screen and g-sensor. Please note: an SD card is not included, but is required for downloads.
Plus parents can download additional games and learning apps from their own computer. Comes with a free slip-case bag for safe transportation.
Compare Prices for this learning tablet.

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FurReal Baby Butterscotch

Baby Butterscotch Price: £99.95. Recommended Age: 4 years and above.

Baby Butterscotch pony from FurReal Friends is a soft, cuddly, miniature pony that responds to your touch by moving her head and ears while making pony sounds just like the real thing.
When you pet her, your pony moves her head in your direction or nuzzles up to you to show how much she loves you. She makes sweet pony sounds and even moves her ears. When you feed her her carrot, she makes munching sounds.
Pony figure comes with brush, toy carrot and instructions.

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John Lewis Doll's House

John Lewis Dolls' House Price: £100. Recommended Age: 3 years and above.

This beautiful doll's house, named Leckford House, is part of the wooden toy collection at John Lewis and is a wonderful item for any doll-lover to own. The outside has a beautiful pink roof and door, with large Georgian windows, giving the place a feeling of grandeur.
It opens from either side to reveal two glorious central staircases. The roof lifts up easily too, which makes the house more versatile to play with and ideal for two children to play at once.
Needs to be assembled.

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Kurio 10

Kurio10 Price: £200. Recommended Age: 4 years and above.

Loved by kids and trusted by parents, the Kurio is the ultimate Android tablet for families.
Pre-loaded with games, videos, educational content, e-books and much more. Includes full versions of all their favourite app's, including: Angry birds, World of Goo, Doodle Jump, Where's my Water, Cut the Rope, Fruit Ninja and more. With a powerful 3D graphic engine and fast processor you can be sure of smooth game play.
Wi-Fi enabled, it supports Flash 11.1, has front and rear cameras and an integrated microphone. With a 10" screen, 800x480 pixels and HD video playback mean they can watch videos on the go; ideal for car or train journeys. They can also connect the Kurio to a TV to watch games and videos on the big screen (cable sold separately).
Parents will be interested to know that they can easily set up to 8 profiles and manage separate settings for each one. With time management they can control when and for how long each user can access the tablet. As well as this, they can use the content filtering software either by selecting one of the pre-defined profiles according to age, or create their own safe lists and block lists by selecting the customise filter.

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