Roaring tiger worth £135 on DreamToys must-have Christmas gift list

Parents are preparing to spend up to £135 this Christmas to get their hands on some of 2017's most sought after toys.

An animatronic roaring tiger will set parents back the most, the Toy Retailers Association (RTA) revealed, as it published its annual DreamToys list of predicted top sellers - writes

The latest Nerf blaster, the original Stretch Armstrong and the sequel to last year's Hatchimals all feature on the DreamToys top 12, with parents having to fork out an average of £48.74.

Family games, collectibles and movie blockbusters all feature on the 2017 list, but are significantly cheaper than Hasbro's FurReal Roarin' Tyler - coming in at £134.99.

Collectible LOL Surprise dolls are the only featured toy to come for a price under £20, at a modest £9.99 per figure.

The list, compiled by UK retailers including Argos, Boots, Selfridges, Smyths Toys, The Entertainer, TK Maxx and Toys R US, was published in London on Wednesday.

It comes as figures showed that seven out of the top 10 best-selling toys in 2017 had sold for under £10.

But the DreamToys list suggested parents would be spending much higher rates to purchase the best toys for Christmas.

Frederique Tutt, global industry analyst for the NPD Group's toy division said: "The £3.5 billion-strong British toy market is holding on to its position as the largest market in Europe and the fourth biggest worldwide.

"This year, British kids aged up to 11 years will receive on average 11 toys for Christmas, worth collectively £121."

The 12 predicted top-selling toys this Christmas are:

  • Enchantimals Playhouse Panda Set, Mattel, £32.99
  • Fingerlings, Jazwares/WowWee, £14.99
  • FurReal Roarin' Tyler , Hasbro, £134.99
  • Hatchimals Surprise , Spin Master Toys, £74.99
  • Laser X - 2 Player Pack, Character Options, £49.99
  • L.O.L. Surprise Series 2, MGA Entertainment, £9.99
  • Nerf Nitro Longshot Smash, Hasbro, £21.99
  • Paw Patrol Sea Patroller, Spin Master Toys, £69.99
  • PJ Masks Headquarters Playset, Flair Leisure Products, £49.99
  • Star Wars: BB-8, Lego, £84.99
  • The Original Stretch Armstrong, Character Options, £21.99
  • Toilet Trouble, Hasbro, £17.99

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