So with just over 100 days to go, Argos has released its predictions for Christmas toys 2014.
Readers won’t be surprised that technology features heavily this year, with My Friend Cayla (#4) at very top of the list. Cayla is a WIFI enabled, internet savvy doll, which can be synced to an IOS or Android device and uses Google to answer questions. The VTech Kiddizoom Smart Watch (#7) with edit function enables kids to take photos, record videos and play games, as well as tell the time. And the LeapFrog Leap Band (#11) is designed to get the little ones up and moving about, while learning how to play with, feed and care for virtual pets. Little Live Pet Birds (#9) continue the pet-related theme.
Joining the popular Teksta Puppy of last year is the Teksta Dinosaur, who chews on a bone and belches. Yet another hi-tech toy predicted to make it onto the list is Xeno (#5), an interactive monster with LCD eyes and over 40 expressions. Being able to fart on demand and featuring pull-out snot is sure to make this gadget a favourite, among the children at least.
Chomp and Stomp Grimlock from Transformers (#12) is also set to be a hit. The huge Tyrannosaurus, which has light-up eyes, can be teamed with one-step Change figures and Power Battlers to activate different modes.
After the success of the movie, Frozen Snow Glow Elsa (#6) is likely to fly off the shelves. The doll plays songs from the film and features a magical shining dress and light up necklace.
Other top contenders include the LEGO City Arctic Base Camp (#3), Nerf Demolisher (#2) and Nerf Rebelle Agent Bow (#8). And a variation on the firm favourite, My Monopoly (#1) allows children to customise their very own set.