Hasbro launched its top twenty toys for the festive season at a Christmas showcase event yesterday.  The bulk of the list was in the boys’ sector with licensed toys from Marvel superheroes The Incredible Hulk and Iron Man to new film releases Star Wars and Indiana Jones.

The new Here and Now edition of Monopoly is also hoped to be a Christmas hit. Hasbro will announce the final cities for the new board in August, after 5 million people worldwide voted for their favourite city.

The evergreen My Little Pony brand has once again topped the list of girls toys, alongside the revamped Baby Alive doll.  In the Night Garden remains a strong brand for preschool and Upsy Daisy is her bed is expected to be a best seller this year.

Hasbro spokesperson, Nick Mouton said: “We’ve got a great range of products this year and choosing the top twenty was a difficult job. The Star Wars toys are bigger and better than ever and there are lots of very popular brands in the list.”

Read on for the full list…

Hasbro Christmas Top 20

  • Partini board game
  • Pictureka board game
  • Cluedo and Harry Potter Cluedo
  • The Dangerous Book for Boys Game
  • Monopoly Here & Now: The World Edition
  • Star Wars Millenium Falcon
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars Ultimate Lightsaber
  • Transformers Animated Roll Out Command Optimus Prime
  • Indiana Jones Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Playset & Hat and Whip
  • The Incredible Hulk Smash Hands, Power Glow Mask & Electronic Smashin’ Stompin’ Hulk
  • Iron Man Rocket Blast
  • Kota the Triceratops
  • Helmet Heroes
  • Martian Matter Alien Maker; Alien Molder Refill and Alien Mush Refill
  • In the Night Garden: Upsy Daisy in Her Bed and Playmat playset
  • Biscuit, My Lovin’ Pup
  • Baby Alive Learns to Potty
  • My Little Pony Make Me Better with Rarity the Unicorn
  • Ponyvile Sweet Sundae Amusement Park Playset
  • Littlest Pet Shop Shop Tail Waggin’ Fitness Club Playset


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