Belfast Telegraph

Monday 20 October 2014

Talking hamster tops Christmas wishlist

Go Go Hamsters, from £9.99 (Age four years and over)
Lego Minotaurus, £16.99 (Age seven years and over)
Transformers MV2 Bumblebee Movie Helmet, £39.99 (above, age five years and over)

A talking hamster and an electronic kitten are likely to be hits with children this Christmas, a leading retailer has revealed.

>>Click More Pictures to see Christmas toy list

Argos said role-play toys with a technological “twist” were predicted to be the hot trend this festive season.

The retailer is tipping Go Go Hamsters — artificially intelligent rodents able to talk and move around their hamster “funhouses” — as one of the top 10 toys for Christmas.

Lu Lu My Cuddlin' Kitten, an interactive pet that purrs, rolls over and responds to her owner, is set to take the place of last year's “top dog”, Furreal Biscuit, it said.

Ian Chaplin, Argos toys trading manager, said: “Role-play inspired products with a technology twist are one of the hot trends for kids this year and ‘poopless pets' have become increasingly popular.

“We have 20 electronic pets in our toy range this Christmas. They're great fun for kids and less mess than real pets, which goes down well with parents.”

Other more traditional toys make the Argos top 10 list including Lego. |Argos Top 10 Toys for Christmas 2009:













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