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Top toys for Christmas 2014: Expect Frozen's Elsa, Lego Movie and smart watches on letters to Santa this year

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Disney Frozen Snow Glow Elsa from JAKKS Pacific, Inc.

Disney Frozen Snow Glow Elsa from JAKKS Pacific, Inc.

Bop-It! Beats from Hasbro

Bop-It! Beats from Hasbro

Kidizoom Smart Watch from VTech Electronics Europe plc

Kidizoom Smart Watch from VTech Electronics Europe plc

Parents are scrambling for Frozen dolls which appear to be sold out or in limited supply nationwide

Parents are scrambling for Frozen dolls which appear to be sold out or in limited supply nationwide

Little Live Pets Bird Cage from Character Options

Little Live Pets Bird Cage from Character Options

Minecraft Figures (Assorted) from Character Options

Minecraft Figures (Assorted) from Character Options

My Friend Cayla from Vivid Toy Group

My Friend Cayla from Vivid Toy Group

Nerf Demolisher 2-in-1 from Hasbro

Nerf Demolisher 2-in-1 from Hasbro

The Lego Movie - Benny's Spaceship, Spaceship, SPACESHIP! from LEGO Company Ltd

The Lego Movie - Benny's Spaceship, Spaceship, SPACESHIP! from LEGO Company Ltd

Toot-Toot Animals Safari Park from VTech Electronics Europe plc

Toot-Toot Animals Safari Park from VTech Electronics Europe plc

Transformers Stomp & Chomp Grimlock from Hasbro

Transformers Stomp & Chomp Grimlock from Hasbro

Zoomer Dino - Boomer from Spin Master Toys UK Ltd

Zoomer Dino - Boomer from Spin Master Toys UK Ltd

Disney Frozen Snow Glow Elsa from JAKKS Pacific, Inc.

The hype surrounding Disney blockbuster Frozen shows no sign of letting go as Elsa dolls dominate the top toys for Christmas 2014.

Three toys from the movie are among this year's bestsellers, with sales stronger than they were after the film's initial release last December.

And now two of the dolls feature in the Toy Retailers Association's annual DreamToys list - those deemed to be the must have toys for Christmas.

Snow Glow Elsa - RRP £34.99 - is already flying off the shelves, with her magical snowflake necklace which lights up and plays the song Let It Go, but stock levels are already extremely low across the UK and most retailers are sold out online.

The list includes the £39.99 Vtech Kidizoom Smart Watch, the £58.99 My Friend Cayla doll and collectable Minecraft figures, which cost from £7.99.

Also making the top 12 are Bop It! Beats which combines the original game with songs from popular artists, the £19.99 Little Live Pets Bird Cage, the £44.99 Nerf Demolisher 2-in-1 and the £80 Lego Movie spaceship.

DreamToys committee chairman Gary Grant said: "It's great to see creative and sharing toys sitting alongside more traditional toys or toys that facilitate a bit of rough and tumble. And with nearly half the list priced under £25, it is relevant for all consumers this Christmas.

"All of the toys on this list will undoubtedly be popular this Christmas, so our advice is to shop early to avoid disappointment."

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This Christmas is set to seal the biggest year for toy sales in four years after "must-have" loom bands, Panini stickers and Lego figures set tills ringing.

Sales of toys in Britain are up 6% on last year, according to analysts NPD Group - the best result for the industry since 2010.

The NPD Group predicted that an increase in spending on toys this Christmas would take annual sales to more than £3 billion, an increase of £166 million in one year.

It said the growth was due to continued interest in interactive and internet-connected toys, strong sales in classic categories such as building sets and arts and crafts as well as new, highly anticipated products coming to the market in time for Christmas.

Increased interest in low-priced and collectable toys such as Panini stickers and Lego mini figures had also spurred healthy growth in impulse-buying, and also meant the average price for toys dropped from £7.69 to £6.95.

NPD Group toys analyst Frederique Tutt said: "The British toy market is leading resurgence in toy sales in Europe.

"The innovation that the industry has invested in has also started to pay back. Impulse sales of collectibles and lower-priced toys are up as well as licences from movies including Frozen, and this year's craze, loom bands.

"These two factors combined delivered the fastest growth rate in toy sales since 2010 which suggests that Christmas 2014 might be the best for some time."

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Belfast Telegraph