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John Lewis' top 10 toys for Christmas including Lego and Scalextric

Source:- The Mirror

By - Ruki Sayid

Date- 29-08-2021

Toy-testers aged as young as two have compiled a list of their favourite ­traditional games in plenty of time before Christmas.

Department store John Lewis unveiled the top 10 games as chosen by the children in their toy lab.


First pick was Scalextric Batman vs Superman (exclusive to John Lewis), at £39.99, followed by Lego Elf Clubhouse, at £84.99 and FSC Wooden My 1st Train Set, at £20.

Construction set Gravitrax Pro Starter Extreme was the most expensive choice at £89.99.

Daisy Heath, nine, and her older brother Charlie, 12, of Surrey, battled it out on the Scalextric track.

Daisy said: “The Scalextric was my favourite game. I think it would be fun to play with my mum and dad and try to beat them. It’s definitely going on my Christmas list this year.”

Siddie Lyer, five, of London, said: “Lego is my favourite toy and you can build so many things. I really like the reindeer and Christmas elves.”

The youngest tester Lucia Stageman, two, of Kent, gave the John Lewis train set the thumbs-up and said: “I like playing trains. My daddy goes on the train to work.”

Rowan Smith, seven, of London, thought the £39.99 Space Puzzle was out of this world and said: “I like this because I’ve started learning about planets at school and I can make them with my cousins.”

The £1billion Christmas toy market accounts for 30% of the annual spend, figures from analysts the NPD Group reveal.

And the industry is ho-ho-hopeful for a better performance than last year when shortages of bestsellers and congestion at ports left shelves bare during the pandemic.
Rachael Larkman, toy buyer at John Lewis, said: “This year we’ve seen a huge surge in the popularity of traditional toys and games that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

“We predict this trend will continue for Christmas 2021.

“The selection chosen by our panel includes toys suitable for all ages – a great variety that will guarantee excitement on Christmas day.”

This Lego Elf Clubhouse is £84.99
This Lego Elf Clubhouse is £84.99 ( Image: John Nguyen/JNVisuals)
Top 10 toys for Christmas
Scalextric Batman vs Superman (exclusive to John Lewis), £39.99
Scalextric Batman vs Superman, £39.99
Lego Elf Clubhouse, £84.99
FSC Wooden My 1st Train Set, £20
Space Puzzle Ravensburger, £39.99
FSC Wooden Waitrose Supermarket, £65
Gravitrax Pro Starter Extreme (exclusive to John Lewis), £89.99
Kaloo My first Doll, £19.99
Harry Potter Games Compendium £59.99
Tonies Soft Cuddly Friends - Hoppie Rabbit Audio Play, £29.99
Secret garden book, £12

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Lego and Scalextric always super popular for decades now.

I wonder if they already have the Christmas stock in given recent concerns that there may be a shortage of toys this Christmas?

Im sure there will be plenty to go around :) 

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