Toy retailers Hamleys and The Entertainer have both picked gadgets from LeapFrog and VTech as potential hits this Christmas.
It seems even children aren’t immune from the tablet craze.
The Entertainer’s buying director Stuart Grant commented: “Interactive toys are very exciting for youngsters and stimulate their senses and imagination.
“They pick up new technology in a flash and love getting their hands on the grown-up gadgets.
“Parents have cottoned on to the idea that they can use their children’s appetite for technology to boost their learning, which is what makes the tablets so popular.”
Here’s The Entertainer’s top 13 products for Christmas:
– VTech Innotab (£84.99)
– Leapfrog LeapPad2 (£89.99)
– Moshi Monsters My Moshi Home (£39.99)
– Lalaloopsy Interactive Doll (£59.99)
– Furby (TBA)
– Crayola Glow Book (£28)
– Lego The Lord of the Rings The Battle of Helm’s Deep (£99.99)
– Hexbug Nano Hive Play Set (£25)
– The Amazing Spider-Man Dual Web Blaster (£23)
– Nerf Elite Hail-Fire (£44.99)
– Monsuno Core (£9)
– Words with Friends (£20)
– Ben 10 Omniverse Omnitrix Touch (£25)
Whilst Hamley’s top ten list shapes up like this:
– Monster High Dolls (Mattel)
– Web Shooting Spider-Man (Hasbro)
– Moshi Monster App Monster (Vivid)
– Subbuteo (Paul Lamond)
– Innotab 2 (VTech)
– Nerf Elite Hail Fire (Hasbro)
– Barbie Train to Trot Tawny (Mattel)
– Master Moves Mickey (Mattel)
– The Lord of the Rings, The Battle of Helms Deep (Lego)
– LeapPad2 (LeapFrog)
– Cabbage Patch Kids (Jakks)
What do you think, does the trend towards computing for kids benefit IT retailers? Would most children rather have an iPad? Let us know.
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