Beckenham toy store predicts Christmas favourites

PUBLISHED: 09:43 11 December 2012

Emma Crawford with her top ten toys and Xmas props

Emma Crawford with her top ten toys and Xmas props


Parents may be giddy with excitement to see the toys of their childhood return to the shelves this Christmas.

Emma Crawford with her top ten toys and Xmas propsEmma Crawford with her top ten toys and Xmas props

Emma Crawford, owner of Beckenham Toys, in High Street, says her store is packed with retro gift ideas – with some proving difficult to keep in stock.

“There are a lot of 80s and 90s toys that are coming back in. The Cabbage Patch Dolls are making a resurgence and Furbies too – but no one can get hold of those.

“Last week was very busy. We’re hoping that keeps up and that residents support their independent stores.”

With dolls, boardgames and dressing up sets flying out the door, Emma casts an eye over her expected top sellers.

Lalaloopsy: This is a modern take on the classic rag doll. They come in all different sizes and the Silly Hair version has been selling best.

Magic Hair: Again, this is a modern twist on Barbie. You style, plait and colour the hair.

Doggie Doo: This is a game where a dog does a poo and you have to pick up. That went nuts last Christmas.

Mike the Knight: This is a new television show and this set includes a bit of dressing up kit and characters too.

Uno Roboto: Uno is usually quite big and this year you put the cards in the machine which then spits them out randomly.

Playmobil Pirates: This has been very popular so far and I think it’s because of a show called Jake and the Neverland Pirates. It was out once before, but has been re-made this year.

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