The top 12 toys for Christmas 2016

The top 12 toys for Christmas 2016 have been revealed, with Star Wars, Lego and Nerf blasters making the list.

The Toy Retailers Association said "family fun" is at the heart of many products in the selection.

Hatchimals are the new interactive creatures set to top many a child's Christmas wish list, while the realistic Snuggles My Dream Puppy is predicted to be another big seller.

Top 12 Christmas toys for 2016:

  • Thomas and Friends Trackmaster Sky-High Bridge Jump, £65

The Fisher-Price train set sees Thomas soar off the tracks at speed and remains in the air for over two feet before landing safely on the other side of the tracks. Features a cargo hopper, waving flags, barrel cargo piece and removable Harold the helicopter.

Darcy Bentley, 6, plays with Thomas and Friends Trackmaster Sky-High Bridge Jump
  • Snuggles My Dream Puppy, £44.99

Snuggles' face moves, he breathes when he falls asleep and his eyes open and close when he is fed. A tummy tickle is rewardd with ahhpy puppy noises. Adoption certificate and feeding bottle included.

Snuggles My Dream Puppy
  • Hot Wheels Ultimate Garage, £90

Features action zones including a chomping shark, tune-up shop and petrol station. It comes with five Hot Wheels vehicles, a helicopter, parking spots for 36 cars and connects to other Hot Wheels track sets.

Luca Amico, 6, plays with Hot Wheels Ultimate Garage
  • Silly Sausage, £15.99

Family fun galore with this reaction game that tests speed, co-ordination and memory skills. Includes 10 games and five actions - twist, shake, poke, stretch and dip.

Silly Sausage
  • Paw Patrol Air Patroller, £40

The Air Patroller transforms from a helicopter into a plane and features real lights and sounds. A Robopup figure is included to help pilots complete a successful rescue mission by hovering to safety on top of the Paw Patroller.

Joshua Hearn, 7, plays with Paw Patrol Air Patroller
  • Shopkins Chef Club Hot Spot Kitchen, £24.99

Play at becoming a professional chef with the Shopkins Hot Spot Kitchen, featuring a spinning microwave, pop-down breadboard, recipe book, cake stand and stools.

Shopkins Chef Club Hot Spot Kitchen

Scanning QR codes on the Shopkins characters unlocks recipes in the free Chef Club app.

Summer Brooks, 6, plays with Shopkins Chef Club Hot Spot Kitchen
  • Lego Friends Amusement Park Roller Coaster, £90

Head through the turnstiles to the amusement park and stand in line for the roller coaster before taking a gentle ride on the ferris wheel, or head to the drop tower and go spinning down to the ground.

Lego Friends Amusement Park Roller Coaster
  • Nerf N-Strike Elite Hyperfire, £29.99

The fastest motorised Nerf dart blaster unleashes five darts per second. It comes with a 25-dart drum and fires the missiles up 90 feet.

Ashton Eiman, 10, plays with the Nerf N-Strike Elite Hyperfire
  • SelfieMic, £20

Features an adjustable selfie stick with karaoke microphone and allows users to create their own music videos.

SelfieMic
  • Star Wars Rebel U-Wing Fighter, £70

Play out your own scenes from Star Wars: Rogue One. Help prevent the Empire’s plans to steal the Death Star, prepare the U-Wing Fighter ready for battle and place your U-Wing pilot mini-figure in his commander seat in the cockpit and start up the 4 big engines.

George Turner, 8, plays with Star Wars Rebel U-Wing fighter
  • Hatchimals, £60

These interactive creatures live inside eggs - as you love and care for your egg, its eyes will light up and it makes cute sounds, telling you how it’s feeling. After enough love and care, you’ll see rainbow eyes and it’s time to hatch.

Hatchimals
  • Speak Out, £19.99

More family fun from the ridiculous mouthpiece challenge game that sees players try to say different phrases while wearing a mouthpiece that won't let them shut their mouth.

Speak Out
  • Prices may vary between retailers.