|LEGO Monster Fighters: Vampyre Castle: Top toy for Christmas 2012?|
— we all know that if you don’t get your Christmas orders in early, some of these “must have” toys — including the ones for the big kids who mainly read this blog — will be hard to find.
Here’s a breakdown of some of the toys for the whole family that “toy experts” say look set to top the sales charts this coming festive season… Of these, Moshi Monsters of course has its own magazine, which is a darn site cheaper than some of the toys on offer, so maybe it’s worth looking at that as a stocking filler.
Good to see Lego still riding high — we’re sure some of you out there will be hinting for the Batcave listed, even though it was released early on this year.
- LEGO Monster Fighters: Vampyre Castle – £79.99
- LEGO City: The Mine – £69.99
- LEGO Ninjago: Epic Dragon Battle – £84.99
- John Adams Pro Deck Workshop £24.99
- Spynet Video Watch £49.99
- Moshi Monsters: App Monster – £22.99
- Smasha-Ballz – £19.99
- Gyro-Botz Battle Arena – £19.99
- Lego Games: Life of George £29.99
- LEGO Games: Creationary £24.99
- Booms, Bangs, Fizzes – £19.99
- Radioactive Science – £19.99
- Telestrations – £24.99
- Dragon Chase – £17.99
- LEGO Star Wars: Jabba’s Palace £119.99
- LEGO Technic: 4X4 Crawler £139.99
- LEGO DC Superheroes: Batcave £69.99
- Rubik’s Cube – £12.99
- LEGO Minifigures, £1.99
- LEGO Hero Factory – buildable action figures, £6.99-£14.99
- Series 4 Collectable Moshlings – £1.99
- Fuzzy Felt: My Favourite Shapes – £5.99
- Gyro-Botz Shadow Warriors £9.99 each
- Britain’s Big Farm: John Deere 6190R RC Tractor – £49.99
- Baby Jake Giggle n Wiggle – £29.99
- Little Charley Bear: Ready, Teddy Go! £29.99
- Cloudbabies: Glow Babas £24.99
- Everything’s Rose: Sweet Dreams Rosie & Raggles – £29.99
- Tiny Tears (Classic) – £19.99
- Girls World: Gabriella Styling Doll – £19.99
- WaggleTagz – £17.99
- Cabbage Patch Kids – £29.99
- AniMagic: Tessie Goes Trotting – £22.99
- Moshi Monsters: Super Moshi HQ – £24.99
- Crayola Catwalk Creations: House of Fashion – £29.99
- Flufflings: Jiggle n Dance – £22.99
- Winx: Deluxe Dolls – £19.99
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.