Dixons names top 10 Xmas tech toys

Dixons names top 10 Xmas tech toys

Sakura Robot tops Yuletide wish list

Toy robots top this year's tech toy wish-list in the run up to the UK Christmas shopping season, according to online and high street retailer Dixons.

The company compiled the list based on its latest online pre-orders and sales data.

While toy robots dominate the top 10, perennial favourites such as the Nintendo DS remain popular.

"Toys are not stuffed with cotton wool anymore, they are stuffed with technology," said Pat Foley, head of marketing and operations at Dixons.co.uk.

"There is a whole generation of tech-savvy kids out there, and toy makers have tapped into this to make this a truly hi-tech Christmas."

Foley added that Dixons has seen a huge trend towards movie and TV related tech toys as children respond and relate to characters they see onscreen.

"Robots will be very popular this Christmas as are toys relating to the big blockbuster movies out this year such as Spiderman, Transformers and High School Musical," he said.

The Dixons top 10 tech toys for Christmas:

1. Sakura Robot £49.99
2. Spidersapien Robot £69.99
3. Transformers Voice Changer Helmet £29.99
4. Disney’s High School Musical Dance Mat £24.99
5. Furreal Friends Parrot £69.99
6. Bladerunner Infrared Indoor Helicopter £29.99
7. Spiderman Laptop £24.99
8. Nintendo DS Lite £99.99
9. Barbie Laptop £19.99
10. Teksta Robotic Puppy £39.99