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In pictures: Christmas Dream Toys

Star Wars Clone Trooper Voice Changer

A clone trooper voice changer that lets wearers of the helmet sound like a Star Wars character is one of 12 toys predicted to sell well this Christmas. The list is put together by the Toy Retailers' Association.

High School Musical 3 Got the Moves Dance Mat

Also in the top 12 and based on a film is a High School Musical 3 dance mat. There are also top 12 lists in girls', boys', pre-school, creative, tech and games categories for Christmas.

My Life

My Life is a virtual life simulator designed for girls. It allows children over six to create their own character, shop, play games and send messages to their My Life friends using an infrared feature.

Rescue Pets Swim to Me Puppy

Rescue Pets Swim to Me Puppy is a toy that swims when you put it in water. The girls' list also includes Bratz Girls Really Rock Dolls, High School Musical Sing Together Dolls and the Barbie Princess.

Bakugan Starter Pack

The Bakugan starter pack is a set of toys based on a Japanese animated series of the same name. It's a card game of strategy played with magnetic, spring-loaded marbles.

Catcha Beast

Catcha Beast is another electronic game from Japan with a built in digital compass. It requires the player to rotate their body 360 to search for invisible beasts that they can't see in the atmosphere.

Cupcake Maker

A cupcake maker also makes it into the top 12 list for Christmas. A special boys' top 12 run down includes an Indiana Jones hat & whip set and a Clone Wars AT-TE Vehicle from Star Wars.

Elmo Live

The top 12 Dream Toys list includes products from 10 different companies like Mattel's Elmo Live, an all-singing all-dancing version of the red puppet from US TV show Sesame Street.

FurReal Friends Biscuit, My Lovin' Pup

Hasbro has three toys in the list including its FurReal Biscuit, My Lovin' Pup. The battery-operated toy dog features voice recognition, obeying six commands, including sit, speak, lie down and paw.

Ben 10 Deluxe Omnitrix

The Ben 10 Deluxe Omnitrix is based on an animated American TV series that allowed the main character Ben to transform into alien superheroes each with their own unique powers and abilities.

In the Night Garden - Upsy Daisy and her Chase and Play Bed

The Night Garden's Upsy Daisy, which comes with a chase and play bed, is also based on a children's TV series, this time made by the BBC. The programme is narrated by Sir Derek Jacobi.

Baby Born with Magic Potty

The Baby Born with Magic Potty was originally launched in 1991 and is a crying, potty-going doll. It was the first with "human functions" and is now sold with a flashing, musical potty.




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