Children will be pretending to be Mods, poking virtual monsters in the eye and boxing their family this Christmas, according to one of the world’s largest toy shops.
It may only be June but festive excitement is in the air as Hamleys predicts its top-selling Christmas gifts.
The central London shop is tipping traditional favourites such as Mickey Mouse and Barbie alongside more modern hits such as Moshi Monsters.
There is also something of a vintage feel to the list with the Razor Bella Pocket Mod – a classic Italian-style scooter for over-12s who fancy themselves as the next Twiggy.
For children who prefer adventure to Sixties cool, the MC350 Razor Dirt Bike will fulfil their thirst for off-road adventures with a high torque motor, large knobby tyres, and speeds up to 12mph.
A fast action game called Bum Face is also sure to get the whole family’s pulses racing as aggression and quick reactions are rewarded. Players must bash their opponent four times in the face to knock them out of the ring but losers can gain points back by hitting their own backsides.
For more hi-tech thrills, children can download the Moshi Monster App Monster to bring their monster to life by dressing them up, listening to music through them and even poking them in the eye.
Traditional favourite Mickey Mouse is brought into the modern age with Master Moves Mickey, known as M3 – a break-dancing mouse.