Top toys for Christmas 2012

Ross Taylor

Web Merchandiser, johnlewis.com

AppFishing App Toy

3. Get hooked

The AppFishing app toy is sure to become a favourite among everyone in the family. By downloading the free app and inserting your smartphone, you can try your hand at reeling in some virtual lunch from the comfort of your living room.

Lego Camper Van

4. Hello campers

The Lego Creator Campervan is an authentic replica of the classic Volkswagen Camper Van from 1962. A wonderful gift for fans of the iconic vehicle, the red van is exclusive to John Lewis.

5. Easy rider

The ever popular Mini Micro Scooter now comes in a flavour perfect for younger riders - a Sit & Scoot version with a seat and ‘o-bar’ handle. The seat grows in stages so your little one can get used to scooting about before scooting about upright. It’s available in pink or blue.

Lego Duplo My First Gas Station

6. Fill her up

Duplo has been the building brick of choice for many a young construction enthusiast, and now you can add to your child’s collection with this detailed petrol station set. It includes a car, motorcycle, shop and washroom, and is a great way to start your kids telling their own stories.

Kurio

7. Curiouser and curiouser

The Kurio tablet is a fully functional Android tablet aimed at families. As well as being enabled for games, videos, e-books and educational content, you’ll be able to set a profile for up to 8 users, controlling when and for how long each of your family can use it, as well as allowing you to restrict internet access. Available in 7” or 10” sizes.

8. Pet sounds

The FurReal Baby Butterscotch Pony is destined to be a big hit, responding to your touch by moving her head and ears and making pony sounds. You can feed her a carrot to hear her munching, and can groom her mane with the brush included. A delightful companion for your little ones - and not just for Christmas!

9. Tech tots

9. Vtech’s update to their popular Innotab, the Innotab 2, combines educational games, creative activities and e-books to become a multi-functional, multi-media tablet. Easy for children to use, this new model - available in pink or blue - includes a rotating self-portrait camera and microphone - and an exclusive slip-case.

10. Friends forever

The new generation of Furby now has large LCD eyes to express emotion, and in keeping with the interactive range is compatible with an app, which helps you translate the Furbish language. Furby responds not only to your touch and voice, but also to any music you play to it.