And the number one toy this Christmas is…
Drumroll, please! Queensgate Shopping Centre – in collaboration with the children of Peterborough – has officially crowned the top toy for this year’s Christmas list and it is… Owleez!
The £50* winner beat stiff competition from more than 20 other toys to get to the top spot. Children from in and around Peterborough went to Queensgate’s Toy Testing event where they played with the toys before giving honest feedback about what they loved and why.
The winning Owleez, from Argos, is an interactive baby owl toy that can FLY! Owleez’ eyes light up for different moods and responds to your touch. Feed, pet, tickle and rock Owleez just like a real pet and hear cute sounds as you play.
But it was a super-close call with every toy tested receiving brilliant feedback from these diligent little testers! The top five toys were:
Owleez, Argos (£50)
Boppi the booty shakin’ llama, Argos (£25)
Two-player laser tag, MenKind (£35)
Rock crawler remote control truck, MenKind (£40)
Mario Kart remote control racer, Argos (£40)
The other toys tested this year included:
120 Piece Train set, John Lewis & Partners (£60)
Talking Baby Doll (£15) and Combi Pram (£35), John Lewis & Partners
Foldable Scooter Blue (£69), John Lewis & Partners
Wall climbing tarantula, MenKind (£20)
Singing Ana and Elsa Frozen 2 dolls, Disney Store (£17 each)
Woody and friends dolls from Toy Story 4 – Woody (£25), Jessie (£25), Forky (£14), Bullseye (£25), Bo Peep (£25), Disney Store
What Am I game, Flying Tiger (£4)
The centre’s toy stockists include Argos, John Lewis & Partners, Game, Menkind, FlyingTiger and M&S – with plenty more stores offering stocking fillers such as sweet treats, accessories, PJs, clothes and more!
Rebecca Keefe, Marketing Manager at Queensgate Shopping Centre, said: “Toy Testing was so popular again this year! We had no idea what would come out on top because the kids genuinely loved everything … we apologise if our testers’ Christmas lists are looking a little long! This free event was the perfect chance for families – and Santa – to see what tickles every child’s fancy. It gave our retailers the chance to stock up on these popular toys too!”
*all costs are accurate at time of publishing