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  • Toy Retailers Association 2013 Dream Toys List Released
    and features multimedia playing capabilities games and a camera all controlled by a touch screen and directional pads It is made to be more robust that an iPad to cope with the danger of dropping and bashing Generally this is currently being sold at GBP 70 80 but with an RRP of GBP100 LeapPad Ultra Leapfrog Toys Another child friendly tablet to compete with the InnoTab 3s This one is pricier with an RRP of GBP119 99 but can be acquired for GBP75 85 Leapfrog have a history of education based toys and it is claimed that there are many apps for this tablet that have been passed by educational authorities Monopoly Empire Hasbro Another release by Hasbro Monopoly Empire builds upon the well known and well loved classic board game but focuses instead of on property purchasing on branding A great twist to modernise an ageing game the iconic tokens have been upgraded to a golden bottle of Coca Cola Ducati bike Xbox Controller Corvette car McDonald s fries and a Paramount director s board You and your family can play this at Christmas for around GBP20 Monster High 13 Wishes Doll Mattel Following the release of the film Monster High 13 Wishes a range of fashion based dolls have been released by Mattel Fans of the show and the movie will get to dress up their favourite characters and pose them however they want as they are fully articulated There are eight dolls available in a range of prices so it depends on which one is your child s favourite Prices vary between GBP10 and 25 Nerf N Strike Elite RapidStrike CS 18 Hasbro This new Nerf Gun part of a family that has grown explosively over the last few years sports fully automatic firing and is lightweight and streamlined to maximise the fun It can fire the soft foam darts up to 20m ensuring range will not be an issue Purchasing more of the foam darts may be advisable because kids will quickly run out of ammo and stopping to pick up the scattered bullets can break the flow of fun RRP is GBP39 99 but it can be bought for GBP20 30 if you shop around RoboFish Zuru Geemac These friendly little toys bring all the fun and joy of a real pet without the hassle of feeding it or the risk of it dying Just pop the RoboFish in water and it springs to life and swims around just like a real fish Fishing it out and drying it will quickly put the fish back to sleep There are mixed reviews about the battery life and durability of these toys so researching the customer reviews online is advisable A set of two fish and a plastic fishbowl is available for in the region of GBP20 or the fish can be bought individually for just under GBP10 Teksta Robotic Puppy Character Options Over the years there have been quite a few robotic dogs available and with

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  • Jack Topping Competes for Xmas Number One on Behalf of Save the Children
    and to act as their youngest ever ambassador On his website Jack says I m so lucky to be a Save the Children ambassador and meet some of the children they are helping in Africa There are boys and girls my own age all over the world that need help so the work Save the Children does is very important Jack will face some serious competition for that number one spot from the X Factor winners and Lilly Allen whose cover of the Keane song Somewhere Only we Know features on the 7 million pound John Lewis Christmas advert Choir songs have been no stranger to the top place in charts in recent years as 2011 saw the Military Wives reach that coveted number one spot with their song Wherever You Are so Jack could well be in with a chance Jack s single Tomorrow is to be issued on the 16th of December Related articles Cadbury Bring Christmas To Plumstead Fri 08 Nov 2013 Insurance Companies Warning about Christmas Presents Tue 11 Dec 2012 Christmas Shopping Starts Quite Slowly Thu 06 Dec 2012 Christmas Festivities May Lack Sprouts and Potatoes Wed 28 Nov 2012 One out of Ten Families Start Planning for Christmas in September Wed 21 Nov 2012 Christmas Dinner that Costs Under Three Pounds Fri 16 Nov 2012 Homelessness Grows at Christmas Time Fri 09 Nov 2012 Jamie Oliver Crowned Kind Of Christmas Books Fri 23 Dec 2011 Christmas Comes Early For Young Winner Of Luxury Mince Pie Wed 21 Dec 2011 Skyrim The Number 1 Video Game For Christmas Tue 20 Dec 2011 More news Recommended links Free Christmas cards Letters from Santa Xmas co uk competitions History of Christmas Christmas food and drink Link to this page Copy and Paste the following HTML into your

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  • Shoppers Prepare for Black Friday to Hit the UK with Big Deals
    the issues caused by heavy pedestrian and vehicular traffic but the name has since been reclaimed by retailers as being the day when they go from a financial loss or debit into financial gain known as credit which are represented by red and black respectively In the USA this day is a big deal and people are known to camp outside shops in order to be the first to get inside and get at the great deals Many things will be on offer from tablet PCs to TVs to clothes to books and so is the prime moment for you to get all those perfect Christmas presents The only issue is that it is also the perfect time for everyone else to get their Christmas presents too and there have been cases of shoppers getting aggressive and dangerous in the past So go get those deals but take care about it Related articles Shoppers Prepare for Black Friday to Hit the UK with Big Deals Thu 28 Nov 2013 Amazon Potentially Working Workers to Mental and Physical Illness Wed 27 Nov 2013 Risk of Another Cold Winter Tue 26 Nov 2013 Record Breaking Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Episode Leads the Way for Christmas Special Mon 25 Nov 2013 Facebook could boost ACDC to Christmas Number One Fri 22 Nov 2013 Piccadilly Circus Festive Twist to Vandal Prevention Wed 20 Nov 2013 Two Brothers and One Toy Manufacturing Giant Tue 19 Nov 2013 Argos Christmas 2013 List Versus this Years Dream Toys List Mon 18 Nov 2013 Christmas Sniffles It Could Be Your Tree Fri 15 Nov 2013 Winter Months and Christmas Rush Stretch NHS Blood Supplies Thin Thu 14 Nov 2013 More news Recommended links Enter Xmas co uk 2013 competitions Top gifts for Christmas 2013 TV viewing over Christmas

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  • Amazon Potentially Working Workers to Mental and Physical Illness
    persistently achieve targets This type of pressured workload that workers have no control over can lead to stress related illnesses according to Professor Michael Marmot an expert in the effects of stress To add to the pressure the staff are worked on a points system Points are allocated for persistently missing goals or taking sick days and three points can supposedly lead to disciplinary action Amazon replied by saying the work is lawful and that they sought legal advice and also claim to have created 5 000 permanent jobs in the UK with even more temporary positions over the busy seasons This is not the first time Amazon s working conditions have made the news as protests over worker pay and conditions were held by the GMB union back in February Amazon usually provide a very good and reliable service and have created themselves a good company image Hopefully they will now enforce some changes to their working conditions to reflect that company image Related articles Amazon Potentially Working Workers to Mental and Physical Illness Wed 27 Nov 2013 Risk of Another Cold Winter Tue 26 Nov 2013 Record Breaking Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Episode Leads the Way for Christmas Special Mon 25 Nov 2013 Facebook could boost ACDC to Christmas Number One Fri 22 Nov 2013 Piccadilly Circus Festive Twist to Vandal Prevention Wed 20 Nov 2013 Two Brothers and One Toy Manufacturing Giant Tue 19 Nov 2013 Argos Christmas 2013 List Versus this Years Dream Toys List Mon 18 Nov 2013 Christmas Sniffles It Could Be Your Tree Fri 15 Nov 2013 Winter Months and Christmas Rush Stretch NHS Blood Supplies Thin Thu 14 Nov 2013 Toy Retailers Association 2013 Dream Toys List Released Wed 13 Nov 2013 More news Recommended links 2013 Xmas co uk competitions Stocking

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  • Argos Christmas 2013 List Versus this Years Dream Toys List
    from a less well known brand but is also less expensive Flying Fairy Flutterbye Flower Doll This flying fairy has had quite a few negative reviews but is still on Argos top list The Flutterbye Doll flies through the air guided by hand Argos Choices These five choices are Argos own recommendations and were not picked by the TRA however they generally have more positive customer ratings and reviews on Argos website Sesame Street Big hugs Elmo The old favourite character is back and can be your child s new best friend for just under 50 pound At 22 inches tall Elmo is the perfect size to do what he does best hugging The soft toy has flexible arms which will return hugs he talks and will play games and at the end of the day will sing a lullaby to help your child sleep Priced at GBP69 99 Elmo is currently down to GBP49 99 Talking Sofia the First Doll A big hit with fans of the Disney TV show Sofia the First comes to life using her magical amulet to talk to her three animal friends Mia the Bluebird Clover the Rabbit and Robin the Robin which come included in the set The animal figure lights up the amulet Sofia wears and the two will talk with more than 30 phrases between them This was originally GBP44 99 but is currently selling at half price Lego Star Wars R2 D2 Two great household brands come together to form an approximately 30cm tall R2 D2 figure with a rotating head retractable third leg and an amazing amount of detail However with these huge brands Lego and Star Wars the price is predictably high at GBP149 99 Disney Planes Tilt and Fly Remote Control Dusty Don t be fooled this remote controlled airplane does not fly but is steered across the ground by spreading your arms and tilting them like an airplane Dusty is from the recent Disney Pictures film Planes and will call out over 40 phrases from the movie He also comes with some pre programmed tricks that can be activated with the touch of a button on the plane s cockpit Originally priced at GBP39 99 there is currently GBP5 off Lego Dolphin Friends Cruiser Playset This boat based Lego set opposes the other boat based set the City Coast Guard Patrol on the TRA Dream toys List Argos initially sold both sets at the same price of GBP59 99 but the Coast Guard is currently on offer for less However the Dolphin Friends Cruiser is targeted more for girls with a pinkish colour scheme and heart insignias The Differences There are discrepancies between the two list Argos seemed to feel that the RoboFish from Zuru the Monster High 13 Wishes dolls from Mattel and Doctor McStuffins Dioctor s Bag from Playset Flair did not make their own top list Prices correct at time of writing as advertised on Argos co uk Related articles Argos Christmas 2013

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  • Record Breaking Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Episode Leads the Way for Christmas Special
    of the much loved David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor and John Hurt coming in as never before seen past incarnation of the regenerating Time Lord The episode titled The Day of the Doctor won the Guinness world Record for the largest ever simulcast of a TV episode after BBC Worldwide got the drama played in 6 continents The show apparently peaked at 10 61 million viewers in the UK averaging 10 2 million not including cinema viewings or BBC iPlayer views The official figures are to be released within the week This episode makes way for the annual Christmas special that will see Matt Smith hand over the keys of the TARDIS to Peter Capaldi who will take on the role for the next series Capaldi made a short cameo as the future version of the Doctor in the anniversary special anything is possible when time travel is involved in order to whet our appetites for the new series in 2014 Related articles Record Breaking Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Episode Leads the Way for Christmas Special Mon 25 Nov 2013 Facebook could boost ACDC to Christmas Number One Fri 22 Nov 2013 Piccadilly Circus Festive Twist to Vandal Prevention Wed 20 Nov 2013 Two Brothers and One Toy Manufacturing Giant Tue 19 Nov 2013 Argos Christmas 2013 List Versus this Years Dream Toys List Mon 18 Nov 2013 Christmas Sniffles It Could Be Your Tree Fri 15 Nov 2013 Winter Months and Christmas Rush Stretch NHS Blood Supplies Thin Thu 14 Nov 2013 Toy Retailers Association 2013 Dream Toys List Released Wed 13 Nov 2013 Steps star Faye Tozer lights up Tyneside Shopping Centre this Christmas Tue 12 Nov 2013 Jack Topping Competes for Xmas Number One on Behalf of Save the Children Mon 11 Nov 2013 More news

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  • Piccadilly Circus Festive Twist to Vandal Prevention
    Davis is reported to say This is an exciting project which will not only protect a Grade I listed statue un one of London s most recognised street scenes but become another reason for people to come to the capital this Christmas The statue officially named the Angel of Christian Charity but more commonly known as Eros was erected in honour of Earl Shaftsbury to commemorate his philanthropic nature and all the charity work he did in his life The PVC snow globe was designed by Wildstone and created by Architen Landrell and will be in place until 4th January to be packed away and re installed next year Related articles Piccadilly Circus Festive Twist to Vandal Prevention Wed 20 Nov 2013 Two Brothers and One Toy Manufacturing Giant Tue 19 Nov 2013 Argos Christmas 2013 List Versus this Years Dream Toys List Mon 18 Nov 2013 Christmas Sniffles It Could Be Your Tree Fri 15 Nov 2013 Winter Months and Christmas Rush Stretch NHS Blood Supplies Thin Thu 14 Nov 2013 Toy Retailers Association 2013 Dream Toys List Released Wed 13 Nov 2013 Steps star Faye Tozer lights up Tyneside Shopping Centre this Christmas Tue 12 Nov 2013 Jack Topping Competes for Xmas Number One on Behalf of Save the Children Mon 11 Nov 2013 Cadbury Bring Christmas To Plumstead Fri 08 Nov 2013 Insurance Companies Warning about Christmas Presents Tue 11 Dec 2012 More news Recommended links Buy personalised Santa letters Enter Xmas co uk competitions 2013 most wanted Christmas gifts Winter Months and Christmas Rush Stretch NHS Blood Supplies Thin Toy Retailers Association 2013 Dream Toys List Released All I Want For Christmas Is You hits One Million UK Sales Fri 20 Dec 2013 Christmas Card Rent Warning Not in The Festive Mood Thu 19 Dec 2013

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  • Two Brothers and One Toy Manufacturing Giant
    the huge leap to move to China aged 18 and 23 to tap into the expanding manufacturing hub that is China Nick reportedly admitted that We were too young and naive to stop and think about what we were doing and the two brothers ended up spending their first few nights in China sleeping in some bushes for several nights before managing to find a cheap enough apartment Nick says that being based in China lets them scout and hire all the emerging geniuses that China has to offer as they leave university or come straight to their company to propose their innovative ideas The company still have strong roots in China in Guangzhou Shenzen and Hong Kong but have also spread across to the USA The company also created the Teksta Robotic Puppy which has also made it into the Dream Toy List this year as well as Argos Christmas List Related articles Piccadilly Circus Festive Twist to Vandal Prevention Wed 20 Nov 2013 Two Brothers and One Toy Manufacturing Giant Tue 19 Nov 2013 Argos Christmas 2013 List Versus this Years Dream Toys List Mon 18 Nov 2013 Christmas Sniffles It Could Be Your Tree Fri 15 Nov 2013 Winter Months and Christmas Rush Stretch NHS Blood Supplies Thin Thu 14 Nov 2013 Toy Retailers Association 2013 Dream Toys List Released Wed 13 Nov 2013 Steps star Faye Tozer lights up Tyneside Shopping Centre this Christmas Tue 12 Nov 2013 Jack Topping Competes for Xmas Number One on Behalf of Save the Children Mon 11 Nov 2013 Cadbury Bring Christmas To Plumstead Fri 08 Nov 2013 Insurance Companies Warning about Christmas Presents Tue 11 Dec 2012 More news Recommended links Toy Retailers Association 2013 Dream Toys List Released Top toys for Christmas 2013 Most wanted gifts for 2013

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