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Best toy deals: Get the must-have toys for cheap before Christmas

There are a plenty of toy deals to take advantage of in the run-up to Christmas

Any shopper will tell you that toys don’t come cheap these days. Whether you’re buying for yourself, a collector, a geeky friend or a good old-fashioned child, purchasing playthings has never been pricier. Thankfully, just before Christmas arrives and pulls on your purse strings, a bunch of retailers are offering solid savings in the toy department so you can pick up some fun gifts without spending a fortune. 

If you’ve made a list, checked it twice but haven’t yet added anything to your shopping cart, you could save some serious dosh by scanning through our list of toy deals below. 

Here’s our pick of the best toy deals for Christmas

1. Scalextric GT Mania Playset (was £60, now £30)

Buy now from Argos

2. Marvel Talking Plush Spider-Man (was £36, now £8)

This super-cute version of everyone’s favourite friendly neighbourhood web-slinger has been given one heck of a discount at Amazon – it was originally £36, but is now a mere £8!

Buy now from Amazon

3. Lego Star Wars Kessel Run Millennium Falcon (was £140, now £100)

If the thought of spending skyward of £100 turns you off this awesome Lego version of Han Solo’s intergalactic runabout, then you’ll be pleased to know it’s now dropped to just that price. Think of the fun putting this together on Christmas Day!

Buy now from Argos

4. Barbie Cruise Ship Playset (was £160, now £75)

This pull-out cruise ship was – like most luxury sailing vessels – hardly cheap at its original price of £160. But now Barbie, her two sisters and their playset are just £75, which is better than half price. 

Buy now from Argos

Monopoly – Pokémon Edition (was £35, now £25)

Ah, it’s a marriage made in heaven – the decades-old capitalist japes of Monopoly mixed with the crazy menagerie of creatures that is Pokemon! You can pick up this special edition board game for £10 less than the RRP right now at Zavvi.

Buy now from Zavvi

6. Save up to 33% on Top Trumps games

Make game times great again by playing Top Trumps this Christmas. Footie fans can take advantage of a 20% saving on the World Football Stars Top Trumps quiz game (was £10, now £8) and pit players like Gareth Bale and Sergio Aguerooooo against each other; Potterheads can enjoy 33% off a Harry Potter Top Trumps board game that comes in a handy portable carry case and there are savings to be had on the Disney and Super Mario editions.

Buy now from Amazon

7. £30 off the Cozmo Robot by Anki (now £130)

Amazon also has a deal running on this brilliantly cute robot toy from Anki: the Cozmo robot, which learns from its environment and also partakes in games. It has dropped in price from £180 down to £130.

Buy now from Amazon

8. Get 20% off the Vtech Rock and Pop Turtle

Save big on Vtech over at Amazon and stock up on a fun and educational gift that will please kids and parents alike. The Vtech Rock and Pop Turtle has dropped in price by 20%, with the cost tumbling from £37 down to £24.

Buy now from Amazon 

9. Lego Star Wars buildable watch (was £21, now £12)

Get a cool Stormtrooper buildable watch for almost half the regular price with this pre-Christmas deal at Amazon. The set comes with multicoloured interchangeable links that can be snapped into place and a Stormtrooper minifigure built in to the bracelet.

Buy now from Amazon

10. Save 50% on the Hot Wheels Track Builder playset (only £16.50)

A perfect gift for any car-obsessed kid, this Hot Wheels playset (complete with a loop-the-loop track) has dropped from £33 to just £16.50 thanks to this 50% discount at Debenhams.

Buy now from Debenhams

11. Two toys for £15 at Argos (includes Lego, Play-Doh and Hot Wheels)

Providing a cheap way to pick up a couple of little toys before Christmas, this Argos 2-for-£15 sale includes loads of popular products such as Play-Doh pots, Hot Wheels cars and Spider-Man on a motorbike.

Browse the Argos sale

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