Christmas might still be 11 weeks away but children everywhere are already starting to dream about what will be waiting for them under the tree.
And while some tech-savvy youngsters might be hoping for stockings filled with expensive gadgets, toy maker Mattel is predicting classic games and toys will be the real festive winners.
The company has released a list of its top 10 predicted bestsellers exclusively to FEMAIL, and the chart features familiar favourites including Barbie, Hot Wheels and Scrabble.
Wendy Hill, of Mattel, said: ‘Christmas is all about fun, play and learning this year. Kids are more digitally savvy than ever, and we are increasingly seeing tech integrated in play in unique ways.
‘Mattel’s top toys feature everything from stocking fillers under £10 to the Justice League Ultimate Batmobile – which we anticipate everyone will be fighting over for a go this Christmas Day.’
Here FEMAIL shares the list in full – and reveals why every child will want to unwrap each one come Christmas morning…
1. Barbie DreamHorse Doll and Horse, £89.99
The world’s most popular doll now has her most interactive horse ever with the Barbie DreamHorse Doll and Horse. The horse has 30 features including walking, eating carrots and little ones can even ask it questions – with the horse nodding or shaking its head
2. Justice League Ultimate Batmobile, £249.99
Collectors and fans will be able to hook up the Batmobile to their smartphone and watch through the built-in camera. For even more excitement, the Batman figure actually drives the car and can shoot missiles. The Batmobile even has smoke effects for real movie action
3. Fisher-Price Think & Learn Teach ‘n Tag Movi, £44.99
Fisher-Price Think & Learn Teach n’ Tag Movi gets pre-schoolers to think about their minds and bodies while teaching them to follow directions. The Movi has three modes of play: Alpha Fun Actions, Think & Move Shapes and Learn & Play Games. This cute little bot also pulls over 60 different faces
4. Disney Pixar Cars 3 Ultimate Florida Speedway Track Set, £99.99
Get ready for action with this high-octane, 5 foot long epic track set which includes a motorized booster that will propel vehicles around the track at a thrilling speed! Other characters can cheer from the stands, while flags pop up signalling a victory lap
5. Fisher-Price Thomas & Friends Super Station, £129.99
Little engineers can use their favourite Thomas & Friends TrackMaster, MINIS, Adventures and Wooden Railway engines on one track, with the epic Thomas & Friends Super Station the set holds over 100 engines, 10 metres of track, and connects to other playsets for hours of fun
6. Hot Wheels Roto Revolution Track Set, £49.99
Racers can test their skills in a head-to-head face off with friends with Hot Wheels Roto Revolution Track Set. The franchise has kept children entertained for decades
7. Barbie Camper, £87.99
Children can go and explore with Barbie’s new RV to campsite playset. With rolling wheels and pop-up features like a pool, waterslide, firepit complete with smores!
8. Enchantimals and Doll and Animal Assortment, £8.99 each
Introducing the lovable new Enchantimals dolls range, who share a special bond with their cute animal friends! Each 6 inch doll comes with her own animal bestie and each are sold separately
9. Fisher-Price Little People Caring for Animals Farm, £34.99
Help teach your child develop emotional intelligence with the interactive Caring for Animals Farm. Packed with fun sounds, phrases and a little bell to let the animals know when it’s feeding time, this will keep your tot amused for hours
10. Scrabble, £19.99
Perfect for cold winter days, the classic family board game now comes with new features including Scrabble Deluxe and Scrabble Junior. Scrabble tests the intellectual skills as well as helping with spelling