As the people of Bradford begin planning for Christmas, a group of very helpful children have given festive shoppers a hand by testing out the toys tipped to be top of Christmas lists this year.
The Secret Test Workshop arrived in The Broadway for one day, and Santa’s helpers invited children to give their verdict on a selection of popular gadgets and gizmos in advance of the Christmas shopping season. From 11.30am until 5pm, the kids worked hard to find out which toys other children would have the most fun with.
Now The Broadway is sharing the results from these helpful elves, revealing the top three must-have toys which are likely to be on every Christmas list this December.
Coming out on top of the toy testing results list is the Shopkins Tall Mall Play, available from £34.99 from The Entertainer and Debenhams. With the Shopkins craze set to be even bigger this Christmas, the Tall Mall Playset has three levels of shopping floors which children can transform for their miniature characters to explore.
Proving that the hype from last year’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens is showing no signs of shrinking, the Chewbacca Electronic Mask was the second most popular toy for this year. Fit to transform any child into their favourite Wookie, the mask is available from £36.99 from The Entertainer and Debenhams.
The third most popular toy, as chosen by the children of Bradford was a bona-fide classic – the tricky test of concentration Operation. Available from The Entertainer for £13.50, Operation has been a child-favourite since its launch in 1965, and is sure to have the whole family hooked on Christmas Day
Ian Ward, general manager at The Broadway, said: “It was really exciting to see Christmas coming early to Bradford with the arrival of our Secret Test Workshop. I’m sure all the parents in the city will be really pleased to see the results from the helpful children’s very rigorous testing of some of this year’s most popular gift ideas.
“As the results show, it’s not always the newest craze that gets kids talking, with classic Star Wars characters and even Operation proving popular with our testers – I’m sure Santa will be taking notes!”