Top 10 Models & Toys of 2008
When buying a present for adults and children it is vitally important to buy something that proves popular with the recipient. Therefore we have compiled a list of some of the top toys and models that proved to be top sellers over the busy Chistmas period.
The best selling radio control models continue to be rc helicopters with the Number 1 seller still the Eflite Blade CX2. This radio control helicopter was launched in 2007 but now in its upgraded form it continues to sell well to all newcomers to the hobby. It is easy to use straight from the box and even comes with an instructional dvd. Our best selling radio control plane was the Hobbyzone Super Cub. This rc aircraft is perfect for the beginner and offers stable flights straight from the box. It is a one box purchase with battery and charger included. Like the Eflite Blade it comes with an instrucional dvd showing the rc model in action. The Parkzone Spitfire was again popular with the more experienced rc pilots who longed for its more aerobatic twists and turns.
For model builders the two hotly awaited kits were the Airfix Lewis Hamilton McLaren Mercedes as advertised on TV and the Revell JU-88 in 1/48 scale. This giant model really represents excellent value for money. Wooden model castles again featured high in the popularity stakes with the Lionheart Castle from Le Toy Van the top seller. We continue to sell the full range of Papo, Scleich and Epixx castle and knight toy soldier figures for this range. This range is not just restricted to boys as the all new Belle Fairy Castle along with the range of Fairytale and Fantasy figures proved to be a real winner with the girls.
We also stock the full range of Dolls Houses from Le Toy Van and two new houses proved to be particularly poular with the girls this year. Although the lovely Mayberry Manor is the top of the range house it still proved excellent value for money and little girls from all over the country marvelled at the range of Rosebud Deluxe Furniture that compliment the doll house beautifully. The wonderful Sophies Dolls House was however still the best seller.
For boys and girls looking for something to create the John Adams Chemistry Set was a great hit with all those exciting experiments to choose from.
For the model railway enthusiasts the Hornby Digital range continues to grow in popularity with the range of model train accessories again to the fore. This was equalled in the Scalextric Digital range of slot car sets, track and accessories.
There are sure to be lots more hot toys and models due for release in 2009 so watch this space!