Where to get the cheapest toys this ChristmasThe top places to save money on the best Xmas toys

06 December 2010

Fireman Sam deluxe playset

There's only a little while left until Santa pops down the chimney, so, with that in mind, Which? reveals the cheapest places to find this year’s most popular toys.

New research from Which? has found that if you bought all 12 of this year’s top Christmas toys at the cheapest retailers, you could save over £150. Obviously, unless the kids are going to really spoilt by Santa, you won’t buy all 12 but there are still big savings to be made on individual toys.

Young directors

If you’re shopping for a budding Steven Spielberg, then the VTech Kidizoom Videocam will be top of the list. We found you can save £19 by buying from Amazon (where it’s selling for £44.95 inc. delivery) as opposed to the most expensive retailer Sainsbury's, where it costs £63.94.

Favourite characters

For fans of Toy Story 3 and, in particular, the Jet Pack Buzz Lightyear, then visit Amazon, where you can save over £13 over the most expensive retailer, Woolworths. Go to John Lewis if you want savings on the Fireman Sam deluxe playset. Here, the popular CBeebies’ fireman, his firehouse and accessories costs £26.95 (inc.delivery) while over at Tesco, it’ll set you back £34.97 – a saving of £8.02.

Games zone

Budding board game fans will save almost £12 by buying the new Monopoly Revolution at Amazon rather than the most expensive retailer in our survey Sainsbury's. Meanwhile, for a young Keith Richards, save £9.02 by picking the paper Jamz Guitar Rock 5 at John Lewis (£20.95) rather than Tesco, where it will cost you £29.97.

Cute and cuddly

The top 12 list contains three furry friends this year. Visit John Lewis to pick up the FurReal Go Go Walking Pup or Amazon for the Sylvanian Families Motorcycle and Sidecar, where you can save £28 and £16.72 respectively over the most expensive stores in our survey. And finally, if your children are fans of the popular Zhu Zhu pets, the interactive toy hamsters, then you can save £7.05 by buying the Zhu Zhu Pets Grooming Salon at John Lewis instead of The Toy Shop.

All prices are for online purchases and include delivery and prices are correct as at 6 December 2010.

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