Every Christmas there are a few toys that are all the rage, with desperate parents hunting for them, because only they will do for their 5 year olds. Toy manufacturers release these for the holiday shopping season and advertising convinces every girl that nothing else is worth getting from Santa.
From the Cabbage Patch Kid madness in 1983, to the first Furbies in 1998, the fear of not being able to get the "hottest toy" of the year caused otherwise civilised adults to re-enact scenes from Dante's Inferno in front of toy shops. Luckily the shift to online shopping makes buying Christmas presents less fraught nowadays.
However, the tradition of several toys getting promoted to the "must have" elite continues. So which toys are going to be the most desirable this Christmas? Below are my predictions.