Leeds’s kids choose top festive toy

THEY PLAYED, THEY TESTED AND THEY VOTED: Leeds children pick their top ten Christmas toys.
THEY PLAYED, THEY TESTED AND THEY VOTED: Leeds children pick their top ten Christmas toys.
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CHILDREN have revealed the ten toys they think will be topping wish-lists this Christmas.

White Rose Shopping Centre invited mini shoppers to spend a day trying and testing toys in a special laboratory.

Leeds Children’s Mayor Amy Eckworth-Jones, the centre’s official toy tester - six-year-old Mason from Bramley - and more than 150 other youngsters donned white coats to put the goodies through their paces.

After a day of play, they voted on their favourites and compiled the ultimate Christmas toy wish-list. They chose the Juggle U ball catching game from The Entertainer as their most-wanted gift.

Young toy tester Amy said: “It was a really fun day, and I had a great time testing out all the toys with the other toy testers.There were so many amazing toys to choose from. It was really difficult to pick my favourite.”

Nikki Appleton, White Rose’s marketing manager, said: “This year’s Christmas toy testing event was an absolute triumph.

“It was very exciting to see so many children taking part and playing together with the best toys which the centre’s retailers offer. We pride ourselves on having a vast range of brands, and when it comes to toys, our retailers know their stuff.”

Toys topping the table were the Juggle U Game, Captain America Star Launch Shield, Motormax Double Loop, Marvel Select Iron Man Hulk Buster Action Figure, and Frozen Anna and Elsa Doll set.

Other favourites were Marvel Avengers Age of Ultron Hulk Gamma Grip Fists and Thor Lightning Strike Hammer, Loveable Peppa Pig, a Disney Frozen magnetic scribbler and a Disney’s Frozen Anna Bear.

Two of the YEP’s Young Voices panel members went along to join in the toy testing.

They will share their thoughts in Monday’s paper.