Top 15 Hottest Toys for Christmas 2015 –

Santa is likely to be the first to experience Star Wars fever as toys tied to the hotly anticipated seventh instalment in the saga top kids’ wish lists this Festive Season. According to leading e-tailer, South African kids are also scampering to get their hands on the latest edutainment products. wont

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“We expect a surge in demand for educational toys such as the LeapFrog LeapPad, Kano Computer Kit and I-Que Smart Robot as the trend toward tech-driven toys and gadgets for kids continues to dominate. We’re also likely to see strong demand for old favourites with a fresh twist, such as the newly launched Monopoly Cape Town Edition, especially as families head on holiday and look for fun activities to share,” explains Declan Hollywood, Chief Marketing Officer at

Rounding out this year’s toys hot list are items such as the Space Rail and Bellz at the lower end of the price range, while advanced toys such as the Wonder Workshop Dash and Dot Combo Pack offer attractive options at the higher end.

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The top Edutainment toys for 2015 Festive Season:

no particular order

1. Girls Kitchen Workbench – R1992

Girls Kitchen Workbench2. Bellz – R269

3. Space Rail Level 4 – R399

4. Lego Star Wars Episode 7 Darth Vader – R399

5. Disney Frozen Adventure Elsa – R480


6. Monopoly: Cape Town Edition – R519

7. I-Que Smart Robot – R780i que smart robot8. Zoomer Dino Jurassic World – R999

9. LeapFrog Epic – R1499

10. LeapFrog LeapPad Platinum – GreenR1699


11. Kano Computer Kit (Build & Code a Computer) – R1799

12. Star Wars Interactive 17-Inch Darth Vader Figure – R2299

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13. Star Wars Episode 7 RC Lead Hero Droid – BB-8 – R853

14. Star Wars Episode 7 Signature Lightsaber – Jedi Master – R853

15. Wonder Workshop Dash and Dot Combo Pack – R3699

“Parents can avoid the crowds and the long queues this year by purchasing all their kids’ presents online or through the takealot mobile app. We’ve already seen unprecedented sales on the platform this Festive Season as South African shoppers become more enamoured with the convenience of ordering online – particularly in light of the great savings via our daily and weekly deals,” says Hollywood. offers  millions of products across 19 departments, including Electronics, Sport, Fashion and more. For more information, please visit

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  1. 2015-12-17 / 23:35

    These are all great gift ideas for kids. But if I was a kid I would want the Star Wars interactive Darth Vader figure.

  2. 2015-12-18 / 01:50

    My DD7 is most certain he is getting the 17 inch Darth Vader! I also think Dasch is pretty cool!

  3. Elizabeth O.
    2015-12-18 / 03:17

    Yes, no doubt about that. Those toys will definitely be a hit with the kids. I bet the mock lightsabers will do well too!

  4. Robin (Masshole Mommy)
    2015-12-18 / 06:46

    These toys all look very neat. I like the kitchen set because it reminds me of one I got for my daughter when she was little!

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