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Which toys have made this year’s all-important Queensgate Top Toys for Christmas list? The results are in.

Thanks to the hundreds of ‘toy testers’ that visited Queensgate Shopping Centre over the weekend and put the retailers’ toys through their paces, the votes are in and the top 10 toys can be announced.

John Lewis & Partners, Menkind, Game, M&S and Flying Tiger donated their latest toys from off the shelves this year and let the public try them for free in the toy testing workshop. Santa’s trio of elves were on hand to bring the festive magic to life and record the deciding votes.

With 958 votes in total, it’s time to unveil the top toys at Queensgate for 2018.

The most popular toy with 155 votes was…the Menkind Robo Kombat Twin Pack! Retailing at £39.99, the traditional remote-controlled toy with a modern robot feel was the most played with and voted for toy and enjoyed by children of all ages.

In this set, customers get two remote-controlled robots, both of which are built for battle! They have armoured bodies and giant fists. Easily controlled, these robots can deliver powerful punches and devastating combos as they duke it out for supremacy. They also have LED eyes and amazing sound effects, giving that authentic robot feel.

The close second favourite was the Nintendo Switch from Game with 140 votes, featuring Mario Kart. Proving technology is loved by all, the console was popular with boys and girls and its dual controls enabled children to play with their parents and/or siblings.

The top ten most voted for toys are:

1.     Robo Kombat – Menkind (£39.99)
2.     Nintendo Switch – Game (from £279.99)
3.     Lamborghini Reventon – Menkind (£24.99)
4.     Air Hockey Table – Flying Tiger (£15)
5.     Magnetic Friends – M&S (£14)
6.     Laser M.A.D Battle Ops – Menkind (£29.99)
7.     Waitrose Supermarket – John Lewis & Partners (£49)
8.     My First Scooter – John Lewis & Partners (£49)
9.     Fire Engine – John Lewis & Partners (£12)
10.  Play Tent – Flying Tiger (£15)

On Sunday, Queensgate put on a special one-hour session for its charity of the year, Little Miracles where children and their families could also test the toys in a more relaxed environment.

Mark Broadhead, Centre Director at Queensgate Shopping Centre, said: “Well done to Menkind for hitting the top spot and the other retailers for providing a great mix of toys. We are proud to be able to offer a diverse choice of toys from many retailers at Queensgate that give our shoppers a huge selection of toys suitable for all budgets and tastes.”

Join the Christmas light switch on Festive Fiesta at 10.30am on Saturday 17 November when the whole shopping centre comes to life.