Most popular toys for Christmas 2021 in Tayside and Fife stores
As the excitement before the big day builds, we’re bringing you some of the most popular toys for Christmas 2021, according to sales at Tayside and Fife.
Stores in the area are already struggling to keep up with demand, so keep your eyes peeled and keep in mind that this year’s most popular gifts are likely to sell out quickly.
We spoke to staff at local toy stores and two products stood out as the top contenders for the most popular toy for Christmas 2021.
These were the popular nationwide CoComelon Deluxe JJ interactive doll and the pocket money brand LOL Surprise! Magic doll from movie.
Fidget toys, Lego sets, Playmobil, Pokemon cards, and Cats Vs Pickles toys are also flying off store shelves in Tayside and Fife.
Ross Taylor, Store Manager at The Entertainer, Wellgate Shopping Center, Dundee, said: “The most popular item with our own customers is the CoComelon interactive doll – we are asked for it daily.
“The Bluey house is also popular, it is the best-selling toy everywhere when it is released. It was number one in Australia, then number one in America and now it’s here.
“There are always key lines that people want every Christmas and we are doing our best to meet the demand.”
Wanted Lego Sets
Sharon Napier, sales assistant at The Nappy Pin, Gray Street, Broughty Ferry, says Lego sets are their best sellers right now, including a Lego advent calendar.
She said: “A lot of people are looking for the Lego superhero sets and the Lego train, they’re hard to get and we have two of them.
“Playmobil – someone just came out with three Playmobil boxes – and the Little Tikes Big Car Carrier with three cars on it.”
Sharon Barbour, of Toytown, also claims that Lego sets sell well, both for kids and the more complex sets for adults.
And she says the CoComelon doll is popular, as are the Cat Vs Pickles bumper packs and toys.
She said: “Fidget toys have been massive across the board this year. It’s a huge craze and it shows no signs of stopping.
However, Sharon warned buyers to buy toys for Christmas earlier, due to transportation issues and a backlog of containers at customs.
She said: “We have a lot of stock now, but my advice would be if a kid really wants a certain thing, it’s best to get it now because there’s no guarantee that it will be there later.
“There will still be a lot of toys, but there may not be one in particular. “
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