Traditional toys are battling it out against their modern counterparts for this year’s most sought after Christmas presents.

Barbie’s Ultimate Kitchen joins an interactive AI robot (with a personality and emotions) called Boxer on DreamToys’ independent prediction of this year’s most wanted toys.

Fifty-nine years after the world’s most famous doll was launched, children are still enamoured with her – but at £49.99 the set comes at a price.

Barbie Ultimate Kitchen is one of 2018's top Christmas toys
Image: Barbie Ultimate Kitchen is one of 2018’s top Christmas toys

Joining her are two L.O.L Surprise! dolls, slime, Fingerlings, laser guns, Paw Patrol – and a unicorn which “poops slime”.

The most pricey toy on the list is Lego’s Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall at £89.99.

And the cheapest at £21.99 is a classic making use of this year’s most popular video game – Monopoly Fortnite Edition.

The Harry Potter Great Hall set is the most expensive at £89.99
Image: The Harry Potter Great Hall set is the most expensive at £89.99

Here is an alphabetical list of the top 12:

:: Barbie Ultimate Kitchen – £49.99

:: Boxer – £79.99

Poopsie the Unicorn is set to be a hit
Image: Poopsie the Unicorn is set to be a hit
Monopoly Fortnite is the cheapest toy on the top 12 list
Image: Monopoly Fortnite is the cheapest toy on the top 12 list

:: Cra-Z-Slimy Creations Super Slime Studio – £29.99

:: Fingerlings Untamed Jailbreak T-Rex Playset – £24.99

:: Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall Lego – £89.99

:: Harry Potter Wizard Training Wand – £24.99

:: L.O.L Surprise! Pop-Up Store – £39.99

:: L.O.L Surprise! Under Wraps – £14.99

The L.O.L Surprise! Pop-up Store means kids can display their dolls
Image: The L.O.L Surprise! Pop-up Store means kids can display their dolls

:: Lazer X Twin Pack – £49.99

:: Monopoly Fortnite Edition – £21.99

More from Christmas

:: Paw Patrol Ultimate Fire Truck – £69.99

:: Poopsie Surprise Unicorn – £49.99

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