Lego is the number 1 toy for Christmas 2013

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Lego ChristmasRoyal Mail has helped deliver more than 200,000 letters to Santa this year, but en route they had a sneaky peak to find out what the most popular toys for this Christmas are.

Unlike most toy surveys in the run up to Christmas, the Royal Mail findings come directly from the children themselves, creating the most authoritative survey of children’s wishes for Christmas gifts.

The results show that the most popular toy is also one of the most traditional – Lego, while the newly-released XBox One only makes it into ninth place. The new Playstation 4, meanwhile, is not placed.

Top 10 toys for Christmas 2013 from letters to Santa

1

Lego

6

Sofia Talking Doll

2

One Direction merchandise

7

Doc McStuffin’s Doctor Bag

3

Furby

8

Nerf Gun

4

Moshi Monsters

9

Xbox One

5

Monster High Dolls

10

Peppa Pig

The man in charge of Santa’s massive mailbag, Alex McConnell said: “Santa allowed us to take a peek at what children are asking for this year and it seems that children clearly still love making and building things with timeless Lego taking top place as this year’s most wanted Christmas present”.

The top ten list revealed that while more traditional gifts like teddy bears and bikes are still popular, they didn’t make it into the top ten. Dolls remain a firm favourite for girls with Monster High and Sofia Talking Doll coming in at number five and six in the top ten. For boys, Lego and Nerf Guns are amongst the most wanted presents. One Direction are clearly as popular as ever with their DVDs and other band merchandise taking the number two spot on the list.

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