Shoppers have been urged to buy their Christmas gifts early after toy shortage warnings
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It might seem too early to start thinking about Christmas shopping, but families are being urged to get a head start amid fears of toy shortages.
Toy shops across Britain have been issuing warnings about a potential limited supply in stock before December 25.
Amazon, Argos and The Toy Shop are all stocking some of this year’s best toys to give to little ones this Christmas. However, the toy shortage fears mean these particular items could go out of stock long before the holidays arrive.
Geoff Sheffield, founder of toy chain The Entertainer, explained how the supply chain problems are being caused by a range of issues. These include a lack of shipping containers from Asia and the on-going HGV driver shortage.
He said: “If you know what you want to buy your child, don’t be chasing round the country in December.
“I would genuinely recommend putting things away early.”
If you’re looking to stock up on toys for Christmas after the shortage warnings, here are some of this year’s top play things that you can buy right now.
PAW Patrol Dino Rescue Rubble’s Deluxe Vehicle, £15, Argos
This dinosaur-inspired Paw Patrol vehicle comes complete with Rubble and a mystery dino mini figure. It also includes a working tool, a rev up motor and large wheels to conquer any terrain.
Jiggly Pets Puppy, £11, Argos
The all-singing, all-dancing, Jiggly Pets Puppy is a mast-have for any young dog lover. Soft to touch, it plays a catchy tune and moves to the rhythm of the music.
Fuggler 30cm Funny Ugly Monster – Blue Awkward Bear, £8.33, The Toy Shop
With droopy eyes, a wide grin and pointy ears, will make you crack a smile even if you don’t want to.
Rainbocorns Wild Heart Surprise, £20, Argos
The Rainbocorns Wild Heart Surprise Series 3 collection includes are seven new wild characters to collect including the new Tucancorn, Zebracorn and Slothcorn. They each contain different wild surprises like nail decals, Rainbocorn wild poop and new long tailed Boo-boocorns.
The L.O.L. Surprise! Wooden Doll House comes with over 85 surprises for your child to act out moving day.
Squishys – Ty Squish-a-Boos 35cm Soft Toy – Bloomy Bunny, £14, The Toy Shop
Featuring a a multi-coloured coat and beautiful glittery eyes, kids will no doubt adore this adorable Bloomy Bunny Soft Toy from the Ty Squish-a-Boos range. It’s the perfect size for snuggling and is suitable for ages 0 and above.
Paw Patrol Mighty Pups Mighty Lookout Tower, £80, Argos
Standing at 2 and 3/4-feet tall, this telescope gives kids the perfect vantage point of Adventure Bay. Push the buttons to activate real lights and sounds and help the PAW Patrol save the day.
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