Christmas 2015: These are the must-have toys your children are going to demand this year

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With less than two months go until Christmas Day, the list all parents are clamouring to get their hands on has been released - these are the top 12 toys for 2015.

And while many of the must-have presents have a distinctly modern theme, there's also a retro undercurrent, with three of the top spots being taken by Star Wars products, thanks to the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Thunderbirds' Tracy Island also takes one spot.

Frozen also makes another appearance, after dominating the list last year.

The list, compiled by the Toy Retailers Association, sets out what the industry believes will be the most in-demand items this year - so if you want to avoid tantrums and tears, it's probably a good idea to take a look at the list (and get to the shops pronto).

These are the Christmas toys your children will want most in 2015

1) City Deep Sea Exploration Vessel from Lego (£79.99)

2) Disney Frozen Sing-A-Long Elsa (£38.99)

3) Deluxe 3D Design Studio (£39.99)

4) Little Live Pets Cleverkeet (£59.99)

5) Paw Patrol Paw Patroller (£59.99)

6) Pie Face (£19.99)

7) Shopkins Food Flair Scoops Ice Cream Truck (£19.99)

8) Star Wars Bladebuilders Jedi Master Lightsaber (£49.99)

9) Star Wars Kylo Ren's Command Shuttle (£99.99)

10) Star Wars The Force Awakens Millennium Falcon £119.99)

11) Thunderbirds - Interactive Tracy Island (£79.99)

12) Toot-Toot Friends Busy Sounds Discovery Home (£44.99)

“2015 is going to be a vintage year for toys," said Gary Grant, chair of the DreamToys committee.

"Strong entertainment brands like Frozen, Thunderbirds and Star Wars are appearing alongside creative brands like Little Live Pets and classic evergreens such as Lego, ever more stimulating playsets for under 5’s such as Toot-Toot or Paw Patrol and family games like Pie Face.

"While the blockbuster licenses may steal the headlines, it is exciting to see innovation throughout the list with manufactures successfully combining this with traditional play in, for example, the IDO3D craft set, and Shopkins has become the new craze of the year, embracing all that is good about toys."

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