Argos unveils list of the most anticipated toys for 2015 dominated by characters from the big and small screen

Milton Keynes, UK, 2015-6-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — The most hotly anticipated toys for 2015 have been unveiled today in a list dominated by characters from the big and small screen. From Sing-A-Long Elsa, star of the mega hit Frozen, to an interactive Tracy Island from the newly re-mastered Thunderbirds, and Tumbling Stuart toy inspired by blockbuster movie Minions – the list, released by one of Ireland’s top toy retailers Argos, is set to keep the whole family entertained.

Linzi Walker, Chief Toy Buyer at Argos, said: “This year, the list is more star studded than ever, driven by highly anticipated movie releases and kid’s favourite TV shows. Toys like the Tracy Island, Barbie and Lego are all stellar examples of how this year’s list crosses the generations, bringing the whole family together on Christmas Day.

“With the growing buzz around the new Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens movie out later this year, we are expecting even more toys to launch in the next few months which will be in huge demand by kids and parents alike. So watch this space!”

As well as the toys that are influenced by the big and small screen, the Top Toys list 2015 also includes a selection of toys that will be exclusive to Argos this Christmas. This includes the Chad Valley Three Storey Summer Winter Dolls House, the VTech Toot Drivers Super RC Raceway and the Barbie Style Your Way House.

Argos’ Top Toys Predictions for 2015:

Product RRP (Recommended Retail Price) where available
My Friend Freddy 58.99 euros
VTech Toot Drivers Super RC Raceway 73.99 euros – indicative launch price
Thunderbirds Interactive Tracy Island 117.99 euros
Lego City Deep Sea Exploration Vessel 117.99 euros
Nerf Modulus 88.49 euros
Pie Face[1] 29.99 euros
Chad Valley 3 Storey Summer Winter Dolls House 147.49 euros – indicative launch price
Shopkins Scoops Ice Cream Truck Playset 29.49 euros
Barbie Style Your Way House[2] 139.99 euros – indicative launch price
Frozen Sing-A-Long Elsa 58.99 euros
Little Live Pets Birds Clever Keet 88.49 euros
Minions Tumbling Stuart 73.99 euros
Real Fx 147.49 euros

 

All toys can be reserved for free on argos.ie for instant collection in store from July 2015 onwards unless indicated.

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[1] Pie Face will be available to purchase from October 2015

[2] Barbie Style Your Way House will be available to purchase from September 2015

For more information, please contact Aoife Sweeney, PR Manager, Argos Republic of Ireland on 087 6670534. Alternatively, tweet us @ArgosIreland_PR.using #ArgosSSrange

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For more information or high res images, please contact Aoife Sweeney, PR Manager, Argos Republic of Ireland on 087 6670534 or email: aoife.sweeney@argos.co.uk

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About Argos
Argos is Ireland’s leading general merchandise retailer and provides a unique offer of choice and convenience. It sells general merchandise and products for the home from 40 stores in the Republic of Ireland and around 700 stores in the UK.

Argos opened its first stores in the Republic in January 1996 in Limerick and Dublin; there is now an Argos catalogue in approximately three quarters of all Irish homes.  Argos is already one of the largest retail employers in the country with around 1,100 employees. In 2005, Argos launched its Irish website, www.argos.ie, which now has over 40,000 products online.

Argos is part of Home Retail Group, the UK’s leading home and general merchandise retailer.