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Santa's little helpers have started stocking up for Christmas with all their favourite toys. Here's a sneak preview of what's in store ...

Here kitty, kitty... Lulu the Cat is so lifelike, she can roll over, "lick" her paws, blink her eyes and move her head and ears. Fur Real Friends Lulu the Cat, pounds 60 (age 4+), batteries included, from Littlewoods, stockists 08448 228 000.

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 and prepare to save the universe with this voice-mixer helmet with movie-voice phrases and battle sound effects. Transformers MV2 Bumblebee Movie Helmet, pounds 39.99 (age 5+) from Argos, Ready for battle? Mix 'n' match different armour and weaponry and customise your tops with the new Battle Strikers Tournament Set. As well being the fastest controllable turbos, boys can improve their skills by using a special magnetic controller on their finger. Battle Strikers Tournament Set, pounds 24.99 (age 6+), by MEGA Brands from Walking, talking, beatbox beatbox

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 buddy. Meet Joebot, the hilarious robot who responds to voice commands and finger triggers. Let him roam freely in battle mode and blast obstacles with this hand LEDs, WowWee Joebot, pounds 79.99 (age 8+) available from all good toy shops.

8) Cars, cars, cars. This clever carrier with turning rotors and wheels has space for over 10 racers including star character and hero Lightning McQueen from the Disney Pixar movie, Cars. Cars Dinoco Helicopter, pounds 30 (age 3+), from Disney, stockists Paparazzi pa·pa·raz·zo  
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 princesses will love snapping, editing pix, making videos and playing games with the new V Tech Kiddizoom camera in pink. Features easy to use controls, viewfinder The preview window on a camera that is used to frame, focus and take the picture. On analog cameras, the viewfinder is an eye-sized window that must be pressed against the face. Point-and-shoot digital cameras use small LCD screens that are viewed several inches from the eyes. , flash and colour LCD screen. Vtech Camera, pounds 50 (5+), batteries not included, from Very, stockists 08448 222 321 or The furry gang is all here!

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 and Mr Squiggles will race across the carpet, spin their wheels and gently coo and purr. Go Go Pets, from pounds 9.99 (ages 4-8), by Character Options from all good toy shops.

If for first If you're looking for a gift for baby's first Christmas, this adorable brown bear comes with a soft, snuggly blanket that's suitable for prams and cots. Helmsley Bear with Luxury Blanket, pounds 25, from Silver Cross, stockists (01756) 702412.
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Nov 11, 2009
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