As it’s the biggest shopping period of the year, parents are eager to splash their cash on their little munchkins to ensure they have the best Christmas.

But not everybody wants to share the joy this season, because it seems that more counterfeit toys are being sold in the UK than ever before. From fake dolls to fake Nintendo games, buyers are being hoodwinked all over the country, so the advice is to watch what you buy and who you buy it from.

And the fakers are not just selling on the high street, they are also selling on well-known online shopping platforms such as eBay and Amazon. And not only are these toys fake, they may be dangerous as well!

So make sure that when you try and source the top selling toys below, that you are getting the real thing.

1. Nerf Nitro Longshot Smash from Hasbro

£21.99, Argos

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2.Toilet Trouble from Hasbro

£24.99, Amazon

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3. Enchantimals Playhouse Panda Set from Mattel

£24.99, Toys ‘R’ Us

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4. Star Wars: BB-8 from Lego Company LTD

£130, Tesco Direct 

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5. Fingerlings from Jazwares

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6. FurReal Roarin’ Tyler from Hasbro

£99.99, Smyths Toys 

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7. Laser X – 2 Player Pack from Character Options

£45, Asda

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8. Hatchimals Surprise from Spin Master Toys UK Ltd

£64.99, Toys ‘R’ Us 

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9. Paw Patrol Sea Patroller from Spin Master Toys UK Ltd

£55.50, Toys ‘R’ Us

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10. PJ Masks Headquarters Playset from Flair Leisure Products Plc


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No matter what gifts you choose this year make sure they are legit. Have a Merry Christmas.

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