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Christmas wish list for kids
Bree Godfrey, 7, holds a Cabbage Patch Kid and poses with Santa at Hamleys in London. Picture: Getty Images

Children will be pretending to be Mods on scooters and poking virtual monsters in the eye, according to one of the world's biggest toy shops.

It may only be June, but festive excitement is in the air as Hamleys releases its list of predicted top-selling Christmas gifts.

The central London shop is tipping traditional favourites such as Mickey Mouse and Barbie alongside more modern hits such as Moshi Monsters.

There is also something of a vintage feel to the list with the Razor Bella Pocket Mod - a classic Italian-style scooter for over-12s who fancy themselves as the next Twiggy.

For children who prefer adventure to Sixties cool, the MC350 Razor Dirt Bike will fulfil their thirst for off-road adventures with a high-torque motor, big knobby tyres, and speeds just less than 20km/h.

For more hi-tech thrills, children can download the Moshi Monster App Monster to bring their monster to life by dressing them up, listening to music through them and even poking them in the eye.

Traditional favourite Mickey Mouse is brought into the modern age with Master Moves Mickey, known as M3 - a breakdancing mouse with the hottest dance moves such as the Groove Copter and signature handstand.

Another revamped old favourite is the Barbie Dream House, which comes complete with a glam pink chandelier and an outdoor sundeck with a telescope for whale watching.

And toddlers who may have envied their older brothers' and sisters' Mini Micro scooter now have a modified model so they can join in the fun. The Mini Micro 3-in-1 comes with a sturdy seat that can be adapted as the child gets older.