Christmas gifts will be available and here are our top 10 toys

Offcourse Christmas gifts will be available, says UK transport minister

Britain’s transport minister Grant Shapps said on Friday he was confident people would be able to buy gifts at Christmas after shipping containers carrying toys and electrical goods were diverted from the country’s biggest port because it was full.

Maersk, the world’s largest container shipping company, earlier this week diverted some vessels from Felixstowe port in eastern England because a lack of truck drivers means there is nowhere left to stack containers.

“People will be able to get things for Christmas,” Shapps said. “When I talk to the ports they said it is a busy picture, but if you compared us with lots of other ports around the world, we need to keep this in proportion, things are flowing.”

MarkMeets were told Retailers are ‘unlikely to be affected by supply chain crisis’ because it has been building up stock since March.

Lego’s recently trumpeted the success of its Super Mario tie-up with the games company Nintendo. Last year a set devoted to the mustachioed plumber was a big hit, and this year’s one, which is focused on his taller brother, Luigi, is also expected to be as popular.

Christmas top 10 (predicted top toy gifts this year according to Hamleys)

Playmobil police robot – robot with movable legs and gripping arm (£20).

Shifu Orboot Earth – augmented reality globe with dedicated app (£50).

Magic Mixies Cauldron – cauldron with interactive soft toy (£70).

Mattel Barbie Dream House – latest refurb of classic dollhouse (£310).

LOL Surprise Movie Magic Doll – doll and wardrobe accessories to “unbox” (£11).

Ralleyz Warrior 3-in-1 – remote control racing car that fires darts and bubbles (£90).

Lego Super Mario Luigi – Mario’s brother gets his own starter set (£50).

Nerf Elite Flip 2.0 – blaster with back-to-back barrels (£25).

Huggables – huggable Avocado, Unicorn, Watermelon or Koala (£20)

Dicii Snakes and Ladders (£14).

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