AS THE festive season gets underway, parents across the country are battling it out on the high street to get their children this year's must-have Christmas toys.
Last year, Harry Potter and Spiderman went head-to-head for the top slot. But this year, old favourites have been making a comeback in the form of the Incredible Hulk, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Barbie and Action Man.
Martin Edwards, home and leisure manager at Accrington's Asda store, said: "We have sold out of the Beyblades radio control top and launcher, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the Bratz Hippie Chick design this week.
"Other top sellers include the McFlurry Maker, electronic hulk hands, Swan Lake Barbie and Asda's Kid Connection Pretty Pony hairset. The Hot Wheels cars are also selling pretty well.
"The old ones like Action Man and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles go well and, for the girls, it's Barbie.
"Jenga's been a big seller this year, which quite surprised me. We are constantly having to restock the shelves."
Explaining a lot of people were also buying DVD players for their children, he added: "We got about 30 in at 1pm on Saturday and by 5pm they had gone. The Christmas rush is really starting to kick in now and last weekend was pretty busy."
Joanne Banks, of Warwick Street, Church, has six children, Rhys, three, Alicia, five, Chloe, seven, Oliver, eight, Jake, 10, and Lauren, 12.
She said: "Four of mine have asked for bikes this Christmas and the girls have asked for Bratz and Swan Lake Barbie. The lads want mostly Playstation games.
"They do like Beyblades but they have already got them all. There's a new game out called CD Twister and they have asked for that too."
Peter Garretty, of Grizdale Close, Clayton-le-Moors, has three children, Jonathan, 11, Lewis, five, and Bethany, three. He said: "The main thing they want is a Playstation and games. The lads like the Beyblades and one of then has asked for the electronic Incredible Hulk hands.
"My daughter has asked for Baby Bethany and a badge maker."