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Latest update : 2013-12-23

Hi-tech revamps of classic toys dominating Christmas market

This year’s Christmas toy market is laden down with old favourites that have been given an upgrade for the digital age. We take a look at the new Furby and Barbie, as well as new twists on Monopoly and Scrabble. Plus – the iPhone deal with China Mobile that could prove very lucrative for Apple.

By Stephen CARROLL

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