Retailer expects to sell 45,000 Lightsabers by Christmas Day

THE top toys to fill Christmas stockings around this country this year will include Star Wars: The Force Awakens merchandise following the hype on the movie's release.

Kmart expects to sell 100,000 Episode 7 figurines and 45,000 Lightsabers by Christmas Day. 

Other toys racing off the shelf include Lego sets, Nerf blasters, Shopkins accessories and merchandise from Disney success franchise, Frozen.

Kmart expects to sell 11 million toys during the month and anticipates December 23 will be the biggest day for toy sales across its stores.

"We're noticing a strong increase in toy sales with the Christmas countdown underway," Kmart Corporate Affairs general manager Tracie Walker said.

"Kmart is delighted to be the destination for the latest must-­‐have toys and we work hard to ensure our prices remain affordable for Australian families."

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