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Sainsbury's pre-Christmas toy sale is back - here's what's on offer

Christmas is looming large on the calendar, so grab a bargain while you can (Education Images/UIG via Getty Images)

Sainsbury’s eagerly awaited Christmas toy sale has begun – with more than 1,200 gifts to be grabbed at knock-down prices.

One in four toys have been discounted by 50% across the supermarket chain’s 500 stores nationwide.

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Among the best toy bargains at half-price or better are:

Hot Wheels T-rex Takedown – £27.50 (was £55)

The Hot Wheels T.rex action set promises some roar-some fun on the big day (Sainsbury’s)

Transformers MV5 3 Step Turbo Changer 2 Pack – £25 (was £50)

Two Transformers figures for half the price (Sainsbury’s)

Barbie Sisters Snow Fun Giftset £25.00 – (was £50)

Sisters are doing it for themselves with this winter-themed Barbie set (Sainsbury’s)

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Spider-man Titan Hero Series 12-inch Assortment – £6.50 (was £13)

Spider-Man does whatever a spider can (Sainsbury’s)

In the Night Garden Musical Activity Pinky Ponk – £29.99 (was £45)

Fun for the little ones with Pinky Ponk – now, where’s Ninky Nonk? (Sainsbury’s)

Belle Tea Party Cart – £39.99 (was £60)

Belle will have a ball this Christmas… (Sainsbury’s)

Lego Classic Creative Box – £19.99 (was £30)

Make your own castle, or truck, or house, or dragon with these Lego bricks (Sainsbury’s)

The toy sale – which also features figures, puzzles and games from hugely popular TV shows such as Peppa Pig and Disney – runs from today, October 18 until October 24.

Be aware, though, that the sale applies in-store only, nothing is being shifted at cut price online, so you’ll have to take a trip to your local store – and make sure someone else is keeping the children out of the way.