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During the long, long haul to Christmas, it's TV-linked toys that the rug-rats crave. Here is the top-selling merchandise at Hamley's, the London toy store: Thunderbirds; Batman (boosted by a Saturday cartoon series); all Loony Tunes-related characters, especially Bugs Bunny; eco-hero Captain Planet and the Planeteers; and DIY Dalek kits (making a comeback). Hot news: the plastic dolls that make up the cast of Beverly Hills 90210 have just been turned into miniature human beings.

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