Toy show proves even Santa needs to have deep pockets
Published 30/11/2015 | 02:30
Sometimes Santa has to dig deep for Christmas gifts. The mountain of toys featured on Friday's 'Late, Late Toy Show' altogether would cost a whopping €20,000-plus.
Of course, there were the usual bargain-price favourites on offer - such as a standard doll's house for a modest €5.
But there were also some items on show which would test the pocket of many a parent.
A classic example was the Medium Rifton Trike - complete with all gadgetry - which costs a significant €1,500.
However, the vast majority of the toys on the show cost less than €50, with 208 of the 346 toys featured costing just €30 or less.
The Good Dinosaur merchandise, tested on the show by Christopher Sharpe, was all priced at around €20, as was Lara's My Little Pony collection.
Many of the Joe and Bobby's Star Wars items from the Disney store could also be had for under €30.
However, the nine most expensive items featured were all priced at more than €300.
They were mainly electronic products for older children - some of which would have been on the wishlists of their parents - ranging from the Xbox One console at €350 to the 50-inch 4K Ultra HD TV at €820.
The top end of the price list included the electric balance board with Bluetooth, which came in at €500.
And for those who can be indulged by a cash-rich Santa, the Meccano Tech Maker System Mecchanoid G15 KS personal robot can be bought for €430.