Friday 30 January 2015

Top Ten Toys For Christmas


Milky the Bunny (from the Emotion Pets range) €59.99 -
Although he does look a bit menacing , Milky is your 'real', adorable, snow white bunny. He really moves his eyes, nose, ears and feet. His feet are ticklish. He really chews his carrot and when he gets scared his ears tremble!
Fijit Friends, RRP €54.99
'I've seen the adverts. You can do a lot of stuff with it'
Star Wars Ultimate Force Tech Lightsaber €39.99
'Similar to ones out already. Features a push-button ignition, realistic humming sound, glowing energy blade and battle- clash sounds!'
Nerf Vortex Nitron Blaster €47.99
Time to terrorise the neighbours with the latest Nerf Gun. This shoots shooter faster, longer and better than earlier models, The Vortex Nitron uses a battery-powered motor to shoot discs at frighteningly long ranges, and also features a 20-disc clip, onboard storage for additional magazines, an electronic scope with targeting lights. Parents will hate it, but you know the kids are going to want them.
Monster High Lagoona's Hydration Station €34.99, Smyths Toy Superstore-
'Lagoona Blue uses her hydration station to re-moisturise at night and it doubles as a room décor for girls. Press the shell shaped button on the front to activate 3 different modes of lights and bubbles for a cool underwater room effect. Includes hydration station, Lagoona Blue doll with eye mask, her pet Neptuna with eye mask, water botttle and "monsteriser" bottle.
Lego Ninjago Fire Temple RRP €94.99 (was €114.99)-
Terrific for little imaginations. Battle for control of the four Spinjitzu weapons. Sensei Wu, Kai, Zane and Nya need help to keep Lord Garmadon and his evil skeleton army from taking the ultimate Spinjitzu weapon - the Dragon Sword of Fire. Set also includes Samukai and Kruncha figures, all four golden weapons and 14 other weapons.
Doggie Doo, €21.99, Smyths
Great for kids who want a dog, and parents who don't. Feed the dog a doggie treat and pump the lead as instructed. If he poops on your turn you scoop the poop. A few plays of this and they'll be off getting a dog for life.
Kidszoom Twist, €49.99
Take pictures and movies of your friends then take fantastic self portraits. The camera features a 4x digital zoom, built-in flash and five games. Edit and enhance your photos with a variety of frames, stamps and wacky effects. Also comes in blue.
Let's Rock Elmo, €67.49
Rock out with Elmo time! Elmo takes to the stage singing and making music - and little ones can join in. Hecomes with his own microphone and two instruments -a tambourine and a drum set.. Preschoolers can choose which instrument Elmo plays, and he recognises which one you give him. Elmo also helps little people to learn the alphabet.
LeapPad Explorer, €89.99
A multifunctional learning tablet featuring the next generation of gaming, digital reading and creativity. Features a built in camera and video recorder, 2 GB memory, microphone and motion based game play. There are 100+ games and apps, including interactive e-books and videos plus an art & animation studio, photo gallery and the ability to feature in your own interactive story. For age 4 up.

The 2011 Dream Toys list reveals retailers' hopes for what will be the big sellers. A dog which excretes yellow putty, a model gun which fires rubber disks, and an all-singing all-drumming Elmo figurine that will teach you the alphabet, are amongst toy sellers’ top picks for the festive season.

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