Saturday 24 February 2018

13 of the most exciting toys in Ireland for Christmas 2017

Pony Cycle Ride On. Photo: Smyths
Pony Cycle Ride On. Photo: Smyths
14 in 1 Educational Solar Robot Kit. Photo: Smyths
Cozmo by Anki Catalogue. Photo: Smyths Toys
Leapfrog Scoop and Learn Ice Cream Cart. Photo: Smyths Toys
B. Musical Piano Mat. Photo: Smyths Toys
Fidget Toy Tangle Classic - Assortment
Razor Crazy Cart Shift. Photo: Smyths
Who's the Dude? Game. Photo: Smyths Toys
Real Construction Deluxe Workshop. Photo: Smyths
Plan Wooden Piggy bank. Photo: Designist
Robot Arm Kit. Photo: Smyths
Dobble. Photo: GameStop
Geraldine Gittens

Geraldine Gittens

From board games to robots to construction games, there are some very exciting toys on the market for Christmas 2017.

Who's the Dude? Game €24.99

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Who's the Dude? Game. Photo: Smyths Toys

Who's the Dude? is the hilarious double act charades game! Pick a card and start acting out the charades with the help of the life sized blow up Dude! Charades include 'Doing the Conga!' 'taking part in a wheelbarrow race!' and acting out some iconic movie moments.

Pony Cycle Ride On €199.99

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Pony Cycle Ride On. Photo: Smyths

Kids just move up and down with their feet on the pedals to ride this pony. There’s no need for batteries or power: just rise and fall in the saddle to move the pony’s legs and head forward, creating a galloping motion that propels the Pony Cycle forward. It’s suitable for both indoor and outdoor use on flat ground.

Cozmo by Anki €239.99

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Cozmo by Anki Catalogue. Photo: Smyths Toys

Cozmo by Anki is a clever little robot with a mind of his own. His unique personality evolves as you hang out with him. Cozmo expresses a wide range of real emotions in response to his environment. Accessing the high level robotics functions that bring Cozmo by Anki to life requires a free app and the processing power of your compatible mobile phone/tablet.

14 in 1 Educational Solar Robot Kit €24.99

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14 in 1 Educational Solar Robot Kit. Photo: Smyths

This 14 in 1 Educational Solar Robot Kit is powered by direct sunlight, so it requires no batteries. This kit allows children to create an amazing array of 14 different solar powered '' bots ''using interchangeable pieces. Snap together pieces mean there is no need for any tools or glue.

Fidget Toy Tangle Classic – Assortment €3.99

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Fidget Toy Tangle Classic - Assortment

Tangles are a wonderful toy for children - and adults - to play with on trips in the car, on a plane or anytime. Tangle Jr. is a perfect way to relax. It stimulates your brain as it helps increase finger dexterity.

B.Musical Piano Mat

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B. Musical Piano Mat. Photo: Smyths Toys

This funky mat includes lights, catchy songs, familiar rhythms and wacky animal sounds to get your family boogying

Leapfrog Scoop and Learn Ice Cream Cart €49.99

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Leapfrog Scoop and Learn Ice Cream Cart. Photo: Smyths Toys

Follow the animals’ instructions and test your memory to build their orders. Press the bell when the order is ready and "pay" at the magic till.

Razor Crazy Cart Shift €279.99

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Razor Crazy Cart Shift. Photo: Smyths

With speeds of up to 8 mph, the new Crazy Cart Shift has been designed specifically for younger drifters! The Shift's simplified controls allow young drivers to spin and drift like a real drift car, using the steering wheel and variable speed accelerator pedal! It allows for around 40 minutes of continual use.

Real Construction Deluxe Workshop €24.99

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Real Construction Deluxe Workshop. Photo: Smyths

Real Construction is a tool based construction line giving kids the experience of what it’s like to safely saw, nail, and build it. It’s designed for safety and there’s no mess! The deluxe set includes 129 pieces, instructions for eight projects, with enough materials to build up to four complete projects.

Robot Arm Kit €42.99

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Robot Arm Kit. Photo: Smyths

Building this Wired Control Robot Arm with five motors and five joints will help you learn basic robotic technology. With its five-switch wired controller, the robot features base rotation, shoulder, elbow and wrist motion, and a functional gripper. The five motors operate the grab, lift, lower, and release smoothly.

Mad Mattr

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Mad Mattr Master Extruder Set €32. Photo: Designist

Mad Mattr is the absolute must mess-free gift for children who like tactile play time. This weird and wonderful material has to be felt to be believed. Like a mix of play sand and play dough; a malleable blob that keeps hands busy as you stretch it, pack it, knead it, and watch it flow. The play clay transforms to a light, airy handful of fluff that's like massaging a cloud. Once you've stretched it to its breaking point, smush it back together and start all over again. Wheat, gluten and casein free, suitable for kids age 3+.

 

Dobble

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Dobble. Photo: GameStop

Dobble is a speedy observation game where players race to match the identical symbol between cards. Reliant on a sharp eye and quick reflexes, Dobble creates excitement for children and adults alike while keeping every player involved in the action. Can you spot it, match it, name it and find the odd one out to win? The perfect game to

The Ultimate Justice League Batmobile

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Justice League Batmobile. Photo: Mattel

• The largest, most advanced, most authentic Batmobile ever, the Ultimate Justice League Batmobile includes:

• Cockpit with a built-in camera that transmits the drivers POV to a smartphone 

• A movie Batman figure that can drive the car by turning the wheel 

• Four missiles and smoke effects create real movie action

RRP €329.99, suitable for age 14+

Available from www.smythstoys.com

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