Monday 16 July 2018

WATCH: 'I'd like that in a dog' - nursing home residents test out LOL Surprise and this year's top toys

Kyran O'Brien and Kathy Armstrong

A group of nursing home residents have proven that Christmas is far from child's play - as they tested some of this year's most popular toys.

Toys like LOL Surprise, WowWee Fingerlings, the Toilet Trouble Game, the Laser X Laser Gaming Set and Stretch Armstrong were top of Irish childrens' wish lists this year.

We decided to check out if their appeal went beyond the generational gap, so we visited the Curragh Lawn Nursing Home in the Curragh, Co Kildare to ask the residents for their views.

Dr Liam O'Brien, Dr Nicky Hanrahan, Vera Farrell, Nancy McGuirke, Margaret Cullen and Mary Stack all volunteered to be our toy testers.

The WowWee Fingerlings were particularly popular, as Margaret said: "He's a cute thing, I'd like that in a dog or a cat."

Vera and Nancy enjoyed testing just how resilient Stretch Armstrong really is, as they joked that the figurine would be cold without any clothes on.

Nancy also said that although presents have changed considerably since her childhood, Christmas was always a special time for her.

Check out the video for yourself here:

Special thanks to Argos for supplying the toys.

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