The Mums NI team had an interesting visit with Mr Claus this week and he showed us around his wonderful Toy Workshop (where the Elves work all year long!) and fed us some warm mince pies with cream and a cup of hot chocolate. We asked him what the Elves have been planning for all the little boys and girls for Christmas 2017 and he gave us a rundown of the top toys he predicts will be on every Christmas Wish List this year. This year is mostly about electronics for all age groups with the familiar top toy brands making the list, as per usual.
So settle down with a cuppa and get nosying through the list. Organisation is the key to a smooth Christmas Gift shopping experience.
This little gizmo is real delight. Movi is small but has a big personality to help teach your little one critical thinking skills, how to follow directions and get them moving. With over 60 facial expressions, a whole catalog of questions and commands coupled with the ability to move in any direction (360 degrees mobility), Movi, the fully interactive little buddy, is sure to keep playtime fresh, active and full of fun.
This amazing tablet is set to be the best kids tablet ever with up to 12 hours of battery life, 32GB of storage, 8 inch HD screen, choice of coloured kid proof case AND a 2-year worry-free guarantee - Santa thinks it’s pretty darn cool. The Fire for Kids is designed especially with little ones in mind with a years free subscription to Amazon Fire for Kids Unlimited giving them access to age appropriate content such as books, apps, TV shows - you name it, they’ll have it. The parental controls sound excellent too, giving parents complete control of their child’s usage - you will be able to set curfews, lock content until educational targets are met and tailor their content so that older kids don’t get baby stuff and younger kids don’t see the older stuff.
A new addition to the Nintendo family is the 2DS XL which comes in two colourways Black/Turquoise or White/Orange, they both look very sleek and trendy and feel a lot lighter than the other models. As the name says, games will be displayed in 2D. It has the same power as its sibling the new 3DS XL and has built-in NFC support for amiibo cards and figures. And the fab thing is, it can play the massive library of quality Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS games in 2D. This is a must have for any Nintendo loving tween or teen.
With the release of Disney’s Cars3 on our cinema screens on July 14th 2017, Santa has said anything Cars related will be a BIG hit this Christmas. Top of the list for any Cars3 fan is the Remote Controlled Lightning McQueen coming in at a Jumbo size of 1:12 scale, which makes this McQueen replica a huge 33cm in length! A great size for racing around the tracks - can your little one beat Jackson Storm to the finish line? With this bad boy - sure!! Now it is heavy on the batteries so make sure to stock up on them. McQueen will need x8 AA batteries in order to perform like he does on screen. Go Team McQueen!!
Folks get ready for this, be prepared for your kids losing their minds! Lego have only gone and created the most awesome of awesome things imaginable - Boost Creative Tool Box! “What is it?” I hear you ask, well this new offering from Lego will allow your child to build and code any of the 5 multifunctional models such as a Vernie the Robot - a moving and talking robot; the M.T.R.4 (Multi-Tooled Rover 4) - a robust, versatile rover with 4 different tool attachments including a spring-loaded shooter; the Guitar 4000 - a musical instrument with pitch bend and sound effects; Frankie the Cat - an interactive pet that plays, purrs and expresses its mood; or the AutoBuilder - an automated production line that really builds miniature LEGO models! In other words, this piece of kit actually brings lego to LIFE! This is the stuff Lego dreams are made of. It is predicted that the Lego Boost Creative Tool Box will be a hot item, so make sure you pre-order yours to avoid disappointment.
Do you remember the craze of Christmas 2016 with Hatchimals being the most sought after toy? Well, get set for more as Hatichmals are back and even more desirable than ever with the introduction of Colleggtibles.
Adorable mini eggs will hatch even more adorable mini Hatchimals. They are tiny, sparkly, cute and ever so collectable with over 70 to collect in the first season. Pretty much the same as their predecessors, only in smaller version, to hatch your egg hold the egg in your hands, rub the heart and when it changes from purple to pink, you know it's ready to hatch. Gently press to crack the egg and discover the Hatchimal colleggtible inside! Eggciting! Welcome to the world of Hatchtopia.
Also in the range are Hatchimal Puzzles which come in the same style egg as the original Hatchimal. There are a few to collect and the egg shell doubles up as a storage for the adorable 46 piece jigsaw. This will be a delight for any Hatchimals collector.
Okay guys, this doll is a real game changer. It’s functions are so life like it’s frightening. I wouldn’t say she is the cutest of dolls, but I can see why children will find her cute with her large over sized blue eyes. She has to be seen to be believed! Her face and eyes are really expressive, her arms and legs move fluidly as does her head and mouth. She responds to touch such as tickles and is sensitive to sound, so if she is a room with a lot of noise she will wake up just like a real baby. Her speech progresses from cute babbling sounds to actual real words - just like a real life baby. She can ‘eat’, ‘drink’ from her bottle and suck on her dummy with her life like sucking reflex. Santa tells us that this fully interactive baby doll will be high on the list of many little children this year.
Leapfrog are bringing to the table a delightful Ice-cream Cart which is sure to excite little ones with flashing lights, catchy music, fun phrases and cool sound effects. Introduce your child to numbers, colours, flavours, memory skills, sequencing and customer service skills with lovely customer cards that are inserted into the cart with orders that your children have to match. As with all leapfrog items, this ice-cream cart is visually pleasing with its vibrant colours and friendly face and everything is perfectly sized for little hands.
Lego Friends have released a truly magnificent 871 piece set in the form of Heartlake Hospital. It is split over three modular floors and is designed in the ever distinctive colours of Lego Friends; pinks/purples/light blue.
Features include: helicopter with stretcher, ambulance with wheeled stretcher, wheelchair, stroller, medical cart and a bicycle. This set really is a beautiful addition to any Lego Friends fans collection. Four minifigures are also included which consists of Olivia in a nurses uniform, Henry, Dr Patel and a wee teeny tiny newborn baby called Ola - cuteness overload! There will be hours of playing fun had with this set for sure. It’s not often Lego release a hospital set, so this one is a MUST HAVE item for all Lego Friends fans.
This must have 1120 piece Minecraft set from Lego is sure to please all Minecraft fans. Join Steve & Alex and their trusty enchanted pickaxe and sword as they head for the depths of the Minecraft sea to battle the Elder Guardian, an Elder and squid in order to obtain golden blocks hidden deep within the Monument. Hours of imaginative play are sure to be had with this set. This is an amazing addition to enhance any Lego Minecraft fans collection.
So there you have it, that’s the top 10 roundup (straight from Santa himself) as to what toys are predicted to be HOT for Christmas 2017.
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