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Article: First4Dads Christmas List 2012

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Here on First4Dads we've put together our own personal list of must-have toys this Chrismas! We have separated them into a top 10 xmas list for boys, a top 10 xmas list for girls, and a top 10 xmas list for both! Please click on the links below for more information about each of the products:


Top 10 Toys for Boys

Mattel Hot Wheels Wall Tracks Power Tower Track Set
A complete indoor interchangeable track system which attaches to the wall, for use with compatible Hot Wheels vehicles to create multiple stunts, tricks and turns, with motorised elevator and obstacles. Includes multiple track pieces, 4 x mounting brackets, 8 x safe-for-walls Command Strips from 3M, and 1 x hanging colour poster template for easy set-up. Includes 1 x Hot Wheels vehicle. Requires 2 x D batteries (not included). Suitable for children aged 5 years upwards. Approx. £39.99

Paul Lamond Subbuteo The Game 
A relaunched version of the classic 2-player table football game, with new flexible players and improved pitch, and an updated range of Premiership Club Subbuteo teams available to purchase separately. Contains 20 x players, 2 x goalkeepers, 2 x goals, 1 x pitch, 1 x Subbuteo ball, and instructions. Suitable for children aged 8 years and upwards. Approx. 39.95 

LEGO The Lord of the Rings The Battle of Helm's Deep
A construction set from the LEGO The Lord of the Rings range. Includes buildable walled fortress with outer ring, tower with horn, opening main gate, exploding wall, side door attack function, catapult, siege ladder, bomb and horse, plus 8 x minifigures, sticker sheet and lots of accessories. Contains 1368 pieces, plus instructions. Fortress measures 6" (14cm) high and 20" (52cm) wide and Tower measures 9" (22cm) high and 3" (9cm) wide. Suitable for children aged 10-14 years upwards. Approx. £99.99

Fisher-Price Imaginext Castle Playset
A 32-piece interactive medieval castle playset with multiple configurations, defense mode, lights and phrases, and 'ActionTech' feature. Includes 3 x figure turn disks, 2 x catapults, 1 x ActionTech cannon with 2 x projectiles, 3 x play figures with helmets, shields and swords, 8 x firing disks, 1 x treasure chest, 2 x ladders and 4 x flags. Requires 2 x AA batteries and 3 x button cell batteries (all included). Suitable for children aged 3 years upwards. Approx. £60

Worlds Apart Spiderman Go Glow Pal
One in a range of cuddly character soft toys which double up as a nightlight, with a Spiderman design including gentle light up eyes with automatic shut-off feature, and suction cups for surface attachment. Requires 3 x AAA batteries (included). Other Go Glow Pals in the range include Toy Story Alien, Hello Kitty, Me to You, and Thomas the Tank Engine. Suitable for children aged 3 years upwards. Approx. £22.99

Mattel Batman The Dark Knight Rises The Bat Vehicle
A movie-authentic aircraft featured in 'The Dark Knight Rises', featuring handle, battle sounds, spinning propellers, opening cockpit, launching projectiles and a Launch & Attack Batman foam glider figure. Includes 2 x projectile missiles. Requires 3 x LR44 Button Cell batteries (included). Suitable for children aged 4 years upwards. Approx. £34.99

Spin Master Air Hogs Fly Crane
An indoor remote controlled toy helicopter which can pick up, transport and drop off objects. Features include Steady Fly™ Technology, an extendible and retractable grapple hook, 3 x looped baskets, and 1 x RC controller/charger. Instructions included. Requires 6 x AA batteries (not included). Suitable for children aged 10 years upwards. Approx. £39.99

Hasbro Web Shooting Spidermanalt 
A 13-inch-tall figure of Spiderman, featuring two motorised string web shooters which blast webs with the push of a button, with web-slinging sound effects. Includes a cutout target of The Lizard, and instructions. Requires 4 x AAA batteries. Suitable for children aged 4 years upwards. Approx. £35

Hasbro Nerf Elite Hail Fire
A Hail-Fire blaster with a unique rotating ammo rack which holds up to 144 Elite Darts. Includes a Hail-Fire blaster body, ammo rack cover (2 pieces), advance handle (2 pieces), 4 Quick Reload Clips, 24 Elite Darts and instructions.  Requires 4 x AA batteries (not included). Suitable for children aged 8 years upwards.alt Approx. £35

Orchard Toys Football Game 
A 2-4 player football-themed board game, with the objective for players to move their football round the board and be the first to score a goal! Contains 4 x game boards, 4 x football counters, 4 x character stands, 1 x whistle spinner, 1 x goal spinner, 1 x dice and instructions. Suitable for children aged 5 years upwards. Approx. £9.50 


Top 10 Toys for Girls

Spin Master Zoobles Princess Castle Set 
A plastic Zoobles playset featuring a princess castle with opening drawbridge and multiple play areas including slide, swing and spinning dance floor. Includes 1 x 'spring to life' Dragon Zooble, 1 x mini Prince doll, 1 x mini Princess doll, 3 x removable outfits, and many castle accessories. Suitable for children aged 4 years upwards. Approx. £19.99 

Mattel Barbie Sisters' Cruise Ship
A large plastic cruise ship playset from the Barbie range, which opens out to reveal multiple decks, pool with dolphin fountain, swing, slides, fold-down beds, sun loungers and many other accessories. Stickers and instructions included. Suitable for children aged 3 years upwards. Approx. £84.99 

Fisher-Price Little People Disney Princess Palace
A plastic castle from the Little People range with a Disney Princess theme, featuring interactive sound effects and phrases. Contains seven different play areas including sitting room, kitchen, bedroom, balcony, attic, dressing room and a magic spinning dance floor which recognises the Little People Princesses with character phrases and songs. Other features include a working elevator, a clock tower with rotating clock hands, and palace furniture accessories. Includes a sheet of stickers and 2 x Little People Princess figures: Snow White and Cinderella. Requires 3 x AAA batteries (not included). Other compatible figure packs are available to purchase separately. Suitable for children aged 18 months upwards. Approx. £50

Mattel Polly Pocket Wall Party Playset
One of the sets from the 'Wall Adventure' series comprisinkitchen, bathroom, bedroom, living room, barbecue, rooftop patio and outdoor tableg a complete treehouse playset which attaches to the wall, featuring multiple levels, a trap door, basket lift, and slide. Includes treehouse and multiple plastic parts, 1 x Polly doll, 1 x Kitty, 2 x Polly sleeping bags, suction-cup play accessories, 3 x mounting brackets, 6 x safe-for-walls Command Strips from 3M, and instructions. Compatible with other Wall Party Playsets (sold separately). Suitable for children aged 4 years upwards. Approx. £19.99

LEGO Friends Olivia's Housealt
A 695-piece construction set from the LEGO Friends range. Includes buildable house including kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, living room, barbecue, rooftop patio and outdoor table, furniture, accessories , 3 x LEGO mini-doll minifigures, stickers and instructions.  Suitable for children aged 6 years upwards. Approx. £70

Rainbow Designs Abbey & Teal Beanies
A set of two soft bean-filled toys based on the CBeebies television series The Adventures of Abney & Teal. Each toy measures 15cm tall. Suitable from birth. Approx. £9.99

Rainbow Designs Charlie & Lola Double Sided Floor Puzzle
A 24-piece two-in-one floor puzzle based on the Charlie and Lola CBeebies television programme, with a reversible colour-in scene on the back. Dimensions are 49cm x 68.5cm. Suitable for children aged 3 years upwards. Approx. £12.99

WOW Toys Flora's Fairy Garden
A plastic pink fairy-themed playset, with waterfall pool and stepping stones, opening garden gate, functioning swing, rotating flower umbrella with ascending flower lift, balcony tea party with seats and 2 x play figures. Suitable for children aged 18 months upwards. Approx. £21.99

Mattel Monster High Ghouls Rule Dollsalt
The ghouls of Monster High® have always stayed at home on Halloween – but not this year! Each is dressed in an over-the-top outfit that commemorates her famous monster heritage. Celebrate werewolves with Clawdeen Wolf® (ferocious as always), vampires with Draculaura® (looking ‘fangtastic’), mummies with Cleo de Nile® (wrapped in glamour) and the monster of Frankenstein with Frankie Stein® (and her scary cool stitches). These fabulous frightening dolls come with their own individual outfit and accessories. Suitable for children aged 6 years upwards. Approx. £22.99

Vivid Imaginations Moshi Monster My Moshi Homealt  
A portable Moshi Monster home which swings open to reveal an interior ready for transformation with re-usable stickers. Includes 1 x moshi home, changeable accessories, stickers, posable poppet and 20 accessories. Suitable for children aged 4 years upwards. Approx. £35


Top 10 Toys for Girls or Boys

LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer 2alt
A learning tablet with 4GB of memory and a library of 225+ apps for limitless learning and fun. LeapPad2 comes with 5 apps: Pet Pad, LeapFrog Learning Songs, Cartoon Director, Art Studio and one app of your choice. Works with LeapFrog Explorer cartridges and apps (sold separately). Capture your world in two ways with front and back cameras/video recorders. Trace, create and play by using your finger or the included stylus on the 5" touch screen, control the action in games with motion-based play and record your own voice with a built-in microphone. Requires 4 x AA batteries. Suitable for childen aged 3 years upwards. Approx. £89.99

Fisher-Price Master Moves Mickey
An interactive Mickey Mouse toy which talks and dances to music, featuring over 15 dance moves and 8 songs. Requires 6 x AA batteries (included). Stands approx. 16 inches tall. Suitable for children aged 2 years upwards. Approx. £70

John Adams Telestrations Game
A 4-8 player 'Chinese Whispers' style drawing game, where you draw what you see, then guess what you saw! Includes 100 x word cards (containing over 1,100 words), 8 x erasable sketch books, 8 x dry-wipe markers, 8 x clean-up cloths, 1 x 60 second sand timer, 1 x die, and instructions. Suitable for children aged 8 years upwards. Approx. £24.99

John Adams Doggie Doo
A 2-4 player game where children learn about looking after a dog by feeding, walking and scooping the poop! The first player to scoop three lots of poop wins! Contains 1 x dog with lead and pump, 1 x bone, 1 x die and sticker sheet, 4 x scoops, 1 x container of plasticine 'Dog Food', 1 x treat mould and Instructions. Game play is around 15 minutes. Suitable for children aged 4 years upwards. Approx. £22.99

Vivid Imaginations Baby Jake Giggle and Wiggle Jake
An interactive Baby Jake doll which talks, dances, giggles and wiggles. Measures approx. 30cm tall. Requires 4 x AAA batteries (included). Suitable for children aged 2 years upwards. Approx. £29.99

Tomy Roaring Raa Raa Soft Toy  
An interactive plush toy of Raa Raa the Noisy Lion, based on the CBeebies television series of the same name, with a push-down head that makes him move, talk and roar. Requires 2 x AAA batteries (included). Approx. 30cm tall. Suitable for children aged 18 months upwards. Approx. £29.99 

Tomy Raa Raa's Interactive Playset
An interactive plastic playset based on the Raa Raa the Noisy Lion television series on CBeebies, with Smartspot technology which activates character figure phrases and sound effects. Includes treehouse with swing, ladder and bed accessories, Raa Raa play figure and free wheeling Cubby Buggy. Compatible with all Raa Raa character figures in this range, and forms part of the 'Interactive Play System'. Requires 2 x AA batteries (not included). Suitable for children aged 2 years upwards. Approx. £34.99 

Orchard Toys Jungle Express Jigsaw Puzzle 
A 30-piece jigsaw puzzle for young children with an animal/number theme. Activity guide included. Dimensions of the puzzle are 88cm x 30.4cm (34.6" x 11.9"). Suitable for children aged 3 years upwards. Approx. £9.75

Vtech Innotab 2alt
A multi-functional tablet which includes a photo/video camera, a 5-inch touch screen, 2 GB of onboard memory, an SD card slot for expandable memory, and media players for MP3s, photos, and videos. The InnoTab 2 comes with an art studio, colouring app, one e-book, two motion sensor games, and 2 free downloads from the Learning Lodge Navigator. Additional songs, games, e-books, and videos are available for purchase online on VTech's Learning Lodge Navigator. Suitable for children aged 3 years upwards. Approx. £84.99 

Drumond Park What Am I Logoalt
A 2-6 player multi-activity game for all the family, based on Drumond Park’s Number One best-selling LOGO picture board game. Each player has to either draw, describe or answer questions, so that the others can start guessing the names of well-known branded items or everyday products, before the 60-second timer expires. Suitable for children aged 8 years upwards. Approx. £24.99


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