Top toys for Christmas 2012
Tuesday 04 December 2012
With Christmas rapidly approaching, catalogue pages are being folded and scribbled on (I want THIS in bright red felt-tip) and letters to Santa are being carefully crafted and sent in the post. But what is it that your little ones are asking for this year? Here’s our list of top toys for Christmas 2012 – just in case Santa and his elves miss something.
Yes, it's back, and with a new techno-vengeance we couldn't have possibly imagined way back in 1998 when the first generation appeared on every Christmas list in every household in the UK. As before, Furby has the ability to develop a personality depending on how you treat it and will eventually progress from speaking Furbish to English the more love and attention you give it. Seeing as we're in 2012 though, translating their odd language is as easy as swiping your smart phone - you got it, there's an app for that! They also now have LED eyes which can communicate an array of emotions so you'll know when to give them some TLC, feed it some food via your phone or let it go to sleep.
Nerf N-Strike Tech Target
Any fan of Nerf Guns will love this target practice accessory. The electronic target system has a score screen and sounds to test shooting skills, as well as three exciting games to keep things different. If anything, buying one of these for any household with Nerf Guns will stall the shooting of mum when she's cooking, trying to watch telly, on the loo. For more Nerf accessories and guns, hop on over to Argos.
This nifty educational number is something every child will want to unwrap this Christmas. It's education disguised as a trendy tablet, so they won't even know they're learning and will be the envy of the playground. With apps to help them develop their maths, reading and creative skills already installed, there'll be no need to download anything straight away - just turn on and go! Christmas morning has never been so simple.
Every Christmas a lifelike doll makes the definitive Christmas list, and this year is no exception. Baby Annabell comes in as one of Argos' top toys for girls this year, and with her yawning, babbling and gurgling away she's the ideal playmate. She also comes with a wide range of accessories that help your child develop social skills and sense of responsibility.
Web Shooting Spiderman
With the new Spidey film coming out this summer, it's no surprise that the Amazing Spiderman has made his way back onto Christmas lists of kids old and new - who wouldn't want a Peter Parker able to shoot a web? Exactly. Even if your child hasn't added this to their list, your husband, brother or dad probably has in an attempt to recreate days gone by.
Life & Style blogs
The high-powered dream team trying to create a stiletto shoe as comfy as a trainer
How Old Do I Look: Microsoft’s super advanced age-guessing app is terrible at guessing how old celebrities are, too
Apple MacBook review: preposterously thin and extravagantly attractive, this is the best-designed laptop Apple has ever made
What do the emoji on Snapchat mean?
The 12 most sexually satisfied countries in the world revealed
Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents
EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
Indonesia executions live: 'Hysterical' families heard prisoners being shot dead by firing squad
General Election 2015: SNP and its activists 'openly racist' towards the English, Farage says
EU exit would hit UK economy much harder than neighbouring countries, study finds
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
- 1 Which country would be hardest to invade?
- 2 The man who filmed the Freddie Gray video has been arrested at gunpoint
- 3 Royal baby girl born: Duchess of Cambridge's second child will be a princess thanks to Queen
- 4 Uploading pictures to find out how old you are gives Microsoft the right to post them wherever they want
- 5 Teen suffers embarrassing wardrobe malfunction in front of deputy PM
£28000 - £45000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A Senior Digital Marketing Cons...
£16640 - £18500 per annum: Recruitment Genius: An Assistant Stores Keeper is r...
£16000 - £18500 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is an excellent opportunit...
£17000 - £30000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Developer required to join a bu...