Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Top Ten Holiday Toys

According to so called experts, the ten toys below are going to be the top sellers this holiday season. Therefore, if you see them in the store you should buy them now and not wait until after Thanksgiving and what will eventually be the crushing disappointment of your child when they don't get the gift they want. Can you tell I have been on the receiving end of some of this disappointment? Honestly though when I was a kid, there wasn't this big hoopla over certain toys every year so the only thing you cared about was whether you got a bike or not.

This toy is called some kind of alien cruiser. I call it something that will be broken within the first two days of being opened. Price? About $50 so just pass on this.
Go Go Pets. I'm all for these things. They are hamsters without the mess. The problem is the company is smart and has a bunch of accessories they sell you just like the damn thing was real. Unfortunately for you though they are much more likely to stay alive than a real hamster would and so this could be the gift that keeps on taking your money all year. They start off at $15, but it grows from there. It's like a weed. It's like Lindsay Lohan at a jewelry store.
Monopoly City. Love it. $40
This is some kind of magical wax. Uh huh. Is this like that sand crap they sell on television? Anything that says magical means messy and doesn't work like it does on tv. Plus it is like $30. I can get something a whole lot more magical for $30. Oh, wait, this is about the kids. Forget what I said.
Not just a crappy digital camera for your kids. Nope. It is so much more. They can play games and make movies and run through batteries like nobody's business. Plus, it costs like $75. Buy your kid a real digital camera and get them a battery charger. A $75 camera for a 3 year old just says, "hey, I missed my kid's birthday and I am going to make it up to them."
I'm good with any Lego set. Of course when I was a kid there were only five kinds of Legos. Lots and lots of squares. No such thing as a wheel or any of this set stuff. This is about $25.
Seriously? This looks like two kids battling with tasers to see who can get their car to move faster. The one kid on the box has his fingers inside the thing as it is giving off an electrical charge. Yeah, wait until he sticks his tongue in it. Whoo hoo. Merry Christmas, emergency room personnel. Oh, it costs $15 so you know it just screams quality.
It's Transformers. I'm ok with any of these although they never work right. This one is about $35 and if you make sure they don't toss it at grandma when she is sleeping off the cooking sherry it's all good.
This is all good until your kid decides that stringing a tightrope between your house and the neighbors house sounds much more fun.
It's $30 for some plastic and some cards. Sounds like my weekends in Vegas.

21 comments:

selenakyle said...

Ah, thanks!

So THIS is all the crap we're not gonna be able to find when our grandkids ask for it...

mygeorgie said...

Everything is crap compared to etch-a-sketch and those awesome glass-clackers-on-a-string.

The 70's were so effing awesome! Nothing was educational. Just fluff & danger :)

sunnyside1213 said...

The Battle Strikers look like tasers for kids.

Mooshki said...

LOL, that commentary was hysterical, Enty!

sunnyside1213 said...

OT...but I am using Foxfire now and it has spell check!!!

Patty said...

Almost all of these are "boy" toys. Barbie's got nothing this year?? #1 wanted toy in my house is a Webkin.

Momster said...

Years ago, when my kids were little, they had a lego game where they built vehicles and stuff. We played that game for hours, it was a lot of fun. My kids (17 & 15)still get out their legos. So I might get the new lego game just for fun.

The Monopoly game looks cool, too.

mom said...

my son loves bendaroos and bakugan.

Christine said...

we actually have that camera for my son and only paid $50 for it. It's a great deal, very durable, since kids spend a lot of time dropping it, sitting on it etc. It has games and does movies, has some software to make goofy pictures and even tho it take 4 batteries they do last a long time. It's been out for at least 2 years tho, as one friend had one before we got it, so not sure why all the sudden it's 'must have'?

He wants bendaroos and bakugan tho this year

C Dan said...

Ok, is it bad the the first thoughts that came to my mind when I saw the "Go-Go Pets" was, Why is Richard Gere's Christmas list on here?

Even IF its an urban legend that poor man will NEVER get rid of that rep, at least in my mind he wont.

Lisa (not original) said...

Ugh... Fail! Looks like my neice is getting cash. 4 year olds love cash, right?

MoodyBlueEyes said...

My mom told my daughter she was getting the go-go pet. UGH. Seriously, it's better than getting her a REAL hamster, though. My cousin did that to my mom (a guinea pig!) when I was a kid, and I could totally see my mom doing it to me now out of revenge.

mikey said...

@ C Dan - Richard Gere comment made me choke on my gum, which made the boss run in to my office, which leaves me with a lot of explaining to do. Worth it.

Lisa (original) said...

Hey Patty, Barbie got a gay Miami Ken this year (+ his little dog!).


"I can get something a whole lot more magical for $30." I snorted a laugh! Thanks Enty :-D

Mama Theresa said...

my kids have the bendaroos, the cameras and are getting the gogo pets.

Pookie said...

"Whoo hoo. Merry Christmas, emergency room personnel." teehee.

omg, CDan, that was fuuuuuunnyyyy!

ooooh, the monopoly one looks fun.

patty, lisa's right...ans you sooooo need to chk out his sparkly swim trunks.

"I can get something a whole lot more magical for $30." OMG, dying here...!

Lana's Blog said...

Meh. They all look boring.

Stephani said...

Bakugan is really popular with the second grade set. I think it's the new Pokemon.

Mom O' Trips said...

Bendaroos rock. My boys are too old and "too cool" for them, but my little niece will let me play with her. You really can make some creative stuff. Legos are are still the best toy ever.

Lioness70 said...

I can't stand those Bakucraps, Bakujunks, whatever they're called. I trip over these stupid things every single day, since my son never puts them back where they're supposed to be.

Those hamsters are called Zhu Zhu Pets. They're supposedly back ordered on Amazon, because so many kids want them. Thank goodness my daughters said they were junk. ;)

shakey said...

My son considered the battle strikers. I told him he has tops he can spin on the floor for cheaper. He agreed.

I'd get him more Transformers stuff but they're really hard to transform back to vehicle. Never lose the instructions.

I think the Bakucrap my son has is all broken. I find the show rather stupid.

This year, besides a Nintendo DS, he wants those micro terrain cars. Remember those cars that drive on walls from last year? He played with it once. $30 for one play. Meh.

I wouldn't mind the Bendaroos, though.

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