Christmas is over and the excitement has waned. All those weeks and months of planning and making sure you got the right presents for the kids and now is the time when you see if you bought them the right things.
I’m going to run through a few of my kids presents and let you knew whether they were a hit or a miss.
Shortly after their release they were sold out everywhere. That’s when my girls decided they really, really had to have one for Christmas! I hunted everywhere but I refused to pay the ridiculously high prices that were being asked on Ebay. To me, they were expensive at £60-£65 and I really wasn’t prepared to pay any more. Then Big Sister came to the rescue. She had a friend in Germany who said they were on the shelves over there and could pick up a couple easily. So she did and posted them on…and my total cost for two, including one special edition Owlicorn for a total of £117, including postage! Bargain!
Christmas Day – I’d told the girls that it was really hard to buy them and that they should not expect them and had given them lots of options for other toys. When they opened them they were surprised, but I think they were so resigned to not getting them that their excitement had waned a little. They really couldn’t wait to hatch them and the whole family waited with bated breath while they twirled and pecked and hatched their way out. Half an hour later they were discarded while they played with their other toys.
They have played with them on and off since Christmas but they have really not been as enamoured with them as I thought they would be.
Plus points – they are incredibly cute and as a lover of interactive toys I really like these little critters.
Cons – They are smaller than I expected and can be really noisy, thank goodness for the off button!
Race Track –
Christmas Day –
Plus Points – really great fun and gets everybody playing, it’s even fun watching so no problems so far with waiting for a turn, but only two can play at a time.
Cons – It took an hour to set up first time but we have managed to pack away so that it can be set up in 10 minutes or so, it’s still waiting time though and no waiting time is good for a 6 yr old. Also, it’s HUGE, it takes up so much room. It’s a good job we have a large living room, it’s needed. The track is over 2 metres wide when set up.
I like to buy some art or craft activities for Christmas so here are my opinions on two of the products I bought the girls.
My girl got a Hatchimal…I was lucky to win one. They had all sold out by the time she set her heart on one….
She got a little bored when it was waiting to hatch….She loves it now. I agree they are rather loud though. hehehe
My teen got a mini drone and loves it….She has used it loads and has surprised me. I expected her to get bored with it quickly. x
oooh I imagine a drone would be an exciting present x
I'm always interested to hear how long kids play with their presents after they get them. I think the most popular things here were a my little pony toy and my lightbox that my kids keep playing with!
I missed the whole Hatchiimal phenomen! I wonder if they will stay popular next year? x
We won a Hatchimal before Christmas and thought they were the biggest waste of money ever. We did get Lego Dimensions too and it's huge hit x
I have not seen the owlicorn but it sounds cool – mine loved their Hatichimal. We are big fans of lego dimensions too
What a fantastic round up – I love this and it shows what was a hit or not. Both of my boys stuff has had a lot of play this year.
I remember the year min got Furbies, it was very similar! I'm always dubious with must have toys, but has to be done once, or twice doesn't it!
My five year old loves the scooby doo wii game that we play together. She also got a new racetrack that so far I've been disappointed in her interest in #tuesdaytreasures
This is a great idea Anne, I always look at the things we bought after Christmas and have regrets. Some things have stood the test of time and other things have never been played with it's so hard to get it just right. I bet there are lots of discarded hatchimals lying at the bottom of to boxes now. Thanks for linking up with #TuesdayTreasures
This is a great review of your Christmas presents. We found with scalectrix-type toys that you play them once, but unless you have space to leave them set up, they seem to stay in the box. Hotwheels are the same, but a bit easier to set up. Craft kits often fall apart afterwards, but I think a lot of fun is in the making, and it keeps the kids amused! #TuesdayTreasures
I made a mistake of getting E a Furby Connect, she loves it so much but so does her brother… I so wish that I'd got two now as they both love our Furby and it is playing with for hours and hours – con: it sucks batteries on a daily basis too.
Thanks for joining in with #TuesdayTreasures.