Christmas toys that changed childhoods forever

December 07, 2017

Every year, certain toys feature more prominently on children's Christmas wish-lists than others. These are the toys that become the talk of the playground (or social media) and have mums and dads rushing to the nearest shop (or Amazon) to secure their little darling's 'must-have' pressie. Wait too long and you run the risk of missing out on that special toy.

There have been some crackers over the years - which one's do you remember?

1984 Optimus Prime Transformer toy

Optimus Prime : 1985

  • He might not have been as slick and polished as today's Hollywood version, but back in the '80s this toy, Optimus Prime was the must-have cartoon hero action figure.

Game Boy : 1991

  • For games fans of a certain age, the 8-bit GameBoy was an absolute revelation. we can almost still hear the Tetris theme music in our ears today from way too many hours spent playing it as a kid.

Furby : 1998

  • This interactive pet pipped Yo Yo's to the crown in 1998. The gifts became a huge hit despite only launching in the October. Stores around the country were inundated with parents looking to snap one up.
Game BoyA new interactive toy, Furby, made by Tiger Electronics, is expected to be the latest craze with kids. The cuddly standalone animatronic pet, interacts with the environment through sight, touch, hearing and physical orientation
 Disney Frozen Snow Glow Elsa

MP3, PSP, XBox 360 & Nintendo Wii : 2005 & 2006

  • Personal gadgets and gaming consoles dominated sales in 05 & 06 but by 2014 Disney fever had swept the nation in the form of 

Frozen Snow Glow Elsa : 2014

  • You couldn't 'Let it Go' without spending Christmas with something from the hottest movie of 2013, Frozen.

         And what will be the best seller for 2017?

 

  Hope your toy shopping trips result in smiling faces on Christmas Day

Star Wars: BB-8 from LEGO Company Ltd

 

Some of us wish for a freshly decorated home for Christmas and the perfect way to make an instant change is to update the window dressings.  

 

After the Christmas rush, take some time to update your showroom with new season colour combo's.  We look forward to hearing from you with your sample orders.

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