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What toys are you getting for the holidays?

Postby yo » December 9th, 2016, 2:20 pm

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Hey design nerds. So I have a nephew now, which means I get to buy lots of toys and rationalize it :-)

What toys are you buying for the boys and girls on your shopping list this holiday season?

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Postby NURB » December 10th, 2016, 3:32 pm

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Lego sets, lego sets, and lego sets. Also trying to rationalize a high powered RC car for my 8 year old to my wife. Hopefully it means I get to play with it more than him.
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Postby yo » December 10th, 2016, 7:37 pm

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sounds like a quality bonding opportunity to me :-)

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Postby yo » December 11th, 2016, 5:45 pm

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Have you seen any of these Candy Lab Toys?
https://www.candylabtoys.com

Cool stuff.
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Re: What toys are you being for the holidays?

Postby KenoLeon » December 12th, 2016, 12:32 am

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I was reading this guide you might find interesting:

https://www.wired.com/2016/12/gift-guide-new-parent/

This one caught my eye ( as in I have no kids, but I am trying to justify buying one ) , core77 is even mentioned in the product blurb : )

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Postby yo » December 12th, 2016, 11:43 am

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sweet, thanks!

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Postby FH13 » December 15th, 2016, 1:02 pm


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What ages?

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Postby Mr-914 » December 16th, 2016, 8:17 am

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Lots of Hot Wheels and a snow shovel.
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Postby rukka » December 16th, 2016, 8:45 am


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Following the success of the airport set I got her for her birthday my niece is getting more duplo (it also gives me an excuse to visit the newish lego shop).

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A diy drone with camera kit.

For an older child.

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Postby FH13 » December 16th, 2016, 1:44 pm


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Other than the usual toys from Toys R Us and Disney Channel/Nick Jr. Chanel cartoon toys which we have plenty off:

Lego Technic for older kids. Now they have architectural sets and some wicked vehicles.
Meccano sets - Meccano Maccanoid Robot
Anki overdrive racing track
Lincoln Logs
Science kits
Snap Circuits Jr.
Telescopes & Microscopes (these were not asked for but were a big hit)
Green Toys (simple but well designed plastic toys)

My nice and nephew are now10 & 12 so they just want clothes, cell phone accessories, gift cards...boring.

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@Yo, what did you go for in the end?! Did you join the hunt for Hatchimals, play it cool and safe with LEGO, or find something designery and innovative?!

We bought my nephew a Target exclusive Star Wars Nerf Blaster... it was huge... we had to build a box for it to put it on the plane home on it's own, luckily it made it in one piece!!! We've not seen him to give it to him yet, but he was keen to get a US exclusive product bought over to the UK, so hoping we get extra brownie points!

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Postby yo » December 27th, 2016, 11:54 am

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We went full art designedly and got a bunch of hand made stuff, low volume artisanal toys and designedly books.

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Postby Mr-914 » January 6th, 2017, 7:40 am

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I got my kids alot of toy cars. I curated them carefully;)

The other stuff were a cash register and clothes for my youngest. My oldest got a monster truck, a book on space and clothes.
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Postby Ross McCoy » January 12th, 2017, 1:44 pm

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yo wrote:Have you seen any of these Candy Lab Toys?
https://www.candylabtoys.com

Cool stuff.


Why the heck did I have to look at this thread?! I want those for myself now.

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