TOMY have revealed their top toys for Christmas and they have something for everyone, the list covers across the ages from toddler toys, to games and even a smartphone photo printer. With Christmas fast approaching here’s a chance to check out some great gift ideas for any last minute buys.
You can see them all here in this video or read below for more detail:
Rizmo (rrp £59.99)
First up is Rizmo also coming in the Dream Toys Top 12, this cute friend is sure to be top of a lot of children’s Christmas lists this year. Highly interactive Rizmo will listen, learn, remember and evolve depending on how much you interact and entertain the toy.
This looks fantastic and one that I know my children will enjoy, we can’t wait to see what he turns into and will be sure to show you more about him once we’ve had time to explore his ways. Here’s Rizmo in its initial fluff ball stage before any interaction has started, once we remove him from the box it releases the battery strip ready for action!
With 5 play modes that become 7 once fully evolved and coming in three colour ways, Berry, Aqua and Snow there is plenty to do and keep kids occupied. Each Rizmo comes with it’s only musical style although you’ll only find out what your’s is once you let it grow.
Ritzy Rollerz Dance n Dazzle Spa Playset with Tori Tada (rrp £34.99)
How cute is this? Suitable for ages 4+, this unicorn shaped spa playset opens up to reveal the perfect place for Ritzy Rollerz to go to get pampered in charms. With 30 charms included there are plenty of places to show them store and display them as well as lights and music features. If my girl was younger this would be the ideal toy for her, I think it would be perfect for little ones who love a bit of glamour!
Articulate Phrases Game (rrp £32.99)
We love playing family games and this promises to be a good one. Working in teams, it’s a case of getting the most phrases correct and moving around the board to determine the winner. Although aimed at ages 12+, we’ll have a go at this with my 9yr old and daughter who turns 12 in two weeks. Being a team game you can easily adapt and with lots of family visiting in the next few weeks it’ll be a chance to put this game through it’s paces – stay tuned to find out what we thought of Articulate Phrases game.
Pile up Pirates (rrp £12.99)
This game looks fun and is aimed at ages 5+ and can be played solo or with up to 4 players. With 16 pirates and 8 planks you take turns in stacking them on top of the ship until one of them falls. Cleverly there are two settings to make it easier or harder which also means it will suit different ages and as the child grows you can move it to the harder level. Pile Up Pirates looks like a lot of fun, helping kids with their motor skills and also having a fun contest with their parents – this is fun game that anyone can join in with.
Puff Ball (rrp £9.99)
When my kids saw this they were super excited – apparently there is an advert on tv and they think it will be so much fun to play. Puff Ball is a game with a difference – you use your own puff to move the ball along the assault course going up ramps, over see saws and through hoops – the first person to get to the end is the winner. This should be great fun and we can’t wait to try it out!
Build A Johnny Tractor (rrp £24.99)
How cute is this for little ones – not only is Build a Johnny Tractor a fun toy to play with, you can take him apart and build him together again. It comes with a drill and several attachments so little ones from 18 months plus can get stuck into some DIY action. Covering both motor skills and construction skills this is the perfect toy for those moving on from baby toys.
KiiPix (rrp £39.99)
This is a great one for the teens or even adult. If you love taking pictures with your smartphone then the KiiPix is a great way to print out your favourites instantly. It’s simple to use, requires no battery or wifi. You do need to separately purchase the film for this so don’t forget to get some if you are buying this as a present this Xmas so it can be used on Christmas day. It requires Instax mini film, which is easily available from Amazon and other retailers.
To use you simply place your phone on the top with the photo you’d like to print on screen, press the shutter button and rotate the dial and out pops a polaroid copy of your photo which is cleverly done by using your phone’s screen brightness to burn the image onto the paper. Available in three colourways, Cherry Blossom, Sky Blue, and Jet Black, I think the KiiPix will be a big hit among the teen/young adult market this Christmas.
Pink Valtra Playset (rrp £34.99)
Wow – I love this! The limited edition Pink Valtra Playset donates £1 of every sale to Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now. It’s a gorgeous high quality toy, you can just feel it in the weight of the box. The diecast tractor comes with a double bale lifter and two pink bales which can be attached and then released again by simply pressing a button on the tractor. So much imaginative play to be had with this one, a timeless toy that has hours of play value for younger ones, or even older ones to have as a collectible – I sure would of loved a pink tractor when I was little!
Adorbs (rrp £4.99)
These are perfect for ages 3-6, a tulip backed dressing up dress that girls can put on by themselves and they come in a handy storage ball. With a choice of dresses available in each orb, you can collect them all!
Overall we think Tomy’s toy selection this Christmas is great, some really lovely products and everything is of a good quality. With something for everyone – make sure you check them out!
All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions. We are not paid for reviews although we do receive the product to try out and enable us to write the review.