Argos (a popular UK based high volume discount store) has published its top ten Christmas presents. It seems every year now there is at least one popular toy that sells out in the run up to Christmas, so adopting the ‘buy now or have disappointed children on Christmas day’ policy is a wise approach to take.
Apparently, the Lu Lu My Cuddlin’ Kitten is set to be a popular choice as it is one of the so called ‘poopless pets’ that has been a hit with adults and children a like. At £49.95 it isn’t exactly just a stocking filler but it is clear to see why it is popular with children and parents. For a start, the child is happy to have such a new and perfect toy. The parent is happy to have a toy that unlike any real pet doesn’t needs to be house trained and will not incur vets bills and additional cost. However, I don’t think this is the only reason for the parent interest, I think it has a lot to do with the interactive features of this new toy. Apparently, it can purr, roll around on the floor and respond to it’s owner. This is like science fiction compared to the toys that the 30 something year olds who are now parents use to own in the 80’s. The height of interactive in the eighties was ping pong which you could play on your parents TV or a doll that cried. So an interactive toy that does cost over £100 is bound to be of as much fascination to parents and children.
For the full top 10 click this link below, but don’t wait too long. I am sure that I have no psychological damage as a result of not getting a Sindy Ballerina (because they had sold out) when I was six but the fact that I still remember it all these years later says a lot about getting the right toy!!