Argos held an event in Dublin City last night in the Trinity Hotel on Pearse Street we where there to see all the lines that will be available this Christmas and got to spend some time with the great staff and PR and check out the huge range of goods now available for everyone which of course includes tech, Tech for kids and adults alike.
At the event we also got to see the latest kids toys,housewares and jewelry which was showcased in a really nice setting with nice food and drinks on offer during the event. All the items where nicely shown and sectioned well with some gifts new and old it was nice to see such an extensive range of goods…
Memorable childhood gifts including dolls and LEGO, as well as the latest tech driven toys, look set to dominate Christmas wish lists this year, according to leading toy retailer, Argos. Check out the extensive image gallerys from the event below and if oyu have any questions feel free to ask us here or on social media…
Here are the predictions for the toys that will feature in letters to Santa across the country this year. They are as follows…
Luvabella, LEGO Friends Sunshine Catamaran, Airhogs, DR1 Official Race Drone, PJ Masks Headquarter Playset, Disney Cars 3 Lightning McQueen Transformers: The Last Knight RC Sqweeks, Hatchimals & new ColleGGtibles, Fisher Price ‘Teach n Tag Movi’ LEGO BOOST Paw Patrol Sea Patroller, Tiny Treasures Twin Set, SoundMoovz
Linzi Walker, chief toy buyer for Argos, who has been curating the list with her team since the beginning of the year, said: “This year’s top toys list is a fantastic blend, as toymakers evolve childhood favourites alongside the introduction of newer and more technology-led gifts.
“Dolls will have made Christmas memories for many children and this year is no different. Luvabella is an incredibly lifelike doll, with advanced animated features enabling it to drink milk from a bottle and fall asleep just as a real little one would. And Chad Valley has produced gorgeous twins as an extension of its authentic Tiny Treasures Baby Doll range.
“There are many opportunities for children and parents alike to embrace user-friendly technology this Christmas. LEGO Boost provides everything needed for children to make five different LEGO models that can then be coded using a free app. The Fisher- Price ‘Teach n Tag Movi’ is an interactive play buddy that helps kids learn on the go. And music lovers will love SoundMoovz, an exciting wearable tech toy for all ages where players can create their own beats and rhythms as they move by using Bluetooth-connected bands on their ankles or wrists.”
She added: “Popular on-screen toys are also set to feature, with appearances from Disney’s Cars 3 Lightning McQueen, PJ Masks Headquarter Playset, the Paw Patrol Sea Patroller alongside RC Sqweeks from Transformers: The Last Knight.”
Argos polled more than 1,000 parents of children aged 16 and under about their plans for Christmas 2017. One in seven parents (13 per cent) have already started buying presents for their children and almost a third (29 per cent) are planning to buy gifts for their kids over the summer.
Christmas is still set to be a family affair in 2017 and when it comes to ‘padding the pile’, a fifth of parents will be letting the wider family in on their present plans ensuring all bases are covered. And almost a quarter (23 per cent) will be creating a handy Christmas list to help them keep track!
The poll also found that the big kids in the family still enjoy Christmas toys too – 22 per cent of parents say they wish they had received the toys their children get at Christmas. This may explain why they are feeling extra generous this year; the average parent is happy to spend €114 on average on the main present.
TECH FOR ALL AGES
Luvabella, Spinmaster, €119.99, ages 4+ An interactive doll that brings imagination to life through natural, fluid movements and responses. Feed her, play with her, and help her fall asleep using her three interactive accessories. The more you play with her, the more words she learns!
Airhogs DR1 Official Race Drone, Spinmaster, €113.99 , ages 10+ You’re in the cockpit with First Person Viewing (FPV)! Download the free app, place a smartphone in the headset, and start piloting like a DR1 drone racing professional with a livestream from the camera on the drone. Auto-takeoff/land, barometric pressure height lock and beginner/advanced modes make flying effortless for any level of pilot.
Disney Cars 3 Lightning McQueen, Simba Smoby, €28.49 , ages 4+ Exclusive to Argos, this RC Lightning McQueen roars into stores, fresh from the new Disney Cars 3 movie. Get on the Piston Cup Racing circuit and help the legendary Lightning McQueen defeat his new rival Jackson Storm with your very own Giant McQueen race car! This one channel radio controlled Giant Lightning McQueen has full movement, a turbo speed function, is 1:12 scale and measures 33cm in length. Go Team McQueen!
KIDS TOYS AND DOLLS
Hatchimals range, including the new ColleGGtibles, Spinmaster, from €3.49, ages 5+ Introducing Hatchimals ColleGGtibles – adorable collectible Hatchimals that come inside small, speckled eggs. Hold the egg, rub the heart and watch it hatch! From stocking-filler blind bags to 4- and 6-packs plus a Hatchery Nursery, the range has something for every Hatchimals fan. Plus, exclusive to Argos is the Polar Paradise set.
LEGO Boost, LEGO, €189.99 ages 7+ Build, code and play with the brand new, connected LEGO toolbox. There are five BOOST models to create, including Vernie the robot, all of which can be brought to life by coding through the free app.
HOMEWARE AND JEWELRY
Tiny Treasures Twin Set Babies Bumper Set, Chad Valley, €109.99, ages 3+ Exclusive to Argos, the most lifelike 18” baby doll is now available as a set of twins. One boy, one girl, the dolls are weighted like real newborns, feature sleepy eyes, silky newborn hair, super-soft skin and an authentic baby aroma!
LEGO Friends Sunshine Catamaran, LEGO, €67.99 ages 7+ Cruise on the Sunshine Catamaran with a sun deck, pool, bridge, slide, living quarters, personal water scooter, banana boat, 2 dolphin figures and 3 mini-doll figures.
PJ Masks Headquarter Playset, Flair Leisure Products, €54.14 , ages 3+ A must for PJ Masks fans, activate goggles for red owl vision or trap villains in the tree snarls. The Spyscope doubles up as a fur-ball shooter. Includes a Catboy Figure and a Cat Car Vehicle.
Transformers: The Last Knight RC Sqweeks, Hasbro, €57.23 ages 6 + A battle-damaged RC ‘bot straight from the latest Transformers movie. Featuring sounds from the film plus movement, light effects and catchphrases modeled exactly on the cinematic character.
Fisher-Price Think & Learn Teach ‘n Tag Movi, Mattel, €55.19, ages 3-6yrs The Fisher- Price ‘Teach n Tag Movi’, an interactive play buddy that helps kids learn on the go with 60+ different facial expressions. He’ll always keep kids thinking, whether it’s following directions to one of 6
games, asking questions, or mastering some of his smooth moves.
Paw Patrol Sea Patroller, Spinmaster, €71.24, ages 3+ Help Ryder save Baby Octopus by jumping aboard the PAW Patrol Sea Patroller. With flashing lights, sounds and a detachable anchor, this rescue vehicle comes with everything you need to sail the high seas.
SoundMoovz, Character Options, €56.99, ages 8+ Wearable, app-connected motion-activated musical bandz. Move your wrists and ankles to create beats, rhythms and music, layer your beat onto a song and connect to a wireless speaker for even louder fun!
See Argos.ie for the full range of goods available.