So whats been a big hit and whats been disapointing?

(69 Posts)
Marne Tue 25-Dec-12 21:46:21

Big hits in our house has been skylanders (dd1 had to be dragged off the Wii), Furby and good old lego.

Disapointing items were the addictaball (should be called impossaball), its a pile of cr*p and a bit broke off after 5 minutes of trying to work it out, Hello Kitty cool cardz, probably as dd2 is a bit young for it so just chucked all the bits everywhere without reading the instructions.

Earlybird Tue 25-Dec-12 21:52:38

Big hit in our house is a large red barn, with animals to go inside.

www.amazon.co.uk/Schleich-42028-Barn/dp/B0012BQ622/ref=sr_1_fkmr2_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1356472168&sr=8-1-fkmr2

I worried that dd might be too old for it, but it was on her list and she has played with it for much of the day.

Jojay Tue 25-Dec-12 21:57:24

Light saber, a watch, an 89p notebook and a new DS game have been hits with Ds1 - 6.

Ds2 - 4 - loves his light saber too, and has eaten a LOT of chocolate. Duplo untouched.

Dts, 17 months, like wind up toys and a hamster in a ball that runs off round the room ,and books with buttons to press. DTD not remotely interested in her first dolly grin

wangle99 Tue 25-Dec-12 22:01:50

DS 9 - loved his FurReal cookie (DH didn't want me to get it as said DS too old but obviously not! wink plus a puppies calendar in his stocking!! DS does love his animals.

DD 15 - loved her macbook (second hand just to clarify lol) have told her if she doesn't keep her GCSE studies up I'm taking it away - she's not quite sure whether I will or not so hopefully keep her on her toes.

For once nothing disappointing!

Doyouthinktheysaurus Tue 25-Dec-12 22:02:09

Nintendo 3ds xl (unsurprisingly) and kindle are the big hits along with zhu zhu pets from my mum!

The chocolate has gone down pretty well toowink DS1 (10) has a penchant for expensive chilli chocolate!

No misses really at the moment....they are 8 and 10 though, I've had plenty of years of getting it wrong to practice getting it right!

frasersmummy Tue 25-Dec-12 22:02:13

remote control helicopter for ds aged 7.. its been buzzing about all day

addictedtolatte Tue 25-Dec-12 22:03:28

Baby Annabel for my dd I loved it. The dd loved it too lol

AudrinaWhiteChristmasAdare Tue 25-Dec-12 22:03:31

DS liked his Kindle Fire and Scooter but one of his stocking presents was a packet of Angry Birds stickers from the newsagents and he hasn't let them out of his sight since early this morning. I have just had to prise them out of his sleepy grip confused

Have just ordered him a Sticker Album with his Amazon Voucher.

DoubleLifeIsALifeHalved Tue 25-Dec-12 22:04:46

Ds (2.5yrs) loves his Woody doll & hungry hippos, & a baking set. All organic wooden sustainable toys have been ignored so far (drat!)

MegBusset Tue 25-Dec-12 22:06:21

Biggest hits with DSes (3 and 5):
Talking Dalek toys
Noisy rayguns
Trash Pack activity books
Monster Snap

Not touched yet: chocolate coins and selection boxes shock but then they have both been a bit under the weather, DS2 went to bed at 5.30pm after throwing up sad

memphis83 Tue 25-Dec-12 22:09:37

Ds 2.5 loves hs playmobil 123 zoo and farm and a Happyland Sherwood castle, also a bucket of cheap dinosaurs.
Miss seems to be a Mr Potato head.

elliepac Tue 25-Dec-12 22:09:58

Dd 4 - barbies, a cash register and some shiny stickersgrin.

DS 9 - tablet and the addictaball mentioned up thread as being a disappointmentgrin.

difficultpickle Tue 25-Dec-12 22:10:35

Big hit here was a stunt scooter. Also the biggest disappointment as try as I might I cannot assemble the sodding thing. Or rather I cannot get the handlebars to fit on to the base because the bloody sodding screw does not line up with the bloody sodding hole buried in the shaft of the handlebar stem. I have spent 6 hours, 6 sodding bloody hours and I cannot do it and don't know how to fix it or where to take it to be fixed. Halfords sell as similar one so I am going to see if they will take pity on me and take my cash to fix it. The most annoying thing is I could have paid an extra £10 to have it pre-assembled but I thought it would be easy angry and sad. At least ds has stopped crying now.

It doesn't help that it is a present from Father Christmas so difficult to send back to the supplier without ds being very suspicious.

We are feeling more than a little relieved that dd's main pressie was a hit.. The playmobil princess fantasy castle.. It took 3 hours to build last night and we were worried she might be a little young but it has been sooo loved grin she even had to dress as a princess to play with it (dd was three on Sunday and the Cinderella dress was the birthday success)

She is also now sleeping in the sledge from my parents, dragged her duvet and pillow down here and is snuggled up with teddy, we don't have the heart to move her lol

WhereMyMilk Tue 25-Dec-12 22:17:02

DD biggest hit, was a sewing basket full to the brim with all her own sewing kit/craft stuff

DS's very easy hit-light sabres and Luke skywalker outfits grin

QODRestYeMerryGentlemen Tue 25-Dec-12 22:21:30

Success - new phone for dd

Fail - after initially nearly being the days winner, I bought her a severed hand to practice nail art etc on. She painted one nail, fiddled with it, went to remove it and its stained it permanently

JollyOldChristmas Tue 25-Dec-12 22:24:22

20 month old loves the playmobil police things I got second hand - car, van, police station, helicopter, motorbike. Also two tractors from ELC that were bought by friends.

He is less impressed with the books but I'm sure he'll enjoy them when he's less excited about his new toys.

DS 3yo and DD 16 mo, hits have been duplo, keyboard, latches puzzle, toy dinosaurs, wooden alphabet blocks.
Ignored, maaany jigsaws.

SantasComingEarlyHisSackIsFull Tue 25-Dec-12 22:30:29

The Innotab 2 was a big hit, until DS2 dropped it and the screen cracked sad. It only was dropped from a 4 years old's holding hight onto the laminate wood floor. Would John Lewis exchange or am I taking the piss?

Sony midi system for DS1 (aged 9) was a big hit and a total surprise. He also liked his Lego Goldmine.

Hits - dd (5) mini operation game, barbie princess to popstar doll, small schleich animals, a random mini mermaid set, junior acoustic guitar, airhogs remote control car, hexbug hive

Miss - moxie girlz walking horse - the battery compartment is faulty so it doesn't work hmm DD took it quite well but this was the present she was most excited about. Also had to make up an elaborate story how I can take it back to Argos (who are out of stock of it hmm) despite it coming from Santa.

Hit - DD (4 months) The Snowman musical soft plush toy. She was quite entraced by it smile

DrSeuss Tue 25-Dec-12 22:32:56

The second hand Wii, priced at £45 for the box, controls and charger. The second hand Wii games at £5 each.

NorksAreTinselly Tue 25-Dec-12 22:33:10

Severed hand!
grin

armani Tue 25-Dec-12 22:53:36

Hits -
Ds has not put down his imaginext batcave and Gotham city jail.
Dd absolutely adores her iPod touch!
Dd2 loves her new pram and baby Annabelle.

Miss -
They haven't looked at their books from stockings or art bits, but am hoping they will come in handy tomorrow.
Dd got hello kitty aqua bead nail set from dgf. She was so excited by it, but its absolute junk sad doesn't work properly and not one nail has stuck on!

QODRestYeMerryGentlemen Tue 25-Dec-12 23:00:16

We've just ordered a 500 pack of false nails off eBay so she can stick on and start again!

She has a severed head already and it's great

I got the severed hand idea off someone on here, tis excellent.

VenusInfers Tue 25-Dec-12 23:13:08

Loving the clutching on to the Angry Bird stickers AdrinawhitechristmasAdare!

DS (3) has alternated between playing with his radio controlled car and his (2nd hand - thank you e-bay!) Tomy train set turntable. Every 15 minutes.

Less of a hit was the fact I got given not one, but THREE sodding sets of smellies. Have clearly arrived at that age a bit earlier than I was expecting.... envy

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