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What not to waste your money on for the DC this Christmas-

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Sparklingbrook Thu 08-Nov-12 14:21:18

I will start, get the DCs wish lists ready to cross them off-

Elefun. Should be renamed Ele IMO.

Golden Coin Maker. Just don't.

Any more suggestions?

Sparklingbrook Thu 08-Nov-12 14:25:14

Ooh forgot Monopoly City.

givemeaclue Thu 08-Nov-12 14:29:28

Buckaroo, a game that lasts 30 seconds

Sparklingbrook Thu 08-Nov-12 14:31:11

What's Kerplunk like these days I wonder? I remember Buckaroo being fab as was Operation give. Having had both of them 20 years later with the DC they are crap. Ditto Mousetrap and Rumble in the Jungle.

trice Thu 08-Nov-12 14:31:43

Couldn't agree more about the Ele.

Can I put Hexbugs in? Pointless plastic tat.

gloomywinters2 Thu 08-Nov-12 14:32:27

moon sand worst thing i ever bought so messy and made our skin itch.

NoobytheWaspSlayer Thu 08-Nov-12 14:33:41

Second the Ele-not-fun and Buckaroo. Would also like to add Hungry Hippos, (shit), moonsand (messy shit), and anything made by Vtech (noisy shit).

I have a personal loathing of any HotWheels massive hunks of plastic that warp and don't work after a week.

Sparklingbrook Thu 08-Nov-12 14:33:48

What are Hexbugs trice? We seem to have bypassed them with both DSs.

TheSmallPrint Thu 08-Nov-12 14:34:14

Moon sand <shudder>

Redknickerswillstoptrains Thu 08-Nov-12 14:36:25

Stupid,rubbish,swear making,rubbish,rubbish,rubbish Doggy Do game.
Did I say it was rubbish.

AlmostAHipster Thu 08-Nov-12 14:36:55

That monkey thing with Velcro arms that says stuff. Twenty five quid I paid for it two years ago and the kids were scared shitless (at 9, 11 and 16 <rolls eyes>)

Any Richard Hammond sciency sets - ditto bath bomb or crystal making kits - massively disappointing when one is expecting big fuck off explosions.

Any Wii or DS game that's been reduced to a fiver. There's a reason.

Sparklingbrook Thu 08-Nov-12 14:37:05

OMG Nooby you have reminded me of this pile of junk that took up the whole living room one Christmas. angry

MikeLitoris Thu 08-Nov-12 14:47:22


Just dont bother.

And i should imagine furbys are also a shower o shite

gloomywinters2 Thu 08-Nov-12 14:50:22

oh i forgot this baby doll that crawled by her self freaky shit that was got rid of it and this plastic hammer what my sister bought for dd she whacked me in the eye with it.

LadyBeagle Thu 08-Nov-12 14:51:19

Years since I bought for small children but in my experience all the fancy hotwheels tracks and whirly bits were absolutely crap.

notactuallyme Thu 08-Nov-12 14:52:19

I have two furbys wrapped and ready on top of my wardrobe blush

Sparklingbrook Thu 08-Nov-12 14:54:14

I know nothing about Furbys not they may be great? <hopeful>

Bunnygotwhacked Thu 08-Nov-12 14:57:50

yy gold coin maker plastic shit

Sparklingbrook Thu 08-Nov-12 14:58:35

One coin Bunny. One coin. angry

gloomywinters2 Thu 08-Nov-12 14:59:42

are the fubys thoose owl things what do they do

R2PeePoo Thu 08-Nov-12 15:00:20

Hotwheels definitely. We had the one that sticks to the wall. Hour of faff to get it up and the kids only played with it for ten minutes at a time. The car goes down very fast when it does actually go down. The other 9 minutes and 55 seconds were spent lining everything up and replacing the bits that had fallen off and needed reattaching.

LadyBeagle Thu 08-Nov-12 15:00:35

When ds goes to university next year I'm getting a furby to keep me company.

Annunziata Thu 08-Nov-12 15:00:37

I am still fecking haunted by Furbies the first time round. NO WAY IN HELL.

RunOrRioja Thu 08-Nov-12 15:01:44

Pig goes Pop is shit.
Pumpaloons are shit.
Buckaroo is shit.

Best game I ever bought dd (6) is What a performance. It's ace.

steppemum Thu 08-Nov-12 15:05:45

sorry, but love hotwheels, have great memories of ds and 2 friends building atrack that snaked down the stairs, and fired cars out fo the front door, was brilliant real kid stuff

so I add to the list nintendo, wii, playstation and x-box

I can't afford them , and if I could then I couldn't afford the games, and it they make my ds bad tempered and I hate them all grin

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