Top 10 Toys for Christmas 2009

Here are my picks for the top 10 toys that children everywhere will be wishing to find under the  Xmas tree in 2009.

Transformers Devestator

With six Transformers combining together to make this huge villain from the movie “Transformers – Revenge of the Fallen” .The Supreme Combiner Constructicon Devastator, to give it it’s full name is quite a beast of a present.

This Amazingly big boy’s toy would look mightily impressive sitting under the Christmas Tree.

Peppa Pig – Princess Peppa’s Royal Palace

Having no girls Peppa Pig doesn’t play a big role in my life. However judging from the reactions of friends little ones and girls at the local toddler group all dressed in their Peppa Pig T-shirts, she is big business.

This Beautiful palace playset folds out to reveal 7 rooms, ranging from kitchen, royal bedroom and even banqueting hall.

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Dancer

Every one’s Favourite cartoon mouse is here, and he’s singing his signature “Hot Dog song”. Pre-schoolers are sure to squeal in delight, as Mickey dances the Hot Dog dance and tells a couple of jokes along the way.

Hot Diggety dog!

Rocky the Interactive Robot Dump Truck

This wise-cracking Italian stallion of a dump truck, will be just the thing for those budding Bob the Builders and Handy Manny’s.

With it’s vast array of cool moves and even cooler sayings, he’s bound to be a big Christmas hit!

Vtech Kiddizoom Pro Multimedia Camera

This new improved version of the Kiddizoom, comes with a 2 megapixel camera, 5 games and an inbuilt MP3 player.

Edit your photos on the viewfinder by adding fun effects and borders.

A fun and practical present for budding David Bailey’s.

Handy Manny  Transforming 2 in 1 Tool Truck

This has to be the number one gift for Handy Manny fans this Christmas.

Have fun playing with Handy Manny’s red truck, and then unfold to reveal his workshop.

With five engine parts and even more household objects needing mending, there will always be something for your little one to fix.

Lego Mindstorms NXT 2.0 Robot

The NXT 2.o is the new upgraded version of the massive hit Lego Mindstorms NXT.

As boy’s get older they can get harder to buy for. This is a brilliant present for a teenage boy, guaranteed to get the creative juices flowing and not just get discarded by boxing day. What boy (and dad) wouldn’t want to make there own robot!

You don’t have to be Steven Hawkings to build one either. It comes with instructions on how to build 4 different robots, the first of which can be built in only 30 minutes.

Barbie and The Three Musketeers Kitten Miette

This adorable little Kitten is from the new “Barbie and the Three Musketeers” Movie. She comes with a CD featuring music and stories from the film.

She also sings and dances along when you play the DVD of the film. The more you play and interact with Miette, the more she will play along with you.

Sylvanian Families Caravan and the Family Car

A great addition to your Sylvanian Families Collection, I only wish my mother hadn’t chucked out all of my original ones when I moved out.

This set comes with over 25 accessories such as 2 car seats for the little baby bunny’s, and a lovely picnic hamper which you can store in the boot of the car just like real life.

This set has everything you need for your Sylvanian Family friends to get a well deserved holiday.

Little Tikes Pop Tunes Big Rocker Guitar

Get your little popstar prepared for a life of X Factor auditions when their older, with the Pop Tunes guitar. The real difference with this toy guitar is it plays kidified versions of some genuinely classic songs, no row row your boat or Twinkle, Twinkle on this guitar.

Get ready to introduce your youngster to Queen and the Police, with this fun toy that even big rockers will enjoy.

And that ladies and Gentleman is the Toybuzz list of the top 10 toys for Christmas 2009. Happy shopping Santa!

Come and meet Barbie

To celebrate Barbie turning 50 years old  this month, Toys r us are running some great Barbie promotions and instore events.

Barbie will be visiting 8 Toys R us stores during March and April, so you can go along and meet her in person and tell her how good she looks for 50.

Also if you spend over £20.00 on selected Barbie products you get a free celebratory 1959-2009 Doll.

Theres also two competitions running to win a Blooming Thumbelina and bike & Barbie clean up pup and also a Barbie’s 50th anniversary collectors doll,theres some free Barbie colouring pages to print as well, so check out the site for all the details.

Come on Barbie, Let’s go birthday party!


Well, well how time flies, Barbie the all american blonde turned 50 this week. 

Living in a housefull of boys I don’t really get with dolls anymore,  but when I was younger I just loved them (as does every little girl I know).

Im a product of the 80’s, so as a young girl grew up in the middle of the doll wars, USA vs UK, Barbie VS Sindy. 

Okay so Sindy didn’t stand much of a chance against Barbie really, but I remeber when I was about 5 or 6 I much preferred Sindy but as I got a bit older I turned to the dark side and was definitely a Barbie girl, I think it was all the pink and glitter. 

I remember asking for a Barbie Ferrari for Christmas and one afternoon hunting all around the house looking for it (naughty I know). Very quietly looking in all the drawers till I eventually found it in the blanket box, and then had to contain my excitement until I could play with it on christmas day.

I never had a Ken doll though, I was mischievous and put Barbie with Sindy’s boyfriend Paul. I always prefered Paul, Ken was just too good looking, too perfect.

Ive got really vivid memories of the dolls house I used to play with. I’m not sure if it was Barbie’s or Sindy’s but it had three floors, a downstairs, upstairs and a roof garden with a open cage lift on the side which you had to wind up to get the dolls to the top. I’ve looked on the internet and can’t find any pictures or info but I can picture it clear as day (if I could find one on Ebay i’d probably buy one and relieve my childhood).

Apparently a first edition Barbie currently doll sells for an average of $27,450 whereas you’d only have to part with around £200.00 for an original Sindy, that dosn’t seem that fair I don’t think Sindy was that bad, but Barbie is such an iconic figure she just has so many more collectors.

Seems to me that Barbie is more about Dvd’s and merchandise than actual dolls these days, with all the cartoons and clothing taking more prominence than Barbie herself.Everytime I do see an advert on tv it’s for a dvd spinoff Barbie like Mariposa or Thumbelina. But little girls will always love playing with dolls so I think Barbie will be around for many more years to come in one form or another.

If anyone has any memories of Barbie or Sindy or toy memories in general, please get in touch and leave a comment.