Last year we as a family had the pleasure of reviewing the Lego Star Wars advent calendar. It was our first foray into the world of the filled advent calendar, before that we’d always gone with the traditional chocolate ones. After the excitement of getting a new Lego Star Wars toy everyday I think the days of the chocolate calendars are over for us, It was just too much fun.
The main plus point of them is that instead of a small insignificant piece of chocolate every morning, you now get a really cool toy which your youngster will obviously get x100 more play out of. The Santa Yoda we had out of the Lego Star Wars advent calendar last year has been played with most days for the last year.
The downside is they do tend to be rather expensive. However if you have a young Lego Star Wars, Playmobil or Moshi Monsters fan than they act as an early christmas present every morning leading up until the big day.
The big 2 brands that everyone instantly thinks of are the Lego and Playmobil calendars. However I was surprised by how many of these toy filled advent calendar there are available right now. The Moshi Monsters Moshlings Advent Calendar is a new one for this year, and I can imagine it being very in demand.
Here’s a round-up of all the toy filled advent calendars on the market right now:
Lego Advent Calendar’s
Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar 2012 – Fans of last years Father Christmas Yoda will love this years calendar featuring Santa Darth Maul and Snowman R2-D2.
Lego City Advent Calendar 2012 – It’s Christmas time but Santa’s sleigh is stuck in the snow. Open the 24 doors of your calendar and collect all the minifigs, tools and vehicles needed to rescue Santa in time.
Lego Friends Advent Calendar 2012 Celebrate Christmas Heartlake City style with the Lego Friends advent Calendar.
Playmobil Advent Calendar’s 2012
Various other Character filled Advent Calendars I found