Santa is likely to be the first to experience Star Wars fever as toys tied to the hotly anticipated seventh instalment in the saga top kids’ wish lists this Festive Season. According to leading e-tailer takealot.com, South African kids are also scampering to get their hands on the latest edutainment products.
“Other than Star Wars goods, we expect a surge in demand for educational toys such as the LeapFrog LeapPad, Kano Computer Kit and I-Que Smart Robot as the trend toward tech-driven toys and gadgets for kids continues to dominate. We’re also likely to see strong demand for old favourites with a fresh twist, such as the newly-launched Monopoly Cape Town Edition, especially as families head on holiday and look for fun activities to share,” explains Declan Hollywood, Chief Marketing Officer at takealot.com.
Rounding out this year’s toys hot list are items such as the Space Rail and Bellz at the lower end of the price range, while advanced toys such as the Wonder Workshop Dash and Dot Combo Pack offer attractive options at the higher end.
The top toys for the 2015 Festive Season are:
Girls Kitchen Workbench – R199
Imagination has never been so realistic with the Kitchen Playset (Pink) where your kids can show off their creative side and cook up a glorious feast for all to enjoy.
Bellz – R269
Open the travel pouch and you’re ready to play. The pouch opens to become the game arena. Inside are forty custom bells in four colours and three different sizes.
Space Rail Level 4 – R399
Space Rail Level 4 DIY Space Rail roller coaster set .Create yourself roller coaster like rails with 360 degree flip overs, steep drop and climbs, sharp high G turns.
Disney Frozen Adventure Elsa – R480
Fans of Disney’s Frozen can channel Elsa’s magical powers over ice and snow! Featuring lights and action motion, Elsa has never looked so adventurous
Monopoly: Cape Town Edition – R519
Now you can own the major historical and tourist sites of the Mother City and become Cape Town’s own No. 1 property magnate.
I-Que Smart Robot – R780
I-Que is an 11-inch tall motorized robot that allows children to have real-time two way conversations, and exhibits an irreverent sense of humour and a wacky personality.
Star Wars Episode 7 RC Lead Hero Droid – BB-8 – R853
This fully R/C droid comes complete with looks and features inspired by the film, perfect for kids looking to recreate their own adventures at home.
Star Wars Episode 7 Signature Lightsaber – Jedi Master – R853
The Signature Lightsaber offers young Padawans a thrilling Star Wars role-play battle experience where kids can create the lightsaber for them for the first time ever.
Zoomer Dino Jurassic World – R999
Bring home Hammond Creation Lab’s most fearsome creature with the Zoomer Dino Collectible Robotic Edition Jurassic World Indominus rex.
LeapFrog LeapPad Platinum – Green – R1699
LeapFrog’s most advanced LeapPad tablet, LeapPad Platinum provides access to a kid-perfect web experience and a library of 500 age-appropriate, LeapFrog educator-approved games, apps, eBooks, videos and more with all the kid safe, kid tough and kid smart features you expect from a LeapPad
“Parents can avoid the crowds and the long queues this year by purchasing all their kids’ presents online or through the takealot mobile app. We’ve already seen unprecedented sales on the takealot.com platform this Festive Season as South African shoppers become more enamoured with the convenience of ordering online – particularly in light of the great savings via our daily and weekly deals,” says Hollywood.