Picture it: There are 5 shopping days left until Christmas. And, you’ve got a few toddlers left on your shopping list. Now you could run to the stores and just pull toys off the shelf – or Google “Top Toys 2012” until you find a doable option. But in the end, chances are you’ll be no closer to making a decision on that perfect gift. Well, I’m here to help.
(Technically, my assistance here today is only relevant for those shopping for toddler boys. Because really, that’s all I know. But don’t fear! Simply head on over to the Fisher-Price Moms website, where you’ll find top picks for boys and girls of all ages from my fellow Play Ambassadors.)
So what do I recommend this Christmas? Easy peasy – let’s just revisit some of Ryder and Reid’s favourite Fisher-Price toys from 2012! (Clicking on the links below will take you to my full review – you’re welcome!)
Looking for a “wheelie” fun way to play with Little People Wheelies? On the Stand ’n Play Rampway, they zip and zoom up and down and all around! It’s over two feet tall, so the “wheelies” really zoom down each of the two spiral ramps. Plenty of lights and sounds as kids “drive” around, with a mechanic’s lift, a place to fill ’er up, a sign that spins when a car drives through and more!
Send your Engines on a Rescue Mission from the Sodar Search and Rescue Center. This set unfolds into a full loop of track that folds out from the roof of the rescue center where Flynn is willing and waiting to rush to the rescue. Comes with a Die Cast Flynn Engine.
Fisher-Price Bubble Mower – $20.00
One-touch refill system keeps bubbles blowin’ for a whole lotta mowin’! The all-new one-touch refill system features a bigger bubble dispenser for less fill-ups—and a one-press, no-mess refill. Just press it once and you’re good to go for a yard full of bubble fun! Bubble solution included.
Fisher-Price Signature Cadillac Escalade – $400.00
Loaded with luxury features! Real FM radio, see-through windows, chrome wheels and grill, doors that open and close, battery charge indicator, and more! 12-volts of battery power for two speeds forward (2.5 and 5 mph, max.) plus reverse on hard surfaces and grass with a high-speed lock-out for beginners and Power Lock Brake System.
Imagine … a world of action and excitement where you decide what happens next! This time, it’s a world of Medieval adventure, with a Castle that recognizes and responds to different accessories. Turn figure on different disks to activate defense mode. Talons lock the gate, shutters barricade the windows and the eagle’s head is revealed & ready to fire at the enemy!
All of the toys featured above are loved by my boys! They’ve received much play time and have stood up to many (many!) hours of toddler abuse. In fact, after the Great Toy Purge of 2012, these were a few of the only toys that made the cut.
However, if they had to narrow it down to just one toy that is their absolute favourite, they both agreed – the Fisher-Price Imaginext Eagle Talon Castle takes the prize! And so, since the holidays are about giving – and giving back – I am pleased to announce that Fisher-Price will be donating an Imaginext Eagle Talon Castle to the Toy & Game Fund at The Hospital for Sick Children on my behalf. As most readers know, SickKids is a place that’s near and dear to my heart (Read: The Story of Ryder).
I’ve also been given the opportunity to gift a special toy of my choice to someone close to me – and I’ve selected one of Fisher-Price’s most iconic baby toys to gift to my girlfriend who is expecting. Now I’d love to let you know what it is – but then it wouldn’t be a surprise for her, would it? (Hi Ingie!)
With just a few days left until Christmas, wishing you all the best with your last-minute holiday shopping! And if you’ve got children on that list? Trust me – Fisher-Price has them covered.
I am a Fisher-Price Play Ambassador and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.