As Christmas draws closer, the whirlwind of the holidays often leaves even the most organised of us scrambling to buy presents at the last minute. So, if you’re searching for the best gifts for your little ones this season, then look no further than these fun electronic toys that are guaranteed to put a smile on their little faces.
1. Dyson Toy Vacuum
It’s never too early to start teaching your kids some basic domestic skills, right? Just in time for the holiday season, British toy company, Cadson, has come out with its latest product, a mini-sized Dyson Ball Vacuum. Not only does it have actual suction power, along with realistic vacuuming sounds, but the fully functioning device also has colourful balls swirling around in its clear, cylindrical body as your little helpers push it around – just like dust in a real vacuum cleaner. Little do your cherubs know that they’re actually helping with the daily chores “just like mummy and daddy”, while having loads of fun in the process.
Available on Amazon for US$79.99 (around HK$625)
2. First MINI-Z Radio Control Car
No kid’s car collection is complete without a remote control racecar, and if you’re looking for a beginner-friendly one that will still bring some thrills, then Kyosho Corporation’s First MINI-Z Collection is ideal. Using 24GH2 Proportional radio control technology, the Japanese company has recreated three popular cars in a 1:27 scale from the street racing manga series turned movie, “Initial D”. The three radio control cars in the collection – the Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86, Mazda Savanna RX-7 FC3S, and Mazda RX-7 FD3S – are currently all the rage on the toy market. Not only are they easy to navigate, beginner friendly, and perfect for both indoors and outdoors, this radio control car can also be raced with a maximum total of 12 cars together as the special feature. Each box will set you back roughly $480 (prices vary according to the store), and comes with 6 pieces of mini pylons, for fun practising. A whopping 1.5 million units have already been sold worldwide, but you can get your hands on one from the following locations:
JC Shops, locations vary
Man Lee Model, 15A, G/F, Yan On Building, 1 Kwong Wa Street, Mong Kok, (+852) 2388 0727
Racing Model Shop, 15B, G/F, Yan On Building, 1 Kwong Wa Street, Mong Kok, (+852) 2782 7835
rcMart Limited, Head Office, 11/F, Draco Building, 46 Lai Yip Street, Kwun Tong, (+852) 28586382
TQ Racing Model, G/F., 2 Kwong Wa Street, Kowloon, (+852) 2332 0141
Hong Kong Exclusive Distributor “KM Group(International) Holdings Co.Ltd”
Wholesale Hotline (For Retail Shops) (+852) 35688058
3. WowWee MiP Robot
Roll into the future with WowWee’s multifunctional and autonomous robot, MiP, which offers impressive consumer-level robot technology at an affordable price. This unique toy can carry items that weigh as much as itself, and is equipped with GestureSense™ technology – which means it will respond to hand gestures and can detect sounds. The toy comes with a free app on any iOS or Android smart device that will allow your kids to control it remotely, or even battle other MiPs!
Available on Amazon for US$84.99 (about HK$665)
4. Nintendo New 3DS XL – Galaxy Style
The handheld Galaxy Style Nintendo New 3DS XL console takes gaming to a whole new level. Featuring a new galaxy-themed design, the console combines portable gaming with state-of-the-art 3D technology, which includes a 3D face-tracking feature that adjusts images based on your viewing angle, as well as added control buttons to give you more in-game options. If your kid already has an older Nintendo model, then you’ll be pleased to know that all of the old Nintendo DS games will still work in this new console, they just won’t appear in 3D. Brand new 3DS XL Nintendos are available on Amazon, but you can also get a second-hand one that’s in good condition for a lower price elsewhere.
Available on Amazon from US$7.82 – US$212.94 (around HK$1,256 – HK$1,665)
5. RASTAR-RS Intelligent Dogo
A dog isn’t just for Christmas, because this Rastar-RS Intelligent Dogo is sure to put a smile on any kid’s face all year round. Equipped with a handy controller, the robotic pooch is designed to sing, dance, and move to your commands. You can pet it, cuddle it, and even ask it to shake its head and ears at the same time. Your little animal lovers won’t want to put this adorable toy down – it’s almost like having a real dog, only without the mess to clean up.
Available at Toys”R”Us for HK$499.90