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The final Countdown

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The headline had us in reminisce mode, anyone remember that one hit wonder by Europe? Go on, indulge yourself. Welcome back, so as we hurtle toward December, all your gifts obviously bought, turkey ordered, now you can sit back and enjoy the run in…right? Likely not, so you are human after all. Amongst our favourite parts of the Yuletide time is the advent calendar, a small treat before we headed off to school was quite something, heck, I even remember getting moderately excited just to see the pictures behind each door and then one year we got a chocolate one and, well, it was quite wow. The advent calendar market has shifted along quite a way since then, we’ve spotted high end perfume branded ones costing £300 plus to advents with 24 types of whiskey drams behind the doors. Our top picks from the world of toys in 2014 have to be this trio, the Playmobil Santas workshop, LEGO Friends and LEGO Star Wars (who wouldn;t want Darth dressed as Santa?) – You could, if so inclined, grab any other LEGO/Plaumobil playset, open the box and break down the pieces and put them (in some kind of order) inside one of these box style Advents, so, come the 25th they’ve (or you have) built a set already, perhaps that pairs with that BIG present.

About Peter Jenkinson

Peter Jenkinson
Toyologist Pete Jenkinson regularly writes about toys in national newspapers like The Sun and The Mail. This super-dad has an unmatched passion and dedication for trying and testing the latest, coolest and most interesting offerings from the world of toys.

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