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Kids Toys - Over 7's

Thursday, 6 December 2007

Paddy McKenna is our toy reporter and he will be joined by boys and girls over 7, who will rate their favourite toys this Christmas!

Paddy McKenna
Toy Reporter

Paddy is 24 and from Drumshanbo in County Leitrim. He attended college in Galway and then Dublin. His hobbies include playing and writing songs on his guitar, soccer, GAA, reading and the cinema.
He's lead singer with his band Waif which he describes as being "a bit like Green Day and a bit like Snow Patrol, but with better songs!" 

Having worked for a year as a teacher, he enjoys visiting schools and getting children's views. . .

Thomas Holohan, Age 9, Ratoath, Meath
Aislinn Grealy's, Age 8, Virginia, Cavan
Carlos O' Brien, Age 7, Brownstown, Meath
Emily Muldoon, Age 8, Navan, Meath


Digi Makeover
Simply plug into your TV and take a picture using the built in digital camera. Your image will appear on the screen! Then you can use the stylus to change your look again and again. There are tons of make up and hair styles for you to choose from. TV not included. Batteries required.
Age: 6+
Price: €79.99

Predator Stryker Paintball
Unique push-to-fire paintball gun. Includes wipe clean target, 10 paintballs and protective eyewear. Can also be used as a water gun.
80 pack Paintball Refills are sold separately @ €4.99
Age: 8+
Price: €19.99

X-Factor Idol Dream Stage
Includes mat that light up as you perform, judging star, echo microphone and stand. Perform your own favourite tunes and let the judging star rate your performance.
Age: 5+
Price: €26.99

Sylvanian Oakwood Manor House
Oakwood Manor is one of the largest properties in Sylvania. The roof, walls, floor and chimney are all one solid construction with nothing but the external and internal railings and the front door lamps to be attached.

This beautifully designed mansion has three floors with the childrens' nursery on the top floor. The middle floor has a split-level master bedroom with balcony, landing and a side access master bathroom.

With a large front porch, the ground floor features a split-level dining room, spiral staircase, hall and large side access kitchen. This is truly the best Sylvanian house ever.
Includes over 55 pieces of accessories and 2 figures. Contents may vary.

This is the 20th Anniversary of Sylvanian Family toys
Price: €139.99


Roboquad can change his awareness, activity or aggression levels to completely alter his personality and behaviours. Features include: long range IR scanner, sound sensor and 68 function remote. Batteries required.
Age: 8+
Price: €79.99

Roboquad is an animated robot with unique multi-directional movement capabilities and advanced sensory awareness. Featuring multi-colored flashing lights and techno sound effects, Roboquad is the first true robotic arthropod.

- Smart scan: examines surroundings then reacts if anything changes
- Scan left and right: will turn and face any object within a 3 foot range
- escape walk: will select the largest open space and move toward it
- flinch response: if an object approaches his scanner very quickly he will react

Roboquad has won many awards they include:

iParenting Media Award:  2007 Outstanding Product Winner
Winner in the 2007 FamilyFun Toy of the Year awards
Duracell (UK) Top Ten Toys of 2007
Popular Mechanics Wish List. December issue 2007

Selected as The top pick for children 7 and older in the November 07- issue of Parents Magazine in article: "The Best Toys of the Year."


Bratz Movie Mansion

Spectacular 2 storey movie mansion with a light up dance floor! Plug in your MP3 Player or FM radio and you control the tunes! Colours & styles may vary. Batteries required.
Age: 6+
Price: €139.99