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#1 OneAngryBird

Posted 12 November 2012 - 12:58 PM

So Christmas is coming and I haven't bought a thing! My other 2 kids are easy to buy for but I am stuck on 3.5yo DS! What do your boys like playing with? Any cool new toys out there for this age group??

#2 Bob-the-skull

Posted 12 November 2012 - 01:00 PM

not sure about whats new that age group but my boy loved duplo at that age

#3 IsolaBella

Posted 12 November 2012 - 01:02 PM

Trains and Dinosaur Train. Duplo/Lego as well.


#4 Feral Madam Mim

Posted 12 November 2012 - 01:11 PM

DS2 loves dinosaurs and cars so we've gotten him Dinosaur Train toys, Dizzy Dizzy Dinosaur board game, Gator Golf, bike, Cars books, etc



#5 puuky

Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:07 PM

We have bought DS the Toy Story "dolls"- Woody, Buzz, Rex and Slinky Dog. He is a little obsessed with Toy Story and plays with them at his friend's house so I'm thinking he will be pretty excited to get his own one (and DD is getting Jessie and Bullseye).

#6 DS1979

Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:36 PM

My son has always loved toys associated with TV shows he likes. For example, when we got the Toy Story DVD's we also brought him the figurines and a Buzz doll to go with it. When he watches Power Rangers he pulls out all his power ranger action figures and plays with them while he watches. Same for Ben 10, Cars - I'm sure you get the picture!

At that age he also really loved Duplo (still does!). You can get some great Disney Pixar Cars duplo now. Also play doh, colouring in stuff, even Licensed pyjamas/t shirts/undies with his favourite characters on them.

#7 DylJayBen's Mum

Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:51 PM

QUOTE (puuky @ 12/11/2012, 03:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We have bought DS the Toy Story "dolls"- Woody, Buzz, Rex and Slinky Dog. He is a little obsessed with Toy Story and plays with them at his friend's house so I'm thinking he will be pretty excited to get his own one (and DD is getting Jessie and Bullseye).


Hi Puuky, I was just wondering where you got the Slinky Dog from and how much $$ it was. My 2 year old son LOVES Toy Story and I have got him a BUzz, Rex and Woody, (he got Bullseye for his b'day) for Christmas. I'm really interested in this Slinky Dog now, never seen them.

TIA

#8 puuky

Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:10 PM

I bought Slinky Dog online at the start of the year so I can't remember where I bought it from, sorry! But I have seen some in Toys'r'Us lately, so you could always try there? Here's the link to the Slinky Dog from the US Toys'r'Us.

#9 Farmgal

Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:39 PM

My guys have just turned four and their favs toys are;.

Fireman Sam cars and buildings

Castle with knights

Little Lego (basic bricks, wheels, people etc)

Matchbox cars

Farm animals and building

Duplo







#10 Mrs Dinosaurus

Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:53 PM

Does he have a bike? WE got ours a bike for his birthday and it is still all he wants to do every day.

Smaller things he currently loves:

Dinosaurs

Trucks/Diggers/Excavators etc

Cars (not just Cars cars, any cars)

puzzles

lego (duplo is for babies apparently!)

He loves his toy kitchen, we got a cheap plastic one from big W (like $30?) thinking it would be a phase but 6 months on it's still a firm favorite with both kids (and still surviving quite well too!)

Noise. God does he like making noise. So drums, flutes, pipes, recorders...if it makes noise he likes it!

For Christmas he is getting:

Flying remote-controlled shark (it looks good but he likes sharks too)

A blow up paddle pool/sprinkler thingy to share with his brother

a build a bear and some clothes

dress up stuff

probably, possibly, maybe - a new drum kit, the cheap one didnt last long and he has been lobbying for a new one for a long time so we're thinking about it.

Santa has got him a draw-on teddy bear, a santa snow globe, a musical dancer thing (you know, wind up with magnets?) and will get a santa stocking of some variety. If he agrees to go to the toilet I'm sure santa will buy him some exciting new undies with dinosaurs or something on them too!!

HTH

#11 EBeditor

Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:55 PM

DS was very into Thomas the Tank Engine at that age. We have the wooden trains and track.

#12 Frau Farbissina

Posted 12 November 2012 - 08:00 PM

Have to agree with all of the previous suggestions.

DS2 (turning 3) is getting a playmat the roads and things on it. He also really like rockets.

#13 Grobanite

Posted 19 November 2012 - 02:32 PM

Anything to do with movies or TV shows he likes.
He is really in Blues Clues so he is getting some of that stuff.

He is also going to get a hat and sunglasses set with a character on it.

I also saw a Hoot toy the other day in Woolworthes that I might consider.

#14 OneAngryBird

Posted 29 November 2012 - 08:23 AM

Thanks for the ideas ladies! It's just hard as he has 2 older siblings so we pretty much have everything already!

#15 mumof3kidlets

Posted 29 November 2012 - 11:49 AM

My 4yr old has asked for remote controlled Mario. And hot wheels wall track.

#16 IBakeBoys

Posted 29 November 2012 - 12:26 PM

Has he got his own scooter/bike?

I got a set of junior golf clubs for my elder two DS's to share this year. Apart from that Lego is always a hit, as are trash packs and whatever other gimiky things are out at the time.

Cameras are pretty cheap these days too, you cen get basic point and shoots (not kids ones, proper ones) for around $60 which could be cool, my boys love taking photos of the stuff they build or whatever.

#17 melaine

Posted 29 November 2012 - 12:32 PM

My 3 year old loves his scooter, balance bike, duplo and lego, trash packs and squinkies, superhero figures, his fire station and emergency vehicles.

#18 brindle

Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:29 PM

My 3.5yr old favourite toys are the IMAGINEXT stuff from Fisher Price. We have Fire Station, Space Station and Pirate Ship already... and he is getting the Dinosaur Castle for Christmas.

They all combine, have no batteries and lots of accessories.


#19 baileysmummy73

Posted 14 December 2012 - 12:06 PM

I'm hoping you have some ideas by now, but we -Santa has brought him jake and the never land pirate ship, jake figurine, up graded his play lawn mower to a bigger one, and got him a whipper sniper, some dvd's, clothes, a couple of books..my mum has gotten him a bubble machine, and a scooter,and not sure what other family members are getting him..

#20 chickendrumstick

Posted 14 December 2012 - 12:12 PM

We're getting DS one of these:
http://www.littlesprout.com.au/educo-disco...off-rocket.html

I'm a little bit excited to play with it too!!!




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