Home Icon
gg-guide-fun-games

2012 GadgetGuy Holiday Gift Guide: Fun & Games

By Leigh D. Stark | 4:45 pm 19/12/2012

Holidays are part rest and relaxation, and part fun and games – and so are these gift ideas!

Check out these  last minute buys for everyone on your Christmas list who loves remote control whatsits, video games and foam-firing faux weaponry.

Fun

Angry Birds Talking Plush

Price: $25

Angry Birds is a mobile entertainment phenomenon, and everyone who’s followed the game’s trajectory through every iteration – Rio, Star Wars,  Seasons, Space – is sure to be on board with these talking plushies. A perfect gift for anyone with a giant slingshot and a dislike for green pigs.

Super Mario Remote Control Karts

Price: $30

Remember Mario Kart? We sure do, and with these remote control cars the franchise escapes Nintendo gaming systems and enters the real world.

Nerf N Strike Elite Hailfire Blaster

Peter Blasina, also known as the GadgetGuy, aims the Hailfire at the guy writing this article.

Price: $70

Toy guns never really go out of style, and Nerf’s high-speed soft-foam shooters are popular with boys and girls of all ages. The Elite Hailfire takes up to eight clips worth of foam darts and uses a semi-automatic design to discharge up to 144 of them as a single round. This 30 seconds of noisy excitement is followed by a much longer and quieter interlude, as the sproglets search for their scattered projectiles!

Read more about this…

Furby

Price: $100

We were never really sure what exactly Furby was when he first appeared in the late ’90s (a ferret, a bird, or maybe a tribble?) and now he’s been revived – and injected with some more robot smarts – by toymaker Hasbro.

Cuter than ever, Furby now creates a personality based on how you treat him,  communicates (in Furbish) with other Furbies, and can be fed and loved via an iOS app.

Read more about this…

Swann Air Duel 2

Price: $120

Swann’s remote control helicopters just became a whole lot more competitive, with this twin pack of RC choppers able to fly for up to eight minutes at a time. Kids of any age can joust in the air, motoring up, down, forward, back and performing turning motions throughout the house… and terrifing the pets until the batteries run out.

Pages: 1 2 3

Latest reviews

  • Review: HP ElitePad 1000 G2

    When you talk about business grade tablets, there aren't a lot of choices, but HP's ElitePad 1000 G2 looks to provide a dose of shiny silver aluminium professionalism to…
  • Apple's iPhone 6 Plus reviewed

    Apple has steered clear of tablet-sized phones for a while now, leaving it to Samsung and other manufacturers, but now Apple is here with a phablet of its own.…
  • Review: LG G Pad 10.1

    LG's G3 really grabbed our attention earlier in the year, so we're expecting good things from a tablet launched around the same time, but is the G Pad 10.1…
  • Review: Plantronics BackBeat Pro headphones

    Headphones that cut out the noise from the outside world generally require you to be tethered to your phone, but not a new pair of cans from Plantronics, as…
  • Review: Moto G (2014, G2)

    Big phones are in, and to go with that trend, Motorola is upgrading one of its entry-level handsets, increasing the screen size of its G series phone to make…
  • Review: Acer Aspire Switch 10

    Acer's 10 inch Windows tablet hasn't been updated since Windows 8 first came out, and that was two years ago, so what has Acer been cooking up, and does…
  • Review: Dyson Cool (AM06)

    Here come the warmer months and that reason to get the old trusty fan out. But before you do, you might want to consider a healthy update of the…
  • You little beauty: Sony’s Xperia Z3 Compact reviewed

    Smartphones may well be getting bigger, but Sony’s Xperia Z3 Compact aims to show people that a smartphone doesn’t need to be big to be powerful, boasting high-end specs…
  • Review: Bose QuietComfort 25i (QC25/QC25i)

    If there's one company that tends to do well in the field of noise cancellation, it's Bose. We've seen its headphones used by so many on overseas trips, and…
  • Review: Oppo N1 Mini

    Do you like selfies but are sick of the one or two megapixel cameras smartphones are coming with? Oppo's answer to this is an interesting one, putting the 13…

“How do you stop yourself from being caught out by these scam artists?”

Read More

Tell us…

Which smartwatch are you interested in buying?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

“There’s certainly no doubt that you can find a bargain, but like always, you get what you pay for.”

Read More