Sunday, 28 November 2010

Tried & Tested: Christmas Gifts for Big Kids

(RRP £29.99)

Sonic Colours sees Sonic accelerating to adrenaline-pumping super speeds and blasting through obstacles in ways never before seen in a Sonic game. The alien Wisps in Sonic Colours each have a unique “Colour Power” that, once freed, Sonic is able to absorb whilst speeding through the various theme park inspired planets. Sonic Colours is available on Wii or Nintendo DS.

What our reviewer said...

"I'm so glad Sonic is back, I was worried it wouldn't live up to the old Mega Drive days but I've been playing this for 36 hours now and I'm officially addicted (it tells me how many hours I've done when I save - don't tell the Mrs - she'll go mental). I love that it flips between 2D and 3D. There are so many levels (or 'Acts') to get through and I'm already finding things I missed when I try to beat my score on completed sections. I haven't completed the game yet and I won't stop until I do - it's amazing!"

Roadkill Toys
(RRP £25.00)

Roadkill Toys is an alternative designer toy boutique based in the UK that specialises in toys that are run over....well not literally! Roadkill Toys have 3 character soft plush toys; Twitch the Racoon, Grind the Rabbit and Splodge the Hedgehog. Each comes in its very own body bag and an identity tag. We make toys with a twist. Toys as dark as the inside of a goth’s wardrobe. And they all have one thing in common. They’ve been run over.

What our reviewer said:

"Not one for faint-hearted animal lovers! I thought this was hilarious but then I do have a very dark sense of humour. I love that it has it's own very amusing death certificate with full details of the racoon's end  - death by Ford Mondeo - what a way to go! I can see there may be some complaints about his one but personally I think it's a great novelty gift for people that normally hate soft toys!"

Revell Star Wars Clone Wars Ashoka Tanos Jedi Starfighter (RRP £16.99)

Build a great Star Wars model with the Star Wars Clone Wars Ashoka Tanos Starfighter. Ashoka Tanos' single-seat starfighter is well known for its outstanding agility and manoeuverability. Light and short, this starfighter is well protected against enemy fire with its 2 concealed laser cannon. This great model kit comes pre-painted and features clip together pieces meaning that no glue is required to build. The Star Wars Clone Wars Ashoka Tanos Starfighter is an excellent model set for fans of Star Wars. Aged 8+.

What our reviewer said...

"To be honest when I saw the box I was dreading it. I hate fiddly models especially when you have to paint and glue them yourself - far too much like hard work. Anyway these models are pre-painted and you just follow the instructions and clip all the bits together - easy! I built this with my 3 year old son and we now have it pride of place on the shelf in the living room - much to my wife's annoyance! Great little kits for older children or big kids like me    : ) "

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