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Last minute gift ideas for little ones sorted!

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Last minute gift ideas for little ones sorted

Mattel presents the ultimate Christmas wish list for fun at Christmas and beyond! Mattel’s hottest toys will create hours of magical play time experiences; give little ones skills for life with the gift of coding, and watch Barbie soar to new heights! Little ones will love playing out their own super adventures with the first ever super hero action dolls for girls. Entertainment and fun meet technology and innovation with trailblazing toys to suit all ages this Christmas!

Barbie™ Star Light Adventure Flying RC Hoverboard

Enjoy your own galactic adventure with Barbie’s real, flying remote controlled hoverboard! With four propellers, you can control the out of this world adventure and complete amazing stunts including a 360-degree spin. Help Barbie soar! Available from Smyths Toys Superstores. RRP €94.99 Age 8+ 

Fisher Price® Code-a-Pillar™

Code-a-Pillar inspires little learners to be big thinkers by going further than ABC’s and 123’s, helping foster coding skills like sequencing, problem solving and critical thinking. Through endless combinations with 9 easy-to-connect segments, pre-schoolers use fine motor skills to send Code-a-pillar on his path. Motorised features including lights, fun character sounds and light up eyes help bring Code-a-pillar to life! Available from Smyths Toys Superstores. RRP €68.99 Age 3 – 8 years

DC Super Hero Girls™ 12” Action Dolls

Unleash your inner hero with these Super Hero action dolls inspired by the new students of DC Super Hero High! With DC Super Hero Girls, anyone can be like a super hero! Meet Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn and Bumblebee, and learn more about their unique powers! Each 12” DC Super Hero Girls action doll wears an action-ready outfit that blends iconic elements of the original DC Super Hero character with modern trends. Available from Smyths Toys Superstores. RRP €27.99 Each. Age 6

Bright Beats™ Learnin’ Lights Dance Mat

Baby can move, groove and learn with this new interactive dance mat featuring innovative motion sensors. As little one’s move around the mat they’re rewarded with colourful lights, fun sounds, music and phrases. With Move & Play and Dance & Learn modes as well as learning content that grows with baby, this fun dance mat teaches ABCs, numbers, colours, shapes and dance moves to help get gross motor skills rolling and give developing senses a boost. Available from Smyths Toys Superstores. RRP €54.99 Age 9months +

Barbie™ Rainbow Cove Light Show Princess

Explore the magical world of Dreamtopia with the Barbie Rainbow Cove Light Show Princess doll who comes to life with fun lights and sounds! Available from Smyths Toys Superstores. RRP €27.99 Age 3+

Disney Cars Mack Truck Playset

Play out your favourite scenes from the popular Disney Cars films with this action-packed Mack Truck Playset! Mack is not just a Transporter. He proudly carries Lightning McQueen to places far and wide and then parks his mega wheels and opens up to reveal multiple play areas inside, inspired by the films. Available from Smyths Toys Superstores. RRP €29.99 Age 3+

Barbie™ Ultimate Puppy Mobile

It’s the ultimate puppy mobile! Inspired by the film Barbie and Her Sisters in a Puppy Chase, this Barbie vehicle transforms from a sporty SUV to a pet playground paradise! Lift up the roof of the SUV and pull open its sides to reveal a deluxe island-inspired play area for the four puppies included! Play spaces include a tiki-themed smoothie bar, puppy-sized beds and a fun feature where one pup can ride down the zipline all the way across the play set to help lift another puppy pal up on a palm tree elevator! Recreate scenes from the exciting pet adventure or tell your own adventurous animal tales! Available from Smyths Toys Superstores. RRP €59.99 Age 3+

Blaze Monster Dome

It’s Race Day at the Monster Dome and crafty Crusher will stop at nothing to beat Blaze... even if that means building a chomping Sharkbot! Will Blaze race past the shark’s mighty bite and speed on to win the race or will Crusher finally cross the finish line first? This track set can be configured into multiple layouts so race fans can recreate all the action and adventure of Blaze and the Monster Machines™! Using the two launchers, see if you can give the Monster Machines the speed and momentum they need to race around the track and perform spectacular stunts! Try to launch the trucks up the ramp and into a 360° loop or speed through the ring of fire! Available from Smyths Toys Superstores. RRP €39.99 Age 3+

Barbie™ SLA Galaxy Barbie Doll & Hover Cat

Join Barbie and her flying cat on an adventure through space! Inspired by the movie ‘Barbie Star Light Adventure’, you can recreate your favourite scenes by pressing the button on Barbie’s leg to activate the spinning propellers and watch Barbie’s cat fly! Available from Smyths Toys Superstores. RRP €31.99 Age 3+