Heat added but on Amazon the same company is selling it for
I think this can also be made into Johnny 5 from Short Circuit:
Plus you’ve got the option of paying in five instalments with Amazon. That’s looking like the hotter deal now for sure.
Bit cheaper here... https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lego-42100-technic-control-liebherr-r-9800-excavator-3725377?utm_source=mappshare&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=3725377&utm_campaign=2021-05-17
Going down in price but still to high for me :( Bought quite a bit of Lego but built none of it!!!!!!!!
Ahhh do I check out now and then it goes lower or risk it going back up 😬 (lol)
How low do you think its going to go?
We have this one, good set at this price. For Creator I aim for 50% off RRP which this is getting close to (y)
Just gone 2p cheaper, how low are we expecting it to go?
Playing with Toys Helps Kids to Grow
Toys are, at least on the surface, fun and entertaining distractions for children, but there is, of course, much more to it than that. While anyone with kids knows that a child can have fun with their imagination alone, there are a range of toys out there that help children with learning and development, physically, mentally, creatively and socially. Playing with toys also gives children an outlet for their imagination to flourish and a means of discovering and expressing their identity. And of course, you don´t want to spend the world promoting your children. So, let´s take also a look on how to find cheap kids toys.
Toys and Games for Kids – Fun and Learning
It seems that toys are as old as humanity itself and early examples of children's toys have been unearthed from archaeological sites of ancient cultures the whole world over. They played an important and central part of the rite of passage for girls in Ancient Greece who, on the eve of their wedding night, would sacrifice their dolls to the gods in order to enter womanhood.
Toys, as we know them today, really began to take shape during the Enlightenment period as social attitudes towards childhood changed. Throughout the 19th century, toys took on a more educational focus, and as the middle class grew, as did demand for kid's toys and with it, the industrial methods of toy manufacture.
The various technological developments throughout the 20th century saw enormous developments in toy manufacture. The invention of new materials that could be used in toy production, such as plastic, made toys more affordable and they became ubiquitous in homes throughout the West. As the century progressed, ever closer global integration has made toys such as
Lego, Barbie and Action Man household names across the planet, and as technology continues to develop, it's certain that toys will go with it.
Different Types of Children's Toys
Action figures – Poseable figurines, usually made from plastic and based on popular characters from films, books, television or video games.
Antique and second-hand toys –From valuable collectibles to antiques to ubiquitous household toys and games that are gathering dust in an attic, there is a whole world of toys available that fall into this category.
Arts & crafts and educational toys –Toys that are designed and marketed as having an educational or creative value for children.
Baby, toddler & pre-school toys –Toys specifically aimed at 0-4 year olds. Usually, these toys have a more overt developmental focus.
Building sets and blocks – From wooden bricks to Lego, these kinds of toy help children to test their motor and spatial skills, hand-eye coordination, divergent thinking and social skills.
Dolls, stuffed animals and dress up – From rag dolls to teddy bears to fancy dress, they teach children to nurture and let them play "grown-ups" at the same time.
Electronics and computer games –A firm favourite that needs no introduction. Video games are great for testing reflexes, lateral thinking and puzzle solving, but it's easy for a child to spend too long in front of them.
Games and puzzles – Great for helping develop strategy and forward thinking, these toys are much more about exercising the brain than the body.
Toy kitchen sets –Replica kitchenettes. Traditionally aimed at girls, though it's good to teach boys to cook too.
Toy vehicles –Miniature replicas of vehicles. Traditionally a boy's toy, though girls enjoy them too. Some toy vehicles are big enough for a child to sit in and play at being "driver".
Outdoor toys – From bicycles to trampolines to paddling pools, these toys help keep kids active and fit, as well as having social benefits.
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Toys for Children of Different Age Groups
There have been countless numbers of studies into the subject of child development. Most research points to various milestones that children meet at different ages, and as parents, you will want to get toys that are age appropriate to help your child grow socially, physically and mentally. Here is a brief breakdown of the recommendations made by child development experts, based on a child's age and what will help them to develop.
0-6 months old – Babies benefit greatly from toys, helping them learn to use their senses of sight, sound and touch to discover the world around them. Top toy suggestions for this age group include hanging mobiles, stuffed animals, activity quilts and rattles.
6 months to 1 year old –By this age, infants are mastering their motor skills, allowing them to play and interact with toys in exciting new ways. Toys that move or show cause and effect are fun for kids this age, such as balls, pop-up toys, busy boxes and simple shape sorters.
1-2 years old –In their second year, kids tend to explore their surroundings more, fuelled by a heady mix of wonder and curiosity. It's at this age that they begin imitating adults, and toys like musical instruments, play vehicles, pop-up books and pretend household items (phones, workbenches, kitchens etc.) are a great idea.
2-3 years old –Older toddlers enjoy testing the physical skills they've just learned, and the third year usually sees the imagination come out to play in a much bigger way. It's the right age to put their skills to work with puzzles, blocks and basic arts and crafts.
3-6 years old –Kid start playing more actively with each other at this age and acting out adult roles by dressing up in costumes and playing out "real life" scenarios. Recommended toys for this age group include simple board games, play scenes, puzzles and props for make-believe.
6-9 years old –Toys that require elements of skill and strategy are great for children of school-age. At this age, kids are always seeking new experiences and information. Magic kits, action figures, science sets and board games are perfect for this stage of development.
9-12 years old –During the pre-teen years, children begin to start hobbies and develop life-long interests. Electronic games, strategy board games (chess, dominoes, backgammon etc.), model kits and musical instruments are a few recommendations for this age group.
Toys for Boys and Girls
Toys are an important factor in defining a child's perception of gender roles. If parents buy a girl dolls, kitchenettes, make-up, pink princess dresses and high heeled shoes, they are giving a specific set of messages. If in turn, they buy a boy action figures, chemistry sets, toy cars and building blocks, they send another set of messages. Children learn through play and to some degree, the toys with which they play determine the skills and roles they learn.
In recent years, shifting social attitudes, as well as a growing awareness of the issues surrounding gender identity and gender stereotyping have made this distinction less rigid. Much research has been done on the subject of kid's toys and gender-stereotyping, and a general consensus appears to be emerging that, for a child to develop in a more holistic fashion, it's good for them to have access to both traditionally "masculine" and "feminine" toys. On a practical level, it's great for learning and development, after all, a boy becomes a man, and a grown man shouldn't be afraid of the kitchen in this day and age. But it also plays an important part in social development and contributes to a deeper understanding of the oft-remarked-upon gap between the sexes.
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Materials and Toy Safety
Over the years, toys have been made from a variety of different materials, from the early days of wood, cloth and metal, to the pervasive plastic of modern times. Whatever a toy is made from, the most important factor for parents must be that it's safe for their child. Kids have a habit of putting things in their mouth, so it's imperative that their toys are not poisonous or harmful to a child's development.
In recent years, there have been mounting concerns about toxic chemicals used in toy manufacture, especially in those toys that are made in China. Around 85% of the world's toys come from China, and despite the Chinese government introducing regulation of the country's toy industry in 2007, there have been several high-profile toy recalls since then covered in the media, leading many parent groups to claim that Chinese regulation does not go far enough and is also not sufficiently enforced. In 2011, research carried out by Greenpeace found that around 30% of Chinese-made toys contain heavy metals and 10% contain excessive traces of lead.
Toys produced in the European Union must adhere to very strict regulations about what can and can't be used in their manufacture. The EU's Toy Safety Directive spells out a list of requirements that toys must comply with before they can be released onto the market and marketed as being safe for children. All EU-made products that comply with the Directive receive a CE Mark, a compulsory requirement and one that many parents look for in the toys that they buy for their children.
Good Toys: 6 Things to Look for
Both research and experience place an emphasis on five factors to thinking about when choosing a toy for your child.
Price –Does it fit your budget? Is it a good offer?
Design – Is the toy easy to use and understand? Is it visually interesting? Has it been well thought out in terms of its design?
Play worth – Does it teach a new skill? Foster a child's creativity and hold their interest?
Quality – Is the toy safe? Is it durable? Does it have a CE Mark? Is it soft, especially for very young children?
Values – Does it promote environmental, social or community awareness?
Appropriateness – Does it fit the age, abilities and interests of your child?
If the answer to all these questions is a yes, then you can go ahead and buy it in the knowledge that it's the right kind of toy for your child.
Who's Who in the Toy World
If you're looking for a big-name brand toy, but you're stuck for ideas, here's a few of the biggest names in children's toys to give you some inspiration.
Playmobil: This German company have been a household name since the 1970s when their now instantly recognisable product first hit the market.
MGA Entertainment: Not a household name in itself until the word "Bratz" is mentioned.
Hasbro: Founded in 1923 by the Hassenfeld Brothers (Has-bro), they have brought the world Transformers, My Little Pony, Action Man and Play Doh.
Mattel: Founded in 1945, Mattel are one of the world's best-known toy companies, making favourites like Barbie, Fisher Price, WWE figurines and the card game Uno.
LEGO: These little bricks from Denmark have been part of the world since 1949. Loved by kids and adults alike, it's fun and creative and in 2015, LEGO surpassed Mattel to become the biggest toy brand in the world.
Saving Big on Toy Purchases with These Tricks
Put very generally, the best time to buy toys or, at least, the one that causes the least damage to your wallet, is in the run up to Christmas. Black Friday usually marks the beginning of the period where you can find the best offers on cheap toys up to the January Sales after the Christmas rush. Big merchants like Toys R Us, Hamley's and Smyths Toys are hosting moreover toy sales throughout the year. And of course, you don't have to navigate through the crowded high streets to find bargain toys, the best places to find cheap toys online are e.g. ELC or Argos.
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Every time I see one of these beautiful lego kits I'm so tempted to buy one and have a go. And if it wasn't for the million and one other Arts & Craft’s projects I currently have on the go I really do think I would give in to temptation! (lol)
Might tree-t myself
A great deal if I bonsai so myself.
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I bought this and had to return it . Didn't work at all
Growing up I loved monopoly. The handling of money and the maths involved made it a fun game. Why change it to something kids will learn less while playing (imo)?
Don't do it, people! My kids love this, but it's the most frustrating thing in the world. The only fun thing about it is that you need to enunciate every word to sound like Gyles Brandreth if you want it to understand you.
It says max weight 70kg but restricts age to 8 years - looks like the max weight is picked from a finger in air.
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What do you hang this of?
21/05/2021Expires on 21/05/2021Posted 16 h, 22 m agoPosted 16 h, 22 m ago
I agree. It would also be helpful, when using the saving percentage against the next best price, to show who its comparing against, otherwise it’s just 4% off an amount of £29.99 (for this deal specifically), which isn’t related to anything unless you do a search manually.
RRPs can be overinflated though, or never actually the best price (depending on the product). We know Next best Price isn't perfect but it gives a better indication of what you are saving right now I agree RRP is a useful additional piece of info though, thanks for adding it :)
Yes at time of posting. An actual rrp set by the manufacturer never (normally) changes, so is a better way of determining the actual saving.
They can’t do that as its the best price or the best next deal available.
Kind of agree - the fact they were limited is completely lost now… feels like a bit of a con now
Personally this bums me out that they are re releasing them. I felt special that I had managed to collect all of them so far apart from this last one. It’s been fun every month waiting for one to come out and knowing that I’ve potentially been wasting my time because everyone has another chance just saddens me. It’s like festival tickets people feel special that they have one but people who don’t feel bummed out and angry at the system. It’s a free thing they are giving away all you’re doing is spending VIP points remember that Lego doesn’t owe you anything people just get butt hurt so easily. Rant over
Scalpers, someone who buys item just to ensure someone who actually wants it pays more due to limited availability like with the playstation at xmas. Low moral fibre. Lego resellers, buy what they want when its readily available to anyone and 1 day may make a few quid by providing a service as lego can't keep churning out same set forever or would be no new sets, this takes space up in their home and they ensure it stored well. Theres a big difference so few people want to get off their high horse. Nobody does anything for nothing. No different to companies that make a profit.
Most people in this thread will miss out, so eBay scalpers come to the rescue.
I agree with your points 100%. It certainly does make sense to do this if there's more profit in it for you. Whether it is fair to everyone is another matter though, and that's the point I'm trying to make. At the end of the day, the situation around the Ulysses set arose around mismanagement from the Lego side. If there was a sufficient supply of this set, the extortionate aftermarket prices wouldn't have come around and fewer people would have been inclined to purchase the set to make a quick buck. This is something that Lego could have controlled and they failed to do so on this occasion. They could have easily produced slightly more than necessary sets and have a secondary release to sell out of their remaining stock. After all, exclusivity doesn't necessarily mean it can only be sold at one particular time. We may yet see a secondary release of these sets regardless, simply because some people may not actually place an order which qualifies them for the "free" space probe before the allotted time is up. We'll have to watch this space I suppose.
Fantastic game, £12 in-store too as picked one up a while ago. Wish 5 Minute Dungeon was this cheap...
I managed to grab this for £10 in Debenhams before it closed. It’s a good game and my kids enjoyed (8yrs and 5yrs). We did a few test rounds taking it in turns instead of using a timer which my 5yr old preferred, my 8yr old loved it with the timer on.
https://www.marksandspencer.com/5-minute-marvel-game-8-yrs-/p/hbp22525976 £12 at M&S before p&p, first google hit I found