TOYS TOYS TOYS! (What I Really Want for Christmas)

This year I asked for a sweaterdress for Christmas. What I wish I had said was “I’d like a six-foot-long remote control shark balloon.”
Publish date:
December 19, 2011
christmas shopping, toys

Julie’s very mature holiday shopping list is great and luxurious and all but who doesn't -- deep down -- equate this time of year to Matchcar racetracks and oversized stuffed animals? This year, being responsible and cold here in Holland, I told my mom I’d like a sweaterdress. What I wish I had said was, “I’d really like a six-foot-long remote control shark balloon.” I love toys and wish I had some cool kid to buy them for (so that I could play with them). Build your own Muppet at The Muppet Whatnot Workshop (at FAO Schwartz)

I’ve wanted one of these for years now but it’s not really the kind of thing one buys themself. You get to chose everything that goes on your Muppet, from body shape and color to eyes, (facial) hair and outfit. Amahzing! Here’s one I made. Everyone, I'd like you to meet Shirley. She’s a country line dancer who loves Virginia Slims and making confections out of breakfast cereals.

Lego Architechture seriesThese are so cool and grown up (even though part of me still wants this pirate ship instead). To show off your appreciation of his Prairie Masonry structures, why not put together a Lego version of Frank Loyd Wright’s Robie House? Subtlety not your thing but no money to fly to Dubai? Reconstruct the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, yourself with those weird little rounded Legos! I want one of these to decorate my apartment and show how playful yet knowledgeable I am.

Angry Birds BoardgameUm, this looks awesome and I don’t even have the app on my iphone. Plus, this write up on contains the sweetest single line of product description I’ve ever read, “Game features three Angry Birds, green pigs, one slingshot-style launcher.”

Air Swimmers Remote Control Flying SharkThis one is turning up everywhere, but how could it not? It is genuis. Imagine this helium- filled shark sneaking up on people in a hallway. If you don’t die laughing (or even get a little chocked up—what is wrong with me!?) during this promotional video we would never be friends. This guy should be utilized by Occupy Wall Street somehow.

Ok, what did I miss? Any other fun toys you've seen out there lately? Do you have someone to buy them for?