Christmas could be a blast, with a farting deck of cards being a favorite gift. Experts believe that Gassy Gus will be a flatulent favorite with young children.
For Gus, who doesn’t have good table manners when he eats too much, he’s sure to make the kids laugh and raise a few eyebrows with the adults – but he’s about to be a party hit.
The card-based game has points for different types of food, and players have to keep pressing Gus’ head to match the number of food they’ve drawn.
As his belly expands, the figure hits a burst point and can’t hold back, so he cuts the wind – and kids think that’s hilarious.
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Unveiled as one of the Dream Dozen toys in the industry today, our seven year old tester Luke Kapikyan from Hoddesdon, Herts gave it a 10 out of 10 and said, âIt reminds me of my dad Kev.
“I think my mom and grandma will find it really funny and I love it when he farts.”
The Â£ 24.99 game is one of 12 toys that bring to mind traditional family fun and playground humor away from screens and tech toys with kids getting back to basics.
Game room veterans like Barbie, Hot Wheels, Lego, and Pokemon make the list with an interactive doll from a children’s YouTube series, the only nod to the digital world.
Bandai’s Cocomelon Deluxe JJ – an internet sensation with young people – is spoon-fed peas, sings nursery rhymes and a vegetable song and is also about to be sold.
Little Live Pets My Pig Piggly – a cute piglet that puckers its nose and can be walked on a leash should also be flying off the shelves.
While the average price of the Dream Dozen – chosen by the Toy Retailers Association – is Â£ 36, Magic Mixies (correct) Cauldron for Â£ 69.99 is the most expensive but has the wow factor, according to our tester Emmie Chege, eight. years of Hoddesdon. , Herts.
Simply add a potion to the cauldron, mix with a magic wand and as a mist mysteriously rises from the center, press down to the side with the wand and a cuddly Magic Mixie toy emerges.
Emmie gave it top marks and said, âI love the way the potion is bubbling and when you use your wand a toy pops up. It’s magic and I really want one for Christmas.
According to figures from Saffron Building Society, 4.5 million Britons plan to spend more than Â£ 300 on gifts per child this Christmas.
And toy industry bosses believe young people will be spoiled rotten this year to catch up on a dark time during the pandemic.
Gary Grant, Chair of the Dream Dozen Selection Committee, said: âAs families couldn’t get together last year, grandparents in particular will go the extra mile and buy the more expensive items.
âThe children will be spoiled even if the finances are fragile.
âThat’s why, as an industry, we are under pressure to make Christmas happen and to help create these memories.
âOnce Bonfire Night is over, the starting gun for Christmas rings and people start their Christmas shopping in earnest.
âEvery year there are two or three toys where the demand exceeds the supply and although there is no obvious shortage at the moment, 40% of all the toys we sell in a year will be purchased from the November 6th on Christmas Eve, so to avoid disappointment our tip is if you see the toy your kids want, buy it.
“The industry is working to overcome supply chain challenges to ensure there are toys on the shelves throughout the holiday season.”
Analysts from the NPD Group revealed that toy sales were up 9% for the nine months to September 30 this year compared to the same period in 2019 and expects “a strong performance despite the challenges of the supply chain ‘for the rest of the year.
Christmas alone will boost the nearly Â£ 1 billion industry and NPD global toys expert Frederique Tutt said: âThe British have continued their love affair with toys this year and sales were strong.
âToy manufacturers and retailers have planned ahead and stocked to avoid anticipated shortages, so most toy buyers will be able to get the items they want.
“But as we always say at the Dream Toys event every November, if you know what particular toy the kid in your life dreams of at Christmas, it’s best to buy it now.”
A dozen dreams
Barbie Dreamtopia Color Changing Mermaid, Mattel, Â£ 24.99
Bluey Family Home playset, moose toys, Â£ 39.99
Cocomelon Deluxe JJ interactive doll, Bandai, Â£ 39.99
Gassy Gus, John Adams, Â£ 24.99
Hot Wheels Massive Loop Mayhem, Mattel, Â£ 54.99
Jurassic World Scorpios Rex, Mattel, Â£ 31.99
LOL Surprise Movie Magic Doll, MGA Entertainment, Â£ 10.99
Little Live Pets My Pig Piggly, character options, Â£ 24.99
Magic Mixies cauldron, moose toys, Â£ 69.99
Paw Patrol Chase Deluxe Transformation Vehicle, Spin Master Toys, Â£ 44.99
Pokemon Pikachu plush, character options, Â£ 13.99
Star Wars Boba Fett starship, Lego, Â£ 44.99