Children’s preferences have changed over the years to more digital play, rather than outdoor and
interactive games – where no toys were required (hide and seek, hopscotch, and riding a bike).
Despite this, toys such as building blocks, dolls, and Disney remain popular options with today's
children. This is according to the findings of a consumer survey carried out by Game earlier in the
Today digital devices are more popular than ever and most children are either playing with them or
owning them versus years ago when kids used to spend most of their time outside. Further, the past 18
months children and their parents have been mostly stuck inside, with little to no outside play. This
has not been ideal as spending time outside, taking part in creative play, and especially off of digital
devices are all very important for childhood development and to reach those developmental
Game wants to help parents create opportunities for their kids to enjoy imaginatively and outside play
and made sure that this year’s top toys available in store are inspired by instilling more creativity
within the play as well as ignite a passion for playing outside.
“We’ve done the planning to make sure we have the toys that every child will want this festive
season. This includes all-in-one blasters, petshop surprise, sparkle girlz, playsets, and more. With
ample options to explore creativity and more time outdoors, parents and children can look forward
to a happy festive season of play” says Katherine Madley, Vice President of Marketing, Game.
The top toys available from Game this year includes:
1. 81CM WISPY WALKER for only R249 – This walker doll is sure to keep your little ones
entertained for hours. Perfect for playing dress-up and for doing her hair, this doll is the
ultimate imaginative play companion.
2. REGENERATOR for R499 – Take outside play to the next level with this all-in-one blaster,
wherewith its multiple attachments, can enable you to create over 1, 000 unique blaster
3. TURBO COMBO for R499 and is exclusive to Game. The ultimate X-Shot combo pack has
arrived and allows for ample hours of imaginative play outside. Up your game with the
Turbo Fire (Fires darts up to 66 ft / 20 m 20-Darts Capacity Rotating Barrel Dart-Range Award
Winner), the Fury 4 (Fire darts up to 66 ft / 20 m 4-Darts Capacity Rotating Barrel) and Micro
(Shoots Up to 66 ft/ 18 m Dart Storage on top).
4. GORILLA PLAYSET for R799 – Battle it out against the monstrous attacking Gorilla, the
biggest set Metal Machines has ever seen. This set includes a massive gorilla that when you
drive over the arm watch out as it may grab you and bring your car to the ground.
5. POPPY BOOTY SHAKIN PUG for R499 – Poppy’s contagious energy and hilarious head twirling
and booty-shakin’ will have the whole family up dancing and laughing for hours.
6. PETSHOP SURPRISE for R300– Adopt, cuddle and interact. With the electronic interactive
features, your child can experience the joy of a new pet – encouraging friendship,
excitement, and the importance of celebrating others. With the speak and repeat function, they can really bring their pet to life.
7. CAMPER VAN for R799 and exclusive to Game – Were all going on a camping holiday. Delight
your little one with the amazing Sparkle Girlz Camper Van. It’s a must-have addition to their
collection and is sure to provide hours of creative play and fun. The Sparkle Girlz will love
cruising around town or heading to the coast, but it’s up to you where they’ll head to next.
8. EXCEL CRUSHER for R499- You can annihilate your opponents with the single-shot function
from up to 90ft/27m away. You can blast up to 4-darts per second during Slam-Fire mode &
see your auto-rotating barrel release these award-winning X-Shot darts. Hours of play will be
the order of the day.
9. 1:14 JEEP for R549- Take your driving skills outside and off-road. The Jeep Rubicon is a must-
have for any car lover.
10. SUPERMARKET PLAYSET (cash register, trolley & food set) for R550 – There’s more than a
month’s shopping in the Supermarket Playset. Load up the cart with the pretend food and
make your way to the checkout. A must-have for any little shopper to have lots of role-playing
“And don’t forget about Game’s Price Beat Promise. If you’ve purchased any item from Game and
within 21 days find the identical product at a competitor for less, bring us the competitor leaflet valid at the time of price-beat request and we will refund you 10% on the difference, making sure that
you pay the lowest price on toys this festive season”, concludes Madley.