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From Enchantimals carriages to fisher-price gyms and My Garden Baby, the incredible range of toys from Mattel means there’s the perfect gift to spoil every child this Christmas. Here are some of our favourites…

Barbie Extra Doll


When it comes to fashion, the philosophy behind Barbie® Extra dolls is ‘more is more’! These dolls effortlessly rock bold fashions and bright colors, and they make big statements! Each Barbie® doll has their own unique style that’s playful and over the top – and their pets have tons of personality too! These fabulous dolls offer kids a chance to play fashion stylist and to explore self expression. From R549.99 each, selected retailers

South Africa Local Scrabble

south africa local scrabble

In the past, words like ‘howzit’, ‘lekker’ and ‘zamalek’ weren’t allowed on the Scrabble board but all of that has changed now with the introduction of SA’s own local version! It’s Scrabble as you’ve always known it but with a fun Proudly South African twist – and don’t worry, there’s an ‘approved lingo’ list so you’ll know exactly what words are allowed, and what’s not. From R499.99, Takealot

Mega Bloks® PAW Patrol: The Movie – Marshall’s City Fire Rescue Set

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Mega Bloks are designed to be the perfect size for small hands to stack and pull the pieces apart with ease – and the sky’s the limit when it comes to what you can build! Mega Bloks are already a firm favourite with kids but this Paw Patrol-themed set is bound to be flying off the shelves this Christmas. From R499.99, selected retailers

Enchantimals Royal Rolling Carriage

royal enchantimals rolling carriage

Your little one can spend their Christmas holidays touring the world of Enchantimals with Peola Pony doll and her Royal Rolling Carriage! With golden wheels that really roll, this charming carriage is ready for royal adventures. There’s plenty of seating in (and on top of) the carriage so Peopla Pony can pick up her other Enchantimals friends on her way to the ball. Just push the carriage to start the fun! From R599.99, ToysRUs

fisher-price® Rainforest Music & Lights Deluxe Gym

fisher price deluxe gym

This gorgeous newborn gym comes complete with 10+ toys and activities and a removable, take-along toucan with music and dancing lights. There are three smart ways to play: lay & play, tummy-time and take-along and the gym responds to baby’s movement with music and lights. It will keep little ones busy (and stimulated) long enough for mom to take a well-deserved tea break! From R1 599.99, selected retailers

Thomas & Friendsâ„¢ Trains & Cranes Super Tower

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This trainset brings to life all the exciting racing, chasing, loading and unloading action from the Thomas & Friendsâ„¢ show in one awesome playset. The multi-level train and track set features well-known places and characters from the show, plus a spinning turntable, three cranes to load and unload cargo, and track for the engines to zoom around. Kids control all the exciting action, using handles and switches to decide where the engines go. From R3 999.99, selected retailers

Barbieâ„¢ Chelsea Core Careers assorted

chelsea careers

Does your little one want to be a pilot, musician, doctor or rockstar? Barbie’s little sister Chelsea loves to try out different careers and your child can too with this brilliant range of dolls. Each doll is sold separately and comes dressed in a themed outfit with career-appropriate accessories to match. What fun! From R229.99, selected retailers

fisher-price® Little People® Load ‘n Learn Construction Site

fisher price little people construction site

There’s an entire world to explore through Little People – with this new construction site set, little builders can load, haul and dump boulders again and again! This toddler-friendly musical playset features a spinning crane, a working elevator, a push-along dump truck and two construction worker figures to get the job done. As kids explore the site, the Smart Stages® learning content introduces counting, shapes, colors and more with fun songs, sounds and phrases, so it’s great for your child’s development too. From R699.99, selected retailers

My Garden Baby Berry Hungry Butterfly Doll

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It’s here: My Garden Baby, the first nurturing product from toy giant Mattel. Little ones will flutter over the My Garden Baby Berry Hungry Baby Butterfly doll’s wings, fantastical hair and their yummy berry scents. They’ll love ‘feeding’ their doll with the spoon and cup (try using cold water for added colour-changing fun) and changing her berry-printed onesie. The added bonus? The My Garden Baby packaging box folds into a nifty crib where baby can drift off to sleep. How cute?! From R399.99, ToysRUs

Imaginext® The Lion’s Kingdom Castleâ„¢


Kids with a love for thrilling medieval battles will love this epic playset from Imaginext! The castle is loaded with exciting features for kids to wage their own battles – they can twist and press the power pads to activate the drop-down fortifications, collapsible tower and amazing lion paws, which can knock over invaders. Spin the castle, and there are trap doors and a dungeon prison included, along with one king figure, a throne and two battle accessories. From R1 199.99, selected retailers

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