Don't buy this for Christmas!

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Don't buy this for Christmas!
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Fri, 11-04-2011 - 5:36pm

Let's share some of the things we've bought or received as gifts that are just not worth the money.

The Fisher Price Kid Tough Digital Camera was a total waste of money.

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Registered: 10-15-2001
Sat, 11-05-2011 - 6:29pm
Hot Wheels play sets... they are never as cool as the commercial and until they are big enough the kids bug you over and over because they fall apart.
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Mon, 11-07-2011 - 2:14pm
I agree completely about the Hot Wheels sets! Ian wanted a specific set last year, so MIL bought it for him. While it's fun, it's a huge PITB to set up and it takes up a ton of space. -And, yes, they fall apart while the kids are playing, which means that I have to keep reassembling it.
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Wed, 11-09-2011 - 10:07am
A friend told me that the popular Elefun game is junk. I guess it doesn't work like it's supposed to, and it's frustrating for the kids and adults. She said that the fan isn't strong enough to blow the butterflies like it's supposed to. That's too bad because I thought this game looked like a good one. I wonder if maybe hers was just a dud. Has anyone here played this game before?
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Wed, 11-09-2011 - 1:07pm
We had one 3-4 years ago and it wasn't all that fun. The butterflies would get stuck in the tube thing and we lost so many of them. So yeah, not worth it.
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Tue, 11-29-2011 - 1:50pm
Dollar store puzzles. We always get some puzzles, and the ones from the dollar store just fall apart before we even get them put together for the first time. It frustrates the kids when the pieces are warped, flimsy, or just break.

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Tue, 11-29-2011 - 2:16pm
Pretty much any of the dollar store toys but the puzzle are the worst.
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Thu, 12-01-2011 - 4:10am

But i don't think kids ever accept old things!
I've try to give my old Ipod last year to my cousin as an Xmas gift, for which he was demanding from longer. But when i give him, his expression was not seems so cool to me.
That's why now i don't give any worthy stuffs to kids anymore on Christmas!

But now on this christmas! I've planned to give all my relative kids! some good clothing dress. I hope they all like kinda present

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Thu, 12-01-2011 - 10:01am
I agree. Toys from the dollar store are mostly a bust. They usually come from great aunts and uncles who don't know any better.
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Thu, 12-01-2011 - 11:15am
Wow that was pretty rude of him. Our kids get used stuff for Christmas, we got Nathan an iPod off eBay, and an air hockey table, play kitchen and loft bed off craigslist this year. I think it more how they are brought up, they wouldn't get nearly as much stuff if we had to get it all new... I'm sorry you had a bad experience with what was a very generous gift.
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