This entry relates to the procurement of items designed for offspring recreational pursuits during this seasonal time of year. As such, it will be protected by a wafer-thin vineer, in a probably pointless effort to throw certain people who might be reading off the track.
Festivus is now coming up fast, and I’m getting into my shopping.
Bowen Offspring The Elder has been pressuring for the remote control Dalek. This is tricky, as they don’t yet appear to be available in Australia. I had a look around online for one. Amazon UK had them, but don’t ship toys outside Europe. But it was on special for UKP34.99 (which is expensive, but certainly cheaper than the slightly exhorbitant RRP of UKP49.99). “Last one in stock,” the website said, “order now!”
While I was pondering sending it via a UK friend or relative, I refreshed the page. It was gone. Damn.
Other etailers had it for prices varying from the expensive to the exhorbitant. And a similar product, the Dalek battle pack, has found its way into ABC Shops (apparently exclusively), for a fairly expensive $125.
Unless Santa or his collaborators have a sudden windfall of cash, for this Christmas I suspect primarily non-Skaran toys will be finding their way to our house.