Obviously far superior to today's Ben 10 and Monster High sought after toys.It makes me a little sad that my son won't know the absolute joy of a trip to Belfast's Leisure World. The three-storied palace of giddy consumerism for the under-12 year old. It seemed like a magical kingdom set apart from real life, with rows of Ghostbusters' Fire Station play sets & plush Wuzzles. Of course to our own children, it's likely that a trip to Smyth's Toystore invokes the same response, but secretly we know our days were best.We recently bought a series of Thundercats off www.amazon.co.uk and plonked our 4 year old down in front of it, eager to see his reaction to this 1980s' classic. He just asked could we put Cbeebies back on. Never mind, here are three retro products that have been brought up to date for today's kids, but that will give you a warm feeling of nostalgia too.1. The Sodastream.
www.Sodastream.co.uk and via ArgosThen:
Available at Smyth's ToystoreThen:
From £49.493. The Playtent
The VW tent from The Monster Factory is available in pink or blue and would look very impressive on Christmas Morning. Priced at £54.99