Starlight’s Top Toy Testers reveal the Top 100 Toys for Christmas

Jo Munro

The Savvy Shopaholic

Nov 22, 2022

What to buy the discerning toy aficionado in your life can be a Christmas conundrum. This year some very talented kids known as The Amazon Playmakers, ten kids selected by the Starlight Children’s Foundation, not only tested and defined the top 100 toys for this Christmas they made a short film too.

The Playmakers were given a new role and a chance to let their imaginations run wild by
creating a stop-motion movie featuring some of the toys from the top 100 holiday toy list. The
Playmakers were asked to create characters behind the toys; a plot which the toys would star in; and the
dialogue to share the joy of the holidays and deliver smiles to children across Australia.

The Playmakers themselves are the voices behind the characters including a somewhat mischievous Interactive Mama guinea pig and a naughty pirate from The TOMY Pop Up Pirate Action Game (12% off now $15) .

The best time to fill your loved ones stockings with some of these amazing playmaker tested toys is right now. With Black Friday sales on for the coming week, there has never been a better time to bag a bargain.

Here are some of my Hot Picks from the top 100 playmaker toys.

(Amazon is donating $1 up too $45k for every playmaker toy sold).

VTech KidiZoom PrintCam – Digital Camera for Children with Built-in Printer  33% saving now $87.61 for the Camera

  • KIDIZOOM PRINTCAM: for your budding creative genius, VTech’s KidiZoom PrintCam which includes a built-in thermal printer so they can take a photo and print it instantly! This digital camera for kids includes photo effects, stamps and borders, 3 games, panoramic prints and comic strip maker, great for encouraging imagination and creativity!
  • FUN EDITS: You can also turn your photos into line drawings to colour or use the print shop to print games, design and print your own cards, play money, accessories and more! Includes 1 roll of paper
  • Thermal paper for top ups here $13.99 includes 3 x rolls of thermal printing paper (240 prints ) and 2 x roll of stickers (40 prints).

Lego 3 in 1 Majestic Tiger to Panda or Koi Fish Set, Animal Figures 35% off now $52

This lego set is wonderful for the animal lover with imagination. For endless play possibilities, at least 3 different build-and-play experiences are available to kids with this fantastic LEGO Creator 3in1 set. They can build the toy tiger with a red bird and rebuild it into a posable red toy panda with bamboo and a bonsai tree that can be turned into a toy koi fish with a moving tail, flippers, and water lilies. Or they can delve into their imaginations to create another animal! 

Little Tikes easy store 3ft trampoline 23% off now $92

A little bit of fun the the adventurous tiny tike to burn off some of that holiday energy.

  • Foam grip on the safety bar
  • Handle bar folds down for easy storage

Do check all of the amazing top 100 toys selected by the Starlight team and consider buying your toys from this list. Not only will you be bagging a bargain but you will also be helping the Starlight Children’s foundation.

For more on bargain hunting Black Friday Aussie Style click here.

Happy Shopping.


By Jo Munro

The Savvy Shopaholic

Jo Munro is best known as The Savvy Shopaholic with the tag line 'Shop More, Save More'. She is The Carousel's resident shopping expert and a regular TV presenter on Ch9's Today Show and A Current Affair. In Jo's book The Savvy Shopaholic, she shares over 20 years of savvy shopping expertise, business wisdom and channel management with those who want to turn their shopping skills into cash. Much loved for her luxe for less shopping tips and wide-brimming smile, she's always keen to share her passion for shopping and savvy tips to get the most out of your dollar.


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