FROM POGO STICKS AND SPACEHOPPERS TO ATARI COM­PUT­ERS,

Sunday Mail (UK) - - The Judge -

Pogo Stick For Rid­ers 80lb to 160lb – adult pogo stick The Star Wars: s Awaken Force – Anti-stress gg book colourin From adult pogo sticks, scoot­ers and re­mote­con­trol drones to su­per- sized spacehoppers, shops are full of retro games and hi-tech toys tar­geted at the more ma­ture mar­ket. Menkind – the gad­get and toy store for boys and men – now have 80 branches across the UK, in­clud­ing stores in Glas­gow, Aberdeen, Ed­in­burgh, Dundee, Liv­ingston and In­ver­ness. The firm’s An­drew Smith said: “Ev­ery­one stays a big kid at heart and dreams of playing with the toys and games they had as a child. That’s why there are toy stores now that cater ex­clu­sively for grown-ups. “I love watch­ing the faces of grown guys when they come into the shop and spot a retro toy they had as a kid or per­haps one they asked Santa for but never re­ceived. “Who doesn’t like be­ing re­minded about the The T 1000 Dot-To-Dot D Book: Bo An­i­mals – Twenty in­cred­i­ble to crea­tures c com­plete yourself yo Bath­time tin can al­ley game

We got Sun­day Mail colum­nist and big kid Cat Har­vey to try out some of the grown-ups’ toys on of­fer this Christmas.

The ra­dio DJ said: “Who doesn’t like playing with toys? I don’t think I will ever leave Nev­er­land as be­ing a big kid is just too much fun.

“I have to con­fess – I own one of the big spacehoppers I tested to­day. It comes out at the end of the night when my pals are round and we’ve had a few. I can se­ri­ously say I have more fun bounc­ing on it now than I did when I was wee.

“With the wor­ries about Brexit and the econ­omy, it’s good to es­cape re­al­ity and have fun playing games with your friends.” Haynes Elec­tro Synth kit Hornby R1220 The High­land Ram­bler

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