Kids try out classic Christmas toys of the past and the results are hilarious

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Most of the must-have Christmas toys and gadgets for kids nowadays are so technological that it’s hard to imagine what they were like before.

If it doesn’t have a screen, play games or come with Netflix, then kids are bound to lose interest.

So, what would happen if kids were given Christmas presents of old to test out?

Well, a hilarious video from over 50s experts SunLife shows just that. Modern kids are left completely bewildered by things like the classic Fisher Price toy telephone, stereoscopes and a ball and cup.



The kids try and figure out how to use a stereoscope.

Watch the video above to see their reactions to old Christmas toys.

The kids were given a range of old Christmas presents to play with as part of a study looking at how much grandparents spend on their grandchildren at Christmas.

According to Sunlife, grandparents are set to spend £2.8bn just on Christmas gifts for their grandchildren this year – almost half a million more than last year and over a billion more than in 2017.



They weren’t so impressed by the satsuma as a present.

In the video, the plastic phone was described as ‘sad’ by one brutal youngster because it had no apps and couldn’t FaceTime.

The iconic ball and cup game on the other hand is blasted as ‘boring’, while only one of the children could work out how to use a stereoscope before admitting “it does tell a story – but not really like Netflix.”

The toy dubbed the coolest by the boys was a wind up walking robot, while all the kids seemed rather unimpressed by that simple stocking filler of days gone by – the humble satsuma.

SunLife asked over-50s about their gift giving habits when it comes to their grandchildren and revealed the average grandparent will spend a whopping £81 on each grandchild in the hope of getting the right present – £13 more than last year.

One in six grandparents say they don’t care how much it costs, as long as they get their grandchildren the right present.

Well, I think they can scratch a satsumas and stereoscope off the list.

If you’re a grandparent and are struggling for last minute gift ideas, visit the SunLife website here.



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