In other toy related news my children spent two weeks enjoying all the boxes that delivered Christmas toys. I told them that after break was over we'd toss them all. Due to the horrible weather, and the week of cancelled school following Christmas break they got an extra week with them. They spent a lot of time building cardboard forts and playing trains. Gigi dragged a box around full of books for three weeks, like 30 books. I'm not going to lie it did drive me a little bonkers, but they had a great time. Then true to my word as soon as school started up again I tossed them but by then they were just shells of their forever selves, covered in marker, crayon, and tape, cut and squished, pieces ripped off. They had more than served their purpose and I was proud to throw them in the recycling bin.
Another huge hit this year, things that glow. I found these m&m light sabers on clearance at Target for a dollar and picked up four as stocking stuffers. We have actual "full kid sized" light sabers that spring out, and glow and make noise, that cost $40, and I kid you not they love these ones just as much. I also got head light lamps at Costco 3 for $9. The kids are always wearing them. Often at night long after lights out well go in and find Gigi or Captain E reading with one on :)