Iconic New Zealand Artist Dick Frizzell has turned his creative hand to toy making with his very first moving pull along wooden toy ‘KiWi KiWi’. We love it and think it would make the perfect kiwiana gift for little ones here in New Zealand and overseas this Christmas.
Originally designed and built in his garden shed in 2001 as a one-off toy for his then three year old grandson Jimi, Dick created this hand panted pull along Kiwi toy which was affectionately christened by Jimi as ‘KiWi KiWi’. The toy proved to be a stand out hit amongst his family and friends leading to Dick joining forces with Sharl Short, Director of Urban Leisure to get this brilliant slice of our local culture into homes all around New Zealand.
“I can’t tell you how excited to see my garden shed efforts morph into this elegant little fellow" says Frizzell. “I can’t wait to now get KiWi KWii out to everybody else’s grandchildren”
A board game is always a good gift for fun playing together as a family. The Monopoly Token Madness Game comes with 8 new golden tokens - a penguin, a television, a racecar, the Mr Monoply emoji, a rubber duck, a watch a wheel and a bunny slipper. Plus it has six classic tokens. If your kids are monopoly fans they will love these new tokens.
Monopoly is suitable for ages 8 and up, although with help younger children can enjoy playing it too.