Toyworld’s Rebecca Hathaway.
Toyworld’s Rebecca Hathaway. KARLEILA THOMSEN

Our kids make it on nice list '09

DAVIS sisters Amelia, 3, and Breanna, 4, have very politely asked Santa Claus for “anything Barbie or Dora the Explorer”.

And they might just get their wish considering they’ve been good girls this year, according to mum Jessica.

The Hervey Bay family was the first to visit Father Christmas yesterday in his magical hideaway at Pialba Place shopping centre.

Santa says requests have been made for everything from dolls and remote control trucks to Nintendos and – in the case of one ambitious youngster – a pony.

Hervey Bay’s Jesse Dillon, 7, wants a new scooter, a Fireball car track set and a remote control 4WD truck.

“He’s been very good this year,” says his mum, Tabatha, who was doing some Christmas shopping yesterday with Jesse, his younger brother Billy James and the boys’ aunt Carly Wood.

Liam Mottersheadmoore, 8, has asked Saint Nick for a Nintendo DS and a RipStik.

His sister Georgie, 3, has slightly different plans for her stocking.

“She wants a princess bike, a princess bed, Barbie dolls and clothes,” her mum, Raelene, said.

Rebecca Hathaway, supervisor assistant at Hervey Bay Toyworld, says parents have been spending up big this year.

“They do two or three lay-bys at a time,” she said.

“And then they buy their kids a toy for today as well while they are doing their shopping.”

She said the items disappearing off the shelves have included Razor Pro scooters, RipStik skateboards and Gelli Baff bath jelly.

Boys will find Transformers Constructicon Devastators under their trees and girls’ stockings will be filled with Magic Fabric, she said.

“Lego is another one that has been popular,” Ms Hathaway said.

“It’s been around for ages and it’s still going strong.”

For those wanting to visit Santa, he will be appearing at Pialba Place from 10am to noon and 2pm to 4pm Monday to Saturday.



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