December 3, 2010 by Post Team
Fraggle Rock, Gone are the days when you had to go to theaters and gift paper glasses funky, with red and green glasses to watch 3D movies and feel like you’re part of the scenes film – whether it’s falling off a cliff or taking sharp turns in a fast moving car.
Now all you have to do is go to an electronics store to buy your own 3D TV and watch these movies in your home.
The technology is relatively new home is selling well at Kawartha TV and stereo and should be one of the most popular items this year to shop for Christmas shopping, “said Director Scott Stuart.
Other popular tech gadgets are iPhones, Blu-ray and its docks for MP3 players, “he said.
Flame BlackBerry – with a touch keyboard and pop-out – is another hot spot you sell well, “he said.
The examiner wanted to know what is popular this festive season among the gifts of buy-in for Christmas and other religious holidays, from books to toys to video games.
When it comes to teen on your list, it is out of vampires and guardian angels of this year.
Last year at this time, the chapters on Lansdowne Street could barely hold the Twilight vampire series on its shelves that adolescents vanish for the love story between Edward and Bella teen vampire rights.
This season, Chapters manager Barb Segers said the book hottest fantasies teen is Crescendo, by Becca Fitzpatrick, who is the sequel to the best-selling New York Times Hush, Hush, and tells how the main character Nora begins a relationship with her Guardian Angel Patch.
But we do not know from year to year what will be the hot ticket.
Sugar and Spice, a book of reality show The Hills star Lauren Conrad is so hot with young adults, and Night Star – a new novel in the Immortals series by Alyson Noel.
For adults on your list, “said Segers sentimental, which won the Giller Prize this year, is a hot-ticket item.
Written by 30-year-old Johanna Skibsrud, the daughter of a Vietnam veteran, the book tells the life story of father and Skibsrud reflects on family relationships, memory and loss.
“It’s a big seller,” said Segers.
Looking for a book that is more obscure?
Have you seen a movie store?
St. Aylmer began offering books a few months ago and co-owner Paul Pfeiffer said he has trouble meeting demand for fermentation Revolution: How to drink beer and save the world by Chris O’Brien.
The book argues that the brewpub and brewery do-it-yourself is to forge stronger communities and has also inspired designs and breweries radical.
“We carry books and eccentric niche,” says Pfeiffer.
Films and documentaries also in line the shelves of Have You Seen, including one that says Pfeiffer has really sparked interest in the arts community in Peterborough.
Exit through the gift shop tells the true story of an amateur filmmaker trying to find the elusive graffiti artist Banksy, who created the graffiti on the walls of the post-hurricane New Orleans as well as the Barrier separation in the Palestinian West Bank.
When the director finds and tries to befriend the artist, Banksy turns the camera around its owner.
Meanwhile, next to your gift list may be children.
Hamsters robotics, Zhu Zhu Pets continue to be one of the hottest sellers of toys at Zellers, said the supervisor of the toy department Peterborough Sylvia O’Gorman.
Toys that have been around for a long time, like Lego, Hot Wheels, Barbie and Littlest Pet Shops, continued to sell well, “she said.
New this year, however, are Monster High Dolls – dolls and accessories, inspired by the monster movies and horror fiction?
At the toy store on Hunter Street, owner John Grant said she did not share about fashion or “fashionable” products it sells traditional toys with “value play well.”
No Silly Bandz here, “she said, but the store offers jack-in-the-boxes, wooden trains and games.
“We sell traditional and classic toys,” says Grant.
Rotors and drums are always popular at Christmas time, “she said, and the old wooden Russian dolls.
Plush toys, like Fraggle Rock characters are back and are good sellers this year, Grant says.
While many in their 20s and 30s probably remember Fraggle Rock teach children, “Kids today are crazy about these characters because he talks about a movie coming out.
And for some reason, Grant says, baby dolls and all their accessories are selling like never before this Christmas.
You can also find more obscure toys in toy stores, including Perplexus – a game in which players must lead a small marble around obstacles inside a transparent sphere.
As for video games, Call of Duty series continues to be the hottest seller at Chumleighs on Saint-Georges
Call of Duty: Black Ops is a huge seller, says employee Jim Reedyk, as many PS3 and Xbox 360.
Any music lover on your list?
Johnny Reid Preferred country will probably be one of the biggest sellers at Moondance Records this holiday season with his album A Place Called Love, “said owner Mike Taveroff Moondance.
Neil Young’s latest offering the noise will also be one of the most sought-after CD, he says.
“Neil Young has been going strong for about four months now,” said Taveroff.
Best seller last year at this time, Susan Boyle – Scottish singer who found fame after wowing judges on Britain’s Got Talent. But, although Boyle has a new Christmas album this year, it did not sell well at Moondance Taveroff said.
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