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What kind of toys are popular with children in Poland today


Kochana_Babcia 2 | 70  
12 Jan 2007 /  #1
My Mother is getting a package ready to send to family in Poland. This family has a little boy about 5 years old. We would like to include some toys for this boy and wanted to know if he would be interested in toys that a popular in the US, some of which have batteries which we would include but are batteries available in Poland? The same kind as in the US..AA, C, D and so on.

I would appreciate any suggestions as this family is very poor and we want to send them some nice stuff.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
12 Jan 2007 /  #2
Batteries are the same here. No need to worry about that part.

Toy cars, Action Man. I think five year olds are the same the world over.

Something that won't break in the post.
krysia 23 | 3,057  
12 Jan 2007 /  #3
A 5-year old boy would really like a remote control car. They have more choices in the US, they have some in Poland but are very expensive.

He would like an electronic game where you press buttons and learn ABC's and songs in English.
A CD with Tom and Jerry or Bugs Bunny.
Anything that moves and makes noice.
Anything on wheels.
OP Kochana_Babcia 2 | 70  
12 Jan 2007 /  #4
Thank You for the suggestions and I'm also happy that batteries are available as many boy toys are remote control..cars and action figures.

Since after the holidays many toys are on clearance sales we plan to buy a bunch of stuff for this boy and also some nice things for his Mom. She has had a very difficult life, abandoned by her own Mom, raised by her Grandmother who has passed away.

LOL..Anything on wheels and makes noise, sounds just like the toys that my grandsons like to play with.

Boys will be boys no matter where they live.
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
12 Jan 2007 /  #5
but are batteries available in Poland?

shame on you babcia...
OP Kochana_Babcia 2 | 70  
12 Jan 2007 /  #6
Sorry...I should have asked if batteries are universal...same kind all over the world.
Since I've never been to Poland or Europe, I have no idea if the same types of batteries are used worldwide. I would hate to send a child a battery operated toy and find out later that replacement batteries were not available.

On the subject of batteries for toys, are they expensive in Poland, are they readily available everywhere?? A, AA, C, D and so on.

Thank You for info.
herman  
12 Jan 2007 /  #7
I can bet they will love to have sony play stacion III.
I am 100% positive.
The problem might be with electricity - like you mentioned. :)
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
12 Jan 2007 /  #8
Batteries are at a fair price and have the same sizes as anywhere else. :)
krysia 23 | 3,057  
12 Jan 2007 /  #9
Babcia's question was a very intelligent one. The electric current is different in Europe, plugs and outlets are different. Polish VCR tapes do not work in the US, they have to be re-taped. You can get transformers to use US devices in European outlets.
Sparky - | 92  
12 Jan 2007 /  #10
Europe uses 220 for everything America uses 110 on most things and 220 on the big stuff. Europe is a better system it is more a cost effective. But we already know that Americans are wasteful.
OP Kochana_Babcia 2 | 70  
12 Jan 2007 /  #11
Thank You for the additional help.

Play Station 3 is really expensive at this time and also not age appropriate for a child of
only 5. He needs more practical toys and other necessary items.

Thank You Krysia, for coming to my defense. I hope I didn't offend anyone with my questions.
krysia 23 | 3,057  
12 Jan 2007 /  #12
But we already know that Americans are wasteful.

Yeah, that's true. But they can afford it. If their pants or clothes have a hole in them, they throw it out. In Poland they will mend them.

If a TV breaks down, out to the dump it goes and get another one.
lef 11 | 478  
12 Jan 2007 /  #13
Sorry, its not a question of affording it, but pure economics, the cost of items are more expensive to get repaired than the cost of a new item, lets not make out that every american is just loaded with money and doesn't know what do do with it.

Get off your horse and take a walk downtown, the slums, ghettos and its not all that rosy.
I must admit that some of these poor people in these slums are more worse off than there counterparts in Poland.
krysia 23 | 3,057  
12 Jan 2007 /  #14
I know. I have friends who live from pay-check to pay-check barely able to make their house payments. Like me. hahaha. Not funny.
Not everyone in America wastes, but that is the image it portrays to other countries. There are many homeless people who live in boxes, at least they don't get taxed for it. I think...

If you have a house you pay taxes, but if you have a mobile-home on wheels, then you don't. I know, because I lived in one of those once.
Eurola 4 | 1,909  
12 Jan 2007 /  #15
Frankly, the people who live on the street do so because they want to be there or there is "something wrong" with them. Lots of them refuse to come to shelters even at 25F below. Often, they are forcefully taken.

I always say that if an immigrant can come to this country with just a suitcase and can make a great living for themselves - just like all Poles do, then the ones who are born here choose the life they have. Work is the answer.

The city, the state, the country can only help so much.
Sparky - | 92  
12 Jan 2007 /  #16
If their pants or clothes have a hole in them, they throw it out. In Poland they will mend them.

I think the Polish should sell their holy jeans to Abercrombie and Fitch. Then the Americans could pay 80 Dollars for them. Then the polish could buy new jeans ,and then the circle could start all over again.
Chenzo  
14 Jan 2007 /  #17
we already know that Americans are wasteful.

Thanks douchebag! You'll be flying over here when you have a terminal illness and your universal healthcare system screws you over.
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
14 Jan 2007 /  #18
lol... i love the way americans think...!
Ranj 21 | 948  
14 Jan 2007 /  #19
Thanks douchebag! You'll be flying over here when you have a terminal illness and your universal healthcare system screws you over.

If you would bother to look, idiot, he already lives here!

lol... i love the way americans think...!

Yes Bubba, we know!:) How's my favorite Englishman? Did you get to play a quiet game of pool today?
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
14 Jan 2007 /  #20
hey ranj :)

no pool... sniff... spent the day updating my music collection courtesy of limewire...

its late and time to hit the sack... catch you tomorrow :)
Giles  
15 Jan 2007 /  #21
Quoting: BubbaWoo, Post #18
lol... i love the way americans think...!

Americans think?

lol (just joking)

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