I hate the crapware that comes with modern toys. They try to make it seem like they're doing you a favor. They try to make it seem like it's going to make the toy better. But in fact it's just rubbish. It's poorly written and adds minimal value.
This isn't a post advertising one thing or another, but I was really surprised at the difference in prices when doing some Christmas shopping online today. Here's four of the toys we were considering and the prices offered at Amazon.co.uk versus tesco.com. You figure that prices do vary from site to site, but I've never seen them vary enough that it mattered. Today, anyways, it mattered plenty.