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Arckit – fiddly at first but then your digits get all deft at it

  Always an active sector the construction toy category may well be dominated by a certain Danish brick with a plethora of “me too” toys plus all those trying to tap into the LEGO stud landscape with all manner of accessories. Could an upstart, sorry start-up, be bold enough to …

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With just 186 days to go Christmas crackers are revealed

If you’re going to be offended when we mention the four-letter word then possibly best to click here. We know how ho and bothered some folk can get, you know those with enough time on their hands to wax-lyrical and stand on their digital soap boxes in threads and tell …

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Here is Spiderman straight out of a comic book

Take your place in the Marvel Universe with the web-slinging superhero, bringing toys-to-life like never before. Your verbal interaction, along with the app, brings Spidey to life offering hours (and hours) of entertainment. Take part in interactive missions against notorious villains, each and every decision you make affects the next …

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Big up to her Maj the Queen today on her actual candle blowing out day

It isn’t to get more presents that Royals have two birthdays it is mainly due to them wanting to ensure that the “Trooping of the Colour” event could have more favourable weather conditions. So the Queens real birthday is April 21st but 10th June is her official bash where she …

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Cozmo is coming to the UK everything is a.i.lright

Over the pond people have been able to get their hands on the super-smart robot companion for months, now here in Blighty we need to wait just a few months longer, Cozmo will be available on the 15th September. Developed by Anki the development team behind Cozmo combined talents from …

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Si’ Thi’ Later Mr Sallis – Legend of Wallace and Wine

Starring in all 295 episodes of the much lauded sit(ish)comedy, Last of the Summer Wine, Peter Sallis, the legend of the philosophising gang of vintage village dwellers passed away today. That talented man took himself all the way to 96 years of age and voiced the Aardman animated Wallace character …

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Jacks back – Pirates of the Caribbean : Dead men tell no tales

There is definitely divided opinion amongst the critics for this latest Pirates of the Caribbean installment marking Mr Sparrows fifth outing as the sozzled seafarer. I’d concur that a couple of the one-liners should have been sunk before making the final script but as a pirate tale goes this one has …

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Ultimate Lightning McQueen revealed – scaled automotive excellence arrives ahead of Cars 3

If you could reach into the screen and grab yourself a Lightning McQueen, yanking it from all its pixelated glory and having that comedic car come alive in front of your face in the physical –would you? No need, Sphero have done it for you. Yes the robotic Bluetooth ball …

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Rory’s cubes take on Kickstarter – the story telling dice play is almost past the post

Since 2008 we’ve been fans of the storytelling cubes, enjoyed watching small minds explore storytelling with the aid of these superb sets. More recently The Creativity Hub moved into licensing, Moomins, Batman and Dr Who amongst some fine cube sets to set minds on weird and wonderful tale telling adventures. …

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Ghostbusters and Playmobil are here to cross the beams

Venturing into the licensing space PLAYMOBIL have unleashed their Ghostbusters sets, half a dozen of them, and we say a big hurrah. The new sets include the famous Firehouse Headquarters, Ecto-1 and Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, plus Spengler and Ghost, Slimer with Hot Dog Stand and Venkman and Terror Dogs. …

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