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Put some needles on those records – Record Store Day is upon us

A decade ago some wise men and women decided to set up a celebratory day to extol the virtues of vinyl. It has seen the fortunes of independent record shops transformed, owners of the same revered for their wares and sales of players of said format shooting stratospheric. For us, …

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It’s Morphin Time!

Saban Entertainment unleashed the Power Rangers last weekend and it is doing rather well. The big budget exceeded expectations and opened with $40mns big budget debut exceeded expectations grossing $40m on its US opening weekend. It cost over $100mn to make so it has some ground still to go and …

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Paper based Pinball

Budding scientist or engineer in the house? This book based pinball play system comes with a 32 page book as well as all the bits to make your own machine.  Using the pinball machine to look at many of sciences theories including resistance, mass, friction and gravity. All the sciency …

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Ooh ooh ooooh, Can you feel the…..

So, December 15th will see Star Wars:the Last Jedi hit the big screen and, as with the last major outing, there’l be a global unboxing of toys and more.  Disney and Lucasfilm have announced they will be holding their second Force Friday fan event to celebrate the reveal of new …

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Avoid Monopoly mayhem by dialling the Hasbro helpline

Aiming to prevent the annual board game feuding this year Hasbro have launched a helpline for folks and boldly aim to assist in avoiding bust-ups. Research revealed that 6pm on Christmas Day is the most likely time for tensions over the MONOPOLY board and so the bosses have set up a …

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Unicorn inflate-a-fable

  Until you have this Unicorn in your life you’ll not realise how very much you needed it, yes needed. Ours arrived (un-inflated before you wonder) and after not so much manual huffing and puffing stood magnificently at seven feet tall from floor to the tip of its cone. Have …

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Five – All grown up

The famous Enid Blyton Five have gone and grown up now, Julian, George, Dick, Anne (and Timmy) have aged (rather well) and collaborated on modern day themes to bring us a collection of these four titles – Five Go Gluten Free, Five Go On A Strategy Away Day, Five Go …

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Interactive Bat isn’t Nocturnal

Far from and Hammer House horror type manoeuvres the only insatiable appetite that Nocto has is for his AA batteries, load it up with those copper tops from the bunny drumming adverts and it’ll go on for decent amount of time. Anyway, what can Nocto do now he is powered …

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Copycats strike – But do we care?

Everyone was looking to replicate the runaway success of the 2015 party game title Pie Face this year, Hasbro today announced a record earning, all time best ever turnover for Q3 this year, helped in no small part by the virality of some of its wares. Early this year they …

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Ruxpin set for a return

Back in the late 80’s a toy appeared on the scene that took the very latest in music technology and shoved it into the back of a teddy bear, the technology was the humble tape cassette and Teddy Ruxpin was the recipient of a player in its back. The animatronic bear …

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