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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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May the Fourth be with you – Star Wars Day is upon us

There are bigger fans of Star Wars than me, some dress up, have considerable collections of memorabilia/toys and such, I’m just an everyday fan. Since the multi-billion-dollar deal between Lucas and Disney there have been some decent films and merchandise to-boot. This year-round obsession however by the Wall Street listed …

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LEGO launches Apollo 11 Saturn V model and it is B.I.G.

It was a few years back that Felix Stiessen and Valerie Roche put their Saturn V rocket on the LEGO Ideas and a year later in 2015 it achieved the 10,00 votes needed to move into formal consideration. Then, in 2016 LEGO gave it the thumbs up, made their own …

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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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