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Hairband based hilarity is here

We’ve played our fair share of fast paced, quick and frantic grabby style games these past few months, never ceasing to wonder what “they” will com up with next. Dobble was an incredible success last year and with minimal TV advertising shifted over 375,ooo units, The Sock Game (one of …

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Swings out, Scooters in – Inflation basket updated

A taste for gin and lactose-free drinks have been revealed as items we Brits are discovering a taste for. The updated 2017 basket of goods which the Office of National statistics uses to calculate Inflation in the UK (Consumer Price Index CPI) Other new additions included kids scooters, bike helmets, …

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We’re forever blowing bubbles (well we will be now)

  Bubble blowing is brilliant, few pursuits involving such a simple collection of kit can be more satisfying. From having the kids run about chasing and popping them to simply blowing them for grown-up satisfaction, bubble blowing, as we’ve just alluded to is just quite brilliant. There are a couple …

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Guardians of the Galaxy Groot gets his groove on

Hasbro have unveiled, well press released at least, their Dancing Groot figure. Scheduled on shelf this Spring the 11.5-inch sound-detecting dancer lights up and dances to your tunes but can also blast out Jay and the Americans Come a Little Bit Closer track whilst performing the same groove/light-show tricks. Ok, this is …

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All the fun of the Toy Fair

For three days last week under the resplendent glass roof the Olympia exhibition centre the great, good and somewhat questionable folk of the toy market came together. These coming weeks see’s the bulk of this toy army head off to the worlds biggest toy fair in Nuremberg (75,000 new products and …

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Selfie drone from Revell set to land

Making its debut at CES earlier this month the C-me selfie drone is a smartphone sized flying machine from renowned model makers Revell. Part of the US Hobbico outfit they’ve been in the R/C flying machine business for a while but, smaller than the much lauded LILY and far less …

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Action Man returns

The original superhero is staging a comeback, the iconic Action Man is back. Other superhero characters can stand aside for now, Ironman, Spiderman, Superman and Batman with all their fancy, and frankly, quite incredible attributes still can’t compare to the gritty bare-knuckled nature of this chap. To celebrate the idol’s …

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Skydive time

One of the most reliable toys of all time, well for a few throws at least, was the manually propelled paratrooper parachutist, or plain old parachute toy. Simple plastic skydiving human-form strapped to plastic chute via multiple lines of string. Simple premise, throw into air, gravity takes over, parachute opens(mostly) …

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