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Just when you thought it was safe to get your wallet out – Jaws set arrives in LEGO form and we couldn’t love it more

A 1497-piece set capturing key elements and characters from the film in LEGO minifigure form – including Police Chief Martin Brody, marine biologist Matt Hooper and sailor Sam Quint. The set also features the iconic Orca boat, with a detailed cabin with a removable roof, an adjustable boom and rigging, plus …

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Outdoor Toy Awards – Best in show for 2024

The winners of the Outdoor Toy Awards 2024 all received their gongs today after a weekend of rigorous testing by the 20 plus strong group of critics. Made up of a wide range of those most critical of judges an afternoon of serious fun took place after a number of days …

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International Day of Play, its today, its the first one ever.

Yup, given the nod by the bigwigs at the United Nations this global affair of which The LEGO Group, Mattel and Hasbro were of the companies that lobbied the U.N. a series of initiatives take place today. Find out where and where at the International Day of Play website HERE, …

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Toy people all over the place

This week saw the great and the good in the world of play all gathering together, some say they had meetings, sounds fairly serious, but it is when suppliers and buyers blend together after hours the real work begins. Up in Harrogate, UK, the independents were out with their flexible …

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Venus Williams gets her own one-of-a-kind Barbie doll

The celebrations of Barbies 65th birthday continue, this time the brand is honouring nine athletes with one-of-a-kind dolls made in their likeness.  Barbie is highlighting sports role models to show girls that anything is possible if they relentlessly pursue their passions. One of the most decorated Olympic athletes with four …

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Hot Wheels Optimus Prime, if you want to see it transform go buy on

It is of course 40 years of the TRANSFORMERS franchise, this collector item, we like very much is the Hot Wheels TRANSFORMERS Optimus Prime. Described as authentically recreating a 1:64 scale version of the Autobot leader in metal-on-metal material. This converting collector piece comes with full graphics on top of …

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French Icons unveiled by LEGO

Two sets from the iconic Parisian scene are joining the 18+ LEGO patisserie today (pre-orders), inspired by the most recognisable French celebrities (aside Brigit Bardot and Eric Cantona) we have the LEGO Art Mona Lisa (£89.99) in 1,503 elements and, according to the Danish brick maker “new colour hues to …

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Harry Potter day, celebrate with this Scalextric Anglia ride

No idea why it is International Harry Potter day today, Star Wars day on May 4th makes sense as does Mario Day on MAR10  – No matter, we welcome any ideas, conspiracy theories as to why. So, what it dos do its allow brands to anounce new Harry Potter stuff …

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Despicable Me 4 sets are really rather Gru’d

Ready for your purchase right now are five sets, all including a Minion of some sort, from a small Jet Board set at 48 pieces to our fave by far being the (pictured) Gru Mansion, £90 and a 868 piece count and all the characters covered. This one will be …

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Down with chocolate biscuits – Inflation dips a bit

The shopping basket of goods/services included in the measurement went down from %3.4 to %3.2 (at its peak a whopping %11.1) and chocolate biscuits were amongst the fallers whilst Ari Fryers, not in the list, you’d think would be nudging it up with every Tom/Dick/Harry now going on about their …

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Top Gear presenter isn’t our favourite cuppa, his latest venture had us chortle

The outspoken broadcaster is more of an anaesthetic for our senses when he begins to rant, right up there with co-presenter Hammond, what a pair of sleep-inducers. However, on his fledgling farm Diddly Squat which he appears to have not made any money on for the TV show it featured …

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Two Masters in the past three years – Scottie Scheffler is on fire

An impressive 11 under on the last round or a total of 68, a decent four shots ahead of his Swedish rival for a masters in making him hot favourite for a hat-trick next time he is out on the fairway at Augusta in 2025. Tabletop Golf, reduced to sub …

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Take something and make it ten times better – Gridlock, it is the dogs undercarriage of a game

Complete with six of their mighty fine wooden rides and the bumper car you’ll be steering out of traffic the Gridlock game is the only thing you’ll need on your shelf. Out on display it’ll look quite superb, then, grab the cards and start yourself a quest to get out …

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Scary plush popping up all over the place – Deddy bears bring nervous smiles

You know that a Mummy, Zombie, Living Pumpkin, Werewolf and Vampire denomination collectively called Deddy Bears likely shouldn’t be antagonised in any way, right? This range of creatures however, from keychain size squeezables, 5.5 inch versions complete with coffin boxes and the 12-inch collection supplied in their own blood-curdling carry-bag …

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