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Rubik’s Edge – More than a drinks coaster

  We’ve tried over the lockdown months to get a grip on solving the 3x3x3 traditional cube but sorry to say, we gave up. We did achieve a proficient level in balloon modelling and juggling though! Anyways, with 43 quintillion ways to scramble the regular Rubik and this new edge …

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Happy Etch a Sketch Day – 60 years of knob turning fun

Happy 60th Etch A Sketch, you’re the most infuriating piece of kit I’ve ever owned but I’d not be without you. Hours and hours of trying to construct just my first name on your aluminium coated screen, no success, but you’re a shelf-worthy and retro-tastic piece of kit. Others (Jane …

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Battle of Britain – 80 years since the first foray

Eight decades ago today the Luftwaffe dropped their first payload onto the UK the battle that ensued was seen as one of the most pivotal points of WWII – Thanks to all the air aces that guided us to victory in the skies. We struggle to maintain our composure when …

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Coronavirus cover-ups

shopDisney have introduced a range of non-medical, reusable cloth face coverings featuring favourite Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars characters for kids and families in the UK.As part of the launch, Disney will donate 100% of the proceeds from the sales of these cloth face coverings, up to £500,000, to …

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Studio creator – a fully analogue version

Most of the tech “giants” have a Studio Creator tool yet none of them are as remotely interesting as this one by the name of Kevin’s Studio. Now, we’ve been enjoying the raft of releases of late from LEGO (Creator and Technic builds) and have enjoyed, during lockdown, building and …

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Board Game outfit heads outside

Leading UK board game distributor Asmodee is calling gamers to take their titles outside this summer and tempting us with a weekly £2,000 prize for doing so. Their #PlayItOutdoors campaign is designed to get families and social bubbles out and about into the garden, park, field, beach, hill-tops, roof-tops, penthouse …

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Get your GIFS IRL.

One of the most anticipated releases of 2020 now has a date, 13th July is that date and we’re calling it #internationalgifday. Last seen at London toy fair this new range from Moose Toys Oh! My GIF celebrates the world of Gifferry/Giffing with 50 GIFbit characters Representing an array of …

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T”haaaaasands raised by Essex chap (and his mate from the Midlands)

Toy Aid, an initiative set up by Joel Silverman and Richard North have revealed they’ve managed to raise over £143 grand as part of Global’s Make Some Noise charity. Created to raise money for charities that support disadvantaged children, young people and their families particularly vulnerable during this CV19 pandemic …

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The original (and the best) Back to the Future is 35 today

Couldn’t miss an opportunity to wish one of our favourite films a happy birthday, that 35 years has sped by so quick it’s like we had a Flux Capacitator suck up our backsides….Here’s a few items worth a share celebrating all things Marty and Doc:        

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Batman versus Joker Scalextric set – Play smart

Since their first meeting in 1940 the caped crusader and clown of crime have been sworn enemies, well of course they have, you ever seen Batman smile? This all new Scalextric Batman vs Joker set falls into the Spark Plug range and so has many tricks up its digital sleeve. …

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Fancy yourself as a Karate Kidult?

    Fresh from YULU is Break the Board, described as a hard-hitting, fast-action electronic game by them, we’re calling it Bonsai BopIt. Follow the lights and they’ll indicate you to chop (up/down), Strike (in/out), and Swipe (left/right)  through the levels and, if the game senses you’re Miyagi enough, will …

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Feeling spendy? These new LEGO art sets are quite brilliant.

These LEGO sets have just been announced and they do really look rather good. Offering up another strand in the adult portfolio for LEGO they use blank canvases (aka base plates) for you to create your own works of art. Each LEGO Art set comes with a bespoke soundtrack that’ll …

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Build your own kits are frankly brilliant

Grab yourself some slot together glue-free fun from these folks at Paper engine who brought all their engineering skills together and created this pari of products. First up is their Telescope, it a refractor type image exploder, 29 pieces slot together to bring you a 17cm long 16x image enhancer …

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