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Playmobil are killing it in the Kidult aisle

After their A-Team, USS Enterprise and DB5 delivery in 2021 we thought the German outfit might hold fire for a few months this year before attacking our wallets once more, oh how very wrong we were. First up it is one of the most iconic cars of all time, top …

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LEGO goes global

Designed as part of the LEGO Ideas platform, French based LEGO fan, Guillaume Roussel, created the concept for the LEGO Ideas platform – The Globe is inspired by the tales of Jules Verne. This 2585-piece set is a realistic, customisable vintage brick built earth globe with printed names of the …

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Retro rides anyone – Some cracking iconic names from Corgi

Only stumbled across this Corgi ranges called “Vanguard” quite recently (I must have been holidaying in Outer Mongolia). Anyways, make some room on those shelves retro lovers, those of a certain age and you who remember when you could buy a second hand Golf GTI MK1 for £500 (£28k and …

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LEGO unveil Boutique Hotel

It is a rather splendid thing, an addition to your already expansive LEGO modular building set-up OR the one that’ll get you started. This new 3,066-piece Boutique Hotel features “opulent turn-of-the-century European architecture” and five different sections including guest rooms, a swanky penthouse suite, a lobby, a terrace, and an …

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Mattel brings us Playback time – #TAPTOREBOX

Encouraging parents to declutter, donate and recycle Mattel have launched this nifty campaign called playback. After undertaking a survey over Xmas they discovered a few things, namely; On average UK children have received 10 new toys this Christmas with 57% of parents worrying what will happen to their pre-loved toys …

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Axes no evil

There are Axe throwing centres all over the UK, who knew this ancient Viking thing would become a,well, thing. Practice your craft with one of these two items we’ve uncovered. A toy one from Yulu and a mini set from Firebox. One spendy the other not so much. Enjoy your …

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Choo Choo – Get on the financial Express

Recent news suggested that LEGO collecting would yield more than oil and gold investments over the coming years, we took a look at another category in the toy sector that might be worth a punt for Forbes HERE.

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Diadora and Hasbro create active Board-game wear

Sneaker outfit Diadora have teamed up with Hasbro and brought us this range of classic board game inspired footwear. We’re huge fans of the colours across the entire fleet of four covering Trivial Pursuit, Cluedo, Monopoly and Operation (we would’ve liked a flashing red light somewhere here). Do think that …

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Budding game developer? Get on rung number one of your lucrative career ladder!

Create your own video games with Pixicade! From paper to screen, simple as drawing your game with the Pixicade pens, take a pic of your drawing in the designated app and in under a minute you’ve a game, your game, to play. Share it in their arcade with others, animate …

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New Technic set from LEGO

Here is the latest LEGO Technic set, due for release on the 1st Jan, the marvellous machine that is the BMW M 100 RR. This 1:5 scale set has 1,920 pieces, fully functional three-speed gearbox, front and rear suspension, printed windshield and three different dashboard options. The set has a …

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Sounds for the smallest room

Relive that classic moment from BIG where they play Chopsticks on the giant piano, this time though, do it whilst on your throne. Complete with songbook and ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign this waterproof, non-slip base will teach your toes the art of toilet tinkling – please do not sprinkle on …

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Where is this Wally fella now?

  Play Where’s Wally IRL, hide this plush about your abode (outside when the weather brightens) and listen out for his voice as you seek him out. He calls out five different phrases to assist in your hunt – perhaps even take your love of the original books a little …

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Santa Claus is flying into town

Pulled along by the four-fastest reindeer powered with magical food plus a few propellers this drone was created in the North Pole and now at the very top of the pre-xmas gadgets we didn’t know we wanted.The flying Santa drone is a radio-controlled result of Elf aeronautical engineering – Take …

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Tesla Cyberquad launches – sadly kids only need apply!

  An electric quad that we might even want but sadly it is not for the grown-ups although I’ll wager that even at almost $2,000 this unit made by Radio Flyer will sell out at speed, certainly quicker than its own top speed of 10 mph. It is a fine …

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Late Late Toy show didn’t disappoint

Plenty of playthings, entertainment exceeding expectations, great to see some toys back on the Tellybox as there’s a real lack of TV shows with them featured this year. The show had a real mix of brands and products and is well worth a watch, HERE are some of the best …

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