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Record breakers birthday

According to Guinness World Records the whole idea for a book of records originated back in the 1950s with one Sir Hugh Beaver, Managing Director of the Guinness Brewery, was at a shooting party in County Wexford. The story goes that he and his compadres argued about the fastest game …

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Its NERF or Ruffin’

We’re not that into our National celebratory days, what with so many of them ranging from Watermelon, Underwear and Mail order catalogue days to Chess, mouldy cheese and Rum (might forgive the last one) we have to pick our outstanding ones. Today Toy lovers is #nationaldogday and if you loves your …

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LEGO Dimensions’ Hidden Value

The toys-to-life market needs a better name, but that hasn’t stopped it becoming a billion dollar business. This year LEGO joins the fray with their toy video-game hybrid product, LEGO Dimensions.  The biggest difference to strike the consumer about LEGO’s approach to the genre will likely be its higher price. …

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Scooby sets are Spooktacular

We’re in total agreement here at Toyology Towers that the original Scooby-Doo was by far the best, the feature film was dire and later episodes with upgraded animation techniques in place just don’t quite have the edge of the 70’s series. There are five sets in the Scooby series from …

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Twisted Classics

A recent trip to @englishheritage property Eltham Palace inn Saaf East Lahdaan uncovered some interesting finds this week. Yeah Courtauld Industrial dynasty, Art Deco amazingness, Edward VI’s pad, Henry VIII’s place too but we found a trio of rather splendid playthings amongst the paraphernalia. You can buy yours HERE or get …

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Ultimate Scalextric circuit on track for Car Fest

Hornby Hobbies is delighted to announce its Ultimate 2015 track will be available for demos, before being auctioned, at Car Fest South this summer. Designed by Sky Sports F1® expert Martin Brundle, the biggest layout the slot car track experts have ever created will take centre stage on Hornby’s stand W25. Scalextric’s …

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The Force is waking

The super-sleuths at Star Wars Forever have somehow unearthed apparent official in and out of box shots for seven of the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens LEGO sets which we most certainly don’t want (can’t) to wait until December for the film release. We have an up-to-date Millennium Falcon with the …

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Playmation Demoed In Disney Stores

With Playmation going into pre-order in the US ahead of its October 2015 release, Disney has been showing off its new children’s wearable tech adventure in Disney stores across the States. Playmation is hard to place in terms of genre. It nods a wink at the toys to life genre …

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