Yearly Archives: 2015

Trench Run time

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Paying homage to quite possibly one of the most iconic moments in cinematic history, The Trench Run, is Boom Boom Balloon The Death Star version. Those unfamiliar with the original you place an inflatable at the centre and, taking turns rolling the dice, clicking the blunted prongs into the sphere, until it can take …

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Reigning Champion

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With 63 years and 216 days under her crown, Queen Elizabeth II is, as of now, the UK’s longest reigning Monarch. As well as seeing 13 Prime ministers in the UK and 12 US presidents come/go figures released earlier say, directly and otherwise the royals contribute in excess of £40bn to …

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Force Awakens playthings that fell under the radar

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  Much hype there was this friday past with the Disney embargo for the first wave of toy launches finally lifted. This was accompanied by an unprecedented global unboxing event online, late night store openings across the planet, media coverage a plenty and excitement levels akin to those of Christmas. The overwhelming …

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Harris and the Hamster – Littlest pet shop hilarity with Hasbro

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One is an anchor for Fox News the other the hamster friend of Littlest Pet Shop toy Benson Detwyler, a terrier. The former is suing toy maker Hasbro for over $5 million of their sale of the toy that shares her name and, one which Harris Faulkner says, resembles her. The resemblances she claims …

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Bricks sent into space

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The profits of the mighty LEGO company in the six months to the end of June 2015 rose an impressive 27% from a year earlier to 4.6bn kroner (£455m). LeEGO told us that revenue increased by at least 10% in all regions, with Asia experiencing the most rapid growth. Everything in their …

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Epic Scalextric set snagged for over Ten Grand

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Dominos ex-delivery boy outbids others for his Scalextric Ultimate Track designed by Martin Brundle, with over £11,000 going to Children in Need. Yes, one Mr James Swift, a 39 year old Dominos Franchisee based in Swindon, this weekend outbid other Scalextric fans at CarFest South to win the track. “I began working …

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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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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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