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Mr Potato head – The one-off wonky one

Wonky Potato Head

Since 1952 Mr Potato head has been through some changes (the early one was just pieces that you put into actual vegetables) and we’ve seen him in many guises, Darth Tater amongst our favourites but this one is his weirdest outing yet. In collaboration with Asda this particular Mr. Head is part …

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Quizzical colouring in with Querkles

Spirograph Book 3

  Quite a few pastimes have been updated for adults of late, the colouring in-revival aimed at re-arming adults with their posh felt-tips and Caran D’ache tins of pastel coloured pencils, in continuing at pace. We’ve had colouring in books (now completed) for Games of Thrones, Star Wars, Harry Potter and …

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Pixar inspiration inside – Anki unleashes its latest A.I. incarnation

COZMO

Since first clapping yes on the wares of Anki at a WWDC keynote in 2013 it was apparent they were out to do things differently. The group of graduates armed with hefty robotics and A.I. qualifications launched a toy company, Anki Drive at first, then Overdrive, the resent addition of …

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Finding Dory toys love H2O action

LITTLE DORY

It must have taken some time for Pixar to find Dory after her last outing with Nemo, perhaps she changed her name and joined an aquarium. It has been an incredible 13, yes thirteen years, since the first fishy outing that has my first born transfixed to the screen in her …

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Batmobile suitcase for kids offers zero Justice

Batcase

Its official, this Batmobile is a fully licences one from Dawn of Justice yes but also that the makers of this fine piece of kit have missed a huge trick. The ankle biters already have a range of cool ride on cases for airports, bed designs that make adults envious and …

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Petrol heads paradise

Honda Fisher Price Garage

Continuing their trend of shaking things up at Goodwood Festival of Speed the folk at Honda have this year created a life-sized version of a Fisher Price-esque toy garage, and it look awesome. To launch their impressive stand the team hired mini-me versions of  of Jeremy Clarkson and Chris Evans, …

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Playmobil getting paranormal

PLAYMOBIL Ghostbusters

News reaches us today of a new player on the Ghostbuster toys scene, Playmobil have just announced they’ll be producing a line of playthings in 2017. It is the first foray into the licensed entertainment properties playset for the German outfit and there isn;t too much info around as yet. The collaboration …

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Christmas crystal ball gazing

Toys

With only 191 days to go we’re in the habit of being uber-organised here at Toyology Towers so its helpful of Argos to tell us what’s set to be flying off shelves this Yule. As well as announcing their predictions Argos also did a survey on what kids want from …

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New LEGO Ideas sets approved

The Beatles Lego Yellow Submarine

After successfully reaching the 10,000 vote milestone the Yellow Submarine submission by amateur musician and songwriter Kevin Szeto has made it through the approval process at LEGO HQ and into the production process. His design is 409 pieces and measures up at 26 cm x 5.5 cm x 16 cm …

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