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LEGO Guardsman mini figure marches in

Hamleys LEGO Guardsman

One of the best selling toys in Hamleys over the Xmas period was this exclusive LEGO Royal Guard, a spanking looking little chap, we’re keen to create a legion of them on a base plate at Toyology Towers. This first ever Hamleys and LEGO Minifigure collaboration has created plenty of …

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Smashing new toy line launching on Boxing Day

Zuru Smashers

Going by the name of Smashers this new toy line from Zuru (the folk behind fidget cubes, Mayka tape and such) are releasing the first wave of these collectibles on the 26th December. You’ll see them in-store, on TV, YouTube channels, kids telly – They’re sticking a fair few quid …

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The top 10 selling toys in the UK in the countdown to Christmas

Lazer x

Folks, forgive us. We’re really not being lazy but this lot at the NPD released data today and we’re absolutely convinced at Toyology Towers that is deserves to be delivered verbatim, and so, without further ado :  The NPD Group today unveils the UK toy market’s 10 best-sellers for the …

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Fill your stockings with these retro Top Trumps

Top Trumps retro

     At just a fiver a pack these nostalgia nodding packs of Top Trumps should find a place in stockings across the nation. I had all of them in my possession the first time around, the Horror packs pitted Dracula against various b-movie characters whilst over in Horror pack …

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Playmobil’s Ghostbusters’ Fire House – “Building makes me feel good”

playmobil ghostbusters fire house

‘Well, this’ll be an easy morning.’ I thought. ‘Open up the new Playmobil Ghostbusters’ Fire House and crack out a quick review’… THREE hours of building later and it has become clear that I have wildly underestimated Playmobil. Did you know that the kid friendly, chunky plastic play sets were …

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Remote control rage

Monster Smash-Ups

Cannot believe we almost missed this range of remote control toys, this line must have launched whilst we were on our company away day in Outer Mongolia. Anyways, Monster Smash-Ups is a splendid choice for those still seeking playthings for those hard-to-buy-fors.  It’ll keep siblings occupied for hours, is a …

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Worlds biggest toy shop about to open in China

Increasing incomes and an increasing popularity of brands like Peppa Pig and Thomas & Friends are accounting for some of the major growth in the Chinese toy market. China is about to open the world’s largest toy store in time for Christmas Day, 10,700 sqm Hamleys in Beijing – That’s …

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Embrace the force as The Last Jedi storms into cinema

Lego BB8

It’s here. Episode 8 is finally here! The build up to Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi has been long and painful but with Luke, Rey, Kylo and the gang gracing the silver screen this week we’re feeling the force! So much so we thought we’d put together a list of …

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Fraudulent Fingerlings Fears as Fake Furry Friends are Frequently Found

Fingerlings - look out for fakes

So, you’ve just snagged one of this year’s top toys for Christmas and you’re feeling pretty smug but watch out, The Fingerling in your bag may not be the real deal. Following several reports from the public, Trading Standards have issued some advice on how to spot a genuine finger …

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