Monthly Archives: December 2017

Thomas the Parkour Engine

What’s got six wheels, a fixed grin and has wicked sick moves? A botoxed breakdancer in roller skates? Get out of town mate, it’s Thomas The Tank Engine! You may have thought that the rail-bound hero of Sodor was out of steam but YouTubers, 5MadMovieMakers beg to differ. In this, …

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Would you ask a stranger for a Fingerling

Fingerling

The mums of Mumsnet and Facebook are seemingly in a bit of a dilemma this year. Adorable, palm-sized monkeys- The Fingerlings are one of Christmas 2017’s ‘hot toys’ but it seems mums around the country are a little hesitant to ask for them across the counter. Isadora2007 admitted to Mumsnet …

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Marvel Legends Series Mjolnir – Be it Thor worthy?

Mjolnir with lightning

With Thor: Ragnarok storming the box office and paving the way for next years Infinity War, the Norse God of Thunders spark couldn’t be brighter! So we took a look at Marvel Legends Mjolnir to see if we could harness some of that lightning. At a cool £99.99, this isn’t …

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Toyology and Mobile Phones Direct collaborate on Parental Controls Campaign

mobile phones direct

Online child safety is becoming more important than ever before. Living in a digital world has provided children with new tech toys, gizmos and gadgets at a seemingly endless rate – not to mention access to connected smartphones from a young age. While these children may have more knowledge of …

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Transformers The Last Knight Premier Edition Voyager Trio

Transformers

Can the new boys live up to the G1 Granddaddies? With Michael Bay’s Transformers franchise being about as coherent as a box of spoons tossed down the stairs, I had written off Hasbro’s latest toy line. The designs were too muddled, the characters were too different from their cartoon counterparts. …

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Music is on the menu at the new LEGO Creator set

Lego Diner

Here’s our first peek at The Downtown Diner (aka Central café if it makes you Brits feels better) is a LEGO Retail exclusive and an early 2018 addition to the Creator Expert Modular Building series. This classic 1950’s style diner design has a pink and teal brick façade, this teal brick …

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Netflix bringing us toy nostalgia – We can hardly wait

Toys that made us

On 22nd December it’s the first episode of ‘Toys That Made Us’ on Netflix. This eight-episode documentary is all about the history of important toy lines and I’m really looking forward to it. It got me thinking about the toys that potentially ‘made ME’, my top Ten favourite toys when …

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Doll with attitude

Potty Mouth doll

Why do stores and online retailers slash prices? New year sales, end of season sales, closing down sales (there is a clothes shop near us that has been “closing down” for three years) the dreaded Black Friday weekend/week sale – and many others. These sales are the retailer plots to …

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Can you have too many toys?

toys

We all knew it but now that the University of Toledo has published it as a research document perhaps we’ll pay more attention – Kids have too many toys. Controversial stuff from the Toyology team to agree with such banter? Well no, we’re proponents of promoting the non-plastic tat that …

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Tech for tots – Two reviews for toys to get your ankle biters into

Vtech tots tech

Since Billy crash landed in to the world I’ve been made more and more aware of VTec. They are a toy company who specialise in electronic interactive learning toys for babies, toddlers and slightly older kids. Billys first VTech gift we were blessed with was from Grandma last Christmas. It’s …

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