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All the fun from the fair

Toyology TV

  We took a trip to the UK’s London Toy Fair to check out some of the toy trends set to hit the shelves this year. Rachael and Matt try and make it look like a hard days work, but this pair of big kids are having far too much …

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Winter sales well under way – doors slam shut tomorrow

Tomy Soccer Borgs

Footballing fans will be hoping their boards are digging deep and splashing out on new talent for the final push toward the seasons end. Tomorrow evening at 11pm all the buying and selling of players, for silly money in some cases, must be done. Those 10% men must have their …

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They have the hump at this Saudi Camel beauty parade

Camel Up

They’re looking for natural beauty at the annual Alaibil Festival, long necks, broad cheeks, shapely humps and droopy lips – not too droopy though. At least 12 contestants have been disqualified from this, Saudi Arabia’s annual camel beauty contest, because the owners injected their camels lips with Botox. With millions at stake …

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Penguin Awareness Day – We’re celebrating in many ways

penguin slide

Whether you prefer Happy Feet over Mr Poppers Penguins, Feathers McGraw and the part he played in The Wrong Trousers or the part they played in Madagascar we’re certain you’ll agree these animals are well worth a day of celebration. Today it is Penguins Awareness Day,  a celebration of the 18 …

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Batman Batmobile brings battle action everywhere

Batmobile from Mattell

  Take your RC play to another level, this Ultimate Justice League Batmobile had us uttering elated expletives when we saw it in action recently. This 1/12 scale vehicle is equipped with a camera that transmits the drivers POV back to a smart phone for a front seat ride. Back …

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Cardboard box comes of age with the Nintendo Labo kit

Nintendo Labo

Extending the success of the Switch is never going to be easy, the fastest selling console of all time has shipped over 10mn units in just nine months. What innovation could maintain and even extend its popularity into new demographics? Infuse it with AI? add high tech accessories? Nope, create …

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Hasbro tell us what we already knew and offer a social media solution

Monopoly Facebook Cheatbot

Hasbro tell us what we already knew and offer a social media solution Research from Hasbro has revealed that almost half of Monopoly players have participated in some form of cheating during a game. These behaviours ranged from stealing cash from the bank, making up fake rules and moving tokens …

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CES 2018 – The best toys from the show

CES 2018

The planets biggest Consumer Electronics Show (CES) took place over in Vegas this week, almost 4,000 exhibitors took to the show floor to showcasing their latest gadgets which will be looking to lighten our wallets over the coming months. There were some impressive toys on offer too, we’ve whittled what …

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Pooch plaything is an absolute treat

First to grace this new section of Toyology is the P.L.A.Y. Wobble Ball Toy, it uses food as its primary motivator to play and that we reckon is plenty to keep your pooch entertained. If you’re up for a box-set but your dog is insisting on “walkies” then load up …

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Big Kids Aisle should help counter that looming Blue Monday feeling

BIg kids at play

  The Kidult market is worth over £300mn in the UK, that over 1 in ten adults buying toys for themselves (or pretending it is for a friend). The folk at Barclaycard have teamed up with Smyths Toys and are opening up a ‘Big Kids Aisle’ at their London Staples …

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