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Barbie line-up now includes Lara

Lara - tomb Raider Lady

The range of Barbie shapes, races and guises has been extended yet further with the arrival of the new Tomb Raider Barbie. Swedish actress Alicia Vikander plays the adventurer in the new film out in mid-March and the doll is based on her film look complete with map, journal and …

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Power Rangers fall into Hasbro hands

Power Rangers falls into Hasbro hands

Charge the Zeo crystals and prepare to shift it into turbo as Saban’s Power Rangers switches gear. In what is probably the most shocking news to come out of New York Toy Fair 2018, Saban has parted ways with long time partner Bandai in favour of the Transformers power-house Hasbro. …

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Gongs handed out for the best in play

New York Toy Fair

This year’s U.S. Toy Industry Awards have been announced by NPD, the data collecting agency that tells the world what’s hot and, by default what is not. From our roving reporter over at New York Toy Fair who admints to perhaps having one too many at the awards here is …

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Hogwarts Great Hall gets the brick treatment

LEGO Hogwarts Great Hall

The Danish brick outfit are a tad shy of Toy Fairs these days, we didn’t see them in London and it was all undercover in Nuremberg (the words biggest gathering of toy trade people) so they’re unveiling all their new 2018 wares at New York Toy fair this week. We’ve …

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Video review – Marvel at the Hasbro Black Panther range

Black Panther

  The Toyminator returns together with a trio of Black Panther Vibranium role play items and his glamorous assistant. Count the number of times you’ll hear “around the £20 mark” – This pair are the ONLY superheroes you need on your screen today:  

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Magic up some beans

Perhaps it is his angry face, far not though jelly bean fans, a tap of the tail and sugary goodness will be made available. Ideal for fans of the mythical beast and/or the sugary treat – that’ll be everyone then. FIREBOX  

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Marvel at the new hero thats hitting the big screen

Black Panther Vibranium Mask

 As a non comic book reader (hangs head in shame) Black Panther hasn’t really been on my radar, it would appear however that after next weeks general film launch it’ll be a while before he gets off it. Incredible reviews across all manner of media have been forthcoming, scoring …

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NERF Surgefire – a certain hit

NERF Surgefire

Fresh from NERF is this pump-action number with a rolling 15 dart drum, the NERF Surgefire is most certainly not for sniper types. A spring-loaded number not requiring batteries gives it essential status amongst your arsenal of foam firers, when all (power) is lost you can rely on pump-power to …

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Lets hear it for Del Boy

Corgi Cars

Sure he has done other stuff but David Jason is inextricably linked with the Peckham based Trotters Independent Trading empire. His classic use of French words in all the wrong places, using “Fromage Frais” as a pose to Eureka being amongst our favourites (full list of Del Frenchisms HERE). From …

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No designated Banker – Monopoly Cheaters edition is here

Monopoly Cheaters

At last, the edition we’ve been campaigning for, well saying loudly for some time – Cheaters Monopoly is here. It’s far from a free for all however, tactic must still be used, just in a much more underhanded fashion than before.  The new game includes real handcuffs for players stuck …

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