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Viva Las Vegas – CES invites TechUp to take part.

We’re excited to shout out about our involvement in a new movement called TechUp. After an initial outing at Wired Live back in November we’ve been hunted down to take our expertise to the biggest tech show in the universe. Kicking off the new year in style, along with over …

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Top ten sellers in the run up to the big day revealed, right here….

The incredibly good looking people at  the NPD Group have unveiled the UK toy market’s 10 best-sellers for the week ending 8th December, the last weekly sales data that get published before Christmas. A favourite all year round, the L.O.L Surprise! Doll assortment has topped the list, with other variations …

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Board Games for Boxing Day boredom busting

Board Game Clubbin'

Take a moment before you enter those dark corners of your cupboards and dust off those dog eared “bored” games. They needn’t make their annual pilgrimage this year, there are so very many new titles in town. We’ve rated all our games on three criteria: Snigger score – It’ll rate …

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Playmobil : The Movie = Incoming

Finally it has arrived, the trailer for Playmobil: The Movie is here and we love it. Of course the naysayers will say “cashing in on the success of the LEGO movie” and the yaysayers will say yay – and with the amount of money that film franchise has made why …

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Get them before midnight or they’ll turn into Pumpkins – Its Fairy Tale toy time

Who does not love a Fairy Tale? Such a story defined as one with some magic, wonder and far-fetched-ness – Most contain one or more characters including talking animals , dwarfs, dragons, elves, fairies, giants, gnomes, goblins, griffins, mermaids, trolls, unicorns, or witches – and a dash magic or enchantments. …

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Beano fans rejoice and fill your list with these new comic book treats

Beano Monopoly

Celebrating its 80th year this year and rounding-off 12 months that’s seen the comic increase in popularity they’ve added some more utterly fabulous fodder to their store. For some Beano based gaming fun they’ve Beano Cluedo (£29.99) the play is to uncover who pranked teacher, Beano Monopoly (£34.99) to own …

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LEGO James Bond Aston Martin | The Spy Who Built Me

There’s nothing quite like scratching two itches at once and building a LEGO spy car does just that. Fresh from the CREATORS range of LEGO comes the oh so suave James Bond Aston Martin. This beauty is the DB5 model that Sean Connery blasted around in during the events of …

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Starlink Battle For Atlas | Customised Space-Based Madness

The Toys-To-Life niche is a constant surprise. Just when I thought we’d seen it’s last gasp with Skylanders & Lego Dimensions, something new appears though the fog. Starlink | Battle For Atlas is a spaceship based action, shooter/RPG with a focus on customised load-outs, high octane battles and evolving gameplay. …

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Seasonal surveys and stats from Toyland

Plenty of brands are trying to get that extra bit of media attention as we head into the final furlong, a usual quick-hit is to do some seasonal survey and you might perhaps get an online mention, something in print, an airing on the radio or the nirvana of some …

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Tech Toys for kids – The 10th Annual KAPi Award winners announced

Children’s Technology Review and Living in Digital Times Names Nine Kids’ Products and two pioneers as winners, the KAPi’s recognise the most innovative games, software, devices and apps for educating and entertaining today’s digital kids. More than 500 children’s technology products were evaluated 2019 KAPi Awards, all released in 2018. …

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