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New arrivals on the Pooch playscene

Furbo – £183.47 at Amazon Use an app to check in and connect to your at home Furbo and then you can dish out a treat if they’ll respond to a remote “sit”. Petcube Play – £149 at Argos This carbon coloured camera has a laser pointer inside so you …

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IKEA teams up with Kids charity to take in unwanted toys

Purveyor of marvellous milkshakes and meatballs of distinction have today confirmed what I think we already knew, well, perhaps not quite to this extent. Swedish retailer, IKEA, fhave found that we Brits have over 15 billion unused items stashed away in our houses and yes,  toys take the top spot …

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1:1 LEGO Mclaren Senna | A one-of-a-kind, hand built masterpiece

Yesterday marked the birth of the world’s latest supercar. This hand built, custom made rarity boasts a 1700kg weigh in and a 0-60 of, well… never, it’s also made of LEGO. This McLaren Senna may not top any race leader boards but it certainly won our hearts. Constructed of nearly …

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Outdoor Toy Awards are celebrating the great outdoors

The Outdoor Toy Awards 2019 are back, entries have been flying in from all over the UK and Europe so come this 9th June we’re going to likely need a bigger playground. Every toy enter will be put through its paces  in our dedicated event space by over 50 Toyminators aged …

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Give us a grin – its International Happiness day

It’s been revealed that e in the UK are the 15th happiest country on the planet…surprised? It is the Scandic nations that have the top five spots, highest taxes on the planet and darkest days aside, they’re a jolly bunch it appears. Finland is the No1 spot on the happy …

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Big Bang Fair here we come

If you happen to be at the Big Bang Fair at NEC this next few days swing by and catch up with us at the National Geographic STEM area. We’ll be making Volcanoes erupt and digging for fossils so it’ll be well worth your time. These new kits from Bandai …

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TechUp showcases the future of play at SXSW 2019

Gamifying the globe, beyond boardgaming and rad robots – the multi-billion dollar opportunity ahead. After a successful launch at WIRED Live and WIRED Next Generation in London and at CES in Las Vegas, TechUp has landed in Austin, Texas to bring together cool, creative, curated connected products and experiences to …

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Blockbuster Video – WOW what a difference!

Opening its first branch back in 1989 (Shirley Valentine, Rain Man, Cocktail, Ghostbusters II) and grew to a whopping 9,000 plus stores by 2004 and then, it began. New rental and streaming services started to appear and, as of last week when an Australian outlet conceded defeat and shut up …

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C’mon Barbie lets go Party – Celebrating six decades of an icon

  Pub quizzery data: Barbie’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts. Barbie was named after Ruth Handler’s daughter, Barbara. Her son was Kenneth. She is from (fictional) Willows, Wisconsin where she attended High School. Barbie doll’s official birthday is March 9, 1959 – the exact date she was unveiled to …

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Flippin’ brilliant – the pancake posse of playthings is here

Pancake day today, plenty of facts and figures about, our favourite is that it is called Carnivale in Italy and is Latin for “Goodbye to the flesh” – Others are all about the number of eggs getting cracked across the UK and the world’s fastest pancake race – We care …

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