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Overdrive and Cozmo outfit ANKI shutting up shop

Anki, the robotics outfit behind Cozmo and Anki Overdrive is laying off all staff and shutting up shop is what we’re hearing from Recode. In a meeting yesterday, Boris Sofman their CEO told staff that all jobs would be terminated on Wednesday and with a loss of 200 employees. The …

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Most obvious idea ever is finally here – LEGO we salute you

We say that in retrospect of course, this new pilot programme from The LEGO Foundation has them launching a new line of bricks to help blind and visually impaired children learn to read Braille. The LEGO Braille Bricks product is aiming to be inclusive, meaning that sighted teachers and students …

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Easter egg alternatives

So, way back when, holy leaders wouldn’t allow eggs to be eaten (the real kind) in the run up to Easter. These were kept and decorated and given as gifts over the four day celebrations and that’s where it began. The chocolate variety started being made in Germany in the …

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Get in on the Tiger Woods action

Recreate the gloriously frustrating, walk-spoiling pastime with the Minimaster golf game. Create your holes with the included Green, starting tee, water hazard and sand traps (plus put down a few household objects as bespoke obstacles) then take your lever activated mini Golfer to hand and play. Also included are interchangeable …

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Little Tikes Big Play tour off to a flying start

Little Tikes is celebrating after the huge success of its first two Play Big tour dates that have taken place this week at intu Lakeside and Westfield White City shopping centres. Almost 5,000 adults and children were welcomed to the creative play spaces across the two locations, with children engaging in …

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Toy amnesty from the BHF is here

Time to clear up some toy clutter folks and get it over to the British Heart Foundation as their annual toy amnesty opens. Until this Friday 12th the BHF’s nationwide fleet of van drivers will be ready to swoop in and collect toys big and small, – all donations going …

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Unicorns are not being usurped by Llamas

Happy #nationalunicornday all. These mythical creatures have a deep history, claims of them appearing in Mesopotamian artworks back in 4000BC they’re often thought to be misinterpretations of Narwhals or Rhino’s – Who are these naysayers of their existence? Unicorns symbolise innocence, so only virgins could ever possible catch one. Their name, …

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It’s International Carrot Day

Yes it really is, today is the day that fans of the carrot can celebrate in mediocre light conditions! Those unaware of the benefits of the carrot, festivities and ideas to host your own gatherings can be found HERE, and a world of carrot themed toys can be seen THIS …

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Avengers Assemble – In acrylonitrile butadiene styrene

 Here’s the new LEGO Avengers Super Heroes range, all to coincide with the Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame, out in the UK on April 25th. Build your own endgame and save the universe from the evil Thanos. They’re going all social too, jump online and seek #LEGOAvengers and #BuildYourEndgame. Captain America: Outriders …

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Holy guacamole – Mr Potato Head gets the sack

Hasbro have announced that Mr Potato Head is to stand down as the star carb character to be replaced with Mr Avo Head. Studies have shown the decline of potatoes a-peel unlike the avocado, which is seeing popular demand from millennials, and proving ever increasing Insta-fame. The new vegan-friendly character …

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