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Make Time to Play

  Thanks for finding time during your stay to take a look at the contents of our Toy Chest, we trust the kids had fun and that they persuaded you to try out some of the games we’d included in the chest. Novotel’s “Make Time to Play” toy chest is …

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Lightning strikes twice with Hasbro’s Power Rangers Wave 2!

One of the biggest news stories of last year was the transfer of Power Rangers from their birth-home of Bandai to Hasbro, epicentre of behemoth brands such as Transfomers. Fans like myself waited with baited breath to see what this change would conjure and we were blown away by the …

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LEGO turns over a new leaf with sustainable Treehouse

With sustainability being a hot topic, LEGO released their first ever plant-based brick last year. 2019 sees them going even further still as now they’re building their own trees! The LEGO Treehouse doesn’t just look eco-friendly, it is. With the set containing the highest number of ‘sustainable bricks’ ever found …

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Robots Live! Presenter lists his favourite robotic toys

Roboteers Standby is a podcast all about competitive robot combat. While they usually cover the latest news from Battlebots or Robot Wars, this week Host of Robots Live! and our resident toy reviewer, Rob Taylor-Hastings gave an in depth list on the best Robots on the market. Check out his …

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Avengers: Endgame Marvel Legends Wave 1 | Build-A-Thanos

Have you ever wanted to build your own genocidal maniac?  Well, with Wave 1 of Marvel’s Endgame Legends series you can! The Marvel Legends series has been with us for a few years now and the various iterations have one thing in common. Build-A-Figure, or BAF for short. Serving as …

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Cricket world cup – what a cracker

An absolutely splendid weekend of sport, F1, Wimbledon finals, Netball even garnering some attention yet nothing can compare to “THAT” cricket match on Sunday. So the England team won but by the slimmest of margins, it needed a super over to get us the cup, we even feel a tad …

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Overwatch LEGO sets – near-future earth sets almost here

As one of the of the fastest growing digital games in the world Overwatch  boasts over 40 million active players, was only a matter of time before it got the LEGO treatment. The hit game by Blizzard is full of characters like Junkrat, Roadhog and Hammond the Hamster and now …

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Spider-Man Far From Home is having a very good week

Having a web-tastic first week at the box office Spider-Man Far From Home took $27 million on Wednesday — a record for a Marvel Cinematic Universe film. This, the 23rd Marvel movie, so far it has earned a whopping $65.5 million in its first two days from 4,634 North American locations …

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PLAYMOBIL: The Movie – Toys Part I – Rex Dashers ride

Daniel Radcliffe is a secret agent (Rex Dasher) in the new PLAYMOBIL: The Movie – released in UK cinemas 9 August and he has his very own Porsche Mission E! A new take on E-Performance. The PLAYMOBIL Porsche Mission E (RRP £69.99) features the same harmonious design and detailed craftsmanship of its …

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