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Game of Thrones – Shelfworthy stuff incoming

There is merchandise aplenty associated with the fine HBO production Game of Thrones, mainly replica stuff, things for shelves, the occasional game (Monopoly and Risk variants) with a few puzzles knocking about too. Step aside everything (bar the replica throne), Paul Lamond are bringing a series of 3D GoT puzzles …

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Hasbro Aims For Monopoly – Irony Not Lost On Reporter

My my my, Hasbro has been a little busy recently. 3 articles in just as many days, people will start to think we have a crush on them. Even if that is true, it’s not our fault that the Behemoth,  Hasbro has gone and made headlines again! This time by …

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Hasbro captures another 80’s icon

Does bustin’ make you feel good? Because it certainly does for Hasbro. The toy giant has just announced that, from 2020, they will hold the master licence for the 80’s classic, Ghostbusters. Hasbro isn’t exactly new to owning retro properties what with Transformers, My Little Pony and Power Rangers already …

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I am Dan the Man – Escapoloist extraordinaire

What is an escape room? Who am I? Why should you read this review? All good questions, thank you for asking. Essentially an escape room is where someone shuts you (and usually a team) in a room. You then need to find items, solve a series of puzzles and achieve …

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Hasbro taking positive planet steps

Hasbro, Inc. (HAS) announced that, starting 2020, it is to begin phasing out plastic from new product packaging, including plastic bits such as polybags, shrink wrap, window sheets elastic bands, sand blister packs. The ambition is to get rid of all plastic in packaging for new products by the end …

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Wizard of Oz – 80 years young

So, my youngest daughter is heading toward double digits now but still the Wizard of Oz was watched by her a multitude of times when she was younger and I think the film is still a right of passage for pre-schoolers? Of course most of them get scared by the …

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Make Play While the Sun Shines

I can’t abide sunshine. Truly. I know this puts me in a tiny minority, but every time the mercury rises above 15-degrees Celsius or so, I retreat into the shadows like a theatrical villain. Nothing, but nothing, will coax me out to play on a sunny day… Until now. Why? …

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LEGO’ll be there for you- Like they’ve been there before-

Could we be more excited?! You may have thought that you and LEGO were on a break but the behemoth of the toy industry begs to differ. To celebrate 25 years since of our F.R.I.E.N.D.S started filling our screens with reruns, LEGO has unveiled the iconic Central Perk realised in …

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Spinmaster’s smashing new collectable line hatches! – There be Dragons in the USA!

Blind-bag and collectable toys continue to go from strength to strength. The newest iteration comes from the company that brought us Hatchimals and Flush Force (I think we’re supposed to forget that one) and this there’s 72 brand new dragons to collect! Dragamonz is currently a US exclusive toy line …

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NERF Blasts Brum with bouncy behemoth

What’s that coming over the hill, is it a monster? Well- yes, The Monster actually! It’s big, it’s bouncy and it’s full of NERF blasters! Hasbro has created a touring, immersive, inflatable assault course and Birmingham is its first target. Once August 16th rolls around, guests at the NEC will have 4 …

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