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Danny and the room that definitely isn’t about Harry Potter – Escape room review

One of the things you can’t escape in London is Harry Potter. There are tours, plays, art studios gift shops and (thankfully for this review) escape rooms. Except, of course, that technically they aren’t officially Harry Potter rooms. Breakin’ Escapes have a handful of ‘not quite the real thing’ rooms …

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Mandalorian – The Child arrives

He is NOT Baby Yoda – This is the child. An animatronic toy from Hasbro, touch it’s head to activate over 25 sound and motion combinations (happy and excited sounds, giggles, babbles, etc etc) all while the figure’s head moves up and down, ears move back and forth, and eyes …

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Delorean gets the Hot Wheels iD treatment

Hot Wheels iD are the toy companies attempt at bringing the die-cast collectibles bang up-to-date with NFC chips that let cars attach to an app with stats such as top speeds are delivered on-screen. Best reason yet to get involved in this new racing system is the impending arrival of …

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Mattel adds inspiring females to Barbie line-up

In 2018, Barbie debuted the Inspiring Women Series, a doll line dedicated to honouring modern and historical role models paying tribute to Amelia Earhart, Katherine Johnson, Frida Kahlo, Rosa Parks and Sally Ride with dolls created in their likeness. This year they’re introducing three new dolls honouring women who made …

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Playmobil 2020 licensed range is wallet-emptying wonderment

Venturing once more into the licensed property market we think that the 2020 line-up is going to appeal to the biggest demographic in its history. They had decent success last year with their Ghostbusters line-up and are following on with crime fighting, camper-van riding bunch with Scooby-Doo. First sets will …

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Trampolining re-imagined

Many of you may well have seen a selection of trampolines sent skyward and garden swapping during Storm Ciara. Those in the leafier suburbs may well have had a selection to admire,  they’re all much of a muchness, size and colour wise they vary and you can enhance most with …

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Entertainer begins initiative to gets kids playing in-store

Right at the opposite end of the “put that down”, ” you can’t play with that in here”, “did you pay for that?”  shouts I often remember from some decades past The Entertainer has launched a new initiative in partnership with Young Minds to make every Saturday a Day of …

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Schleich assists in Australian animal aid

Utterly devastating scenes of late from Down Under, the sheer scale of the fires is almost incomprehensible. One toy outfit offering a financial hand is model maker Schleich, a long time manufacturer of Aussie wildlife figures including the Kangaroo, Wombat, Koala, Quokka and Croc and have been donating from sales …

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Rubik’s gets the magic touch

Marvin’s Magic is teaming up with the Rubik’s brand for a unique magic set, well it is the best-selling cube puzzles 40th anniversary this year. Rubik’s Box of Magic Tricks is presented in a giant cube and contains exclusive tricks and illusions. With unique Rubik’s-themed magic props and instructions for 40 …

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