Monthly Archives: December 2020

Quintessential countdown of toys from the past five decades anyone?

The man in the hat presents the must-have toys and big crazes from the 1970s to the modern day, from action figures and board games to electronic pets and cuddly best friends. I am sorry that I’m not the leading man but I had a hair appointment that day so …

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Merry Xmas y’all – Online fun and frolics right this way.

WORD OF the year according to Collins Dictionary, and who are we to argue, is Lockdown. We hereby call it that verb of the year therefore must be Zoom. You might be a Facetime, Hangout or WhatsApp person but the genericized term appears to be “To Zoom”. There is far …

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IKEA are looking for a CPO

Chief Play Officer of course. Dream job? Certainly for almost everyone at Toyology Towers but sadly the Swedes are specifically searching for a 4-12 year old. The rest of the words are virtually verbatim from the press release from earlier, you might say that’s a little indolent of us, but …

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Ten irritating board gamer habits and how to spot them

Whilst we’ll be doing Christmas very differently in many ways this year, games will be played and drinks will be drunk and last year 80% of folk sat down with family and friends to play a game. In a market that is set to be worth £9bn by 2023 and …

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Wonder Woman looks like an absolute Blockbuster

A new trailer just caught our eye this morning from the forthcoming release of Wonder Woman 1984 and it is cracking good. But first a selection of toys from the film, mainly featuring Gal Gadot as Diana Prince (aka Princess of Diana of Themyscira, aka Wonder Woman). Here’s a longer …

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Sleigh loads of Tier whatever you’re in fun with these Xmas themed plays

Get Stuffed – £20 HERE Brand new for 2020 this family/friend games has 2-6 of you playing as Elves attempting to fill their stockings first, becoming Santas Favourite helper and getting to shout Get Stuffed along the way. Dressing as said Elves or at least attempting your best Elf impression …

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Linkee and friends Go Live on Alexa

Shouty-outy games are our favourite, especially when infused with some Xmas (spirits). Linkee, What Came First and Obama Llama (and its Christmas sister game Santa Banter)can now be played as voice activated games or ‘skills’ on Alexa devices. The games are all simple to play, interactive, hands-free and you’ll have …

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Added magic from Argos

  A nationwide poll by Argos reveals the gifts that Brits were sad to miss out on as kids. Game Boy topped the list of longed-for gifts, with Mr Frosty and Sega Mega Drive coming in a close second and third. Those now in their 40s were most likely to …

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Add some abracadabra to your Sunday

Over Facebook and Youtube this weekend the splendid folks at Marvins Magic will be putting on a touch of magic with a Live event ( December 13th). From 6pm to 7.30pm it promises to be a ‘live celebration show packed with magic, master magicians, and amazing prizes’, including the chance …

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