Monthly Archives: July 2021

Playmobil going gung-ho for the Kidult cash

They’ve brought us fine looking sets celebrating Scooby Doo and Back to the Future, kidults lapped them up, how better to celebrate than announcing even more retro sets. First up new that comic book and movie character Asterix is getting the Playmobil treatment sometime in 2022, the Gaulish chap and …

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Tiny TV Classics – Scratch that nostalgic itch

Shift over vinyl figures, we’ve too many already. Our wallets grown weary with all the 18+ Creator sets of late. Time for some desktop distractions in the form of these Tony TV sets from Basic Fun. Each loaded with short-clip content from iconic shows, the first UK wave of TV …

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Crowdfunding for Star Wars beast of yesteryear

We’re fans of Hasbro and it’s new HasLab, guess plenty pieces wouldn’t make it past their internal number crunchers and ever see the light of day. Previous success have been Jabbas Sail Barge KHETTANNA backed by 10,000 pledges. So then, with these pledges in place, Hasbro are running zero risk …

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UK Games Expo – coming soon

IT’ll be back in the flesh, in all its geeky glory, join a very merry throng of board game people at the NEC later this month at the UKGE. They’ve just announced their shortlist of nominations for the 2021 awards across a number of categories so, pop along HERE to …

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LEGO Pop & Play touring the UK this Summer

Fun and festival vibes incoming this Summer from LEGO as their Pop & Play Tours travels the UK delivering an unrivalled experiential experience. Each will be hosted nearby a LEGO retail outlet and so knowledgeable staff will be on hand. This is a free family event for all creative types …

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VW T2 Campervan gets the LEGO treatment

That LEGO Pick-up truck we saw as quite a triumph in the moves by them to make a slight diversion and bring us an unexpected ride. Today our jaws hit the deck when we opened this press release all about their VW T2 build, it’s not so much just the …

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The Boglins are back – this time it’s a bank raid

We love the Boglins, really we do, they’ve been rebooted, brought back to the shelves to join the race for the Kidult spend. At £40 a pop these are likely to stay in their cages, a plastic puppet for FORTY QUID! This places it out of the realms of a …

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LEGO Seinfield set takes us back to the 90’s

Created by LEGO fan Brent Waller, from Brisbane, Australia, via his submission on the LEGO Ideas platform you can now (well from August 1st) re-enact the Story of Festivus, the Wallet Scene or the Fix Up, this set’s intricate props will transport you directly back to New York in the 90s. …

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Classic 50’s LEGO truck incoming

Set number 10290 sneaked itself onto the LEGO website over the weekend, not enough fanfare in our opinion, this thing is a real beauty. A 1,677 piece build set straight for the shelf is a stunner and invokes memories of the Beverly Hillbillies and, for those a tad older, Grapes …

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Prince of Darkness puzzles incoming

  Ready now for pre-order are a handful of mighty fine 500 pieces puzzles with Ozzy emblazoned upon each one (£17.99 each). There is also a smaller set for a tenner, each one mighty frame-able we reckon – Get yours HERE    

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