Peter Jenkinson

Toyologist Pete Jenkinson regularly writes about toys in national newspapers like The Sun and The Mail. This super-dad has an unmatched passion and dedication for trying and testing the latest, coolest and most interesting offerings from the world of toys.

LEGO have had quite the week for unleashes

Been busy those Danish brick makers they have. A Fender Stratocaster set (£90), a Caterpillar D11 in the Technic line-up (app controllable) (£280) and a Mario mystery box (£180) with four buildable scenes to place atop it from the game – Lovely stuff, now, where did I put my credit …

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Magic Mixies from Moose are evidence of real magic*

  The unboxing toy phenomenon at pocket money price-points gave rise to toy companies and their inventors (elves) the to go bigger and better in the category. The first plus £50 creation were Hatchimals, an interactive egg that, with some cajoling, would peck itself out of the paper mache sphere …

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Barca’s bowl in Bricks – Nou Camp gets the LEGO treatment

Launching today is the LEGO Camp Nou – FC Barcelona set (10284), build your display piece of the 99,354 capacity crowd pleaser in 5,509 pieces. The surrounding stands can be split into four sections allowing an expanded view and to enjoy the superb detail in this set. Additional features include …

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Epic sounds assemble – its a Marvel(ous) sound machine

  Inside this battery operated box of tricks are eight splendid sound-bites from the Marvel, get one, put it in your pocket, annoy and entertain yourself and others in equal amount, the utterances from inside are : Hulk’s “HULK SMASH!” Iron Man’s suit launch Captain America’s Shield Toss Spider Man’s …

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Take your Hamsters to work day

These new Happy Hamsters modular marble set systems are firmly aimed at kids but we’re openly admitting they’ll be finding space in our workplace. This deluxe set has 75 elements which come together to make a highly visual run (let the small people assist). Mix and match your track every …

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Do you expect us to talk? Ah, ok then, here’s the Playmobil DB5

What to say? Well, her are the specs, it’s out in October, will cost you around £70 which will reduce the amount you have left towards that epic Star Trek Enterprise we talked about last week. Are you a Trekkie or 007 fan – time to decide : So, one …

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Top Brit Boffin gets the Barbie treatment

Today, Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert has been honoured as a ‘Barbie Role Model’ for her work creating the Oxford vaccine. Prof Gilbert is Professor of Vaccinology at the University of Oxford and Project Leader for ChAdOx1 nCoV-19, a vaccine against the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 which is now in use in …

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It’s tricky to not press BUY – RUN DMC get the Little People treatment

What else can be said apart from buy these now, $14.99 of your heard-earned is nothing in comparison to those grins that’ll appear upon the faces who behold this fine set of figures. Featuring Joseph “Run” Simmons, Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell, and Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels all in a most …

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NERF blaster is out of sight

You know those pesky opponents who hide in dips, behind barrels, round-corners and such, what spoilsports they are. We are very gung-ho when it comes to blasting, full-steam ahead, no-mercy so thank the NERF’ing nerds at blaster HQ for this latest evolution in projectile sending technology. This NERF Rival Curve …

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Puzzles get a kick in the posterior

This past year and a half we’ve all been going puzzle/jigsaw crazy -Be gone with you dull picture based put-together-things there is a new way to play in town. Fresh from Big Potato are these, they just call them PUZZLES. Adding a little extra the designers have inserted a game …

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