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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.

Eau De Play-Doh – Hasbro trademarks iconic aroma

play-doh

The nostalgia-inducing smell of the PLAY-DOH compound is now an official trademark at the American Patent and Trademark Office as a registered trademark of the brand. Hasbro describes the smell as the combination of a sweet, slightly musky, vanilla-like fragrance, with slight overtones of cherry, and the natural smell of a …

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Slime Blasters from Zimpli are here

Zimpli slime blaster

Crowned one of the best newcomer toys of Toy Fair 2018 way back in January the Slime blasters are finally here. Expecting this to be a big seller this summer, and the slime trend still strong, slimy outdoor fun has now ben unleashed. Offering a gooey take on the water-fight …

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LEGO rollercoaster is a white knuckle thriller set

LEGO rollercoaster

We’re massive fans of the Carousel and Ferris Wheel sets, so much so in fact we’d not considered there might be a gap in our fairground collection – how wrong we were. This new Creator Expert set is utterly unbelievable and can be automated and integrated with their Boost kit. Exclusive …

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Avengers : Infinity War – An almost impossible jigsaw of hero’s hitting the screen

Avengers : Infinity Wars

All manner of Marvel superheros are coming together in Avengers : Infinity War, well it going to take plenty of superpower to beat mega villain Thanos. There are as you’d expect toys a plenty from which to choose associated with the film, here’s an almost handful of ones that caught …

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A trip down memory lane anyone?

Iconic toys

Good Vibes, a lifestyle magazine for Sunny, took a look back over the past four decades to have a look what some of the toys might be worth today. Looks like you’d have made a packet with a Stretch Armstrong for example but could you really have resisted the temptation …

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Stock up on Super Soakers

mumii

We’ve been working with the fabulous parenting site Mumii as they relaunch this month. They’ve a slightly different slant on parenting, not worthy whatsoever and with a focus on entertaining the kids (big ones and small. So here we are with our first collaboration, a round-up of the best kit …

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Want BIG bubbles? Call the Incredibubbles

Gazillion Incredibubbles

It is one of those very satisfying things – blowing bubbles. Hugely entertaining if you have a canine who likes to chase them, toddlers who like to do the same or just to sit in solitude, a gentle breeze and a vista of note and watch those solution based spheres …

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Mario Kart inspired Monopoly incoming

Mario Kart

Hasbro and Nintendo have teamed up once more to bring us Monopoly Gamer : Mario Kart Edition. Hot on the heels of the Gamer edition this one adds the thrills and spills of Mario Kart with its iconic character play pieces and new way to play. Through the game players …

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Compound Interest

Soft n Slow Squishies

Toy outfits aplenty tapping into the #asmr trend, thats compounds people, or #gts as we’re labelling it – Check out the Toyminator putting our favourites to the tes…  

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The Entertainer revamps its flagship shop

The Entertainer Westfield London

With the sad departure of Geoffrey from our out-of-town shopping “islands” with the demise of Toys R Us it is important that we celebrate the fact that our love of toys wasn’t the culprit for their disappearance, t’was the evil corporations filed under category “Private Equity who took the giraffe …

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