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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.

Flying monsters, trading cards and smashing stuff up – Whacky shots arrive

Whacky Power Pack

  Flinging monster characters across a room is one thing we’re fans of. With Whacky shots you can do that in a more focused way also, pick teams, launch against targets, use the cards to trade and play.   Set up a challenge with another fan of this “monster flying trading …

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Action Man is feeling Epic

Action Man is epic

Hasbro’s iconic Action Man gathers his troupe in this new MoneySuperMarket.com ad campaign, a one-minute advert where the classic British hero saves money and celebrates the feeling by dancing across the desert – As you do. The track is Cece Peniston’s Finally, be ready for inspiration to throw some shapes yourself …

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NERF Rival Nemesis – What a blast(er)

Nerf Nemesis in action

We’ve been fans of the Rival range since early inception, we’ve found that even re-loading the spheres into the barrels isn’t too much of a chore. The new Nemesis couldn’t make it more straightforward, open up the hopper chamber and pour your projectiles in, close door, rumble is ready. The …

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LEGO to unleash first sustainable bricks this year

Credit : LEGO

Back in 2015 the Danish outfit committed over $150mn to research aiming to ensure that all LEGO products were created from fully sustainable sources by 2030. Well, they’ve announced a significant step towards that today announcing their bushes, leaves and trees are going green in 2018, created with plastic sourced from …

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Nuptial sets, new car and spooktacular stuff – Playmobil’s latest line-up

Playmobil Wedding Reception

With regal wedding fever everywhere Playmobil have launched an entire range including a Bridal Shop, Wedding Limo, Wedding Reception, Wedding Ceremony and Flower Children and Photographer sets. Relive those special moments with your own risqué best-mans speech role play and bad dad dancing as well as late arrival of the …

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Calling all old Ten Pound notes – your time is up

Paper Ten Pound Note

Admittedly we haven’t seen a paper version of the tenner for a while with the new pesky polymer ones blighting our wallets (but surviving several wash-cycles) for weeks. We’ve found some spanking good deals of toys under a tenner for today from The Entertainer to spend any old notes you …

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Lights going out at Toys R Us

Geoffrey the Giraffe

Sad new indeed that Toys R Us finally went into administration today. Unable to pay the HMRC a £15mn VAT bill and failing to find a buyer willing to stump it up for them in time (and about £100mn more) the lights are about to go out at the rather …

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Tonka trucks are utterly terrific

  As an outfit that embraces all things digital, AR, VR and such it still thrills us to the bone when nostalgia knocks, and knock hard it has this week. So Funrise and Hasbro are collaborating to breathe new life into the Tonka range of toys, there’ll be Tonka Power …

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