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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.

LEGO Star Wars heads about to arrive – Excitement levels are high

It says 18+ on the box so, sorry kids, look away now. LEGO have unveiled these three Star Wars helmets celebrating the heads of the Tie Fighter Pilot, Stormtroopers and Boba Fett each arriving in a box that’s very much akin to those of the Ultimate Collector Series (UCS) stuff. …

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LEGO gets the Mario treatment – Could we love it anymore?

Neither a video game nor a traditional LEGO brick-based set this here LEGO Super Mario set is a spanking new line featuring an interactive LEGO Mario figure who collects coins in real-life game levels created with LEGO bricks. Just watch it, you’ll not fail to either ooh, ahh or utter …

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It’s a Mario day

Written down as Mar10 Day, you’re encouraged,, no it is imperative that you a) dress up as the plumber b)play one of the games he appears in c) buy some Mario-Merch – and we’re here to help. The folk at Nintendo and LEGO chose this day to tease of a …

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Landmark celebrates twenty years in a spin

It is NOT a ferris wheel – it is a cantilevered observation wheel. There is no capsule numbered 13, the 32 pods are numbered 1-33 – each of these pods representing one of the boroughs in the capital. It spins, well rotates, at twice the sprinting speed of a tortoise, …

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Kaleidoscope from Smartivity Toys – A right eye-opener

  Re-create one of those magical childhood moments and grab a Kaleidoscope kit. Remember those tin ones that you’d hold up to various light sources and “oohs” and “aaahs” would ensue? I loved my colour shape shifting telescopic gadget and I just got to build one courtesy of these folk …

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Onward is upward

On general release this Friday (6th March) is Disney Pixar’s latest animation offering that’s reviewing pretty well across the media-o-sphere and also “normal” people who have been to preview screenings say that it is rather good. Check out the trailer below and get over to Argos and grab the interactive …

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Fiat 500 from LEGO is belissimo in every way

Launching tomorrow this Fiat 500 has stolen our hearts at Toyology Towers, we’re huge fans of most things Italian here and, whilst this ride in real life might not break any speed records will certainly turn heads. The team at LEGO Italy created a life-sized version to celebrate the launch …

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Danny and the room that definitely isn’t about Harry Potter – Escape room review

One of the things you can’t escape in London is Harry Potter. There are tours, plays, art studios gift shops and (thankfully for this review) escape rooms. Except, of course, that technically they aren’t officially Harry Potter rooms. Breakin’ Escapes have a handful of ‘not quite the real thing’ rooms …

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Mandalorian – The Child arrives

He is NOT Baby Yoda – This is the child. An animatronic toy from Hasbro, touch it’s head to activate over 25 sound and motion combinations (happy and excited sounds, giggles, babbles, etc etc) all while the figure’s head moves up and down, ears move back and forth, and eyes …

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Delorean gets the Hot Wheels iD treatment

Hot Wheels iD are the toy companies attempt at bringing the die-cast collectibles bang up-to-date with NFC chips that let cars attach to an app with stats such as top speeds are delivered on-screen. Best reason yet to get involved in this new racing system is the impending arrival of …

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