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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.

Batman Batmobile brings battle action everywhere

Batmobile from Mattell

  Take your RC play to another level, this Ultimate Justice League Batmobile had us uttering elated expletives when we saw it in action recently. This 1/12 scale vehicle is equipped with a camera that transmits the drivers POV back to a smart phone for a front seat ride. Back …

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Cardboard box comes of age with the Nintendo Labo kit

Nintendo Labo

Extending the success of the Switch is never going to be easy, the fastest selling console of all time has shipped over 10mn units in just nine months. What innovation could maintain and even extend its popularity into new demographics? Infuse it with AI? add high tech accessories? Nope, create …

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Hasbro tell us what we already knew and offer a social media solution

Monopoly Facebook Cheatbot

Hasbro tell us what we already knew and offer a social media solution Research from Hasbro has revealed that almost half of Monopoly players have participated in some form of cheating during a game. These behaviours ranged from stealing cash from the bank, making up fake rules and moving tokens …

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Pooch plaything is an absolute treat

First to grace this new section of Toyology is the P.L.A.Y. Wobble Ball Toy, it uses food as its primary motivator to play and that we reckon is plenty to keep your pooch entertained. If you’re up for a box-set but your dog is insisting on “walkies” then load up …

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Big Kids Aisle should help counter that looming Blue Monday feeling

BIg kids at play

  The Kidult market is worth over £300mn in the UK, that over 1 in ten adults buying toys for themselves (or pretending it is for a friend). The folk at Barclaycard have teamed up with Smyths Toys and are opening up a ‘Big Kids Aisle’ at their London Staples …

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Rodent themed fairground ride disappears

Wild Mouse Blackpool Pleasure Beach

One of the most bonkers rides ever has gone, the Wild Mouse in Blackpool was utter bonkers, we used to stand and stare up at it in awe and marvel at the faces of the riders getting thrown around as they tried to tame the rodent ride. The CEO of …

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Choo Choo tune into Channel 4

The Biggest Little Railway in the World

Back in the Victorian era they tried to build a rail link from Inverness to Fort William, it was an ambitious project to dissect the highlands but the cost, practicalities and in-fighting meant it never happened – Until now. A bunch of toy train enthusiasts and Love Productions (the makers …

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Supermodel steps into Harrods

ommyXGigi Barbie Harrods Exclusive

Celebrating the time that Gigi Hadid ruled the runway and became the global brand ambassador for Tommy Hilfiger womenswear TommyXGigi Barbie has arrived on shelf. Exclusive to Harrods (online and in store at Toy Kingdom) this stylish shrunken nod to the supermodel is £89.95 and available now.

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