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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.

LEGO Lowdown*

  There were Harry Potter LEGO sets back in 2004, they weren’t half bad at all and (in box) are worth a decent amount now. There’s been nothing since though but, with the new Fantastic Beasts film the Danish brick outfit are bringing us a raft of sets that fit …

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Cutest Superhero ever? Incredibles 2 Jack Jack gets all interactive.

Jack Jack

We make no apologies leading you into the weekend £40 lighter of wallet but if you don;t bag a Jack Jack Attacks sharpish there’ll be none left when the film arrives next week we wager. Jack-Jack is full of surprises, transforming from adorable to spontaneously combusting and shooting lasers from …

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Outdoor Toy Awards 2018 – The Winners

Outdoor Toy Awards 2018

Much fun was had last weekend as over fifty Toyminators came together at St Matthews Academy in Blackheath, South East London to put a huge selection of outdoor toys to the test. With YouTube influencers Amazing Arabella and Jaadin the Kid on hand to oversee proceedings alongside the Kidzcoolit gang …

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Christmas is coming

Argos Top toys for 2018

Time to slam your head on your desk, the top toy lists are incoming, the retailers are off the mark once more and yet again it is Argos leading the way. For 2018 they’ve gone for a list of 13 playthings tipped to be part of the under tree pile …

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Build your own Bugatti – Lego have unveiled their cut-price Chiron

Bugatti Chiron by LEGO

Spend $2.6mn, it’ll get you a motor that’ll do 0-60 in 2.3 seconds but there are only 500 units being produced so that price will likely rise and, with your Tesla/Roller/Porsche taking up your parking spaces already well, its a hassle. Thanks you LEGO for today releasing your Bugatti Chiron …

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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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