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 shows off its buildable Adidas Superstar sneaker

Continuing their collaboration with Adidas it is now the turn of the brickmaker to create a display version paying homage to their Superstar shoe. It is 27 inches when completed and measures up at a size 7.5 but there’s no room for a foot inside. Definitely worthy of its shelf …

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Have a blast with the lights off

This here new ProjeX is a projecting arcade gaming system, needs no screens just a blank wall. Select one of the interchangeable slides to choose your target, there’s ducks, UFO’s or targets -each with their own sound effects. A handful of different ways to play along with three skill levels, …

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Classic game titles from Shuffle celebrate the mullet era

  The Shuffle brand from the house of Cartamundi have created this line of iconic card games based on iconic films of yesteryear. They send us a bunch to celebrate their launch and packed the box with a random selection of items along with the game which did rather intrigue …

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Hamley’s are kicking off a Summer of fun…..in Spring

Children can step up for a penalty shootout with Hamley Bear ahead of the Euros Championship between 11th June – 11th July, take part in the Hamley’s Wizarding World tournament, a sports day with Frozen 2, sporty puppet shows, story times, quizzes and join the Hamley’s entertainment team singing and dancing to …

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Wanderlusters awaken – This LEGO set is a must.

Biggest ever set yet, yes, by creating a map of the world with single studs the people of Billund have smashed the previous high piece score tally by a country mile. There are 11,695 “elements” in this 2D representation of the earth, and it has customisable brick-built pins to mark …

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Some random outdoor stuff….. Sun is on its way, honest.

A trampoline like no other, those elevated sides create a trampoline park experience – Amazing bit of kit.   This is an electronic version of hide and seek. One player hides it, the others find it then have to solve a “SIMON” style puzzle to stop the clock. Our kids …

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MARVELous Spidey set from LEGO

LEGO have shouted out a new set based on the Daily Bugle Building from the Spiderman series, this iconic newspaper building is complete with both J. Jonah Jameson’s and Peter Parker’s offices. It is a 3,772 set and is kitted out across three floors. For Marvel and Spiderman fans, this …

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Get on-board, Monopoly Lifesized opens in August

Hasbro and Gamepath – a new division of Selladoor Worldwide – have released details of the Monopoly Lifesized experience – a new gameplay attraction opening on August 14th at The Court, a new building on Tottenham Court Road. The 22,000 sq ft building, spaced over three floors, will host this …

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How you doin’? – LEGO unveils the FRIENDS apartment set

F.R.I.E.N.D.S fans will likely go into a frenzy, well we didn’t mind the Central Perk set, sadly it fell off the shelf and we have yet to reconstruct it, but the detail was fab and this one looks even more iconic. A 2,048-piece set with both Monica and Rachel’s, and …

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