Peter Jenkinson

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.

Argos announce top toy predictions for 2020

We have LEGO Lamborghini, a pooping Flamingo, a dancing unicorn and an animatronic doll of ‘The Child’ from Disney’s The Mandalorian (aka Baby Yoda). Yes, it is probably the most eclectic collection we’ve seen assembled by the UK’s leading toy retailer and we love it. Some research they conducted* revealed …

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Leaked LEGO set has fans in a (Be)Spin

Toys R Us apparently leaked the imagery online accidentally of this new LEGO BespinDuel set, the Canadian division of the once defunct now risen from the ashes outfit, have certainly garnered plenty of free advertising from this “leak”. We thank them however sarcastic we may sound, this looks like a …

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Waka Waka – Monopoly going all Pac-Man

The Pac-Man’40th anniversary celebrations continue, this time with Hasbro releasing Monopoly Arcade Pac-Man Game – complete with tiny arcade cabinet that serves as the central mechanic for this Monopoly set. The game revolves around points as a pose to money, each turn you’ll move your icon and the ghost token. …

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New twist on Erno’s mind-mangling cube

Rubik’s have produced the first official app to help teach us how to solve it.  This iOS app uses audio and visual clues real-life popular puzzle and help improve and record your solve times.  It’ll use your mobile camera together with artificial intelligence processing to track your real 3D Rubik’s …

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Perseverance sets off to Mars

At a cost of billions we do wonder WHY but the madcap professors and their underlings appear to be keen on seeing if life did exist on Mars so they’re sending up a rocket with a rover on-board. The red planet is a bit of an enigma, so we’ll see …

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Tech infused old school play

Pressure Games have launched their Kickstarter campaign for, Countdown. Back it, we love it, its a tech infused toy that brings all the fun of “up and active” gaming into one circular box. There are a dozen games built-in, each one a retro inspired play using reflex, logic and movement …

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Only Fools and Horses fans – This way please

A replica of that Yellow Trotters Independent Trading van, a flat in Peckham perhaps – all aspirational objects for fans of the show, here’s one for just £14.99 though and we think you’ll like it. Boycie in Belgrade is a new documentary featuring John Challis as he sets of to Serbia …

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Hot Wheels sketches of cars arriving in 2021

Unveiled at last weeks San Diego Comic Con these are a few of the sketches from the 20+ shown-off to Hot Wheels fans last week.. The HeMan and Skeletor ride look pretty impressive, you can keep the Baby Yoda though.

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Olympic(ish) eventing for the home

Today would’ve been the opening ceremony for the Tokyo Olympics, the first events kicking off tomorrow and a full two-weeks of sporting goodness on the goggle-boxes, sigh. Still, we get to do it all next year , likely with a bit of added fanfare, and we cannot wait. In fact, …

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The latest in the LEGO 18+ range has our wallet feeling weary – but so what?

Here it is, the first-ever brick built Grand Piano from LEGO. Fresh out of the LEGO Ideas operation this set is the latest aimed at the “adults” with £319.99 spare cash and 3,662 pieces of spare time. It is an intricate build and at over 8.5” (22.5cm) high, 12” (30.5cm) …

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