Home / Peter Jenkinson

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.

LEGO launch Rebuild the World campaign

LEGO Group and musician Mark Ronson launched Rebuild The World earlier today, a campaign to help nurture the creative skills of the next generation.  It’s their first ever campaign, we like what they’re doing, hope it becomes as cohesive as it possible can – we could do with some of …

Read More »

Monopoly introduces a new central character

There’s a new player in town, her name, MS Monopoly and she is taking over the board game, well, this iteration of it at least. The brunet Ms. Monopoly is apparently niece of the dapper, top-hat-wearing Mr. Monopoly A new look with similar classic game play, railroads and the electric …

Read More »

LEGO Droids take down Star Wars tune

Those Danes have been having some fun with their new Boost Droid units, 95 of them, catch the action from the trio of Star Wars characters here: It took 3,148 hours to create, used 42 real instruments : 10 Xylophones 10 Violins 4 Chellos 8 Keyboards 6 Electric Drums 2 Gongs …

Read More »

Game of Thrones – Shelfworthy stuff incoming

There is merchandise aplenty associated with the fine HBO production Game of Thrones, mainly replica stuff, things for shelves, the occasional game (Monopoly and Risk variants) with a few puzzles knocking about too. Step aside everything (bar the replica throne), Paul Lamond are bringing a series of 3D GoT puzzles …

Read More »

Hasbro taking positive planet steps

Hasbro, Inc. (HAS) announced that, starting 2020, it is to begin phasing out plastic from new product packaging, including plastic bits such as polybags, shrink wrap, window sheets elastic bands, sand blister packs. The ambition is to get rid of all plastic in packaging for new products by the end …

Read More »

Wizard of Oz – 80 years young

So, my youngest daughter is heading toward double digits now but still the Wizard of Oz was watched by her a multitude of times when she was younger and I think the film is still a right of passage for pre-schoolers? Of course most of them get scared by the …

Read More »

Make Time to Play

  Thanks for finding time during your stay to take a look at the contents of our Toy Chest, we trust the kids had fun and that they persuaded you to try out some of the games we’d included in the chest. Novotel’s “Make Time to Play” toy chest is …

Read More »

Robots Live! Presenter lists his favourite robotic toys

Roboteers Standby is a podcast all about competitive robot combat. While they usually cover the latest news from Battlebots or Robot Wars, this week Host of Robots Live! and our resident toy reviewer, Rob Taylor-Hastings gave an in depth list on the best Robots on the market. Check out his …

Read More »

Cricket world cup – what a cracker

An absolutely splendid weekend of sport, F1, Wimbledon finals, Netball even garnering some attention yet nothing can compare to “THAT” cricket match on Sunday. So the England team won but by the slimmest of margins, it needed a super over to get us the cup, we even feel a tad …

Read More »

Overwatch LEGO sets – near-future earth sets almost here

As one of the of the fastest growing digital games in the world Overwatch  boasts over 40 million active players, was only a matter of time before it got the LEGO treatment. The hit game by Blizzard is full of characters like Junkrat, Roadhog and Hammond the Hamster and now …

Read More »