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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.

Give us a grin – its International Happiness day

It’s been revealed that e in the UK are the 15th happiest country on the planet…surprised? It is the Scandic nations that have the top five spots, highest taxes on the planet and darkest days aside, they’re a jolly bunch it appears. Finland is the No1 spot on the happy …

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Big Bang Fair here we come

If you happen to be at the Big Bang Fair at NEC this next few days swing by and catch up with us at the National Geographic STEM area. We’ll be making Volcanoes erupt and digging for fossils so it’ll be well worth your time. These new kits from Bandai …

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TechUp showcases the future of play at SXSW 2019

Gamifying the globe, beyond boardgaming and rad robots – the multi-billion dollar opportunity ahead. After a successful launch at WIRED Live and WIRED Next Generation in London and at CES in Las Vegas, TechUp has landed in Austin, Texas to bring together cool, creative, curated connected products and experiences to …

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Blockbuster Video – WOW what a difference!

Opening its first branch back in 1989 (Shirley Valentine, Rain Man, Cocktail, Ghostbusters II) and grew to a whopping 9,000 plus stores by 2004 and then, it began. New rental and streaming services started to appear and, as of last week when an Australian outlet conceded defeat and shut up …

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C’mon Barbie lets go Party – Celebrating six decades of an icon

  Pub quizzery data: Barbie’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts. Barbie was named after Ruth Handler’s daughter, Barbara. Her son was Kenneth. She is from (fictional) Willows, Wisconsin where she attended High School. Barbie doll’s official birthday is March 9, 1959 – the exact date she was unveiled to …

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Flippin’ brilliant – the pancake posse of playthings is here

Pancake day today, plenty of facts and figures about, our favourite is that it is called Carnivale in Italy and is Latin for “Goodbye to the flesh” – Others are all about the number of eggs getting cracked across the UK and the world’s fastest pancake race – We care …

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Best-selling UK car? Fiat? Fiesta? think again….

Designed by an ex Chrysler car-parts designer the Cozy Coupe was the car that broke all the rules on design back in 1979 namely that they should be low and long. Celebrating being 40 years young in 2019 this Northampton car dealership took delivery last week of the UK’s best-selling …

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Celebrating St Davids day with Dragon training fodder

Celebrating the first day of Spring yes but more importantly the legend that is St David. Load up with facts HERE but take this one for your Welsh themed pub quizzing later – The nickname ‘Taffy’ for a Welshman comes from St David. It comes from Dafydd, Welsh for David.   …

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Wizarding-World Inspired Invisibility Cloak Set to appear this Summer

Harry Potter and his cloak

Together with Warner Bros. Wow! Stuff have re-created actual magic hidden within a garment akin to the one worn by the young Harry Potter. This cloak will make you, anyone or anything Going by the name of Invisibility Cloak Illusion Costume fans of Potter and disappearing are going to have …

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Board games get a boost from Unicorn Games

The Explorers created by Unicorn Games, part of The Electric Factory’s Incubator Rabbit, is a board game that combines both traditional and augmented reality dynamics. Being a bridge between digital and physical worlds. Unicorn Games took what’s best about board games: sitting around the table, the fun of game time, …

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