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.

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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Great Scott folks, these new Playmobil sets are splendid

After success in 2020 with their DeLorean the German outfit are back with two more sets. Marty’s Pick-up truck is pretty impressive but for us it is the Hoverboard chase scene complete with all the characters, an iconic Jaws poster and lenticular postcard – Am heading off to grab one …

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PewPew – Mandalorian quick fire NERF blaster is splendid

Mandalorian is battle-worn and tight-lipped, also a formidable bounty hunter in an increasingly dangerous galaxy! You’ll need this Star Wars The Mandalorian Rocket Gauntlet! Wrist based NERF firing action will ensue, but a Baby Yoda for target practice.

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Know your Chaturanga VS a chimichanga?

Neither do we BUT willing to learn all things downward dog and sacrum based after being inspired by these Yoga Joes. A kidult collection of green soldiers is how it started, each “posing” a Yoga move whilst mumbling a silent mantra. Series one are amazing, series Two are seriously superb …

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Fancy bagging a bundle?

There has always been a row in our house, the word “bundle” apparently, on the South West of England was the word describing that very childish pursuit of kids laying on top of each other for no apparent reason, well, apart from to leave the person at the bottom of …

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Fidget toy that is utterly addictive (don’t tell the kids)

Whether it’s a new challenge toy to collect and enjoy with friends, a boredom buster/travel gadget for long journeys, a prop to stay alert after yet another Zoom meeting or something to fidget with in front of the telly – kid or adult – the new Loopy Looper fidget toy …

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