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.

Peter does podcasts

  A couple of audio delights for you here folks, it’s me talking toys and if my gran said “That wasn’t rubbish” you should know this is a compliment of the highest order. One with Playground Podcast and another for Physical goods – Try and enjoy  

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LEGO makes some noise

We’re aware of the serenity that constructing a set or random structure from LEGO can bring, also acutely conscious of the cussing we do when a missing piece finds itself under our foot. The LEGO Group have your back and have launched LEGO White Noise  – It’s a new playlist of …

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Happy Groundhog Day…again

Could be the very closest we’ve become to experiencing the fate of Bill Murray in the 1993 Romcom with Bill Murray, days repeating themselves for the grumpy weather reporter. The entire concept pub, sorry, online-quizzers is derived from the Pennsylvania Dutch superstition that if a emerges from its burrow and …

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Barbie remains hot property

Mattel have announced that its iconic Barbie brand has taken the 2020 top global toy property of the year. Distinguished toy trend analysts over at the NPD group the gong as it just keeps                  getting strong(er). Barbie is continuing its journey to …

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LEGO comes up with new shiz to keep the kids at bay

Forget Sea Shanty’s/ shanties and Bernie Memes –  LEGO Vidiyo is a brand-new app to put kids in the hot seat to create, produce and shoot their own music videos to tracks by some of the world’s biggest music superstars. Designed with kids/kidults/everyone in mind, LEGO Vidiyo uses the latest …

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Marvins Magic Rubik mash-up is quite something

It’s taken us a while to work our way through to this box of tricks, feels like we’ve saved one of the best until last. There are 40 tricks inside, not all of them brilliant but the ones which are totally trick-tastic make this box worth all of its £25 …

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Lights, Funk, Action – Chibie is your new dance partner

Wow! Stuff have just told us about their new line of toys Chibies, a line-up of flash-to-the-beat characters inspired by Japanese pop-culture and set to rock every single country on the planet. These Chibies characters flash to the beat of any tune anyone plays across K-pop, rock, pop, hip-hop, classical …

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Lockdown year brings a boost for toys and games

Sales of Games, Puzzles and Building Sets surged in 2020 and UK toy market increased in value by 5%. Having fun staying in, educating the UK through play, comfort gaming and families stuck together all contributed to a bumper year for the UK toy industry. The biggest spike in sales …

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Sealed Pokémon Base Set Booster Box Sells for a record $408,000

Beating the previous record set fairly recently in November 2020 demand for elite Pokémon collectibles continues to soar. Heritage Auctions have sold a Pokémon First Edition Base Set Sealed Booster Box (Wizards of the Coast, 1999) for a world record-setting $408,000. The afternoon session last week included 16 Pokémon lots …

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AmongUs anyone?

Surfing supremo Darren Garnham has launched his latest (ad) venture – Toikido. First out of the block for the company is a team-up Innersloth’s hit gaming title, AmongUs. Launched in June 2018, it took a the pandemic/ boredom to help it beat PUBG mobile, Roblox and Call of Duty and …

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