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.

Outdoor Play to be celebrated with dedicated awards

Back with a bang this year the Outdoor Toy awards will return to wide open spaces and have plenty of kids putting toys through their paces. Toyology and the Kidzcoolit network will be overseeing the media and social coverage. There will be ten toys crowned the must-haves for get-out-and-up-and-active. “We’re …

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Sonic 2 arrives on the big screen – celebrate in bricks

Today, the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 film launches in cinemas, and we thought it would be the perfect time to share info on the new LEGO Sonic the Hedgehog Green Hill Zone! A Sonic the Hedgehog minifigure, Dr. Eggman, Moto Bug and Crabmeat figures. The set includes decent features from …

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New card game from LADbible tests your mimicking skills

LADbible have launched  launched its first-ever card game, First Impressions. Based on LADbible’s First Impressions YouTube series, the game gets people together to do their best (and worst!) impressions of global celebrities, film characters and more. From James Bond to Kim Kardashian, First Impressions wants you to show off your talents …

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Happy Two’s day

It is the 22-2-22 a very rare occurrence of a date being both a palindrome and an ambigram, read it forwards, backwards and upside down – The next one will be March 3rd 2033 and of course today happens to be my Gran’s 92nd birthday too. Here’s some games from …

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Tell you what we want, what we really REALLY want – Spice girls getting the LEGO treatment

They’re the first actual people to get the BrickHeadz styling, a set with each mini version of Spice Girl, equipped with microphone and stand. Experience that satisfying “click” when two become one. Details that gave these five girls their iconic individual styles are captured in brick, from hairstyles to clothing, …

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Playmobil are killing it in the Kidult aisle

After their A-Team, USS Enterprise and DB5 delivery in 2021 we thought the German outfit might hold fire for a few months this year before attacking our wallets once more, oh how very wrong we were. First up it is one of the most iconic cars of all time, top …

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LEGO goes global

Designed as part of the LEGO Ideas platform, French based LEGO fan, Guillaume Roussel, created the concept for the LEGO Ideas platform – The Globe is inspired by the tales of Jules Verne. This 2585-piece set is a realistic, customisable vintage brick built earth globe with printed names of the …

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Retro rides anyone – Some cracking iconic names from Corgi

Only stumbled across this Corgi ranges called “Vanguard” quite recently (I must have been holidaying in Outer Mongolia). Anyways, make some room on those shelves retro lovers, those of a certain age and you who remember when you could buy a second hand Golf GTI MK1 for £500 (£28k and …

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LEGO unveil Boutique Hotel

It is a rather splendid thing, an addition to your already expansive LEGO modular building set-up OR the one that’ll get you started. This new 3,066-piece Boutique Hotel features “opulent turn-of-the-century European architecture” and five different sections including guest rooms, a swanky penthouse suite, a lobby, a terrace, and an …

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