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.

R/C on Steroids

      We were quite content with our palm friendly R/C spider from the Hexbug makers, happily scurrying about winding up the cat and racing around our building brick based obstacle course (all  research you understand). They’ve only gone and beefed it up, now there is a version that’s …

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Superman Stuff

        For anyone who enjoyed Man of Steel as much as Team Toyology did yesterday you’ll be keen to snap up the DVD in a couple of months, but to maintain your Superhero interest, we’ve not only invested in red underwear to put on outside our trousers …

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LEGO celebrates with London Underground

Its the 150th birthday of the London tube network and LEGO unveiled a number of reproductions of the iconic underground map today. Celebrating the system over the years there are five maps, each one incorporating 1,000 bricks and can be seen in ticket halls across the capital. Pop along and have …

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Swine Flew

      Seems that the phrase “Pigs might fly” has been around since the 17th century in some form or other, starting out as the jaunty English comment “Pigs fly in the ayre with their tayles forward” and still then related as an expression in response to some overtly …

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Use some Force

    You Star Wars fans are a lucky lot, is there no licencing stone that’s not been unturned? Aftyer spending your hard-earned on eeverything from undercrackers and Pjamas to LEGO sets and talking soft toys now you’ll have to find some more cash for the very compelling Origami book. …

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Inflatable Pigs anyone?

  The original Pass the Pigs game is a decent time-passing bit of  fun, in our mind up there with the likes of Yahtzee. We’re not sure when or where we’ll play this enlarged version of the original but want to own it just on the basis of having two …

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Dr Who fans in for an AR treat

  Battle against some of the faraway foes as if they’ve just appeared from behind your sofa with the new Quantum Lock Accelerator replica appcessory together with and the Cleric Wars game on your smartphone. The first person viewpoint on your screen together with the Augmented Reality has Daleks, Angels …

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Ride-on/in Artoo

  Hankering after ones youth is a useless pursuit, yet one hard not to participate in when something like this comes along. The realese of Star Wars in 1977 was accompanied by some school class compadres buying steel bins and sticking a few stickers on them for an R2D2 effect, …

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Break a record, learn a build – sign up to a LEGO centre

              EIGHT LEGOLAND Discovery Centres across the world are set to celebrate the joy of learning to build a LEGO model, this November, with a Guinness World Record first. On Thursday 15 November, Guinness World Record Day, the children’s attractions will be holding a …

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HALO fans – Xmas is coming early

                  You might, as gaming fans of the Halo franchise, have been disappointed that after almost five years there’s been nothing – Time has certainly flown by (perhaps not for serious HALO fans) but we’re about to get HALO 4, and it …

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