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One Direction – Happily they’re not History

One Direction dolls

Well Liam says there is a chance that this “not crap” boy band will re-group and will be back on the road soon(ish). Plenty of boy bands had merchandise but none quite as good as the One Direction doll range, oh how we roll-played with our collection back in the …

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Hamleys and the rise of ‘The Imperfects’

This week saw yet another toy retailer unveil their ‘Top Toys For Christmas’ list. Unlike most of the others, Hamleys simply couldn’t narrow their picks down to 10 and decided to buck the trend with a ‘Top 12’. The cynic within me wonders why they need two Monopoly sets (one …

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Strictly Come Dancing – The board game for those two-left footers

Strictly Come Dancing - The Board Game

  You’ll get a bit of Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood in the speaking glitterball bit of this game, that itself worth the RRP surely? The new series starts this weekend Saturday night (8th September @ 7.35pm). You’ll not capture the high-octane action of a prime-time celebrity infused show in …

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Fugglers – Sleep with one eye open and your mouth closed!

Fugglers on tour

Sadly, the days of blissful sleep and tearless trips to the shops are over. Fugglers from Spinmaster are here and they’re a little bit odd, to say the least! These funny-ugly bears (yes that’s what their name means, nothing else thank you!) are certainly eye catching. With ‘real human’ teeth, …

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Dog days are here to stay – It’s the Ultimate Pooch Paw Patroller

Ultimate Fire Rescue - Paw Patrol

You can’t help but marvel when lightning is caught in a bottle and that is exactly what the one of the international behemoths of the Toy Industry, Spinmaster, have done with Paw Patrol. This unstoppable property has dominated TV, books, merchandise and toys for the last few years and if …

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STAX – a bright new world of building

STAX - light and sound building bricks

Building toys. They’re the ultimate plaything for the imagination and now, thanks to STAX, your imagination has just been given a whole new dimension to play with: lights and sounds. If you’ve ever wanted your hand-crafted fire truck to be a tad more flashy or your personalised beasty to have …

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Slime hits the headlines

Which? The Consumers Association took 11 Slime brands from Amazon UK and 8 were found to have above the legally permissible amount of Boron (a derivative of Borax) within them. None of them we recognised as established toy brands bar Toysmith, one called Jupiter Juice who happened to be the …

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LEGO Lowdown*

  There were Harry Potter LEGO sets back in 2004, they weren’t half bad at all and (in box) are worth a decent amount now. There’s been nothing since though but, with the new Fantastic Beasts film the Danish brick outfit are bringing us a raft of sets that fit …

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