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Fisher Price continues to up its Pop Culture game

The rise in popularity across the pop culture collectibles market has been incredible the past couple of years, sales at Funko up over 200%, they had to move into a bigger HQ so no surprise others are eyeing this lucrative space.Perhaps one of the surprise entrants earlier this year were …

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San Diego Comic Con is a stay-at-home affair – And we can’t wait.

There’s plenty to look out for from the online event this week, one of the panel discussions that grabbed our eye is entitled Transforming Together Time: Family Gaming and the Future of Play – The curators tell us “Video games have been an influential part of our culture, creativity and …

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The Crew – The Quest for Planet Nine bags a gong

They’ve been chewing down to their cuticles and had butterflies in their bellies at Kosmos Games UK of late.  Two nominations a couple of months back for their games The Crew and My City from the Spiel des Jahres jury. Today, the news arrives that The Crew – Quest for …

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Trapped… In your house

Until recently escape room games were certainly a niche genre – now though, the choices are almost overwhelming. There are board games with elaborate components, app-supported card games, giant plastic devices, print at home games and so many other variations. So, with all of these options, how do you stand …

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Medieval looking music machine is an utter joy

  We’ve built kit from Smartivity before, a kaleidoscope in fact, was a joy to create and is still a pick-up-and-play after all these weeks.  We harped on about the easy to read instructions and the added value of an information sheet to further enhance their playset last time so, …

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More Super Mario analogue play

This 35th anniversary of likely the most iconic video game of all time is ramping up somewhat this week. Its started with the most expensive ever video game sale at auction with a 1985 Super Mario Bros. acheiving a whopping £90k in its original packaging, just showing the appetite for …

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Rubik’s Edge – More than a drinks coaster

  We’ve tried over the lockdown months to get a grip on solving the 3x3x3 traditional cube but sorry to say, we gave up. We did achieve a proficient level in balloon modelling and juggling though! Anyways, with 43 quintillion ways to scramble the regular Rubik and this new edge …

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Happy Etch a Sketch Day – 60 years of knob turning fun

Happy 60th Etch A Sketch, you’re the most infuriating piece of kit I’ve ever owned but I’d not be without you. Hours and hours of trying to construct just my first name on your aluminium coated screen, no success, but you’re a shelf-worthy and retro-tastic piece of kit. Others (Jane …

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Battle of Britain – 80 years since the first foray

Eight decades ago today the Luftwaffe dropped their first payload onto the UK the battle that ensued was seen as one of the most pivotal points of WWII – Thanks to all the air aces that guided us to victory in the skies. We struggle to maintain our composure when …

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