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Trending game tiles anyone?

The folks at Fantastic Factory were all over it his week, the Jackie Weaver meeting and  Lawyer Rod Ponton’s Zoom filter both going viral and meme’d to the max. Here’s a couple of their brand new titles – Drop them a line if you want one – david@fantasticfactory.co.uk  

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National Pizza Day anyone?

Just about the only food that is universally enjoyed, from those who like to keep it simple to those with a taste for many toppings to those who shall be shamed who stick pineapple on theirs – Just Stop! Derived by a Germanic word Bizzo, the first pizza was created …

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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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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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Things you love made micro – Moose Toys latest line

Moose toys have just released their range of Real little backpacks, a selection of creatively designed bags filled with mini collectibles, what’s not to love about it? There’s been a definite trend toward shrunken collectables, the ZURU Mini-brands make great display pieces and this new range is full of practical …

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