News

Schleich assists in Australian animal aid

Utterly devastating scenes of late from Down Under, the sheer scale of the fires is almost incomprehensible. One toy outfit offering a financial hand is model maker Schleich, a long time manufacturer of Aussie wildlife figures including the Kangaroo, Wombat, Koala, Quokka and Croc and have been donating from sales …

Read More »

Rubik’s gets the magic touch

Marvin’s Magic is teaming up with the Rubik’s brand for a unique magic set, well it is the best-selling cube puzzles 40th anniversary this year. Rubik’s Box of Magic Tricks is presented in a giant cube and contains exclusive tricks and illusions. With unique Rubik’s-themed magic props and instructions for 40 …

Read More »

Barbie Inclusive range increses

There’s a few new entries in town as Mattel launch their latest additions to the Barbie Fashionistas range. It’s all about having a range which better reflects the world that kids see everyday. There’s one doll with vitiligo, one without hair, and one with a gold prosthetic limb and a …

Read More »

LEGO Dots arrive at Kings Cross

The artist Camille Walala today unveiled her latest installation at Coal Drops today to help introduce the all new 2D tile play concept from the LEGO Group – LEGO DOTS.  She brought the product to life brilliantly within a free public art installation – The result is HOUSE OF DOTS: …

Read More »

CES 2020 Kids at Play Awards Top 10 Winners Announced

  Hasbro’s Lightsaber Academy, Virsix Games’ St. Noire and Bandai Namco’s tori have been named among the winners of this year’s Kids at Play Interactive Awards. CES is the showcase for technology and innovation. At the heart of this innovation is a multi-million dollar toy industry, and with this list …

Read More »

Some of the best board games we’ve played in 2019

Another stonking year for the board and party game market, a raft of new titles, the emergence of new categories, sales still on the increase and the promise of even more gaming goodness in 2020 – For now here are some of our favourite (not-too-intense) lighter weight games for some …

Read More »

2019: The year’s top bits in LEGO bricks

  The birth of the royal baby has been voted as the best bit of 2019 by Britain’s kids, in a new poll conducted by the LEGO Group. A few of these iconic happenings have been brought to life using the Danish bricks. The birth of Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor in May …

Read More »

Hide and Peek – How do you hide gifts from everyone?

TOP CHRISTMAS PRESENT HIDING AND HUNTING SPOTS REVEALED Almost half (42%) of British parents admit hiding decoy presents to outwit their children Nearly two thirds (61%) of British parents have forgotten where hidden presents are until after Christmas day Over two thirds (63%) of parents are most vulnerable to the …

Read More »

The Savoy redefines (and rebuilds) The 12 Days of Christmas

If you go down to The Savoy today your in for a big surprise… 12 big surprises in fact! This year the world famous London Hotel has handed LEGO the reigns for their festive decor and the Billund-Based-Brick-Builders have pulled out all the stops. ‘The 12 Rebuilds of Christmas’ have …

Read More »

DreamToys’ Dazzling Dozen for Xmas 2019

2019 is nearing its end which means DreamToys have unveiled their annual ‘Top 12 Toys’ for the upcoming festive season. “This year’s DreamToys top 12 selection is an exciting mixture of the year’s biggest brands and kids favourites that will delight children up and down the country this Christmas,” said …

Read More »