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Outdoor Toy Awards 2018 – The Winners

Outdoor Toy Awards 2018

Much fun was had last weekend as over fifty Toyminators came together at St Matthews Academy in Blackheath, South East London to put a huge selection of outdoor toys to the test. With YouTube influencers Amazing Arabella and Jaadin the Kid on hand to oversee proceedings alongside the Kidzcoolit gang …

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Christmas is coming

Argos Top toys for 2018

Time to slam your head on your desk, the top toy lists are incoming, the retailers are off the mark once more and yet again it is Argos leading the way. For 2018 they’ve gone for a list of 13 playthings tipped to be part of the under tree pile …

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Build your own Bugatti – Lego have unveiled their cut-price Chiron

Bugatti Chiron by LEGO

Spend $2.6mn, it’ll get you a motor that’ll do 0-60 in 2.3 seconds but there are only 500 units being produced so that price will likely rise and, with your Tesla/Roller/Porsche taking up your parking spaces already well, its a hassle. Thanks you LEGO for today releasing your Bugatti Chiron …

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The Big Green Pig and the Hunt for Minifigs

New policeman

“He’s a big green pig…” That was the first description I ever gave the staff at Scallywags toyshop while trying to track down a little-known Return of the Jedi figure, the Gamorrean Guard. The Gamorrean Guard! That’s a name I’ve not heard in a long time; a looonng time… Hunting …

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Eau De Play-Doh – Hasbro trademarks iconic aroma

play-doh

The nostalgia-inducing smell of the PLAY-DOH compound is now an official trademark at the American Patent and Trademark Office as a registered trademark of the brand. Hasbro describes the smell as the combination of a sweet, slightly musky, vanilla-like fragrance, with slight overtones of cherry, and the natural smell of a …

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Slime Blasters from Zimpli are here

Zimpli slime blaster

Crowned one of the best newcomer toys of Toy Fair 2018 way back in January the Slime blasters are finally here. Expecting this to be a big seller this summer, and the slime trend still strong, slimy outdoor fun has now ben unleashed. Offering a gooey take on the water-fight …

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Subbuteo set – The all female one is here

Subbuteo - The all female set

In 1953 we saw Mrs. Potato head bring gender equality to the spud based entertainment and now, in 2018, Hasbro has done the same for table top football. Toyology were honoured to be one of the few invited to Wembley Stadium last week to be shown the new, all female …

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Avengers : Infinity War – An almost impossible jigsaw of hero’s hitting the screen

Avengers : Infinity Wars

All manner of Marvel superheros are coming together in Avengers : Infinity War, well it going to take plenty of superpower to beat mega villain Thanos. There are as you’d expect toys a plenty from which to choose associated with the film, here’s an almost handful of ones that caught …

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A trip down memory lane anyone?

Iconic toys

Good Vibes, a lifestyle magazine for Sunny, took a look back over the past four decades to have a look what some of the toys might be worth today. Looks like you’d have made a packet with a Stretch Armstrong for example but could you really have resisted the temptation …

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Stock up on Super Soakers

mumii

We’ve been working with the fabulous parenting site Mumii as they relaunch this month. They’ve a slightly different slant on parenting, not worthy whatsoever and with a focus on entertaining the kids (big ones and small. So here we are with our first collaboration, a round-up of the best kit …

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