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Heads, shoulders (no knees or toes) – The LEGO Minifigure turns 40

It is the big FOUR-O for LEGO’s iconic minifigure, and so, to celebrate a milestone birthday of this global icon we look back with our fully 360 degree rotating heads at its older relatives… No matter how much I want the evolution of the minifigure to follow the popular depiction, the …

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Want BIG bubbles? Call the Incredibubbles

Gazillion Incredibubbles

It is one of those very satisfying things – blowing bubbles. Hugely entertaining if you have a canine who likes to chase them, toddlers who like to do the same or just to sit in solitude, a gentle breeze and a vista of note and watch those solution based spheres …

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Mario Kart inspired Monopoly incoming

Mario Kart

Hasbro and Nintendo have teamed up once more to bring us Monopoly Gamer : Mario Kart Edition. Hot on the heels of the Gamer edition this one adds the thrills and spills of Mario Kart with its iconic character play pieces and new way to play. Through the game players …

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Compound Interest

Soft n Slow Squishies

Toy outfits aplenty tapping into the #asmr trend, thats compounds people, or #gts as we’re labelling it – Check out the Toyminator putting our favourites to the tes…  

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The Entertainer revamps its flagship shop

The Entertainer Westfield London

With the sad departure of Geoffrey from our out-of-town shopping “islands” with the demise of Toys R Us it is important that we celebrate the fact that our love of toys wasn’t the culprit for their disappearance, t’was the evil corporations filed under category “Private Equity who took the giraffe …

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Gloop is good, slime is fine, here is a DIY brand to make it all a little less messy

Ooze labs slime

Thames and Kosmos are about to unleash an entire range of slime under their Ooze Labs brand. The test tube we grabbed hold of is the glow-in-the-dark variety. Pop open the tube, add water, add slime sachet, shake and wait. Others in the £4.99 range include hyper-colour, glitter and sunshine …

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Warhammer AR incoming

Warhammer Age of Sigmar Champions Game

Leading the way in enhanced reality entertainment the folk at Playfusion already have the superb TCG Lightseekers to their credit, today they announce a partnership with Games Workshop.  This will see them develop an all-new way for tabletop war gaming and TCG fans to experience the Warhammer Age of Sigmar …

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LEGO anniversary celebrations spreads to Hamleys

Hamleys Regent Street

In the year that the Danish brick builder celebrates six decades of the modular masterpiece they’ve given one of our top London LEGO spots a makeover. Their own flagship spot in Leicester Square is certainly worth a visit with its oversize builds but the Hamley’s experience is, well, more intimate …

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Flying monsters, trading cards and smashing stuff up – Whacky shots arrive

Whacky Power Pack

  Flinging monster characters across a room is one thing we’re fans of. With Whacky shots you can do that in a more focused way also, pick teams, launch against targets, use the cards to trade and play.   Set up a challenge with another fan of this “monster flying trading …

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Action Man is feeling Epic

Action Man is epic

Hasbro’s iconic Action Man gathers his troupe in this new MoneySuperMarket.com ad campaign, a one-minute advert where the classic British hero saves money and celebrates the feeling by dancing across the desert – As you do. The track is Cece Peniston’s Finally, be ready for inspiration to throw some shapes yourself …

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