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Tonka trucks are utterly terrific

  As an outfit that embraces all things digital, AR, VR and such it still thrills us to the bone when nostalgia knocks, and knock hard it has this week. So Funrise and Hasbro are collaborating to breathe new life into the Tonka range of toys, there’ll be Tonka Power …

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Video review – Marvel at the Hasbro Black Panther range

Black Panther

  The Toyminator returns together with a trio of Black Panther Vibranium role play items and his glamorous assistant. Count the number of times you’ll hear “around the £20 mark” – This pair are the ONLY superheroes you need on your screen today:  

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Playmobil farm set for the early years gets three cheers

Playmobil 123

My grandparents and my boy Billy’s great grandparents are farmers. They have a dog, a cat, some geese and hens, one or two cows and other bits and bobs you’d expect to find on a classic farm, old feeding troughs, manual rusty farming implements and lots and lots of “muck”. …

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Playmobil’s Ghostbusters’ Fire House – “Building makes me feel good”

playmobil ghostbusters fire house

‘Well, this’ll be an easy morning.’ I thought. ‘Open up the new Playmobil Ghostbusters’ Fire House and crack out a quick review’… THREE hours of building later and it has become clear that I have wildly underestimated Playmobil. Did you know that the kid friendly, chunky plastic play sets were …

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Marvel Legends Series Mjolnir – Be it Thor worthy?

Mjolnir with lightning

With Thor: Ragnarok storming the box office and paving the way for next years Infinity War, the Norse God of Thunders spark couldn’t be brighter! So we took a look at Marvel Legends Mjolnir to see if we could harness some of that lightning. At a cool £99.99, this isn’t …

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Transformers The Last Knight Premier Edition Voyager Trio

Transformers

Can the new boys live up to the G1 Granddaddies? With Michael Bay’s Transformers franchise being about as coherent as a box of spoons tossed down the stairs, I had written off Hasbro’s latest toy line. The designs were too muddled, the characters were too different from their cartoon counterparts. …

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Lightseekers: Boulder & Zyrus – The new boys on the block are pure rock & scroll

lightseekers

Having just finished a gargantuan, glowing review of Lightseekers HERE, you can imagine my glee when the two new boys appeared on the doorstep. 8 hours later, it was 2am and I had to shut off the iPad – Lightseekers Awakening had stolen yet another evening. The two newbies are …

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Droid alert – a very decent build your own bot is here from Littlebits

Littlebits Droid

Despite being a huge fan of littleBits’ ethos of creating gender-neutral toys, I was nervous about taking on the Droid Inventor Kit. I am not naturally tech-savvy so have been wary of STEM toys and the “Ages 8+” tag on the bottom of the box did little to assuage my …

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