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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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Lightseekers – The triple threat that promises the world – but has it spread itself too thin?

Lightseekers

Last year Play Fusion soared passed their Kickstarter target and set off with just over a quarter-of-a-million dollars to make good on some very lofty promises. Fast forward almost exactly a year and, having teamed up with Tomy,  their offering, Lightseekers is out in the public and making waves. So …

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Awesome Little Green Men – can this self-proclaimed praise be justified?

Awesome little green men

Get those flicking fingers ready, MGA Entertainment have started an all out war and your penny sliding abilities are the only thing standing between you and victory. ‘Awesome Little Green Men’ are the latest in a long line of collectible figurines that utilise a colossal roster and a blind bag …

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X-rated for a reason – This laser battle kit is the dogs undercarriage

LAser X

Fancy some futuristic warfare in your front room? Then strap-on these and get involved in some Laser X action. This evolution of the laser-tag industry is sleek and refreshingly affordable, just £49.99 for this two-pack and everything you’ll need to start battling your nearest and dearest. There’s Infrared beams, flashing …

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BB-9E joins the Astromech line-up in the next Star Wars outing

BB8 and BB9-E

Move over BB8 there’s a new kid in town! 2015 saw many of us amazed at the new astromech droid. How is it cuter than R2-D2? How on earth does its head stay on? Two years later, BB8 is commonplace amongst Star Wars merch and just when he was resting …

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Bust Boxing Day Boredom with Boardgames

    Even if you are armed with a plethora of digital channels and a load of leftover turkey it isn’t enough to avoid that post present-opening angst. As elderly aunts vie with touchscreen hungry teens the family can end up evacuating the front room to avoid occupying the same square …

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