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Pooch plaything is an absolute treat

First to grace this new section of Toyology is the P.L.A.Y. Wobble Ball Toy, it uses food as its primary motivator to play and that we reckon is plenty to keep your pooch entertained. If you’re up for a box-set but your dog is insisting on “walkies” then load up …

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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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Worlds biggest toy shop about to open in China

Increasing incomes and an increasing popularity of brands like Peppa Pig and Thomas & Friends are accounting for some of the major growth in the Chinese toy market. China is about to open the world’s largest toy store in time for Christmas Day, 10,700 sqm Hamleys in Beijing – That’s …

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Thomas the Parkour Engine

What’s got six wheels, a fixed grin and has wicked sick moves? A botoxed breakdancer in roller skates? Get out of town mate, it’s Thomas The Tank Engine! You may have thought that the rail-bound hero of Sodor was out of steam but YouTubers, 5MadMovieMakers beg to differ. In this, …

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Netflix bringing us toy nostalgia – We can hardly wait

Toys that made us

On 22nd December it’s the first episode of ‘Toys That Made Us’ on Netflix. This eight-episode documentary is all about the history of important toy lines and I’m really looking forward to it. It got me thinking about the toys that potentially ‘made ME’, my top Ten favourite toys when …

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Now Tyler the Tiger is under a ton – Roarsome!

Tyler from Hasbro

My boy Billy and I have been hanging out with Tyler – Full title -“Roarin’ Tyler The Playful Tiger” the priciest part of the Hasbro FurReal range yet, well at full RRP he was, now they’ve trimmed quite a bit off the price tag. Let us not beat about the …

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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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R2-D2 It isn’t you…..It isn’t you!

R2-Q5

On the back of unveiling BB8’s darker cousin BB-9E, Sphero have brought forth yet another sinister reimagining of a classic robo-friend. Behold R2-Q5! “Who?” I hear many of you cry. Well, if Wookiepedia (Star Wars’ own online encyclopaedia) is to be believed, R2-Q5 has been a very busy boy. Not …

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BB-8 sent into space BB-9E is gutted

bb8

Argos sent a toy droid into space recently, footage has just been received at Toyology Towers and, yes, here it is. The point was to celebrate their new Last Jedi toy range so we’re scratching our heads as to why it wasn’t BB-9E that took the trip, but anyway. The BB8 …

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