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The top 10 selling toys in the UK in the countdown to Christmas

Lazer x

Folks, forgive us. We’re really not being lazy but this lot at the NPD released data today and we’re absolutely convinced at Toyology Towers that is deserves to be delivered verbatim, and so, without further ado :  The NPD Group today unveils the UK toy market’s 10 best-sellers for the …

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Fill your stockings with these retro Top Trumps

Top Trumps retro

     At just a fiver a pack these nostalgia nodding packs of Top Trumps should find a place in stockings across the nation. I had all of them in my possession the first time around, the Horror packs pitted Dracula against various b-movie characters whilst over in Horror pack …

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Remote control rage

Monster Smash-Ups

Cannot believe we almost missed this range of remote control toys, this line must have launched whilst we were on our company away day in Outer Mongolia. Anyways, Monster Smash-Ups is a splendid choice for those still seeking playthings for those hard-to-buy-fors.  It’ll keep siblings occupied for hours, is a …

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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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Embrace the force as The Last Jedi storms into cinema

Lego BB8

It’s here. Episode 8 is finally here! The build up to Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi has been long and painful but with Luke, Rey, Kylo and the gang gracing the silver screen this week we’re feeling the force! So much so we thought we’d put together a list of …

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Fraudulent Fingerlings Fears as Fake Furry Friends are Frequently Found

Fingerlings - look out for fakes

So, you’ve just snagged one of this year’s top toys for Christmas and you’re feeling pretty smug but watch out, The Fingerling in your bag may not be the real deal. Following several reports from the public, Trading Standards have issued some advice on how to spot a genuine finger …

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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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Toyology and Mobile Phones Direct collaborate on Parental Controls Campaign

mobile phones direct

Online child safety is becoming more important than ever before. Living in a digital world has provided children with new tech toys, gizmos and gadgets at a seemingly endless rate – not to mention access to connected smartphones from a young age. While these children may have more knowledge of …

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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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