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These are the droids you’re looking for – LEGO add to BOOST enabled range

The Danish outfits latest addition to their ever expanding empire of  Star Wars stuff comes in the guise of this, the Star Wars BOOST Droid Commander. Mixing up analogue and digital play, you get to build one of three Droids of choice from the 1,177 pieces inside the box.  Combining …

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Argos Avengers data backs a standalone Hulk adventure

Leading UK toy retailer Argos have assessed the merchandise sales of characters in the popular Marvel franchise and discovered that arch-villain Thanos is more popular than Iron Man and Captain America. The most popular Avenger in the UK is Hulk, with over 115,000 Argos customers have searched for Hulk goodies …

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Avengers Endgame selection box from Hasbro is strong

We saw the postie struggling up the path so did what anyone would, enjoyed the spectacle of him navigating the gate and two-steps to the front door.  Hasbro gifted us this array of #freeproduct and for that we’re sending them virtual flowers. As the biggest grossing movie for its opening …

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Overdrive and Cozmo outfit ANKI shutting up shop

Anki, the robotics outfit behind Cozmo and Anki Overdrive is laying off all staff and shutting up shop is what we’re hearing from Recode. In a meeting yesterday, Boris Sofman their CEO told staff that all jobs would be terminated on Wednesday and with a loss of 200 employees. The …

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Most obvious idea ever is finally here – LEGO we salute you

We say that in retrospect of course, this new pilot programme from The LEGO Foundation has them launching a new line of bricks to help blind and visually impaired children learn to read Braille. The LEGO Braille Bricks product is aiming to be inclusive, meaning that sighted teachers and students …

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Easter egg alternatives

So, way back when, holy leaders wouldn’t allow eggs to be eaten (the real kind) in the run up to Easter. These were kept and decorated and given as gifts over the four day celebrations and that’s where it began. The chocolate variety started being made in Germany in the …

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Get in on the Tiger Woods action

Recreate the gloriously frustrating, walk-spoiling pastime with the Minimaster golf game. Create your holes with the included Green, starting tee, water hazard and sand traps (plus put down a few household objects as bespoke obstacles) then take your lever activated mini Golfer to hand and play. Also included are interchangeable …

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Little Tikes Big Play tour off to a flying start

Little Tikes is celebrating after the huge success of its first two Play Big tour dates that have taken place this week at intu Lakeside and Westfield White City shopping centres. Almost 5,000 adults and children were welcomed to the creative play spaces across the two locations, with children engaging in …

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Toy amnesty from the BHF is here

Time to clear up some toy clutter folks and get it over to the British Heart Foundation as their annual toy amnesty opens. Until this Friday 12th the BHF’s nationwide fleet of van drivers will be ready to swoop in and collect toys big and small, – all donations going …

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Unicorns are not being usurped by Llamas

Happy #nationalunicornday all. These mythical creatures have a deep history, claims of them appearing in Mesopotamian artworks back in 4000BC they’re often thought to be misinterpretations of Narwhals or Rhino’s – Who are these naysayers of their existence? Unicorns symbolise innocence, so only virgins could ever possible catch one. Their name, …

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