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Christmas crystal ball gazing

Toys

With only 191 days to go we’re in the habit of being uber-organised here at Toyology Towers so its helpful of Argos to tell us what’s set to be flying off shelves this Yule. As well as announcing their predictions Argos also did a survey on what kids want from …

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New LEGO Ideas sets approved

The Beatles Lego Yellow Submarine

After successfully reaching the 10,000 vote milestone the Yellow Submarine submission by amateur musician and songwriter Kevin Szeto has made it through the approval process at LEGO HQ and into the production process. His design is 409 pieces and measures up at 26 cm x 5.5 cm x 16 cm …

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Superhero sets – something(s) for the weekend

LEGO bridge battle

Time to prepare people, LEGO have just announced their latest releases of DC Comics and Marvel sets and wallet weariness lies ahead. Our stand out set from the range is this Spider Man, Web Warriors – Ultimate Bridge Battle (set 76057). Inside are seven mini-figures, Goblin glider, Police ride of some …

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Swim like a fish

SwimFin Black

Got small people? Can they walk? Good, time to get them in the pool, never too young for some splash time. We’ve had a few kids between us here at Toyology Towers and had our fair collection of swimming aids, mostly rubber rings and armbands, generally substandard and discarded after …

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ANKI unleashes the Big Rigs

Anki Overdrive Supertrucks

At ANKI HQ they have the ability to deliver remote updates to our gameplay at will, it makes it, as a consumer of the game, a very exciting proposition, a bit like getting FIFA 16 for free if you’ve already bought FIFA 15. Their extensive line-up of A.I. riders and weapon …

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Boardgame fans heading en masse to the Midlands

uk games expo

To say I’m quite a fan of Boardgames would be about accurate, I find there are plenty of titles I’d like to play but the taking in the rulebook puts me right off. Last week I co-hosted an event for the UK games distributor Esdevium and we played Pandemic, the …

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You’ve been PomPom Wow(ed)

POMPOMWOW_03

Recently arriving on-shelf the new crafting craze, one which we think should rival Loombands is Pom Pom Wow. Anyone who remembers the painstaking process of creating these with wool and cardboard back in the day will marvel at the three steps it takes to unleash these minature wonders. Stick it on …

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Very BIG and very bouncy

Bouncy Castle

We’ve been lucky enough to experience the extra mile that the organisers of Camp Bestival go to in creating about the best family festival on planet Earth – Surpassed themselves this time they have. Together with Something Creatives they’ve only gone and actually built the words biggest bouncy castle, enough …

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Big Ben (and adjoining building) in Brick

begben4

What a time to be alive…Driverless cars, missions to Mars, medical advances, new LEGO sets – The latter we’re focusing on today, set number 10253 has been announced today. The latest addition to the Creator Expert range this 4,000 plus piece build is a stunner, the tower standing 60cm upon …

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