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All the fun of the Toy Fair

The Sock Game

For three days last week under the resplendent glass roof the Olympia exhibition centre the great, good and somewhat questionable folk of the toy market came together. These coming weeks see’s the bulk of this toy army head off to the worlds biggest toy fair in Nuremberg (75,000 new products and …

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Selfie drone from Revell set to land

CME Drone

Making its debut at CES earlier this month the C-me selfie drone is a smartphone sized flying machine from renowned model makers Revell. Part of the US Hobbico outfit they’ve been in the R/C flying machine business for a while but, smaller than the much lauded LILY and far less …

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Action Man returns

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The original superhero is staging a comeback, the iconic Action Man is back. Other superhero characters can stand aside for now, Ironman, Spiderman, Superman and Batman with all their fancy, and frankly, quite incredible attributes still can’t compare to the gritty bare-knuckled nature of this chap. To celebrate the idol’s …

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Skydive time

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One of the most reliable toys of all time, well for a few throws at least, was the manually propelled paratrooper parachutist, or plain old parachute toy. Simple plastic skydiving human-form strapped to plastic chute via multiple lines of string. Simple premise, throw into air, gravity takes over, parachute opens(mostly) …

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DC Super Hero Girl sets fly onto shelves

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So much brick based goodness already this year, 13 yes, THIRTEEN Batman based sets already announced and then this colourful collection of female foe defeaters. We have a very decent line up in this range of half-aa-dozen and rather than wax lyrical about them we’ll post the images of the …

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Electric Dream – A Toned down Tesla for kids

THE TESLA MODEL S 1

A collaboration between Radio Flyer and Tesla has resulted in the creation of what could be thew finest electric car for kids we’ve ever seen. The Model S for Kids is a battery powered ride-on equipped with high-end features to recreate the ultimate Tesla experience. Choose your paint-job, performance, accessories …

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Avoid Monopoly mayhem by dialling the Hasbro helpline

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Aiming to prevent the annual board game feuding this year Hasbro have launched a helpline for folks and boldly aim to assist in avoiding bust-ups. Research revealed that 6pm on Christmas Day is the most likely time for tensions over the MONOPOLY board and so the bosses have set up a …

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Christmas play

xmas game

If you’re in the market for a new Boxing day boredom buster you’ll find plenty of new titles around. You really do not need to risk the rage of that property trading game. We reckon you’ll be hard pushed to fall out with this festive game in play. The Very …

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Unicorn inflate-a-fable

unicorn

  Until you have this Unicorn in your life you’ll not realise how very much you needed it, yes needed. Ours arrived (un-inflated before you wonder) and after not so much manual huffing and puffing stood magnificently at seven feet tall from floor to the tip of its cone. Have …

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Five – All grown up

Five on Brexit Island

The famous Enid Blyton Five have gone and grown up now, Julian, George, Dick, Anne (and Timmy) have aged (rather well) and collaborated on modern day themes to bring us a collection of these four titles – Five Go Gluten Free, Five Go On A Strategy Away Day, Five Go …

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