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Chinese New Year – Celebrating the Pig

Celebrated by around 20% of people on the planet Chinese New Year, this 5th February, is a big deal. More fireworks are set off than on any other night celebrating the myth where a chap way back called Nian who fought off a monster with firecrackers #fact. Get your greeting …

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Spielwarenmesse we miss you

Last week the team headed over to Nuremberg for the biggest toy fair on the planet. This small city is the world capital of toys and each year over 65,000 folk from the trade descend to marvel at the near 100,000 new wares on offer, over a million to see. …

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Toyology TV at Toy Fair 2019

Bringing you a cracking collection, the creme-de-la-creme, the most magnificent, a smashing smorgasbord, the undisputed heavyweight champions from London Toy Fair 2019 via the medium of a little video we made – share it and we’ll send you either money, kisses or a virtual hug (we get to decide) 

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London Toy Fair – The lowdown

Toy Fair 2019

  And so the 66th Toy Fair concluded yesterday, three solid days of championing all that is new in the world of play for 2019 – shelves look set to be stocked with some rather splendid stuff. A quick look back to 2018, best described as “challenging” due to Toys …

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Most manic version of Monopoly yet?

   Much derided Monopoly is having a right resurgence as a brand of late, exciting new titles in the guise of Fortnite and Mario Kart, a Cheaters edition we enjoyed just before Yule and now this, possibly the purest form of the game ever. See, at its heart the …

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Barbie hitting the big screen

Barbie hitting the silver screen

We’re not sure who we’d have selected to play the part of Barbie, it isn’t likely that Margot Robbie of Suicide Squad fame would have been our first choice but what an absolute coup for Mattel that she has agreed to play the part. This feature film is the first …

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Viva Las Vegas – CES invites TechUp to take part.

We’re excited to shout out about our involvement in a new movement called TechUp. After an initial outing at Wired Live back in November we’ve been hunted down to take our expertise to the biggest tech show in the universe. Kicking off the new year in style, along with over …

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Top ten sellers in the run up to the big day revealed, right here….

The incredibly good looking people at  the NPD Group have unveiled the UK toy market’s 10 best-sellers for the week ending 8th December, the last weekly sales data that get published before Christmas. A favourite all year round, the L.O.L Surprise! Doll assortment has topped the list, with other variations …

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Board Games for Boxing Day boredom busting

Board Game Clubbin'

Take a moment before you enter those dark corners of your cupboards and dust off those dog eared “bored” games. They needn’t make their annual pilgrimage this year, there are so very many new titles in town. We’ve rated all our games on three criteria: Snigger score – It’ll rate …

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Playmobil : The Movie = Incoming

Finally it has arrived, the trailer for Playmobil: The Movie is here and we love it. Of course the naysayers will say “cashing in on the success of the LEGO movie” and the yaysayers will say yay – and with the amount of money that film franchise has made why …

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