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Russ Abbots favourite board game returns

That DVD based board game from the 90’s is making a comeback, this time it is all app enabled. This skill and strategy game has its fair share of suspense too as 3-6 players race against the clock to collect six coloured keys, face your fears and compete against the …

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Gifs ahoy – Sneak peek of a new collectible from Moose

Moose Toys is heading to London Toy Fair for the first time and launching a new collectable inspired by gifs, a variant of online social speak. Oh! My Gif brings the world of digital gifs to life through this new range of collectable characters each with surprise movements. The characters …

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Danish distraction for fans of Old Trafford

Not that much to shout or cheer about at the Theatres of Dreams presently, Ole Gunnar Solskjær isn;t having the best of times but he appears to be a decent enough chap and I trust fortunes will alter at arguably one of the biggest clubs on the planet. So, just …

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NERF Bunkr range – Inflatable accessories for your foam firing fun

    This here new NERF Bunkr range is battle zone system aimed at taking NERF blaster action to the next level. These NERF-branded inflatable obstacles are ideal for outdoor NERF action, not bad for indoor action, just fine bits of kit to have laying about your abode. Available from …

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Chinese New Year LEGO Sets

Chinese New Year Temple Fair – £89.99 – 1,664 pieces   The most important holiday by far in China, the new decade will be ushered in with the year of the Rat. LEGO created a trio of sets focused on these Asian celebrations last year and have added this pair …

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2019: The year’s top bits in LEGO bricks

  The birth of the royal baby has been voted as the best bit of 2019 by Britain’s kids, in a new poll conducted by the LEGO Group. A few of these iconic happenings have been brought to life using the Danish bricks. The birth of Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor in May …

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Slot racing sets we want

We were HUGE fans of the ANKI Overdrive system, AI powered vehicles that battled on-track with umpteen different digital weapons, we used to play into the small hours and then, BOOM, they went bust – sad times. Now, as the nation appears to be on a bit of a “lets …

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Retro Toys – Return of the past

More retro remakes and updates on shelves than ever before Traditional board games are being given tech makeovers Generation Z and Millennials embracing analogue Kidult toy market accounts for 14% of total toy sales in the UK   There have been plenty of new toys announced for 2019 yet many …

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Abracadabra – Grab some Christmas magic

These portable mini magic kits won’t be with us in time for this Xmas sadly, but at about a fiver each are definitely ones to watch for 2020. Each small top hat contains the props and instructions to perform two or three simple magic tricks each with a different theme …

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Bye bye Virgin trains there’s a new operator incoming

Yup, over 20 years of (mostly) fine Virgin trains taking me and the family back up to the North West, not without it’s issues at times but largely (apart from their egg/cress sarnies) I’ve enjoyed travelling with them. Now we’ve the Avanti West Coast running the line, a joint venture …

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