News

June, 2019

  • 11 June

    Retailer unveils their predictions for top sellers of 2019

    There are less than 200 days left until Santa does his rounds but the top toy bods at Argos have released their predictions of what’s most likely to be on those lists this Yule. This list of 12 toys comes alongside some research from the retailer that a quarter of …

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  • 5 June

    Celebrate 35 years of Ghostbusting with these new PLAYMOBILsets!

        New Ghostbusters sets anyone, Playmobil have created a wave of crackers to celebrate the film being 35 years young including a limited run of collector’s edition figures. Get all nostalgic with these six new sets that include the four lead characters from the original 1984 film directed by …

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May, 2019

  • 29 May

    Board game bonanza near Birmingham

    Get yourselves up to the NEC this weekend (West Midlands for you non-UK types) and visit a three day gathering of all the great and the good of the now not-so-geeky board game scene. The UK Games Expo started life 13 years ago as a relatively small affair but now …

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  • 23 May

    Mattel rides in with new connected play cars

    On the starting line this morning is the new connected play product from Mattel by the name of Hot Wheels TechMods Accelo GT. Everyone in the toy game is after a slice of the connected space and this one offers a point of difference as it is the first buildable …

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  • 17 May

    Space Invaders – The Board Game – Get your backer benefit

    At some point in 2020 they tell us the game will be released at retail, we’re not willing to wait and nor should you. Space Invaders The Board Game on Kickstarter has a bunch of benefits that the $40-ish game won’t have when it hits the shelves next year so …

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  • 16 May

    Stranger Things has happened – LEGO set is here (almost)

    They’ve only gone and done it, rumourmongers were right, LEGO have unleashed their Stranger Things set. This homage to the Netflix series comes in the shape of a 2,287 piece set and goes by the name of The Upside Down.  The completed set takes you from the Byers’ house on …

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  • 9 May

    The toys are back in town

    In case you didn’t know the next Disney Pixar Toy Story franchise is released on June 21st, its name – Toy Story 4. We’ve updates a plenty incoming on the plethora of playthings. Let us start with the LEGO goodness we’ve just clapped eyes on. Serious brickheads might baulk at …

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  • 8 May

    Detective Pikachu will take your case soon

    It is almost upon us people, the Pokémon Detective Pikachu film hits the UK screens on the 10th May and we’re pretty excited. Our man Ryan Reynolds is the main reason for our state of anticipation, this chap blew us away in his role as Deadpool so let’s see what …

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  • 8 May

    Feeling Regal? A bit goo-goo about the Royal baby?

      The last Teddy Bear maker in the UK Merrythought are based up in the very fine place by the name of Ironbridge. Formed back in 1930 this outfit was a spin off from a chap who had a mohair mill over in Yorkshire and were one of the very …

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  • 4 May

    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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  • 2 May

    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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  • 1 May

    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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April, 2019

  • 30 April

    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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  • 25 April

    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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  • 18 April

    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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