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January, 2018

  • 12 January

    Pooch plaything is an absolute treat

    First to grace this new section of Toyology is the P.L.A.Y. Wobble Ball Toy, it uses food as its primary motivator to play and that we reckon is plenty to keep your pooch entertained. If you’re up for a box-set but your dog is insisting on “walkies” then load up …

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  • 12 January

    Big Kids Aisle should help counter that looming Blue Monday feeling

    BIg kids at play

      The Kidult market is worth over £300mn in the UK, that over 1 in ten adults buying toys for themselves (or pretending it is for a friend). The folk at Barclaycard have teamed up with Smyths Toys and are opening up a ‘Big Kids Aisle’ at their London Staples …

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  • 9 January

    New Disney animation hits UK screens this weekend – we’re loco about Coco

    Coco

    We’re looking forward to going to see Disney’s latest animation this weekend. From the folk behind Toy Story and Inside Out this Pixar adventure looks mighty fine. As one may expect, the toy line isn’t too shabby, the entire Disney line can be seen HERE

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  • 9 January

    Once you pop you can’t stop – We’re loving multi-coloured sphere firing Unicorns

    Stick a sphere in the Unicorns mouth and with a decent squeeze of the belly you’ll easily be able to launch up to 15 feet, give it some real gusto and 20 feet is achievable – Not bad for a sub-tenner toy? We’re of course fans of the fabled creature …

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  • 8 January

    Rodent themed fairground ride disappears

    Wild Mouse Blackpool Pleasure Beach

    One of the most bonkers rides ever has gone, the Wild Mouse in Blackpool was utter bonkers, we used to stand and stare up at it in awe and marvel at the faces of the riders getting thrown around as they tried to tame the rodent ride. The CEO of …

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  • 6 January

    Choo Choo tune into Channel 4

    The Biggest Little Railway in the World

    Back in the Victorian era they tried to build a rail link from Inverness to Fort William, it was an ambitious project to dissect the highlands but the cost, practicalities and in-fighting meant it never happened – Until now. A bunch of toy train enthusiasts and Love Productions (the makers …

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  • 4 January

    Playmobil farm set for the early years gets three cheers

    Playmobil 123

    My grandparents and my boy Billy’s great grandparents are farmers. They have a dog, a cat, some geese and hens, one or two cows and other bits and bobs you’d expect to find on a classic farm, old feeding troughs, manual rusty farming implements and lots and lots of “muck”. …

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  • 3 January

    Supermodel steps into Harrods

    ommyXGigi Barbie Harrods Exclusive

    Celebrating the time that Gigi Hadid ruled the runway and became the global brand ambassador for Tommy Hilfiger womenswear TommyXGigi Barbie has arrived on shelf. Exclusive to Harrods (online and in store at Toy Kingdom) this stylish shrunken nod to the supermodel is £89.95 and available now.

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December, 2017

  • 28 December

    LEGO Guardsman mini figure marches in

    Hamleys LEGO Guardsman

    One of the best selling toys in Hamleys over the Xmas period was this exclusive LEGO Royal Guard, a spanking looking little chap, we’re keen to create a legion of them on a base plate at Toyology Towers. This first ever Hamleys and LEGO Minifigure collaboration has created plenty of …

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  • 23 December

    Smashing new toy line launching on Boxing Day

    Zuru Smashers

    Going by the name of Smashers this new toy line from Zuru (the folk behind fidget cubes, Mayka tape and such) are releasing the first wave of these collectibles on the 26th December. You’ll see them in-store, on TV, YouTube channels, kids telly – They’re sticking a fair few quid …

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  • 21 December

    The top 10 selling toys in the UK in the countdown to Christmas

    Lazer x

    Folks, forgive us. We’re really not being lazy but this lot at the NPD released data today and we’re absolutely convinced at Toyology Towers that is deserves to be delivered verbatim, and so, without further ado :  The NPD Group today unveils the UK toy market’s 10 best-sellers for the …

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  • 20 December

    Fill your stockings with these retro Top Trumps

    Top Trumps retro

         At just a fiver a pack these nostalgia nodding packs of Top Trumps should find a place in stockings across the nation. I had all of them in my possession the first time around, the Horror packs pitted Dracula against various b-movie characters whilst over in Horror pack …

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  • 19 December

    Playmobil’s Ghostbusters’ Fire House – “Building makes me feel good”

    playmobil ghostbusters fire house

    ‘Well, this’ll be an easy morning.’ I thought. ‘Open up the new Playmobil Ghostbusters’ Fire House and crack out a quick review’… THREE hours of building later and it has become clear that I have wildly underestimated Playmobil. Did you know that the kid friendly, chunky plastic play sets were …

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  • 19 December

    Remote control rage

    Monster Smash-Ups

    Cannot believe we almost missed this range of remote control toys, this line must have launched whilst we were on our company away day in Outer Mongolia. Anyways, Monster Smash-Ups is a splendid choice for those still seeking playthings for those hard-to-buy-fors.  It’ll keep siblings occupied for hours, is a …

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