April, 2018

  • 24 April

    Stock up on Super Soakers


    We’ve been working with the fabulous parenting site Mumii as they relaunch this month. They’ve a slightly different slant on parenting, not worthy whatsoever and with a focus on entertaining the kids (big ones and small. So here we are with our first collaboration, a round-up of the best kit …

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  • 12 April

    Heads, shoulders (no knees or toes) – The LEGO Minifigure turns 40

    It is the big FOUR-O for LEGO’s iconic minifigure, and so, to celebrate a milestone birthday of this global icon we look back with our fully 360 degree rotating heads at its older relatives… No matter how much I want the evolution of the minifigure to follow the popular depiction, the …

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  • 6 April

    Want BIG bubbles? Call the Incredibubbles

    Gazillion Incredibubbles

    It is one of those very satisfying things – blowing bubbles. Hugely entertaining if you have a canine who likes to chase them, toddlers who like to do the same or just to sit in solitude, a gentle breeze and a vista of note and watch those solution based spheres …

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  • 3 April

    Mario Kart inspired Monopoly incoming

    Mario Kart

    Hasbro and Nintendo have teamed up once more to bring us Monopoly Gamer : Mario Kart Edition. Hot on the heels of the Gamer edition this one adds the thrills and spills of Mario Kart with its iconic character play pieces and new way to play. Through the game players …

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March, 2018

  • 28 March

    Compound Interest

    Soft n Slow Squishies

    Toy outfits aplenty tapping into the #asmr trend, thats compounds people, or #gts as we’re labelling it – Check out the Toyminator putting our favourites to the tes…  

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  • 27 March

    The Entertainer revamps its flagship shop

    The Entertainer Westfield London

    With the sad departure of Geoffrey from our out-of-town shopping “islands” with the demise of Toys R Us it is important that we celebrate the fact that our love of toys wasn’t the culprit for their disappearance, t’was the evil corporations filed under category “Private Equity who took the giraffe …

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  • 24 March

    Gloop is good, slime is fine, here is a DIY brand to make it all a little less messy

    Ooze labs slime

    Thames and Kosmos are about to unleash an entire range of slime under their Ooze Labs brand. The test tube we grabbed hold of is the glow-in-the-dark variety. Pop open the tube, add water, add slime sachet, shake and wait. Others in the £4.99 range include hyper-colour, glitter and sunshine …

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  • 20 March

    Warhammer AR incoming

    Warhammer Age of Sigmar Champions Game

    Leading the way in enhanced reality entertainment the folk at Playfusion already have the superb TCG Lightseekers to their credit, today they announce a partnership with Games Workshop.  This will see them develop an all-new way for tabletop war gaming and TCG fans to experience the Warhammer Age of Sigmar …

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  • 20 March

    LEGO anniversary celebrations spreads to Hamleys

    Hamleys Regent Street

    In the year that the Danish brick builder celebrates six decades of the modular masterpiece they’ve given one of our top London LEGO spots a makeover. Their own flagship spot in Leicester Square is certainly worth a visit with its oversize builds but the Hamley’s experience is, well, more intimate …

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  • 14 March

    Flying monsters, trading cards and smashing stuff up – Whacky shots arrive

    Whacky Power Pack

      Flinging monster characters across a room is one thing we’re fans of. With Whacky shots you can do that in a more focused way also, pick teams, launch against targets, use the cards to trade and play.   Set up a challenge with another fan of this “monster flying trading …

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  • 12 March

    Action Man is feeling Epic

    Action Man is epic

    Hasbro’s iconic Action Man gathers his troupe in this new ad campaign, a one-minute advert where the classic British hero saves money and celebrates the feeling by dancing across the desert – As you do. The track is Cece Peniston’s Finally, be ready for inspiration to throw some shapes yourself …

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  • 6 March

    NERF Rival Nemesis – What a blast(er)

    Nerf Nemesis in action

    We’ve been fans of the Rival range since early inception, we’ve found that even re-loading the spheres into the barrels isn’t too much of a chore. The new Nemesis couldn’t make it more straightforward, open up the hopper chamber and pour your projectiles in, close door, rumble is ready. The …

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  • 2 March

    LEGO to unleash first sustainable bricks this year

    Credit : LEGO

    Back in 2015 the Danish outfit committed over $150mn to research aiming to ensure that all LEGO products were created from fully sustainable sources by 2030. Well, they’ve announced a significant step towards that today announcing their bushes, leaves and trees are going green in 2018, created with plastic sourced from …

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  • 1 March

    Nuptial sets, new car and spooktacular stuff – Playmobil’s latest line-up

    Playmobil Wedding Reception

    With regal wedding fever everywhere Playmobil have launched an entire range including a Bridal Shop, Wedding Limo, Wedding Reception, Wedding Ceremony and Flower Children and Photographer sets. Relive those special moments with your own risqué best-mans speech role play and bad dad dancing as well as late arrival of the …

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  • 1 March

    Calling all old Ten Pound notes – your time is up

    Paper Ten Pound Note

    Admittedly we haven’t seen a paper version of the tenner for a while with the new pesky polymer ones blighting our wallets (but surviving several wash-cycles) for weeks. We’ve found some spanking good deals of toys under a tenner for today from The Entertainer to spend any old notes you …

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