News

May, 2019

  • 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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  • 15 April

    Get in on the Tiger Woods action

    Recreate the gloriously frustrating, walk-spoiling pastime with the Minimaster golf game. Create your holes with the included Green, starting tee, water hazard and sand traps (plus put down a few household objects as bespoke obstacles) then take your lever activated mini Golfer to hand and play. Also included are interchangeable …

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  • 12 April

    Little Tikes Big Play tour off to a flying start

    Little Tikes is celebrating after the huge success of its first two Play Big tour dates that have taken place this week at intu Lakeside and Westfield White City shopping centres. Almost 5,000 adults and children were welcomed to the creative play spaces across the two locations, with children engaging in …

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  • 10 April

    Toy amnesty from the BHF is here

    Time to clear up some toy clutter folks and get it over to the British Heart Foundation as their annual toy amnesty opens. Until this Friday 12th the BHF’s nationwide fleet of van drivers will be ready to swoop in and collect toys big and small, – all donations going …

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  • 9 April

    Unicorns are not being usurped by Llamas

    Happy #nationalunicornday all. These mythical creatures have a deep history, claims of them appearing in Mesopotamian artworks back in 4000BC they’re often thought to be misinterpretations of Narwhals or Rhino’s – Who are these naysayers of their existence? Unicorns symbolise innocence, so only virgins could ever possible catch one. Their name, …

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  • 4 April

    It’s International Carrot Day

    Yes it really is, today is the day that fans of the carrot can celebrate in mediocre light conditions! Those unaware of the benefits of the carrot, festivities and ideas to host your own gatherings can be found HERE, and a world of carrot themed toys can be seen THIS …

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  • 2 April

    Avengers Assemble – In acrylonitrile butadiene styrene

     Here’s the new LEGO Avengers Super Heroes range, all to coincide with the Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame, out in the UK on April 25th. Build your own endgame and save the universe from the evil Thanos. They’re going all social too, jump online and seek #LEGOAvengers and #BuildYourEndgame. Captain America: Outriders …

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  • 1 April

    Holy guacamole – Mr Potato Head gets the sack

    Hasbro have announced that Mr Potato Head is to stand down as the star carb character to be replaced with Mr Avo Head. Studies have shown the decline of potatoes a-peel unlike the avocado, which is seeing popular demand from millennials, and proving ever increasing Insta-fame. The new vegan-friendly character …

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