News

March, 2024

  • 25 March

    Godzilla and Kong are ready for the ultimate selfie

    Take a trip down to the Thames this week to catch an installation to celebrate the new film from Warner Brothers. We’ve a Godzilla spanning 20 metres long with a load of LED lights, Kong appearing to burst through a portal onto London’s South Bank with a huge five metre …

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  • 22 March

    Air Toobz from Tomy incoming

    Starter set Created by the Fat Brain company these new Air Toobz have enjoyed success in the US, think marble run with giant tubes, soft(ish) balls, all interconnected to your own design and then an air machine to flick on and get the action underway. Trouble is, the price. The …

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  • 14 March

    Dream Gadget duo set to return – Gadgetshow is back

    Many said I had a face for radio, well, the fact I made the edit on this all new Podcast is testament to that…well almost. The producers at NorthOne TV have, in their infinite wisdom, decided to launch the first episode (marking two decades since it first aired) along with …

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  • 11 March

    Playmobil Porsche Dakar 911 gets the green light

    Lookie here, a Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Offroad with its rally kit from 1972 looks the dogs under-carriage right? All the off-road equipment, removable roof and space for four figures, who you going to take on your roadtrip? Complete with large wheels for more ground clearance and a front …

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  • 7 March

      Fresh from Batman: The Animated Series this is the first foray for LEGO into this territory and it is a big and bold move. This recreation of the Gotham City skyline as seen in the show is an outstanding display build for any fans and also happens to be full …

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  • 7 March

    Kylie to get the Barbie treatment? They should be so lucky!

    And they are, Mattel have the pop princess idolised ahead of International Women’s day, tomorrow, 8th March, dressed up in her now near signature red number. Marvellous stuff, form an orderly queue.  

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  • 6 March

    Helen Mirren gets the Barbie treatment

    Dame Helen Mirren is honoured today as a ‘Barbie Role Model’ ahead of Barbie’s 65th anniversary on 9th March and International Women’s Day on 8th March. The Academy Award winning actress receives the highest honour from the Barbie brand; a one-of-a-kind Barbie doll created in her likeness, in recognition of …

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February, 2024

  • 29 February

    Playmobil and Birds Eye set sail

    Serving up since 1955 Birds Eye Fish Fingers have long been a staple on the plates of kids across the nation 9ours with peas and chips please) and embraced between various slices of bread in restaurants, “poshed” up for the kidults and a premium thereby charged. Anyhow, Birds Eye are …

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  • 27 February

    Barbie flip-phone will promote digital detox

    Human Mobile Devices, Europe’s smartphone manufacturer has teamed up with Mattel to bring us this, the Barbie Flip Phone , set to arrive this Summer. We hadn’t envisioned this bit of merch at all but, Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is where the two companies have wheeled out the latest …

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  • 27 February

    International Pokemon day – We nearly missed it

    We couldn’t do the new announcements and releases justice, the BBC can and you can read all about all things new Pokemon right HERE right now.

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  • 27 February

    House of Mouse – Head of live-action gets the chop

    The head of Disneys live action unit, responsible or s decent $7bn in revenue the last decade plus is on his way out. Sean Bailey has had some great success with the live-action adaptions of Alice in Wonderland, The Jungle Book, and Maleficent – early versions of the current live-action …

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  • 24 February

    Hornby shares on the up

    Back in 2016 after annual successive losses of £10mn and just over £5mn it looked like the hobby outfit was about to hit the buffers, but, thankfully it didn’t. Some investor confidence and a new CEO realigned the tracks of the finely balanced business and with their multitude of brands, …

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  • 17 February

    A spectacular sequel or damp squib – Dune II is here

    With the epic sand based big-screen outing in it’s 2nd instalment there isn’t any excuse for Dune fans not to snag themselves this rather marvellous machine. The Atreides Royal Ornithopter – The LEGO replica of the Dune Atreides Royal Ornithopter features fold-out, flappable wings, retractable cockpit and deployable landing gear …

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  • 15 February

    Mirror Mirror on the Wall could this be thre 2024 set to triumph over them all?

      The animated film dates way back to 1937 and is absolutely one of the most iconic tales ever told and a collection of characters that appeal to us all. This 2,288 piece set (£189.99) will be out in June giving you time to shift some stuff around on your …

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  • 13 February

    Outdoor ToyAwards – The best of 2024

    The date is set, the kid testers invitations have been sent, the outdoor space has been secured and the lengthy process of deciding what pizza toppings our Toyminators will crave on the day is underway. In its seventh year the Outdoor Toy Awards brings together the very best of the …

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