News

October, 2020

  • 2 October

    Marble munching madness with mythical beasts

      Well, we actually believe in Unicorns, they are the ones who team up with the tooth fairies (yes there is more than one) to carry all that enamel around every night and, more importantly, carry the coinage they leave behind. Anyways, we massively divert from our very favourite Friday …

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  • 2 October

    Farm in a box anyone?

    Britains’ creators of the finest farm based stuff have launched this, the Farm in a Box. The cardboard box in unfolds into a farmyard scene with a 1:32 scale model John Deere tractor, trailer, loader, hay bales, fencing and some animals. The box also features colour-in scenes and the box …

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  • 1 October

    Another day, another top toy list – this time it is Amazon lauding their list

    Amazon’s top 12 toy list is “drumroll” Barbie Fresh ‘n’ Fun Food Truck (Mattel) – Barbie fans can run their own food truck and rustle up delicious dishes for customers including salads, burgers, tacos, fries and more. L.O.L. Surprise! OMG Remix Plane (MGA Entertainment) – This 4-in-1 play set, comprising a plane, …

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  • 1 October

    Plasticine perfection – Messiah included

    Not ones to start with the Xmas celebrations too early but we think this set will sell-out so here’s your nudge to get in early and snag it before the Hoi Polloi get win that it is available – Firebox have it, click/get/do not delay.

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September, 2020

  • 30 September

    Your new office colleague

      So we’re mainly staying at home, taking all the solid government advice on not going back to the office, a sharp U-turn from the advice a week or so previously – What a bunch of muppets eh? So, those of you missing the company of office compadres, time to …

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  • 26 September

    Smyths Toys have a good old-fashioned catalogue

    Fresh out today the Smyths Toys empire have not shied away from their annual offering of paper based flick-through fun, yup, their catalogue is ready and waiting for for to pick up, right now. Grab one alongside a post-it note or two and let the kids loose marking up their …

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  • 24 September

    Shout out for Stylista’s

    Harumika sets first launched a few of years back, they’re back with a new line-up of art/craft meets fashion sets and we’re huge fans. Fashionistas you really have got to snag some, this new collection is contains designs and fabrics inspired by creative agency NellyRodi. Create bespoke clothing lines without …

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  • 24 September

    Itsa Super Mario powered delivery system fresh from Argos

      Argos have teamed up with Diversity’s Jordan Banjo and Perri Kiely to unveil the first ever LEGO Super Brick delivery van, created to deliver the new LEGO Super Mario sets. Argos have done some research and found almost half of us Brits are doing most of our non-grocery shopping …

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  • 22 September

    Billie Eilish launches toy collection

      Made in partnership with Playmates Toys and Bravado Billie Eilish has launched a collection of toy figures inspired by the videos for hit singles ‘Bad Guy’ and ‘All The Good Girls Go To Hell’. The ‘Bad Guy’ doll stands 10.5 inches tall and the singer in her yellow sweat-suit complete …

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  • 22 September

    It’sa me – Super Mario talking toy

    Fans of the 35 year old plumber might not have mushroom left to add to what, over the past few years, has been a mighty impressive array of kit paying homage to Mario and all the characters in his games. Time to find a gap though folks, this 30cm talking …

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  • 19 September

    Avast everything mi’hearties t’is talk like a pirate day

    Started some time ago for no apparent reason at all, apart from a few folk looking for a justifiable reason to over imbibe on rum perhaps it is #talklikeapirateday (some tips on the lingo can be found HERE).  It is true that 3.14 of us are related to PiRates, they’re …

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  • 18 September

    Hey Duggee! Is for everyone

    You need no excuses to sit through endless episodes of the award-winning CBeebies show Hey Duggee, yes, it is a program aimed at pre-schoolers but PAH to the age-raters (it is likely you do have kids who watch it though). So buy them this Interactive Smart Duggee soft toy, three …

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  • 17 September

    LEGO announce sizeable sustainability plans

    It’s a tad longer dialogue than we usually have here but it’s full of commitments from the Danish brick builder and we don’t want you to miss a single one. They’re leading the way in toys/play and most likely investing more than many other businesses… The LEGO Group today announced …

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  • 11 September

    Playmobil announces time travelling countdown calendar

    Back to the Future is 35 this year, there have been a few sets knocking about to celebrate this milestone, this one though is the very best of them – PLAYMOBIL limited-edition Advent Calendar featuring classic scenes. Behind every door is a gift, from figures to vehicles to accessories, providing …

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  • 10 September

    The joy of six

    And so lockdown lite heads our way from Monday, version 2.0 of the utter BS being fed to us as the latest lifesaving efforts. Have we reached the peak of ambiguity? A new updated slogan “Hands, Space, Face” being the latest waste of governments funds likely piped to a creative …

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