News

April, 2019

  • 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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March, 2019

  • 28 March

    New arrivals on the Pooch playscene

    Furbo – £183.47 at Amazon Use an app to check in and connect to your at home Furbo and then you can dish out a treat if they’ll respond to a remote “sit”. Petcube Play – £149 at Argos This carbon coloured camera has a laser pointer inside so you …

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  • 27 March

    IKEA teams up with Kids charity to take in unwanted toys

    Purveyor of marvellous milkshakes and meatballs of distinction have today confirmed what I think we already knew, well, perhaps not quite to this extent. Swedish retailer, IKEA, fhave found that we Brits have over 15 billion unused items stashed away in our houses and yes,  toys take the top spot …

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  • 26 March

    1:1 LEGO Mclaren Senna | A one-of-a-kind, hand built masterpiece

    Yesterday marked the birth of the world’s latest supercar. This hand built, custom made rarity boasts a 1700kg weigh in and a 0-60 of, well… never, it’s also made of LEGO. This McLaren Senna may not top any race leader boards but it certainly won our hearts. Constructed of nearly …

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  • 26 March

    Outdoor Toy Awards are celebrating the great outdoors

    The Outdoor Toy Awards 2019 are back, entries have been flying in from all over the UK and Europe so come this 9th June we’re going to likely need a bigger playground. Every toy enter will be put through its paces  in our dedicated event space by over 50 Toyminators aged …

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  • 20 March

    Give us a grin – its International Happiness day

    It’s been revealed that e in the UK are the 15th happiest country on the planet…surprised? It is the Scandic nations that have the top five spots, highest taxes on the planet and darkest days aside, they’re a jolly bunch it appears. Finland is the No1 spot on the happy …

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  • 14 March

    Big Bang Fair here we come

    If you happen to be at the Big Bang Fair at NEC this next few days swing by and catch up with us at the National Geographic STEM area. We’ll be making Volcanoes erupt and digging for fossils so it’ll be well worth your time. These new kits from Bandai …

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  • 14 March

    Blockbuster Video – WOW what a difference!

    Opening its first branch back in 1989 (Shirley Valentine, Rain Man, Cocktail, Ghostbusters II) and grew to a whopping 9,000 plus stores by 2004 and then, it began. New rental and streaming services started to appear and, as of last week when an Australian outlet conceded defeat and shut up …

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  • 9 March

    C’mon Barbie lets go Party – Celebrating six decades of an icon

      Pub quizzery data: Barbie’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts. Barbie was named after Ruth Handler’s daughter, Barbara. Her son was Kenneth. She is from (fictional) Willows, Wisconsin where she attended High School. Barbie doll’s official birthday is March 9, 1959 – the exact date she was unveiled to …

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  • 5 March

    Flippin’ brilliant – the pancake posse of playthings is here

    Pancake day today, plenty of facts and figures about, our favourite is that it is called Carnivale in Italy and is Latin for “Goodbye to the flesh” – Others are all about the number of eggs getting cracked across the UK and the world’s fastest pancake race – We care …

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  • 4 March

    Best-selling UK car? Fiat? Fiesta? think again….

    Designed by an ex Chrysler car-parts designer the Cozy Coupe was the car that broke all the rules on design back in 1979 namely that they should be low and long. Celebrating being 40 years young in 2019 this Northampton car dealership took delivery last week of the UK’s best-selling …

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  • 1 March

    Celebrating St Davids day with Dragon training fodder

    Celebrating the first day of Spring yes but more importantly the legend that is St David. Load up with facts HERE but take this one for your Welsh themed pub quizzing later – The nickname ‘Taffy’ for a Welshman comes from St David. It comes from Dafydd, Welsh for David.   …

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  • 1 March

    Pokémon beckons the first day of Spring with their very own Easter Bunny (plus Tree Monkey & Cowardly Lizard)

    The announcement of a new generation of Pokémon has always been a momentous occasion for us ‘Game Freaks’ and this year’s ‘Pokémon Day’ Nintendo Direct certainly lived up to the hype.  The 7 minute video was packed with new treasures- A brand new world to explore (based on our very …

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