May, 2016

  • 18 May

    Exploding Kittens – The meowing box from @firebox


    Courtesy of @MorningFamily_ and Firebox

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  • 17 May

    PJ Masks – More superb merchandise incoming


    After the big splash made by the PJ Masks toys and games at New York Toy Fair I was keen to get more news on how soon these products would be appearing at retail. I’m asked almost daily by families on YouTube and social media who have children pestering daily …

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  • 16 May

    Colouring 2.0

    Scene alive with free app

    We’ve been doing it the same way for thousands of years, from early cave dweller etchings getting primitive hues to the recent resurgence in colouring-in with all manner of grown-up books (Game of Thrones a firm favourite at Toyology Towers) to fill in with new fancy felt tip pen sets. A …

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  • 11 May

    Olympic mascots get bricked


    Olympic mascots for Rio, Vinicius and his Paralympic pal Tom, have been released as official LEGO sets for the games this summer. The duo, whilst having similarity in style with the popular Mixels range, are pretty decent incarnations. Each is 197 pieces in total and likely to be highly sought …

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  • 10 May

    Bounce – A brilliant brain bending game

    Bounce Little Miss

    Every now and then games pop along that we get a tad carried away with and forget to share the news with “the rest of the class” – The new Bounce ranges of cards fall firmly into this category and tick all the boxes for fun amongst kids or as …

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  • 4 May

    Danish brick getting a grilling


    Intrepid explorer, author, broadcaster and one time LEGO ambassador has taken the trouble to try and point something out that no-one else seemingly knew.  Speaking to head teachers at the annual conference of the Boarding Schools’ Association in Manchester he stated LEGO ‘has ruined the world’. He also claimed it …

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  • 2 May

    Minifigure Mania

    Lego Disney

    From Simpsons characters to Superheroes, Monsters to Magicians, the blind bag series of Minifigs has just entered series 16 and this latest line-up could be about our favourite gathering yet (apart from the classic 80’s spacemen, they’ll always top our list). This Disney collaboration has our favourite characters all bagged up …

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April, 2016

  • 22 April

    Vive Le animación

    Stikbot 1

    We’ve debated quite heatedly over our headline for the Stikbots, we know they deserve something stand-out and special and, well, we’ve decided you’re going to just have to like it. So Stikbots aren’t quite a revolution in the animation industry but as a gateway product for kids to get really …

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  • 8 April

    Bouncy Bouncy Bouncy Bouncy Fun Fun fun Fun Fun


    In the blue corner (also available in red) is the contender for the title of largest bounciest and overly-adjective laden Wicked Mega Bounce XL. Weighing in with a shopping 80cm diameter this sphere is inflated with the included foot-pump (phew) and easily deflated when not in use. We can, after …

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March, 2016

  • 29 March

    ANKI App gets an update

    anki Overdrive Track

    You’ll likely be aware that we’re huge fans of the A.I. driven app controlled racing system by the name of Anki Overdrive. We’ve put a fair few miles in over the past few months and often had one major frustration with the set-up. Each time you wanted to begin a …

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  • 21 March

    Clash of the Superhero Titans is upon us


    Possibly the biggest film event of 2016 so far Batman versus Superman : Dawn of Justice pits the caped crusader against the man of steel with his pants still on the outside in a film that many thought couldn’t/wouldn’t or shouldn’t happen. Well its about here and whatever the reviewers …

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February, 2016

  • 24 February

    For fans of Formula One


    Would Fernando Alonso really consider quitting his £75mn a year contract at McLaren Honda, bookies had him at 3-1 to walk before the new season ends. Its practice time in Barcelona and the first race of the F1 season is on the 20th March. Bernie Ecclestone, the granddaddy of the …

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  • 21 February

    Fungus Amungus – UnBoxed

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  • 18 February

    New York Toy Fair – Packed with tech for 2016


      There’s always so much to see at New York Toy Fair, I’ve picked through the hits and misses and arrived at this list of toys I’d like to spend more time with in 2016: PPL1 – Paper Plane Launcher  Paper planes are perhaps the simplest, cheapest and most effect …

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  • 14 February

    BAFTA nominee may shake her tail tonight

    Cat in a Hat

    From the Lazy Lion, to Secret Squirrel to the Destructive Dino and let’s not forget the Shinosaur, every tail has a tale to tell, and is waiting to be worn and ‘waggled’ by children across the land. The exciting dress-ups from TellTails are an awesome antidote to get kids away from too …

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