News

September, 2016

  • 19 September

    A new Spin on things

    Razor crazy Cart

    Since 2014 the Crazy Cart family of ride-ons has had us grinning like grinny things, this latest in the line-up has done something we didn’t think possible – lost the lift-up drift bar. The chap in charge of new initiatives at Razor, Ali Kermani, told us “We noticed most kids …

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  • 12 September

    This is the shop that Bricks built

    Lego Store

    We knew it was coming but didn’t know exactly when, now we do, it’s the 17th of November, plenty of time to lighten the wallets of tourists passing through Leicester Square later this year. The Danish brick outfit are making this the biggest LEGO retail outfit on the planet covering …

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  • 7 September

    Jump Around

    limbo

      It is time to get up and active, this day is #fitnessday with @_ukactive, calling couch bound console gamers to slip on those trainers and get off your backsides. We’re not a bunch of triathletes here at Toyology Towers, running for the bus and carrying heavy bags from toy shop …

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August, 2016

  • 30 August

    Happy birthday to hue

    crayola logo

    For one-hundred years the iconic colouring brand has been amongst us, its early life as an industrial pigment outfit, but soon finding its way into the hands of kids looking to make their marks on wallpapers across the planet. As a kid I remember some of the iconic colours (and …

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  • 26 August

    Lazy play for the bank holiday

    Monopoly Hasbro

    It’s been a long week has it not? The approach into an extended weekend always feeled a little laboured, but friday is indeed upon us and it is time to kick back. For us the notion of lounging horizontally and doing totally nothing is alien indeed, we like to be kept …

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  • 19 August

    Real Life Lightsabers on the way

    light2

    There are plans afoot it would appear to bring the Lightsaber to life, minus the ability to sever limbs. Disney have a patent application in for an “Audience Interaction Projection System” to give visitors to its Star Wars theme park a chance to have a hands-on with how one would look, feel …

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  • 16 August

    Tails that are unexpected

    Foxy Tail

    Finally, someone invented a moving animal tail for us humans to wear so we could mimic their emotions in wag form. Forget about showing others how you feel with facial emotion, well not completely, but accentuate your mood with a tail shimmy.  With a remote secreted in your pocket choose …

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  • 16 August

    Table Tennis any time/place

    ttn2

    Originating in Victorian England, the game of Table Tennis has also been known as Whiff-Whaff as well of course as Ping-Pong. Created by British officers in India with rudimentary sets being brought back to Blighty these were turned into a commercial enterprise by both Jaques and Parker and the game has seen a resurgence …

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  • 15 August

    Best Technic yet?

    bucket2

    The largest LEGO Technic set so far, a set we’ve hankered after since seeing it way back in January. This 3,900 plus piece set is based on what is the largest bit of engineering kit on the planet. The Bucket wheel excavator, a surface mining machine is a behemoth and …

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  • 3 August

    A Mazing Games

    Labyrinth

    Launched in this, the 30th year since the film was made Labyrinth The Board game, endorsed by Jim Henson is arriving with us later this summer. Gameplay has Sarah trying to defeat Bowie/ Jareth and his Labyrinth or perhaps the the Goblin King turns little Toby into a goblin baby – …

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July, 2016

  • 20 July

    Selfies, singing and lots of social

    Selfie Stick

      Human evolution couldn’t keep up with the rise of the reverse camera shot, the selfie that is, so an entire extendable “limb” had to be developed at speed, people simply couldn’t get the shot they wanted. People weren’t willing to put up with these sub-standard self-portraits with parts of …

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  • 19 July

    Game of the Year aka Spiel des Jahres

    2016

    Every year, since 1979, a crack team of judges bunker down in a room for a few days and shape a shortlist of the best games, they then debate the overall winner and the prestigious title is awarded of “Spiel des Jahres”. The way the boardgame scene has shifted up …

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  • 19 July

    Stuff for when it is Scorchio

    WetHead

    Trending on social media today #hottestdayoftheyear is likely the talk of the water-cooler where real people gather and beer gardens across the nation shall fill up at lunchtime and early evening, our obsession and reaction to the weather is unsurpassed anywhere in the world. Don’t wait around for the washing …

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  • 18 July

    Ghostbusters has an ectoplasmic toy offering

    Ghost Busters

    We took the trip to absorb some Ghostbusting goodness at the cinema over the weekend, it was great to see the cameo appearances from the 80’s cast and overall it was a decent blend of gags and CGI. No huge whoop but far from a flop, it’s been up against …

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  • 15 July

    Pokémon Go – show the love without a smartphone

    Pokemon

    It has been quite the week for Nintendo, quite suddenly an app appeared, swept over several continents, downloaded more times in a week than a certain dating app has been in four years and set to surpass Twitter anytime now. The amount of time people are using it daily far …

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