News

February, 2024

  • 7 February

    Barbie getting Bijou, couldn’t love it more

    Of course Polly Pocket will be in mind for those of a certain age, the brand did have a pop at revitalising itself a couple of years back but hey, Barbie, once more is flavour of the month, year, well decade! So Mattel have done the wisest thing, shrink her …

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  • 7 February

    Goat game has us giddy with giggles

         Seriously, the other day we thought perhaps Axolotl might be the one to usurp the Unicorn/Sloth movements but here comes the Goat, the glorious eat anything anytime animal, cute to look at, bugger to get on the wrong side of one. Anyways, plush aplenty out there to …

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  • 2 February

    And that is a wrap – Spielwarenmesse comes to a close

    If you didn’t make it to Nuremberg for what is likely the best show on earth check out Rob and Jenny as they uncover the best across this epic event. 

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January, 2024

  • 30 January

    Kidult market set to soar in 2024

    Recent data from those in the know and the fodder on offer at recent Toy Fair’s suggest that not only does the Kidult market have 25% of toy sales in the UK 9a little less on the continent) but that, with major manufacturers sitting up and paying attention it is …

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  • 28 January

    Thanks UK Toy Fair – You were good

    The UK toy fair celebrated 70 years in operation, it was one of the best we’ve attended, perhaps not as busy as in some years past but so very many stands at which to stop and take stock of their wares. The show took over four halls in total, the …

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  • 25 January

    LEGO and Asmodee bringing us a joint venture boardgame

    The last time LEGO tried a rang of “boardgames” they were pretty woeful affairs so, good news this time round they’ve teamed up with one of the market leaders to bring us the firs we hope of a collection of games. Game publisher Asmodee are jointly-crafting this one called Monkey …

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  • 22 January

    Toy Fair UK kicks off tomorrow

       Although it is a trade show you’ve no need to fear as Toyology and its intrepid bunch of trend spotters and whats hot in 2024 hunters will bring you some of the best in show. In the mean time, here a clip of the show and how it …

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  • 13 January

    Get Gladiator ready

    After 25 years the show is back on the gogglebox tonight. A retro infused remake filled with Gladiators who weren;t even born for the last round of this high-octane contest. This board game from Paul Lamond is based on the last series but we’re certain they’ll be rolling out an …

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  • 11 January

    Hornby Hobbies – New Scalextric sets and cars unveiled for 2024

    A very busy week at Hornby Hobbies HQ with over 90 new products across #Hornby, #Scalextric, #Corgi and #Airfix announced, here’s our first batch featuring the Scalextric brand (more details HERE)

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  • 10 January

    New Barbie line-up celebrating the world of film

    The 2024 Barbie Women in Film Career of the Year Line-up includes: Dropping onto the shelves on Hamleys right in time for the awards season and celebrating that she was the top grossing film of 2023 and that the director Greta Gerwig was the first female to break a $1bn …

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  • 9 January

    LEGO Family Tree set arrives via Ideas

    Here we have the LEGO Ideas (21346) Family Tree set!. Another set to get the 18+ label this set is likely the most collaborative collection of bricks we’ve ever seen. This 1040 piece set has its eyes firmly set for a space on your shelf and was submitted by Filipino …

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  • 5 January

    Playmobil man gets a makeover

      Danish design company Boyhood have partnered with Playmobil to create this rather splendid wooden replica figure.  Standing at 17cm this would be a great addition to any shelf and reimagines the man, born in the 1970’s perfectly. It’ll set you back €115 HERE

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  • 5 January

    Fugglers take on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have morphed with those funny ugly dolls, the Fugglers and we bring you the Limited Edition range with a Turtles twist. Those four fsewer-dwelling reptiles: Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael. Michelangelo boasts his nunchaku, showcasing his carefree spirit and love for pizza as he spreads laughter …

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  • 3 January

    LEGO partners with Polaroid

    Another set stepping into the 18+ LEGO category is this Polaroid OneStep SX-70 instant camera. Whilst not a fully working model (perhaps we’ve just to wait on that iteration) this unit, made up of 516 pieces, features a working viewfinder, the iconic Colour Spectrum, exposure compensation dial and a shutter …

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  • 3 January

    Showdown on the Oche – Darts final incoming, an all Luke final

    An all English fight is on tonights as Luke Humpries takes on the 16 year-old sensation that is Luke “The Nuke” Litter for half a million quid. He has been playing since the age of three years old and looks cooler than a cucumber in an Arctic retreat. It’s going …

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