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July, 2020

June, 2020

  • 30 June

    Playmobil Scooby-Doo! sets all out now

    Grab yourself a Mystery Machine complete with Daphne, Velma and Fred figures plus plenty of accessories to assist on your hunt for spooks (£49.99). Wouldn’t be worth role-playing or displaying any ghost-hunting set up without the Shaggy and actual Scooby figures which come complete in a set with sheet wearing …

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  • 29 June

    Tortilla tossing time – Buritto based game gets bigger

    Last year the folks behind the phenomenally successful Exploding Kittens card game created Throw Throw Burrito and now they’ve super-sized it for the Summer. The premise is simple, earn points by collecting cards of the same colour, most sets at the end wins. Its a 15 minute play (couple of …

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  • 29 June

    UNO goes super social

    Uno is celebrating the four different types of players with a huge digital campaign over the coming weeks. Are you a Sore Loser, Dodgy Dealer, Victory Dancer or perhaps make up the rules as you play?  The campaign is called #unowhoyouare and has created a series of social media videos …

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  • 26 June

    LEGO Ideas post their latest hits

    It really is a superb initiative, fans create, send in creations, some get made, some licencing issue must arise, nothing I’ve ever wanted makes the necessary 10,00 fan vote needed for it to make the eyes of the LEGO Ideas team sadly. Feels like this whole “made by fans” has …

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  • 23 June

    Robotic balloon dog is in the top ten toys of 2020 that you’ve not read yet….

    We’re rather fond of the Moose Toys outfit, Scruff-a-Luvs, Goo Jit Su and they also happen to have an office down on the Cornish coast, always a pleasure to pay them a visit. This year they’re about to slam it once more with the Squeakee robotic balloon dog, set for …

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  • 23 June

    Reaper and Shadow – R/C car’s with a bit of “pew-pew”

    We’ve seen cars equipped with lasers before but they were APP controlled and left us a bit, well very, disappointed. A proper R/C unit has to have a dedicated controlled, in our humble opinion, this latest set-up from character has just that. May we introduce you to Shadow and Reaper. …

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  • 22 June

    Monkey business

    We do love a game of “all the 8’s, 88” Doctors orders (number 9) and the politically incorrect Legs 11, this particular play we uncovered this weekend will make you also bananas about BINGO. Cards of impeccable illustration, 64 types of Monkey to take your mammal knowledge to the next …

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  • 19 June

    Well overdue – Hasbro get into the recycling groove

    As an industry we’ve likely been big culprits when it comes to plastic tat. We’re not in the “single use” category but most certainly need initiatives such as this one from Hasbro. Many toy outfits have staked their intentions to create fully recyclable toys and games over the coming years, …

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  • 19 June

    Lets gets quizzy-cal, quizzy-cal

    Dr Gummer’s Good Play Guide is set to host a virtual pub quiz on 26 June at 19:00. The quiz promises an hour of fun and fundraising in support of ToyAid. ToyAid is raising money across the toy and entertainment industry for smaller charities alongside the Emergency Appeal from Global’s …

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  • 18 June

    Football is back, Subbuteo also having a go

    New ad from the Subbuteo brand owners looking to tap into our current yearning for all things retro/nostalgia…  

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  • 18 June

    head-to-head word game anyone?

      Bananagrams, that tile based word game where you don’t take turns has spawned an offspring – Bananagrams Duel. Duel is a tasty word game snack for those on the go, a two-player word game and race to build your own word grid using letter cubes. Bananagrams Duel includes some …

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  • 18 June

    Story box just gets better

      The kids audio story delivery device, aka tonies have added the Playtime and Action Songs 2 Tonie to its collection of stories and songs along with an enchanting Creative-Tonie Fairy. Interactive storytelling is a space that these people really own and it is all done with no screens, we are rather big …

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