March, 2020

  • 12 March

    LEGO gets the Mario treatment – Could we love it anymore?

    Neither a video game nor a traditional LEGO brick-based set this here LEGO Super Mario set is a spanking new line featuring an interactive LEGO Mario figure who collects coins in real-life game levels created with LEGO bricks. Just watch it, you’ll not fail to either ooh, ahh or utter …

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  • 10 March

    It’s a Mario day

    Written down as Mar10 Day, you’re encouraged,, no it is imperative that you a) dress up as the plumber b)play one of the games he appears in c) buy some Mario-Merch – and we’re here to help. The folk at Nintendo and LEGO chose this day to tease of a …

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  • 9 March

    Landmark celebrates twenty years in a spin

    It is NOT a ferris wheel – it is a cantilevered observation wheel. There is no capsule numbered 13, the 32 pods are numbered 1-33 – each of these pods representing one of the boroughs in the capital. It spins, well rotates, at twice the sprinting speed of a tortoise, …

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  • 9 March

    Kaleidoscope from Smartivity Toys – A right eye-opener

      Re-create one of those magical childhood moments and grab a Kaleidoscope kit. Remember those tin ones that you’d hold up to various light sources and “oohs” and “aaahs” would ensue? I loved my colour shape shifting telescopic gadget and I just got to build one courtesy of these folk …

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  • 3 March

    Onward is upward

    On general release this Friday (6th March) is Disney Pixar’s latest animation offering that’s reviewing pretty well across the media-o-sphere and also “normal” people who have been to preview screenings say that it is rather good. Check out the trailer below and get over to Argos and grab the interactive …

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February, 2020

  • 29 February

    Fiat 500 from LEGO is belissimo in every way

    Launching tomorrow this Fiat 500 has stolen our hearts at Toyology Towers, we’re huge fans of most things Italian here and, whilst this ride in real life might not break any speed records will certainly turn heads. The team at LEGO Italy created a life-sized version to celebrate the launch …

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  • 26 February

    Mandalorian – The Child arrives

    He is NOT Baby Yoda – This is the child. An animatronic toy from Hasbro, touch it’s head to activate over 25 sound and motion combinations (happy and excited sounds, giggles, babbles, etc etc) all while the figure’s head moves up and down, ears move back and forth, and eyes …

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  • 25 February

    Delorean gets the Hot Wheels iD treatment

    Hot Wheels iD are the toy companies attempt at bringing the die-cast collectibles bang up-to-date with NFC chips that let cars attach to an app with stats such as top speeds are delivered on-screen. Best reason yet to get involved in this new racing system is the impending arrival of …

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  • 24 February

    Mattel adds inspiring females to Barbie line-up

    In 2018, Barbie debuted the Inspiring Women Series, a doll line dedicated to honouring modern and historical role models paying tribute to Amelia Earhart, Katherine Johnson, Frida Kahlo, Rosa Parks and Sally Ride with dolls created in their likeness. This year they’re introducing three new dolls honouring women who made …

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  • 18 February

    Playmobil 2020 licensed range is wallet-emptying wonderment

    Venturing once more into the licensed property market we think that the 2020 line-up is going to appeal to the biggest demographic in its history. They had decent success last year with their Ghostbusters line-up and are following on with crime fighting, camper-van riding bunch with Scooby-Doo. First sets will …

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  • 13 February

    Trampolining re-imagined

    Many of you may well have seen a selection of trampolines sent skyward and garden swapping during Storm Ciara. Those in the leafier suburbs may well have had a selection to admire,  they’re all much of a muchness, size and colour wise they vary and you can enhance most with …

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  • 12 February

    Mr Rubik talks all things cube

    The legend talks about his four decade old creation -well worth a watch   

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  • 9 February

    Entertainer begins initiative to gets kids playing in-store

    Right at the opposite end of the “put that down”, ” you can’t play with that in here”, “did you pay for that?”  shouts I often remember from some decades past The Entertainer has launched a new initiative in partnership with Young Minds to make every Saturday a Day of …

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  • 5 February

    Schleich assists in Australian animal aid

    Utterly devastating scenes of late from Down Under, the sheer scale of the fires is almost incomprehensible. One toy outfit offering a financial hand is model maker Schleich, a long time manufacturer of Aussie wildlife figures including the Kangaroo, Wombat, Koala, Quokka and Croc and have been donating from sales …

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  • 4 February

    Rubik’s gets the magic touch

    Marvin’s Magic is teaming up with the Rubik’s brand for a unique magic set, well it is the best-selling cube puzzles 40th anniversary this year. Rubik’s Box of Magic Tricks is presented in a giant cube and contains exclusive tricks and illusions. With unique Rubik’s-themed magic props and instructions for 40 …

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