May, 2017

  • 20 May

    Rory’s cubes take on Kickstarter – the story telling dice play is almost past the post

    Since 2008 we’ve been fans of the storytelling cubes, enjoyed watching small minds explore storytelling with the aid of these superb sets. More recently The Creativity Hub moved into licensing, Moomins, Batman and Dr Who amongst some fine cube sets to set minds on weird and wonderful tale telling adventures. …

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  • 13 May

    Ghostbusters and Playmobil are here to cross the beams

    Venturing into the licensing space PLAYMOBIL have unleashed their Ghostbusters sets, half a dozen of them, and we say a big hurrah. The new sets include the famous Firehouse Headquarters, Ecto-1 and Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, plus Spengler and Ghost, Slimer with Hot Dog Stand and Venkman and Terror Dogs. …

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  • 10 May

    Transformers toys rolling in

    Fans of the franchise are in for a treat this summer as the latest instalment arrives on the big screen in June – Transformers, The Last Knight. Over the years there has been a decent offering of merchandise, in terms of the amount. In the early days a premium die-cast …

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  • 4 May

    May the Fourth be with you – Star Wars Day is upon us

    There are bigger fans of Star Wars than me, some dress up, have considerable collections of memorabilia/toys and such, I’m just an everyday fan. Since the multi-billion-dollar deal between Lucas and Disney there have been some decent films and merchandise to-boot. This year-round obsession however by the Wall Street listed …

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  • 1 May

    LEGO launches Apollo 11 Saturn V model and it is B.I.G.

    It was a few years back that Felix Stiessen and Valerie Roche put their Saturn V rocket on the LEGO Ideas and a year later in 2015 it achieved the 10,00 votes needed to move into formal consideration. Then, in 2016 LEGO gave it the thumbs up, made their own …

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April, 2017

  • 29 April

    Forza taps into nostalgic thrills

    There are far too many video game review sites out there doing s spanking job and we can only wonder at their collective gasps this week with the news that the best racing game is getting an injection of Hot Wheels.  The Hot Wheels addition is arriving in the for …

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  • 27 April

    Already fast and furious actually becomes Fast & Furious

    We love slot-car racing, we’re even bigger fans of slot-free racing, we are massive fans of A.I. powered set-up Anki. If you wanted to punish us for something you couldn’t do much more sever than take our OVERDRIVE set away. So, finally, after an achingly long wait, they’ve actually signed …

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  • 26 April

    Mr Gorilla still has a way to go in the London Marathon

    Mr Gorilla is STILL crawling the London Marathon three days after the race began and he reckons he should complete the course by Saturday. Mr Gorilla is a chap called Tom Harrison and completing the 26.2 mile course “gorilla-style” on his hands and knees. All in aid of The Gorilla Organisation, …

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  • 22 April

    Put some needles on those records – Record Store Day is upon us

    A decade ago some wise men and women decided to set up a celebratory day to extol the virtues of vinyl. It has seen the fortunes of independent record shops transformed, owners of the same revered for their wares and sales of players of said format shooting stratospheric. For us, …

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  • 20 April

    Hot Wheels takes to the slot based tracks

    Hot Wheels takes to the slot based tracks Allowing gravity to do its bidding with your Hot Wheels cars is fun,whether that be across a flat expanse aided along with some of your own muscle power, down an incline of your own finding or on one of the many track …

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  • 5 April

    Fast and daft fish based fun – one of the best party games we’ve played

    Fast and daft fish based fun – one of the best party games we’ve played This super simple and superbly silly play is one of the best party games we’ve played – this extraordinary fun play all packs away into a salmon based zip-up carry-case – What is not to like? …

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  • 2 April

    Crayola crayon naming competition gets the Twitter treatment

    When you need something naming it is of course natural to turn to social media, get your fans to do the naming for you, well create an avalanche of suggestions at least. And so thank you Crayola for asking for help in naming your new crayon, although we still can’t …

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March, 2017

  • 29 March

    It’s Morphin Time!

    Saban Entertainment unleashed the Power Rangers last weekend and it is doing rather well. The big budget exceeded expectations and opened with $40mns big budget debut exceeded expectations grossing $40m on its US opening weekend. It cost over $100mn to make so it has some ground still to go and …

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  • 28 March

    Fly swatting simulation with Simon Optix

    Inspired perhaps to create this version of the ever-popular colour memorising game from the world of VR headsets this Optix set doesn’t require a smartphone to get in the game. Don your sleek looking futuristic spectacle wear and identify the colour sequence using hand gestures. on-board motion sensors track if you’ve …

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  • 23 March

    Robotic showdown RC style

    Time to stop whatever you’re up to, speed read through this positive portrayal of this mini-remote-control-robot-set and get thee to the buy button. This is the most perfect way to settle any office disputes, pool/foosball/ping-pong tables are so very last week. Each of the bots on offer has three pieces …

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