News

October, 2014

  • 29 October

    Conductors sought for musical task

    Nothing to do with ticket inspection or public travel, we’re talking music makers of tomorrow and when we say conductors we’re not referring only to the baton touting person at the head of an orchestra either. This exceptional piece of kit allows you to create music, there are over 20 …

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  • 29 October

    Pop Up Pods – The ultimate playspace

      As kids there are some vague memories of building “dens” most of them consisting a blanket, some cushions and the minute you got under it a collapse would ensue. There are a growing number of den building kits out there, ready to assemble wigwams, campervan tents and a variety …

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  • 27 October

    Backpack with screen stuffed inside – Tablet-tastic

    The kids tablet market has seen its fair share of entrants over the past 12 months, most with nothing much to offer to set apart from the others apart from the colour of the casing. These new animal backpacks have inside them said tablet, a seven inch touch screen on …

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  • 14 October

    Golden Brickies set to overshadow Oscars*

    If you're a Star Wars fan or lover of LEGO, likely both, then the place to be last weekend was the inaugural #goldenbrickies and event celebrating all things built from Danish brick with a Star Wars theme

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  • 13 October

    Just when you thought it was safe….

    this new frantic n fast Shark Mania game from Spinmaster is well worth some of that precious space in your under-cupboard collection of rainy day plays

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  • 8 October

    Blockbuster with your blaster

      We feel like we’ve been waiting on this one for an age, we’ve been running about the place with our NERF arsenal for a while now with GoPro’s strapped about our bodies but Hasbro are finally allowing us to cut down on the kit we have to carry to …

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  • 8 October

    PEZ stable welcomes new ponies

    Those folk at PEZ sell over 60 million dispensers every year and over 4.6 billion sweets

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  • 3 October

    If your happy and you know it…..

    fresh in from the land of sushi and samurai is their finest export in the applause category ever

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September, 2014

  • 20 September

    Six axis seeks beginner for no strings thrills

    French outfit Parrot started out love affair with the Drone category at consumer level, their AR model has a number of variants now and the top end number has dual cameras (underneath and front facing) to capture video and still footage plus a GPS “back to home” function. All that …

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  • 17 September

    Toxic selection of dark and deadly scenarios anyone?

    Good, then we’ll begin. Imagine, if you will, you’re doing 100mph when the steering wheel comes off in your hands…or wonder how you’ll get away from a baying bunch of militant vegans whilst wearing Lady Gaga’s meat dress or perhaps you’ve woken up to find yourself the backend of a human centipede…

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  • 16 September

    Designer Frames anyone?

      With such a lot of noise on the competition scene the good ones often get missed, there are multiple choice phone entries, choose A,B or C, click here, give us your email address….STOP. If you and the kids are looking for a collaborative project and your fans of the outdoors, …

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  • 16 September

    Katy Perry has a new pet

    This new T-Rex from Brainstorm toys has digested 18 other dinosaurs and, by some magical technological wizardry can now beam images of them onto your wall (24 images in total, some posed for multiple shots before their demise). When T-Rex isn't illuminating your room with prehistoric pictures he (or she) will stand by your door and emit a ROAR when it detects movement, and that ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls is the Katy Perry reference which you've been waiting for, yes, ROAR

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  • 15 September

    The Golden Brickies are here – The Intergalactic awards for all…

      ..well, if you’ve got yourself some LEGO Star Wars that is, and if you haven’t then this is the perfect excuse to pop out and buy that Death Star or Millenium Falcon after which you’ve been hankering these past months.  The Golden Brickies are going to reward families with …

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  • 4 September

    Sphero took some Steroids

    The robotic ball has long been a favourite in the Towers, we’ve Bluetooth controlled almost daily for many months, in the early days as we we’re testing out the new apps that arrived almost daily, augmented reality beavers is hard to beat and late night driving enjoying the multitude of …

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  • 2 September

    Water wars – Up the ante

    Right on the back of a successful Kickstarter campaign rising almost a million $ to take water fights to the next level Bunch O Balloons has teamed up with toy outfit ZURU so they can distribute the device globally and ensure that one nation does not retain superpower status when …

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