News

June, 2016

  • 29 June

    Quizzical colouring in with Querkles

    Spirograph Book 3

      Quite a few pastimes have been updated for adults of late, the colouring in-revival aimed at re-arming adults with their posh felt-tips and Caran D’ache tins of pastel coloured pencils, in continuing at pace. We’ve had colouring in books (now completed) for Games of Thrones, Star Wars, Harry Potter and …

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  • 27 June

    Pixar inspiration inside – Anki unleashes its latest A.I. incarnation

    COZMO

    Since first clapping yes on the wares of Anki at a WWDC keynote in 2013 it was apparent they were out to do things differently. The group of graduates armed with hefty robotics and A.I. qualifications launched a toy company, Anki Drive at first, then Overdrive, the resent addition of …

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  • 27 June

    Finding Dory toys love H2O action

    LITTLE DORY

    It must have taken some time for Pixar to find Dory after her last outing with Nemo, perhaps she changed her name and joined an aquarium. It has been an incredible 13, yes thirteen years, since the first fishy outing that has my first born transfixed to the screen in her …

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  • 27 June

    Batmobile suitcase for kids offers zero Justice

    Batcase

    Its official, this Batmobile is a fully licences one from Dawn of Justice yes but also that the makers of this fine piece of kit have missed a huge trick. The ankle biters already have a range of cool ride on cases for airports, bed designs that make adults envious and …

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  • 23 June

    Petrol heads paradise

    Honda Fisher Price Garage

    Continuing their trend of shaking things up at Goodwood Festival of Speed the folk at Honda have this year created a life-sized version of a Fisher Price-esque toy garage, and it look awesome. To launch their impressive stand the team hired mini-me versions of  of Jeremy Clarkson and Chris Evans, …

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  • 22 June

    Nocto from Vivid has real Battitude

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  • 21 June

    Playmobil getting paranormal

    PLAYMOBIL Ghostbusters

    News reaches us today of a new player on the Ghostbuster toys scene, Playmobil have just announced they’ll be producing a line of playthings in 2017. It is the first foray into the licensed entertainment properties playset for the German outfit and there isn;t too much info around as yet. The collaboration …

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  • 16 June

    Christmas crystal ball gazing

    Toys

    With only 191 days to go we’re in the habit of being uber-organised here at Toyology Towers so its helpful of Argos to tell us what’s set to be flying off shelves this Yule. As well as announcing their predictions Argos also did a survey on what kids want from …

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  • 10 June

    New LEGO Ideas sets approved

    The Beatles Lego Yellow Submarine

    After successfully reaching the 10,000 vote milestone the Yellow Submarine submission by amateur musician and songwriter Kevin Szeto has made it through the approval process at LEGO HQ and into the production process. His design is 409 pieces and measures up at 26 cm x 5.5 cm x 16 cm …

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  • 10 June

    Superhero sets – something(s) for the weekend

    LEGO bridge battle

    Time to prepare people, LEGO have just announced their latest releases of DC Comics and Marvel sets and wallet weariness lies ahead. Our stand out set from the range is this Spider Man, Web Warriors – Ultimate Bridge Battle (set 76057). Inside are seven mini-figures, Goblin glider, Police ride of some …

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  • 10 June

    Swim like a fish

    SwimFin Black

    Got small people? Can they walk? Good, time to get them in the pool, never too young for some splash time. We’ve had a few kids between us here at Toyology Towers and had our fair collection of swimming aids, mostly rubber rings and armbands, generally substandard and discarded after …

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  • 7 June

    ANKI unleashes the Big Rigs

    Anki Overdrive Supertrucks

    At ANKI HQ they have the ability to deliver remote updates to our gameplay at will, it makes it, as a consumer of the game, a very exciting proposition, a bit like getting FIFA 16 for free if you’ve already bought FIFA 15. Their extensive line-up of A.I. riders and weapon …

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May, 2016

  • 26 May

    Boardgame fans heading en masse to the Midlands

    uk games expo

    To say I’m quite a fan of Boardgames would be about accurate, I find there are plenty of titles I’d like to play but the taking in the rulebook puts me right off. Last week I co-hosted an event for the UK games distributor Esdevium and we played Pandemic, the …

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  • 25 May

    You’ve been PomPom Wow(ed)

    POMPOMWOW_03

    Recently arriving on-shelf the new crafting craze, one which we think should rival Loombands is Pom Pom Wow. Anyone who remembers the painstaking process of creating these with wool and cardboard back in the day will marvel at the three steps it takes to unleash these minature wonders. Stick it on …

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  • 25 May

    Very BIG and very bouncy

    Bouncy Castle

    We’ve been lucky enough to experience the extra mile that the organisers of Camp Bestival go to in creating about the best family festival on planet Earth – Surpassed themselves this time they have. Together with Something Creatives they’ve only gone and actually built the words biggest bouncy castle, enough …

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