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October, 2017

  • 7 October

    Luvabella advances doll technology more than a baby step

    Luvabella

    With the toy industry more and more resembling a robotics convention it was about time the doll sector stepped up to the plate. Gone are the days of one trick pony dolls like ‘Baby All Gone’ and ‘Baby Wee Wee’ (did we really need the latter?) as Spinmaster’s Luvabella has …

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  • 5 October

    Unicorn’s love the slopes

    unicorn float

    Pool floats yeah, Unicorn ones are everywhere. This year, if the white stuff cometh be outstanding on the slopes with this inflatable vinyl blow-up Unicorn sled. Grab yours HERE  

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  • 5 October

    Stormtrooper arrives, this time he is AR infused

    First Order Stormtrooper

    There are Imperial Guard playthings a plenty out there, these armour shell-suited characters lend themselves well to the task. This latest arrival from UBTech Robotics takes things ton another level however. The Star Wars First Order Stormtrooper Robot is an app-enabled (iOS and Android) device features a cutting-edge AR experience, …

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  • 5 October

    R2-D2 It isn’t you…..It isn’t you!

    R2-Q5

    On the back of unveiling BB8’s darker cousin BB-9E, Sphero have brought forth yet another sinister reimagining of a classic robo-friend. Behold R2-Q5! “Who?” I hear many of you cry. Well, if Wookiepedia (Star Wars’ own online encyclopaedia) is to be believed, R2-Q5 has been a very busy boy. Not …

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September, 2017

  • 30 September

    X-rated for a reason – This laser battle kit is the dogs undercarriage

    LAser X

    Fancy some futuristic warfare in your front room? Then strap-on these and get involved in some Laser X action. This evolution of the laser-tag industry is sleek and refreshingly affordable, just £49.99 for this two-pack and everything you’ll need to start battling your nearest and dearest. There’s Infrared beams, flashing …

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  • 26 September

    NERF finds another use for the recreational foam

    nerf nitro

    The latest arrival on the ever changing projectile scene from Hasbro’s crack NERF team is the Nitro range, as much a departure from the “normal” NERF dart as we’ve seen, RIVAL included. these ones aren’t designed to be taking potshots at people. Load up your NERF Nitro blaster and send …

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  • 22 September

    BB-8 sent into space BB-9E is gutted

    bb8

    Argos sent a toy droid into space recently, footage has just been received at Toyology Towers and, yes, here it is. The point was to celebrate their new Last Jedi toy range so we’re scratching our heads as to why it wasn’t BB-9E that took the trip, but anyway. The BB8 …

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  • 11 September

    Charades with words anyone?

    Word Slam 2

    What if you and your friends had a vocabulary of just 105 basic words? That’s the starting point for this deceptively simple-looking game… The words are printed on identical sets of cards, so two teams can search for useful language at the same time. The aim is to race through …

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  • 8 September

    Animals with attitude – Feisty Pets are all Jeckyll and Hyde-like

    Glenda Glitter Poop Unicorn Pro HR

    Introducing you to the Feisty Pets, they’ve been in my life for some time, Glenda Glitterpoop was the first and despite an initial lukewarm response from our resident plush expert I acquired the set. Suckerpunch dog pottymouth cat, Sir growls-a-lot, black-belt Bobby and Karl the snarl completes the line-up of …

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  • 7 September

    Slither.io the sneaky snake-ish style game gets the toy treatment

    slither plush

    One of the success stories of 2017 the game Slither.io has been around since March last year, this massively multiplyer browser game got its app debut more recently and user numbers are off the scale. For those just back from an Outer Mongolian break the game involves a snake-like creature …

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  • 7 September

    BB-9E joins the Astromech line-up in the next Star Wars outing

    BB8 and BB9-E

    Move over BB8 there’s a new kid in town! 2015 saw many of us amazed at the new astromech droid. How is it cuter than R2-D2? How on earth does its head stay on? Two years later, BB8 is commonplace amongst Star Wars merch and just when he was resting …

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  • 4 September

    LEGO City into the Jungle

    lego ej3

    Picking up where last year’s volcano series leaves off, LEGO City’s newest range invites you to explore the jungle, dodge deadly critters and discover lost treasure… Six sets depict everything from temple ruins to a plane wreck, with a variety of new minifigs, animals and vehicles. The ‘Halftrack Mission’  (LEGO …

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  • 2 September

    Star Wars recreated, Cantina included

    R2D2

      Celebrating all things Force Friday last night and getting hand-on with all the new toys, a few interstellar cocktails and mingling with some well-known faces – Thanks John Lewis and Thanks for the awesome video Tiny Ginger Studios.

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August, 2017

  • 31 August

    R2-D2, it is you, It Is You !

    r2d22

    We were treated to a plethora of playthings earlier today at the Disney store in London. Multiple brands unveiled their 2017 homages to Star Wars and we’re of the opinion that this line-up of stuff ahead the Last Jedi release later this year usurps that of the original Force Friday …

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