News

November, 2018

  • 15 November

    Construction kit aimed squarely at adults

    MAGA Build the Wall

    This set from MAGA called Build the Wall has gone on pre-order over the pond and this is its sales pitch – “A mob of 10,000 Central American migrants is marching through Mexico and heading toward El Paso, Texas. Mexican border agents attempted to stop them at the Mexican border, …

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  • 14 November

    Dream Toys 2018 announces their Top 12!

    With christmas right around the corner, one of the Toy Industry’s most anticipated events has launched it’s Annual ‘Top 12’. Dream Toys is here! So, what made the list? What shall be burning holes in the pockets this year? Check out the list below and get those letters off to …

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  • 7 November

    Overwatch NERF Blasters on the way

    NERF Fortnite

    Blizzard Entertainment and Hasbro have a trio of blasters for Overwatch fans – First up is the Nerf Rival Overwatch Mcree Edition blaster, the third blaster in the Nerf Rival Overwatch line-up, its McCree’s signature accessory in Overwatch, this blaster propels rounds at up to 90 feet per second and …

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October, 2018

  • 29 October

    Botbots Launched at Comic Con

    London Comic Con ended with a bang yesterday as Hasbro announced their brand new Transformers line, Botbots! These pint-sized mechanoids are the latest in the ‘Blind Bag’ trend and as such have an impressive roster to be collected. 61 is the current count, which will be leaping up to 191 …

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  • 24 October

    Supercar Customiser pimps up a Little Tikes ride

    Little Tikes Sports Racer

    Owner of Yiannimize, star of Dave’s Yianni Supercar Customiser, car pimper for Harry Styles, Anthony Joshua and Gordon Ramsay has been working on a ride at the more affordable end for mortals. Yes his usual trade are the likes of a McLaren 720, Lamborghini Aventador and those Italian red ones …

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  • 15 October

    Power Charge Bumblebee | Revamping the revamp.

    Another year, another Transformers movie. But, as with most things, 2018’s version is a tad different. The upcoming robo-madness is a prequel, charting Bumblebee’s antics 30 years prior to Optimus Prime’s romp with Shia LaBeouf. The movie looks to be a ‘back to basics’ affair and the toy line looks …

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  • 12 October

    International Egg Day – Happy fry-day

    Squawk

    Today is World Egg Day, it’s no yolk and should have you very egg-cited. Celebrating the benefits of the goodness that the spherical food can bring the International Egg Commission have events occurring across the globe. From press conferences in Hungary to a float of 2,000 eggs in Ghana, egg …

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  • 10 October

    Made For Mums Toy Awards – 40 Must haves for Xmas

    Made for Mums Toy Awards

      Apparently it’s all about collectible toys, super-cool construction kits, hatching animals, weeing dolls –and unicorn poo! Yes folks, the The UK’s number ONE parenting site for product reviews, have announced the winners of their MadeForMums Toy Awards 2018 – as chosen by over 500 child judges and highlights this …

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  • 3 October

    LEGO introduces new creative concept

    LEGO FORMA

    Rather than concealing its new innovations inside its Creative Play Lab, the LEGO Group today announced a new strategic approach that will help foster open innovation and test ideas and concept experiences through pilot projects, the first being LEGO FORMA on Indiegogo.   Putting ideas out there in order to …

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  • 2 October

    One Direction – Happily they’re not History

    One Direction dolls

    Well Liam says there is a chance that this “not crap” boy band will re-group and will be back on the road soon(ish). Plenty of boy bands had merchandise but none quite as good as the One Direction doll range, oh how we roll-played with our collection back in the …

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September, 2018

  • 28 September

    Hamleys and the rise of ‘The Imperfects’

    This week saw yet another toy retailer unveil their ‘Top Toys For Christmas’ list. Unlike most of the others, Hamleys simply couldn’t narrow their picks down to 10 and decided to buck the trend with a ‘Top 12’. The cynic within me wonders why they need two Monopoly sets (one …

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  • 20 September

    Spinmaster’s Boxer: What’s in the box? Friendship, hurray!

    The toy industry’s ‘Robotic Buddy’ chapter is long and varied. From Tekska through Furby and all the way to 2017’s Cozmo there has been a focus on interactivity, games and forming ‘real’ personal bonds.  This year marks the next stage in that story with Spinmaster’s Boxer rolling to the forefront. …

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  • 17 September

    Winter is coming! The Top Toys for Christmas lists have begun!

    Just as you were settling down for a nice Pumpkin Spiced Latte, admiring the first Autumn leaves and having a good long think about your Halloween costume for this year, the toy industry sneaks up and gives you a rude slap across the wallet! That’s right we’re officially less than …

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  • 14 September

    Watch out Cozmo! A new Boxer has entered the ring with a harsh low-blow!

    Boxer is a highly interactive A.I companion that is ready to go straight out of the box. Interaction comes in the form of hand movements, read by Boxer's Inferred sensors, and via the 10 'activity cards' that are easily read by the clever little four-wheeled box!

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  • 12 September

    NECA’s 7″ Crash Bandicoot – An N’sanely Mixed Bag

    Crash Bandicoot

    My PS1 was Crash paradise. From the moment I discovered ‘Rolling Stones’ (level two) on the pre-packed demo disk that came with my first console I was in love with the bonkers bandicoot; and for years his games were all I played. It’d be an understatement to say that NECA’s …

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