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December, 2018

  • 20 December

    Top ten sellers in the run up to the big day revealed, right here….

    The incredibly good looking people at  the NPD Group have unveiled the UK toy market’s 10 best-sellers for the week ending 8th December, the last weekly sales data that get published before Christmas. A favourite all year round, the L.O.L Surprise! Doll assortment has topped the list, with other variations …

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  • 19 December

    Board Games for Boxing Day boredom busting

    Board Game Clubbin'

    Take a moment before you enter those dark corners of your cupboards and dust off those dog eared “bored” games. They needn’t make their annual pilgrimage this year, there are so very many new titles in town. We’ve rated all our games on three criteria: Snigger score – It’ll rate …

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  • 18 December

    Playmobil : The Movie = Incoming

    Finally it has arrived, the trailer for Playmobil: The Movie is here and we love it. Of course the naysayers will say “cashing in on the success of the LEGO movie” and the yaysayers will say yay – and with the amount of money that film franchise has made why …

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  • 12 December

    Get them before midnight or they’ll turn into Pumpkins – Its Fairy Tale toy time

    Who does not love a Fairy Tale? Such a story defined as one with some magic, wonder and far-fetched-ness – Most contain one or more characters including talking animals , dwarfs, dragons, elves, fairies, giants, gnomes, goblins, griffins, mermaids, trolls, unicorns, or witches – and a dash magic or enchantments. …

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  • 11 December

    Beano fans rejoice and fill your list with these new comic book treats

    Beano Monopoly

    Celebrating its 80th year this year and rounding-off 12 months that’s seen the comic increase in popularity they’ve added some more utterly fabulous fodder to their store. For some Beano based gaming fun they’ve Beano Cluedo (£29.99) the play is to uncover who pranked teacher, Beano Monopoly (£34.99) to own …

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  • 11 December

    LEGO James Bond Aston Martin | The Spy Who Built Me

    There’s nothing quite like scratching two itches at once and building a LEGO spy car does just that. Fresh from the CREATORS range of LEGO comes the oh so suave James Bond Aston Martin. This beauty is the DB5 model that Sean Connery blasted around in during the events of …

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  • 11 December

    Starlink Battle For Atlas | Customised Space-Based Madness

    The Toys-To-Life niche is a constant surprise. Just when I thought we’d seen it’s last gasp with Skylanders & Lego Dimensions, something new appears though the fog. Starlink | Battle For Atlas is a spaceship based action, shooter/RPG with a focus on customised load-outs, high octane battles and evolving gameplay. …

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  • 10 December

    Seasonal surveys and stats from Toyland

    Plenty of brands are trying to get that extra bit of media attention as we head into the final furlong, a usual quick-hit is to do some seasonal survey and you might perhaps get an online mention, something in print, an airing on the radio or the nirvana of some …

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  • 10 December

    Tech Toys for kids – The 10th Annual KAPi Award winners announced

    Children’s Technology Review and Living in Digital Times Names Nine Kids’ Products and two pioneers as winners, the KAPi’s recognise the most innovative games, software, devices and apps for educating and entertaining today’s digital kids. More than 500 children’s technology products were evaluated 2019 KAPi Awards, all released in 2018. …

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  • 6 December

    PUMA Suede celebrates half-century with Barbie

    Puma Barbies Celebrating women in streetwear sports brand PUMa have teamed up with #ForAllTime, Barbie and created a special pair of trainers, apparel and accessories. The collection features an exclusive sneaker pack which includes the PUMA Barbie doll. The PUMA Barbie dolls rock their very own pink Suede sneakers and …

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  • 6 December

    Captain Marvel – New toys lines revealed as latest trailer unveiled

    Captain Marvel Starforce There’ll be dolls, a role play glove, legends figures for characters including Captain Marvel, Nick Fury, Talos, and Star Force Commander. This ongoing comic-book universe saga sees Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic …

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  • 3 December

    Fortnite toys have dropped

    Fortnite toys arrive

    If you’ve not heard of it Fornite be the action building game where you can drop into a huge PvP Battle Royale scenario on-screen or team up with mates and co-operate to defeat monsters. Free to play on almost all platforms, it is really rather good, in moderation of course. …

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November, 2018

  • 27 November

    Toyologist’s Top 10 Toys for Christmas 2018

    The time has come! Here are my top 10 toys for this Christmas! (in no particular order, of course) Boxer- Spinmaster This rambunctious robo has wowed reviewers around the world with his endearing personality and impressive array of features. If you’re in the market for an AI buddy, Boxer is …

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  • 26 November

    MekaMon – The AR battling ‘bot

    MekaMon - The grey one

    Take control of this much improved V2 of the gaming robot set to take over the world. Play in free drive using your iOS or Android device to adjust all manner of this four legged freaks platform, gait, stance, height and more for four-legged walking fun, then take it into …

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  • 23 November

    Upgraded Sleighs from Red Letter Days

    THE SLADTÜR

    The most iconic Santa’s sleigh for me is the one that features in ELF at the end, the rocket power boosted present delivery system that creates havoc in Central Park.   The folk at Red Letter days have had a go at reimagining this archetypal festive freight delivery system for …

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