News

June, 2023

  • 28 June

    Furby returns with a 25th Anniversary makeover

    One of the best selling toys of the 80’s and early Noughties makes its return, this time more full of Furbish than ever and over 600 reactions and 10 songs to try tempt a new generation of Furby brands into the fold. This new Furby will react to one of …

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  • 22 June

    LEGO Disney Castle comes at a Princeley price

    Celebrating 100 years of Disney the Danish brick builder have all manner of sets hitting the shelves and activations galore. Here is one by Tower Bridge in London, a 220,000 brick mural by some famous artist and they’ll be doing this in three other cities (Paris, Manchester and New York) …

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  • 21 June

    Hornby Bluetooth system control app hits Android today

    It has been available for iOS users for a while and now you lovely Android people get get “on-track” with it. The HM7000 doesn’t have the trippiest off the tongue name wise certainly but for what it delivers to scaled down track and train fans this is a minor siding. …

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  • 21 June

    Celebrating Summer Solstice

      Occurring when one of the Earth’s poles tilts at its maximum towards the sun, it’s usually the 21st (today it is at precisely 15:37 hrs) but sometimes falls on the 20th or 22nd. There were a few thousand folk down at Stonehenge this morning to welcome in the fiery …

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  • 21 June

    TNMT Toys on show – Looking lean, mean and green.

    Character Options showed off their range of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle toys in a themed bunker yesterday and we’re impressed. Created by Playmates toys of Hong Kong in conjunction with Paramount the range gives a retro nod to the original series which is almost 40 years old. The Pizza eating …

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  • 16 June

    Outdoor Toy Awards 2023 – Winners Announcement

      The winners of the Outdoor Toy Awards 2023 today receive their well-deserved gongs, ten categories were under scrutiny from the critics who attended the event last weekend. With over 20 kids in attendance and seventy-PLUS toys to test it was a gruelling afternoon of fun in the sun all …

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  • 14 June

    Autobots – remote controls ready

    Arriving in August this JADA remote control Optimus Prime is going to be one of the hottest properties this Christmas we think so get your pre-orders in whilst you can. The RRP is £79.99 but we reckon you’ll be able to pick them up around £70 at launch. At the …

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  • 12 June

    At last, a set with magical properties that isn’t based on Harry Potter – Hocus Pocus is here.

      Three decades have passed since Hocus Pocus premiered, and, after way too long of a wait here is LEGO paying homage via the medium of their Ideas network to the above average film. There are 2,316 pieces and has props aplenty and six new minifigures  including the iconic three …

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  • 12 June

    Tamagotchi enters the Metaverse, almost.

    Bandai Namco is revamping one of the biggest fads of the 1990s and early 2000s with the Tamagotchi Uni. The new keychain electronic is available Like the original tiny keychain toys, the Tamagotchi Uni contains a tiny digital monster you raise, starting as an egg and slowly growing into a …

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  • 8 June

    The Kids are AiLright – tonies tests new storytelling method

    The potentials of AI storytelling to help develop children’s imagination through a test with an AI-based content generator that allows users to create stories in a playful way and listen to the audio file on the Toniebox The company’s approach reflects both the need for caution and responsibility, as well …

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  • 7 June

    Airfix goes into battle with Company of Heroes for their 3rd assault

    This is one outstanding collaboration, the new console version of Company of Heroes 3 going into battle for your eyeballs and teaming up with Airfix. The model maker produce a range of WWII kits and have a huge prize bundle up for grabs HERE, as well as their entire range …

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  • 1 June

    Twister Air is the memory invoking mat infused with AR – Kind of.

    More than 3 million Twister games had been sold by 1967, it’s certainly one of those brands that combines Nostalgia and, now, in an effort to remain relevant brings us Twister Air. With Twister Air, the party moves onto the your smart device Each player (solo, Versus or Teams mode) …

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May, 2023

  • 18 May

    Bitzee is the latest tech-embracing digital pet

    Whilst your Tamagotchi is stuck on screen these new Bitzee digital pets from Spinmaster use a rapidly strobing LED strip to create a visual that looks real. These pixelated pets start out as a puppy and, after being lavished with attention evolve into fully-grown versions all living inside the clamshell …

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  • 18 May

    UNISON launch limited edition “Everyday Action Heroes”

    Each limited-edition action figure is housed in an individually designed box featuring comic artwork bringing the character to life, based on the duties of each of the workers. Residential care worker Denise  dressed in her uniform and carrying a service tray Crossing warden Sandy head-to-toe in fluorescent colours, complete with ‘lollipop’ sign Librarian …

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  • 17 May

    A Titanic scan is underway

    Using over 70,000 images which have given details from the liner such as shoes and champagne bottles research teams and divers are hoping to get more detail than ever before. Previously visibility has meant on scant information was given up by the rusted craft but, using this n ew scanning …

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