December, 2019

  • 2 December

    Fast, fun and frantic – Beat That is THE post pub party game

    Many laugh out loud moments! A quick summary here folks from one of our testers : Players compete over 10 silly challenges. Most are physical such as throwing balls into cups or stacking dice with chopsticks. There are a few mental challenges too, such as a quick-fire round of naming …

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November, 2019

  • 28 November

    LEGO buys BrickLink

      The LEGO Group went shopping this week and picked up BrickLink, the third party LEGO re-selling site. Founded back in 2000 it is regarded pretty much as a marketplace for LEGO related items, a platform, mainly for AFOL’s to buy and sell the brick. According to Brick Fanatics, BrickLink has …

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  • 27 November

    Harry Potter LEGO Knight Bus hits the actual road

    We’re off to central London for the next few hours to see if we can’t catch one of these branded buses launched yesterday. The Knight Bus looking good, budgets didn’t stretch to including an actual third level but they’ve done a cracking job we think….  

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  • 26 November

    Disney and Saks 5th Avenue hook up for Frozen 2 extravaganza

    We’ll let the pictures do the talking whilst we go book our New York tickets….Monday, sadly the one that’s just gone, Frozen 2 came to life at Saks Fifth Avenue in collaboration with Disney. They had a special musical performance by Idina Menzel, who is the voice of Elsa and Saks’s …

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  • 25 November

    Muso DJ – The music playlist party game that could be your Christmas cracker

    Fancy yourself as a bit of a DJ but not got the deck spinning knack then perhaps Muso DJ is a party game for you. Win points (and kudos) by guessing the correct song and artist quicker than your opponents. You play the card based game alongside your favourite music app, …

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  • 22 November

    Return to Arendelle (and other places) – Frozen 2 is finally here

      Six years in the making/waiting and Frozen II is finally here, expect the ear-worms to be warbling across the nation as from today. Unsurprisingly there’s a plethora of playthings to celebrate the film, cynics amongst you may say that most of them have been repurposed/repacked from unsold stock from …

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  • 20 November

    The Savoy redefines (and rebuilds) The 12 Days of Christmas

    If you go down to The Savoy today your in for a big surprise… 12 big surprises in fact! This year the world famous London Hotel has handed LEGO the reigns for their festive decor and the Billund-Based-Brick-Builders have pulled out all the stops. ‘The 12 Rebuilds of Christmas’ have …

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  • 19 November

    LEGO and BBC get together for this Top Gear effort

    The headline from the press release reads – “First ever set from the LEGO Group in partnership with BBC’s Top Gear”. The rest of it goes on about how this LEGO Technic App Controlled Top Gear Rally Car is going to be available globally from Boxing Day and features stickers …

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  • 18 November

    No Barbie or Ken – Mattels new Creatable dolls redefine the gender line

    Kids can create their own customisable characters again and again with the Creatable World Deluxe Character Kit Creatable World is the perfect purchase for imaginative kids as they can create their very own looks. Each one of the £35(ish) sets includes a doll, a wig to transform the hairstyle and …

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  • 14 November

    Deer Santa – Argos launches competition to win Disney Frozen II toys delivered by Sven the reindeer

    To mark the release of the highly anticipated Disney Frozen II in cinemas later this month, Argos is launching reindeer deliveries to bring the movie magic to life. Avid Frozen fans can win an awesome Frozen II toy bundle delivered to their door by a real-life reindeer, just like the …

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  • 13 November

    DreamToys’ Dazzling Dozen for Xmas 2019

    2019 is nearing its end which means DreamToys have unveiled their annual ‘Top 12 Toys’ for the upcoming festive season. “This year’s DreamToys top 12 selection is an exciting mixture of the year’s biggest brands and kids favourites that will delight children up and down the country this Christmas,” said …

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  • 11 November

    TRUNKI launches foldable and towable scooters and bikes – Only at Halfords

      Designed by Rob Law the creator of the renowned ride-on suitcase brand Trunki and Halfords have launched their new Balance Bikes and Scooters – the only range that you can ride, tow, fold and carry.  Made with a lightweight aluminium frame they’ve puncture-proof tyres and come in two different …

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  • 7 November

    This Morning reveals its top toys for Christmas

    THIS Morning has revealed its top 12 toys of Christmas with prices starting at £16. Bit disappointing there isn;t anything alternative sub-tenner but as the list is largely a compilation of all the already released retailers lists (which had nothing under £10) it isn’t a surprise. Anyways, we’re generally just …

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  • 5 November

    LEGO going back to its roots

    Part celebration of the handcrafted wooden toys that kickstarted the Danish brick builder way back when this 5X version of the iconic minifigure is coming soon and yours for £109.99 – Form an orderly queue people, its VIP members first.

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  • 4 November

    Argos unleash their latest Ad – We’re thinking it’s a winner

       Sure it is a little early for some people to take in the tirade of retailer TV adverts, but their here, don;t like them, turn over! With all theCGI and epic sets we’ve seen from TV adverts of recent years it is superb to see Argos connecting with …

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