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June, 2018

May, 2018

  • 24 May

    The Big Green Pig and the Hunt for Minifigs

    New policeman

    “He’s a big green pig…” That was the first description I ever gave the staff at Scallywags toyshop while trying to track down a little-known Return of the Jedi figure, the Gamorrean Guard. The Gamorrean Guard! That’s a name I’ve not heard in a long time; a looonng time… Hunting …

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  • 21 May

    Eau De Play-Doh – Hasbro trademarks iconic aroma

    play-doh

    The nostalgia-inducing smell of the PLAY-DOH compound is now an official trademark at the American Patent and Trademark Office as a registered trademark of the brand. Hasbro describes the smell as the combination of a sweet, slightly musky, vanilla-like fragrance, with slight overtones of cherry, and the natural smell of a …

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  • 9 May

    Slime Blasters from Zimpli are here

    Zimpli slime blaster

    Crowned one of the best newcomer toys of Toy Fair 2018 way back in January the Slime blasters are finally here. Expecting this to be a big seller this summer, and the slime trend still strong, slimy outdoor fun has now ben unleashed. Offering a gooey take on the water-fight …

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  • 3 May

    Subbuteo set – The all female one is here

    Subbuteo - The all female set

    In 1953 we saw Mrs. Potato head bring gender equality to the spud based entertainment and now, in 2018, Hasbro has done the same for table top football. Toyology were honoured to be one of the few invited to Wembley Stadium last week to be shown the new, all female …

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April, 2018

  • 27 April

    LEGO rollercoaster is a white knuckle thriller set

    LEGO rollercoaster

    We’re massive fans of the Carousel and Ferris Wheel sets, so much so in fact we’d not considered there might be a gap in our fairground collection – how wrong we were. This new Creator Expert set is utterly unbelievable and can be automated and integrated with their Boost kit. Exclusive …

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  • 25 April

    Avengers : Infinity War – An almost impossible jigsaw of hero’s hitting the screen

    Avengers : Infinity Wars

    All manner of Marvel superheros are coming together in Avengers : Infinity War, well it going to take plenty of superpower to beat mega villain Thanos. There are as you’d expect toys a plenty from which to choose associated with the film, here’s an almost handful of ones that caught …

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  • 24 April

    A trip down memory lane anyone?

    Iconic toys

    Good Vibes, a lifestyle magazine for Sunny, took a look back over the past four decades to have a look what some of the toys might be worth today. Looks like you’d have made a packet with a Stretch Armstrong for example but could you really have resisted the temptation …

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  • 24 April

    Stock up on Super Soakers

    mumii

    We’ve been working with the fabulous parenting site Mumii as they relaunch this month. They’ve a slightly different slant on parenting, not worthy whatsoever and with a focus on entertaining the kids (big ones and small. So here we are with our first collaboration, a round-up of the best kit …

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  • 12 April

    Heads, shoulders (no knees or toes) – The LEGO Minifigure turns 40

    It is the big FOUR-O for LEGO’s iconic minifigure, and so, to celebrate a milestone birthday of this global icon we look back with our fully 360 degree rotating heads at its older relatives… No matter how much I want the evolution of the minifigure to follow the popular depiction, the …

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  • 6 April

    Want BIG bubbles? Call the Incredibubbles

    Gazillion Incredibubbles

    It is one of those very satisfying things – blowing bubbles. Hugely entertaining if you have a canine who likes to chase them, toddlers who like to do the same or just to sit in solitude, a gentle breeze and a vista of note and watch those solution based spheres …

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  • 3 April

    Mario Kart inspired Monopoly incoming

    Mario Kart

    Hasbro and Nintendo have teamed up once more to bring us Monopoly Gamer : Mario Kart Edition. Hot on the heels of the Gamer edition this one adds the thrills and spills of Mario Kart with its iconic character play pieces and new way to play. Through the game players …

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March, 2018

  • 28 March

    Compound Interest

    Soft n Slow Squishies

    Toy outfits aplenty tapping into the #asmr trend, thats compounds people, or #gts as we’re labelling it – Check out the Toyminator putting our favourites to the tes…  

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  • 27 March

    The Entertainer revamps its flagship shop

    The Entertainer Westfield London

    With the sad departure of Geoffrey from our out-of-town shopping “islands” with the demise of Toys R Us it is important that we celebrate the fact that our love of toys wasn’t the culprit for their disappearance, t’was the evil corporations filed under category “Private Equity who took the giraffe …

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  • 24 March

    Gloop is good, slime is fine, here is a DIY brand to make it all a little less messy

    Ooze labs slime

    Thames and Kosmos are about to unleash an entire range of slime under their Ooze Labs brand. The test tube we grabbed hold of is the glow-in-the-dark variety. Pop open the tube, add water, add slime sachet, shake and wait. Others in the £4.99 range include hyper-colour, glitter and sunshine …

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