News

October, 2019

  • 31 October

    Frozen 2 – the toys just keep coming

    We’re prepping our round-up of all things Frozen II, there really is rather a lot, we hear this particular game is selling out sharpish so thought we’d pull it up and give it a spotlight so you can go click quick and snag one. This is where you’ll find one …

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  • 28 October

    Blow, Race, Win – Puff Ball toys may take your breath away

    Puff. Could relate to drugs, pastry, breath or a tragic magic dragon… So when I recently got a voicemail from Toyologist Pete Jenkinson asking if I’d tried “The puff thing” he’d sent me, I had reason to pause. Turns out that Pete was referring to a Drumond Park product with …

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  • 25 October

    *UPDATED* Hasbro dominates London Comic Con 2019!

    It should come as no surprise that the Master Licencee of Star Wars, Transformers, Marvel, Power Rangers and Ghostbusters would make an impact at Comic Con. Their reach may be larger than you expect though as their presence can be felt in every corner of every hall in London’s ExCel …

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  • 25 October

    London becomes Nerdvarna for the weekend!

    Start your turbo jets and stock up on lazer bolts as London becomes the epicentre of all things nerd! Yes, Comic Con 2019 is here and it will be staying until Sunday 27th so if you haven’t got your tickets yet, why not?! The halls opened at 10am sharp this …

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  • 22 October

    Hate Trivia Games? I’m Confident You’ll Like Confident?!

    “Three, four, five… Blue. Oh, no!” All too clearly I recall the misery I felt counting my way round a Trivial Pursuit board in youth. Too old to play Snakes & Ladders, too young to organise a riot, I’d long suffer the misery of trying to win a Geography Wedge… …

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  • 18 October

    Hasbro mixing and mashing gaming titles

    Over at Hasbro HQ they’ve been quietly rolling out their new sub-category in their gaming portfolio and it’s called Game Mashups. They’ve mashed up before and have a range called Mashems but they be in the figures/action toy category, this is a new and splendid idea in theory. We’ve seen …

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  • 17 October

    Silent butt deadly – Introducing the Fart Ninjas

    We’re not huge fans of toilet humour toys, Og on the Bog, Toilet Trouble, Flushin’ Frenzy have each failed to induce a grin at Toyology Towers BUT(T) we’re making an exception here for this new range of Ninjas from Funrise. First up, their names had us amused – they include …

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  • 17 October

    LOL Surprise – Even more surprises

    Let us be clear from the outset, we really do love what L.O.L. have done for the toy market, how they created a cracking new toy category, underpinned a sometimes struggling toys market, 3 out of ten toys sold are at this pocket money/collectible level right now – Thanks MGA, …

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  • 16 October

    The Toyologist on The Apprentice!

    With the the latest season of The Apprentice now rolling into week three it’s time for Lord Sugar to make way for the Lord of The Toys, our very own Peter Jenkinson! That’s right, while the next episode airs at 9pm tonight on BBC 1, you’ll want to stick around …

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  • 16 October

    Argos’ Ten weeks of Crazy Toy Codes!

    Christmas is 10 weeks away and Argos is celebrating by launching secret codes! That’s right, the highstreet retailer is taking bargins into the world of the spy-thriller as these codes can only be used for 7 days and then they are gone! Each week a brand new code will be …

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  • 12 October

    Bank Attack – Work together to release the wonga

    “Skilful Rascals.” That’s how journalist Noni Mokati describes a gang of thieves behind a 1977 bank robbery in South Africa. Renting an empty shop near the Krugersdorp branch of Standard Bank, the ne’er-do-wells – led by a figure known only as Mr. Nightingale – took three months to tunnel 21m …

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  • 11 October

    Argos are hosting an after-hours LEGO ghost hunt 

    Top toy retailer Argos is having a spooky transformation to embody the eerily ‘fang-tastic’ new world of LEGO Hidden Side. Coming to life on the Halloween weekend, the Tottenham Court Road Argos store will undergo a complete ‘re-vamp-ire’ with visitors joining an immersive ghost hunt led by professional ghost hunter …

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  • 9 October

    Made for Mums have piped up with their Top toys awards for 2019

    From Coding to STEM, Dolls to Collectibles, soft toys to infant play mats and much (much) more the Made For Mums awards are compiled by over 500 judges including kids, parents, Youtubers and Toy industry pro’s to come up with a rather exhaustive list. There is also the MadeForMums Editor Choice …

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  • 3 October

    This isn’t gonna fit under the tree! – Disney’s Xmas 2019 offerings

    At a super secret location, deep in the heart of London, Disney showed the toy industry what it’s made of- it’s toys… lots and lots of toys! This year the Mouse House has a plethora of I.Ps to choose from, from Star Wars to Frozen 2, there is something for …

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  • 3 October

    Star Wars coding kit – Rebels or Empire?

    Kano, the fun coding kit company, have teamed up with Disney to launch a new Star Wars-themed kit. Built around the idea of using the force the kit allows you use a motion sensor that can control scenarios which you build with code, with a little Porg and Tie Fighter …

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