March, 2018

  • 20 March

    Warhammer AR incoming

    Warhammer Age of Sigmar Champions Game

    Leading the way in enhanced reality entertainment the folk at Playfusion already have the superb TCG Lightseekers to their credit, today they announce a partnership with Games Workshop.  This will see them develop an all-new way for tabletop war gaming and TCG fans to experience the Warhammer Age of Sigmar …

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  • 20 March

    LEGO anniversary celebrations spreads to Hamleys

    Hamleys Regent Street

    In the year that the Danish brick builder celebrates six decades of the modular masterpiece they’ve given one of our top London LEGO spots a makeover. Their own flagship spot in Leicester Square is certainly worth a visit with its oversize builds but the Hamley’s experience is, well, more intimate …

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  • 14 March

    Flying monsters, trading cards and smashing stuff up – Whacky shots arrive

    Whacky Power Pack

      Flinging monster characters across a room is one thing we’re fans of. With Whacky shots you can do that in a more focused way also, pick teams, launch against targets, use the cards to trade and play.   Set up a challenge with another fan of this “monster flying trading …

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  • 12 March

    Action Man is feeling Epic

    Action Man is epic

    Hasbro’s iconic Action Man gathers his troupe in this new ad campaign, a one-minute advert where the classic British hero saves money and celebrates the feeling by dancing across the desert – As you do. The track is Cece Peniston’s Finally, be ready for inspiration to throw some shapes yourself …

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  • 6 March

    NERF Rival Nemesis – What a blast(er)

    Nerf Nemesis in action

    We’ve been fans of the Rival range since early inception, we’ve found that even re-loading the spheres into the barrels isn’t too much of a chore. The new Nemesis couldn’t make it more straightforward, open up the hopper chamber and pour your projectiles in, close door, rumble is ready. The …

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  • 2 March

    LEGO to unleash first sustainable bricks this year

    Credit : LEGO

    Back in 2015 the Danish outfit committed over $150mn to research aiming to ensure that all LEGO products were created from fully sustainable sources by 2030. Well, they’ve announced a significant step towards that today announcing their bushes, leaves and trees are going green in 2018, created with plastic sourced from …

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  • 1 March

    Nuptial sets, new car and spooktacular stuff – Playmobil’s latest line-up

    Playmobil Wedding Reception

    With regal wedding fever everywhere Playmobil have launched an entire range including a Bridal Shop, Wedding Limo, Wedding Reception, Wedding Ceremony and Flower Children and Photographer sets. Relive those special moments with your own risqué best-mans speech role play and bad dad dancing as well as late arrival of the …

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  • 1 March

    Calling all old Ten Pound notes – your time is up

    Paper Ten Pound Note

    Admittedly we haven’t seen a paper version of the tenner for a while with the new pesky polymer ones blighting our wallets (but surviving several wash-cycles) for weeks. We’ve found some spanking good deals of toys under a tenner for today from The Entertainer to spend any old notes you …

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February, 2018

  • 28 February

    Lights going out at Toys R Us

    Geoffrey the Giraffe

    Sad new indeed that Toys R Us finally went into administration today. Unable to pay the HMRC a £15mn VAT bill and failing to find a buyer willing to stump it up for them in time (and about £100mn more) the lights are about to go out at the rather …

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  • 27 February

    Heroes, powerful combos and rotating cards – Is Lightseekers the TCG for you?

    Lightseekers - How to play

    Here is the Toyminator with a masterclass in how to play our latest, and dare we say it, favourite TCG:            

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  • 24 February

    Tonka trucks are utterly terrific

      As an outfit that embraces all things digital, AR, VR and such it still thrills us to the bone when nostalgia knocks, and knock hard it has this week. So Funrise and Hasbro are collaborating to breathe new life into the Tonka range of toys, there’ll be Tonka Power …

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  • 22 February

    Ooh Ooh Ooooooh can you feel the (Flush) Force

    Flush Force

    The all new Collect-a-bowl from Spinmaster is here. Mutant creatures, questionable sound FX and toilets, what is NOT to love?  

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  • 20 February

    Barbie line-up now includes Lara

    Lara - tomb Raider Lady

    The range of Barbie shapes, races and guises has been extended yet further with the arrival of the new Tomb Raider Barbie. Swedish actress Alicia Vikander plays the adventurer in the new film out in mid-March and the doll is based on her film look complete with map, journal and …

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  • 19 February

    Power Rangers fall into Hasbro hands

    Power Rangers falls into Hasbro hands

    Charge the Zeo crystals and prepare to shift it into turbo as Saban’s Power Rangers switches gear. In what is probably the most shocking news to come out of New York Toy Fair 2018, Saban has parted ways with long time partner Bandai in favour of the Transformers power-house Hasbro. …

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  • 19 February

    Gongs handed out for the best in play

    New York Toy Fair

    This year’s U.S. Toy Industry Awards have been announced by NPD, the data collecting agency that tells the world what’s hot and, by default what is not. From our roving reporter over at New York Toy Fair who admints to perhaps having one too many at the awards here is …

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