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Toys on the up

So Warner Bros, the licence holder to the iconic Dukes of Hazzard TV series have said they’ll stop, immediately, right away and without delay production of any/all Dodge charger replicas as corporates across the US distance themselves from the confederate flag. The there program was an absolute favourite in our house, Daisy …

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The Bear is Back

  In his first outing the Ted in question was totally unsuitable for kids and perfectly formed childishly fun humour for grown-ups, the often inappropriate bear returns to the big screen tonight and you should go and see it, if you’re 15 or above that is. The stars of the Show Mr Mark …

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Parrot takes to the water

French outfit Parrot most certainly has the most diverse drone offering of any manufacturer and whilst others are going bigger, adding 4K cameras, increasing rotor count and other such offerings it is good to see that this lot are sticking to fun. At a launch event last night (featuring my favourite cheese and …

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Summer essentials

After months of planning, weeks of grafting, sleepless nights all leading to a single day of off-the-scale-fun we can finally reveal the 2015 winners of our prestigious (yes really, we we’ve applied for a Queens seal) Outdoor Playtime Awards *Fanfare*. Under the watchful eyes of Beau from The Toy Farm, Bex …

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Finally in Flats

A collective sign must have gone out around the Barbie population this week as Mattel announced the all-new line-up of stylish accessories in the new Fashionista line that’ll allow her to stick on a range of flats, sneakers and gladiator sandals. The entire range features 23 dolls with 14 different facial sculpts, eight …

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Crank driven constructions (cogs included)

  Whether you’re a slightly unhinged Caractacus Potts (ask your Uncle) type of inventor or more mainstream Mister Maker type creator we urge you to take a look at this 266 piece set from the Italian toy makers of note Quercetti. More famous for their fine marble run builds their latest …

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The Election special

Election fever is driving us all to the brink. Take a break with this collection of playthings with a political slant.

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