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STAX – a bright new world of building

STAX - light and sound building bricks

Building toys. They’re the ultimate plaything for the imagination and now, thanks to STAX, your imagination has just been given a whole new dimension to play with: lights and sounds. If you’ve ever wanted your hand-crafted fire truck to be a tad more flashy or your personalised beasty to have …

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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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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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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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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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NERF Surgefire – a certain hit

NERF Surgefire

Fresh from NERF is this pump-action number with a rolling 15 dart drum, the NERF Surgefire is most certainly not for sniper types. A spring-loaded number not requiring batteries gives it essential status amongst your arsenal of foam firers, when all (power) is lost you can rely on pump-power to …

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Big Kids Aisle should help counter that looming Blue Monday feeling

BIg kids at play

  The Kidult market is worth over £300mn in the UK, that over 1 in ten adults buying toys for themselves (or pretending it is for a friend). The folk at Barclaycard have teamed up with Smyths Toys and are opening up a ‘Big Kids Aisle’ at their London Staples …

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Playmobil farm set for the early years gets three cheers

Playmobil 123

My grandparents and my boy Billy’s great grandparents are farmers. They have a dog, a cat, some geese and hens, one or two cows and other bits and bobs you’d expect to find on a classic farm, old feeding troughs, manual rusty farming implements and lots and lots of “muck”. …

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Playmobil’s Ghostbusters’ Fire House – “Building makes me feel good”

playmobil ghostbusters fire house

‘Well, this’ll be an easy morning.’ I thought. ‘Open up the new Playmobil Ghostbusters’ Fire House and crack out a quick review’… THREE hours of building later and it has become clear that I have wildly underestimated Playmobil. Did you know that the kid friendly, chunky plastic play sets were …

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