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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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Toyology and Mobile Phones Direct collaborate on Parental Controls Campaign

mobile phones direct

Online child safety is becoming more important than ever before. Living in a digital world has provided children with new tech toys, gizmos and gadgets at a seemingly endless rate – not to mention access to connected smartphones from a young age. While these children may have more knowledge of …

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Transformers The Last Knight Premier Edition Voyager Trio

Transformers

Can the new boys live up to the G1 Granddaddies? With Michael Bay’s Transformers franchise being about as coherent as a box of spoons tossed down the stairs, I had written off Hasbro’s latest toy line. The designs were too muddled, the characters were too different from their cartoon counterparts. …

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Music is on the menu at the new LEGO Creator set

Lego Diner

Here’s our first peek at The Downtown Diner (aka Central café if it makes you Brits feels better) is a LEGO Retail exclusive and an early 2018 addition to the Creator Expert Modular Building series. This classic 1950’s style diner design has a pink and teal brick façade, this teal brick …

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Can you have too many toys?

toys

We all knew it but now that the University of Toledo has published it as a research document perhaps we’ll pay more attention – Kids have too many toys. Controversial stuff from the Toyology team to agree with such banter? Well no, we’re proponents of promoting the non-plastic tat that …

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LEGO Chat bot to assist in sourcing your brick based gift

LEGO chatbot

The’ve named him Ralph, the new chat bot is working on Facebook Messenger and ready to assist sourcing your LEGO gifts. Ralph, their Facebook Messenger Chat Bot, is on hand, with multiple choice questions, to help you pick a present and he is pretty handy at giving out free shipping too. Via …

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NERF finds another use for the recreational foam

nerf nitro

The latest arrival on the ever changing projectile scene from Hasbro’s crack NERF team is the Nitro range, as much a departure from the “normal” NERF dart as we’ve seen, RIVAL included. these ones aren’t designed to be taking potshots at people. Load up your NERF Nitro blaster and send …

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