Tag Archives: play

Fancy bagging a bundle?

There has always been a row in our house, the word “bundle” apparently, on the South West of England was the word describing that very childish pursuit of kids laying on top of each other for no apparent reason, well, apart from to leave the person at the bottom of …

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Barbies boyfriend is having a birthday bash

It is 40 years since Steve Wonder wrote this for Ken’s 20th – Today the youthful looking turns 60, he hasn’t aged a day. Plastic surgery is a wonderful thing, that and being Barbies boyfriend appear good for the complexion. Anyways, we were privileged to be asked to tell the …

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National Pizza Day anyone?

Just about the only food that is universally enjoyed, from those who like to keep it simple to those with a taste for many toppings to those who shall be shamed who stick pineapple on theirs – Just Stop! Derived by a Germanic word Bizzo, the first pizza was created …

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LEGO makes some noise

We’re aware of the serenity that constructing a set or random structure from LEGO can bring, also acutely conscious of the cussing we do when a missing piece finds itself under our foot. The LEGO Group have your back and have launched LEGO White Noise  – It’s a new playlist of …

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Marvins Magic Rubik mash-up is quite something

It’s taken us a while to work our way through to this box of tricks, feels like we’ve saved one of the best until last. There are 40 tricks inside, not all of them brilliant but the ones which are totally trick-tastic make this box worth all of its £25 …

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Lights, Funk, Action – Chibie is your new dance partner

Wow! Stuff have just told us about their new line of toys Chibies, a line-up of flash-to-the-beat characters inspired by Japanese pop-culture and set to rock every single country on the planet. These Chibies characters flash to the beat of any tune anyone plays across K-pop, rock, pop, hip-hop, classical …

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Quintessential countdown of toys from the past five decades anyone?

The man in the hat presents the must-have toys and big crazes from the 1970s to the modern day, from action figures and board games to electronic pets and cuddly best friends. I am sorry that I’m not the leading man but I had a hair appointment that day so …

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Merry Xmas y’all – Online fun and frolics right this way.

WORD OF the year according to Collins Dictionary, and who are we to argue, is Lockdown. We hereby call it that verb of the year therefore must be Zoom. You might be a Facetime, Hangout or WhatsApp person but the genericized term appears to be “To Zoom”. There is far …

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IKEA are looking for a CPO

Chief Play Officer of course. Dream job? Certainly for almost everyone at Toyology Towers but sadly the Swedes are specifically searching for a 4-12 year old. The rest of the words are virtually verbatim from the press release from earlier, you might say that’s a little indolent of us, but …

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Ten irritating board gamer habits and how to spot them

Whilst we’ll be doing Christmas very differently in many ways this year, games will be played and drinks will be drunk and last year 80% of folk sat down with family and friends to play a game. In a market that is set to be worth £9bn by 2023 and …

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