Tag Archives: toy

Rubik’s Edge – More than a drinks coaster

  We’ve tried over the lockdown months to get a grip on solving the 3x3x3 traditional cube but sorry to say, we gave up. We did achieve a proficient level in balloon modelling and juggling though! Anyways, with 43 quintillion ways to scramble the regular Rubik and this new edge …

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Get your GIFS IRL.

One of the most anticipated releases of 2020 now has a date, 13th July is that date and we’re calling it #internationalgifday. Last seen at London toy fair this new range from Moose Toys Oh! My GIF celebrates the world of Gifferry/Giffing with 50 GIFbit characters Representing an array of …

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Batman versus Joker Scalextric set – Play smart

Since their first meeting in 1940 the caped crusader and clown of crime have been sworn enemies, well of course they have, you ever seen Batman smile? This all new Scalextric Batman vs Joker set falls into the Spark Plug range and so has many tricks up its digital sleeve. …

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Fancy yourself as a Karate Kidult?

    Fresh from YULU is Break the Board, described as a hard-hitting, fast-action electronic game by them, we’re calling it Bonsai BopIt. Follow the lights and they’ll indicate you to chop (up/down), Strike (in/out), and Swipe (left/right)  through the levels and, if the game senses you’re Miyagi enough, will …

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Tortilla tossing time – Buritto based game gets bigger

Last year the folks behind the phenomenally successful Exploding Kittens card game created Throw Throw Burrito and now they’ve super-sized it for the Summer. The premise is simple, earn points by collecting cards of the same colour, most sets at the end wins. Its a 15 minute play (couple of …

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Fun and games for nine decades – Fisher-Price plays on

  You’ve likely never heard of a place called East Aurora, New York,but it is home to the toy company who have brought us some of the most iconic playthings of the past century. Fisher-Price celebrates 90 years of making play today – Creators of the Chatter Telephone,Corn Popper and …

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Beatles branded Hornby train

Since their first clockwork train in 1920 the train makers have created all manner of carriages and engines. They recently raised over £150k with a special set dedicated to the NHS and Captain Tom of raising over £30mn fame. We stumbled across this unit which was created to celebrate the …

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Tightrope walking robot – not spendy and totally necessary

   The blurb on the box tells us that through eight experiments we can explore the astonishing powers of the motorised gyroscope and understand the physics behind its amazing behaviours and yada-yada-yada, experiments, science and explanations and so on….. This bot can, after some pretty straight forward putting together, …

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Totally Bodacious – Bill and Ted are coming back

It is over 30 years since their most Excellent Adventure and almost 30 since they embarked on a (far too soon after the first) quite questionable Bogus Journey. And now, ladies and gentlemen on this, Bill and Ted day they are trending across social media as the trailer for their …

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Landmark celebrates twenty years in a spin

It is NOT a ferris wheel – it is a cantilevered observation wheel. There is no capsule numbered 13, the 32 pods are numbered 1-33 – each of these pods representing one of the boroughs in the capital. It spins, well rotates, at twice the sprinting speed of a tortoise, …

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