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Toy people all over the place

This week saw the great and the good in the world of play all gathering together, some say they had meetings, sounds fairly serious, but it is when suppliers and buyers blend together after hours the real work begins. Up in Harrogate, UK, the independents were out with their flexible …

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Take something and make it ten times better – Gridlock, it is the dogs undercarriage of a game

Complete with six of their mighty fine wooden rides and the bumper car you’ll be steering out of traffic the Gridlock game is the only thing you’ll need on your shelf. Out on display it’ll look quite superb, then, grab the cards and start yourself a quest to get out …

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Scary plush popping up all over the place – Deddy bears bring nervous smiles

You know that a Mummy, Zombie, Living Pumpkin, Werewolf and Vampire denomination collectively called Deddy Bears likely shouldn’t be antagonised in any way, right? This range of creatures however, from keychain size squeezables, 5.5 inch versions complete with coffin boxes and the 12-inch collection supplied in their own blood-curdling carry-bag …

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Barbie getting Bijou, couldn’t love it more

Of course Polly Pocket will be in mind for those of a certain age, the brand did have a pop at revitalising itself a couple of years back but hey, Barbie, once more is flavour of the month, year, well decade! So Mattel have done the wisest thing, shrink her …

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Kidult market set to soar in 2024

Recent data from those in the know and the fodder on offer at recent Toy Fair’s suggest that not only does the Kidult market have 25% of toy sales in the UK 9a little less on the continent) but that, with major manufacturers sitting up and paying attention it is …

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Toy Fair UK kicks off tomorrow

   Although it is a trade show you’ve no need to fear as Toyology and its intrepid bunch of trend spotters and whats hot in 2024 hunters will bring you some of the best in show. In the mean time, here a clip of the show and how it …

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Playmobil man gets a makeover

  Danish design company Boyhood have partnered with Playmobil to create this rather splendid wooden replica figure.  Standing at 17cm this would be a great addition to any shelf and reimagines the man, born in the 1970’s perfectly. It’ll set you back €115 HERE

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Fugglers take on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have morphed with those funny ugly dolls, the Fugglers and we bring you the Limited Edition range with a Turtles twist. Those four fsewer-dwelling reptiles: Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael. Michelangelo boasts his nunchaku, showcasing his carefree spirit and love for pizza as he spreads laughter …

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January blues best beaten with a board game – Here’s a few to muse

As the early dark nights persist, rain and wind keeping you indoors, do not despair and don’t reach for a screen. Board Games are scientifically proven to make you smarter, slow down cognitive decline and are not so scientifically proven to make you smile more (but factually correct) and also …

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