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Heads, shoulders (no knees or toes) – The LEGO Minifigure turns 40

It is the big FOUR-O for LEGO’s iconic minifigure, and so, to celebrate a milestone birthday of this global icon we look back with our fully 360 degree rotating heads at its older relatives… No matter how much I want the evolution of the minifigure to follow the popular depiction, the …

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NERF Rival Nemesis – What a blast(er)

Nerf Nemesis in action

We’ve been fans of the Rival range since early inception, we’ve found that even re-loading the spheres into the barrels isn’t too much of a chore. The new Nemesis couldn’t make it more straightforward, open up the hopper chamber and pour your projectiles in, close door, rumble is ready. The …

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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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Once you pop you can’t stop – We’re loving multi-coloured sphere firing Unicorns

Stick a sphere in the Unicorns mouth and with a decent squeeze of the belly you’ll easily be able to launch up to 15 feet, give it some real gusto and 20 feet is achievable – Not bad for a sub-tenner toy? We’re of course fans of the fabled creature …

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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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LEGO Guardsman mini figure marches in

Hamleys LEGO Guardsman

One of the best selling toys in Hamleys over the Xmas period was this exclusive LEGO Royal Guard, a spanking looking little chap, we’re keen to create a legion of them on a base plate at Toyology Towers. This first ever Hamleys and LEGO Minifigure collaboration has created plenty of …

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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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Fraudulent Fingerlings Fears as Fake Furry Friends are Frequently Found

Fingerlings - look out for fakes

So, you’ve just snagged one of this year’s top toys for Christmas and you’re feeling pretty smug but watch out, The Fingerling in your bag may not be the real deal. Following several reports from the public, Trading Standards have issued some advice on how to spot a genuine finger …

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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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