Home / Tag Archives: toys

Tag Archives: toys

It’s International Carrot Day

Yes it really is, today is the day that fans of the carrot can celebrate in mediocre light conditions! Those unaware of the benefits of the carrot, festivities and ideas to host your own gatherings can be found HERE, and a world of carrot themed toys can be seen THIS …

Read More »

LEGO Movie 2 – set selection may well make you skinter

With 20 new sets devoted to this instalment, an apparent ear-worm song that’ll get you more than “Everything is awesome” and a shedload of additional merchandise for you to get all spendy with part two looks set to eat your greens.  Here’s the ones we’re hankering after:

Read More »

Spielwarenmesse we miss you

Last week the team headed over to Nuremberg for the biggest toy fair on the planet. This small city is the world capital of toys and each year over 65,000 folk from the trade descend to marvel at the near 100,000 new wares on offer, over a million to see. …

Read More »

Toyology TV at Toy Fair 2019

Bringing you a cracking collection, the creme-de-la-creme, the most magnificent, a smashing smorgasbord, the undisputed heavyweight champions from London Toy Fair 2019 via the medium of a little video we made – share it and we’ll send you either money, kisses or a virtual hug (we get to decide) 

Read More »

London Toy Fair – The lowdown

Toy Fair 2019

  And so the 66th Toy Fair concluded yesterday, three solid days of championing all that is new in the world of play for 2019 – shelves look set to be stocked with some rather splendid stuff. A quick look back to 2018, best described as “challenging” due to Toys …

Read More »

Top ten sellers in the run up to the big day revealed, right here….

The incredibly good looking people at  the NPD Group have unveiled the UK toy market’s 10 best-sellers for the week ending 8th December, the last weekly sales data that get published before Christmas. A favourite all year round, the L.O.L Surprise! Doll assortment has topped the list, with other variations …

Read More »

Board Games for Boxing Day boredom busting

Board Game Clubbin'

Take a moment before you enter those dark corners of your cupboards and dust off those dog eared “bored” games. They needn’t make their annual pilgrimage this year, there are so very many new titles in town. We’ve rated all our games on three criteria: Snigger score – It’ll rate …

Read More »

Botbots Launched at Comic Con

London Comic Con ended with a bang yesterday as Hasbro announced their brand new Transformers line, Botbots! These pint-sized mechanoids are the latest in the ‘Blind Bag’ trend and as such have an impressive roster to be collected. 61 is the current count, which will be leaping up to 191 …

Read More »

Hamleys and the rise of ‘The Imperfects’

This week saw yet another toy retailer unveil their ‘Top Toys For Christmas’ list. Unlike most of the others, Hamleys simply couldn’t narrow their picks down to 10 and decided to buck the trend with a ‘Top 12’. The cynic within me wonders why they need two Monopoly sets (one …

Read More »

Calling all old Ten Pound notes – your time is up

Paper Ten Pound Note

Admittedly we haven’t seen a paper version of the tenner for a while with the new pesky polymer ones blighting our wallets (but surviving several wash-cycles) for weeks. We’ve found some spanking good deals of toys under a tenner for today from The Entertainer to spend any old notes you …

Read More »