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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Lights going out at Toys R Us

Geoffrey the Giraffe

Sad new indeed that Toys R Us finally went into administration today. Unable to pay the HMRC a £15mn VAT bill and failing to find a buyer willing to stump it up for them in time (and about £100mn more) the lights are about to go out at the rather …

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Video review – Marvel at the Hasbro Black Panther range

Black Panther

  The Toyminator returns together with a trio of Black Panther Vibranium role play items and his glamorous assistant. Count the number of times you’ll hear “around the £20 mark” – This pair are the ONLY superheroes you need on your screen today:  

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Lets hear it for Del Boy

Corgi Cars

Sure he has done other stuff but David Jason is inextricably linked with the Peckham based Trotters Independent Trading empire. His classic use of French words in all the wrong places, using “Fromage Frais” as a pose to Eureka being amongst our favourites (full list of Del Frenchisms HERE). From …

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Big Kids Aisle should help counter that looming Blue Monday feeling

BIg kids at play

  The Kidult market is worth over £300mn in the UK, that over 1 in ten adults buying toys for themselves (or pretending it is for a friend). The folk at Barclaycard have teamed up with Smyths Toys and are opening up a ‘Big Kids Aisle’ at their London Staples …

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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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Top toys for Christmas 2017 – In cinematic format

Toyology TV

We’ve seen, over the course of the past few months, top toy lists aplenty. Instead of having a moan about the contents of these lists or indeed congratulating certain elements within them the Toyology team decided to bunker down and debate creating our own TopToys for Christmas list. And so, …

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NERF finds another use for the recreational foam

nerf nitro

The latest arrival on the ever changing projectile scene from Hasbro’s crack NERF team is the Nitro range, as much a departure from the “normal” NERF dart as we’ve seen, RIVAL included. these ones aren’t designed to be taking potshots at people. Load up your NERF Nitro blaster and send …

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