Toy Reviews

January, 2021

  • 17 January

    Lockdown year brings a boost for toys and games

    Sales of Games, Puzzles and Building Sets surged in 2020 and UK toy market increased in value by 5%. Having fun staying in, educating the UK through play, comfort gaming and families stuck together all contributed to a bumper year for the UK toy industry. The biggest spike in sales …

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  • 17 January

    Things you love made micro – Moose Toys latest line

    Moose toys have just released their range of Real little backpacks, a selection of creatively designed bags filled with mini collectibles, what’s not to love about it? There’s been a definite trend toward shrunken collectables, the ZURU Mini-brands make great display pieces and this new range is full of practical …

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  • 17 January

    Sealed Pokémon Base Set Booster Box Sells for a record $408,000

    Beating the previous record set fairly recently in November 2020 demand for elite Pokémon collectibles continues to soar. Heritage Auctions have sold a Pokémon First Edition Base Set Sealed Booster Box (Wizards of the Coast, 1999) for a world record-setting $408,000. The afternoon session last week included 16 Pokémon lots …

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  • 12 January

    AmongUs anyone?

    Surfing supremo Darren Garnham has launched his latest (ad) venture – Toikido. First out of the block for the company is a team-up Innersloth’s hit gaming title, AmongUs. Launched in June 2018, it took a the pandemic/ boredom to help it beat PUBG mobile, Roblox and Call of Duty and …

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  • 4 January

    Two iconic German brands team up to bring us shelf-worthy toys

    Volkswagen, VW or VeeDub and Playmobil have gotten together to bring us this couple of terrific toys (available Jan 15th) and we couldn’t be more delighted – what a spanking start to 2021. Here are the Beetle and the Camper van affectionately known as”Bulli”

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December, 2020

  • 31 December

    Quintessential countdown of toys from the past five decades anyone?

    The man in the hat presents the must-have toys and big crazes from the 1970s to the modern day, from action figures and board games to electronic pets and cuddly best friends. I am sorry that I’m not the leading man but I had a hair appointment that day so …

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  • 24 December

    Merry Xmas y’all – Online fun and frolics right this way.

    WORD OF the year according to Collins Dictionary, and who are we to argue, is Lockdown. We hereby call it that verb of the year therefore must be Zoom. You might be a Facetime, Hangout or WhatsApp person but the genericized term appears to be “To Zoom”. There is far …

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  • 18 December

    IKEA are looking for a CPO

    Chief Play Officer of course. Dream job? Certainly for almost everyone at Toyology Towers but sadly the Swedes are specifically searching for a 4-12 year old. The rest of the words are virtually verbatim from the press release from earlier, you might say that’s a little indolent of us, but …

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  • 18 December

    Ten irritating board gamer habits and how to spot them

    Whilst we’ll be doing Christmas very differently in many ways this year, games will be played and drinks will be drunk and last year 80% of folk sat down with family and friends to play a game. In a market that is set to be worth £9bn by 2023 and …

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  • 17 December

    Wonder Woman looks like an absolute Blockbuster

    A new trailer just caught our eye this morning from the forthcoming release of Wonder Woman 1984 and it is cracking good. But first a selection of toys from the film, mainly featuring Gal Gadot as Diana Prince (aka Princess of Diana of Themyscira, aka Wonder Woman). Here’s a longer …

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  • 15 December

    Sleigh loads of Tier whatever you’re in fun with these Xmas themed plays

    Get Stuffed – £20 HERE Brand new for 2020 this family/friend games has 2-6 of you playing as Elves attempting to fill their stockings first, becoming Santas Favourite helper and getting to shout Get Stuffed along the way. Dressing as said Elves or at least attempting your best Elf impression …

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  • 15 December

    Linkee and friends Go Live on Alexa

    Shouty-outy games are our favourite, especially when infused with some Xmas (spirits). Linkee, What Came First and Obama Llama (and its Christmas sister game Santa Banter)can now be played as voice activated games or ‘skills’ on Alexa devices. The games are all simple to play, interactive, hands-free and you’ll have …

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  • 14 December

    Added magic from Argos

      A nationwide poll by Argos reveals the gifts that Brits were sad to miss out on as kids. Game Boy topped the list of longed-for gifts, with Mr Frosty and Sega Mega Drive coming in a close second and third. Those now in their 40s were most likely to …

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  • 11 December

    Add some abracadabra to your Sunday

    Over Facebook and Youtube this weekend the splendid folks at Marvins Magic will be putting on a touch of magic with a Live event ( December 13th). From 6pm to 7.30pm it promises to be a ‘live celebration show packed with magic, master magicians, and amazing prizes’, including the chance …

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  • 9 December

    On the cobbles – Coronation Street stuff

    Just celebrating 60 years of the cobbled street. Fave moment of ours is the tram scene in blackpool….yours?  

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