Toy Reviews

September, 2021

  • 10 September

    LEGO have had quite the week for unleashes

    Been busy those Danish brick makers they have. A Fender Stratocaster set (£90), a Caterpillar D11 in the Technic line-up (app controllable) (£280) and a Mario mystery box (£180) with four buildable scenes to place atop it from the game – Lovely stuff, now, where did I put my credit …

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  • 2 September

    Magic Mixies from Moose are evidence of real magic*

      The unboxing toy phenomenon at pocket money price-points gave rise to toy companies and their inventors (elves) the to go bigger and better in the category. The first plus £50 creation were Hatchimals, an interactive egg that, with some cajoling, would peck itself out of the paper mache sphere …

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  • 1 September

    Barca’s bowl in Bricks – Nou Camp gets the LEGO treatment

    Launching today is the LEGO Camp Nou – FC Barcelona set (10284), build your display piece of the 99,354 capacity crowd pleaser in 5,509 pieces. The surrounding stands can be split into four sections allowing an expanded view and to enjoy the superb detail in this set. Additional features include …

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August, 2021

  • 18 August

    Epic sounds assemble – its a Marvel(ous) sound machine

      Inside this battery operated box of tricks are eight splendid sound-bites from the Marvel, get one, put it in your pocket, annoy and entertain yourself and others in equal amount, the utterances from inside are : Hulk’s “HULK SMASH!” Iron Man’s suit launch Captain America’s Shield Toss Spider Man’s …

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  • 11 August

    Take your Hamsters to work day

    These new Happy Hamsters modular marble set systems are firmly aimed at kids but we’re openly admitting they’ll be finding space in our workplace. This deluxe set has 75 elements which come together to make a highly visual run (let the small people assist). Mix and match your track every …

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  • 10 August

    Do you expect us to talk? Ah, ok then, here’s the Playmobil DB5

    What to say? Well, her are the specs, it’s out in October, will cost you around £70 which will reduce the amount you have left towards that epic Star Trek Enterprise we talked about last week. Are you a Trekkie or 007 fan – time to decide : So, one …

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  • 4 August

    Top Brit Boffin gets the Barbie treatment

    Today, Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert has been honoured as a ‘Barbie Role Model’ for her work creating the Oxford vaccine. Prof Gilbert is Professor of Vaccinology at the University of Oxford and Project Leader for ChAdOx1 nCoV-19, a vaccine against the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 which is now in use in …

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  • 3 August

    It’s tricky to not press BUY – RUN DMC get the Little People treatment

    What else can be said apart from buy these now, $14.99 of your heard-earned is nothing in comparison to those grins that’ll appear upon the faces who behold this fine set of figures. Featuring Joseph “Run” Simmons, Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell, and Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels all in a most …

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  • 3 August

    NERF blaster is out of sight

    You know those pesky opponents who hide in dips, behind barrels, round-corners and such, what spoilsports they are. We are very gung-ho when it comes to blasting, full-steam ahead, no-mercy so thank the NERF’ing nerds at blaster HQ for this latest evolution in projectile sending technology. This NERF Rival Curve …

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July, 2021

  • 28 July

    Puzzles get a kick in the posterior

    This past year and a half we’ve all been going puzzle/jigsaw crazy -Be gone with you dull picture based put-together-things there is a new way to play in town. Fresh from Big Potato are these, they just call them PUZZLES. Adding a little extra the designers have inserted a game …

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  • 22 July

    Playmobil going gung-ho for the Kidult cash

    They’ve brought us fine looking sets celebrating Scooby Doo and Back to the Future, kidults lapped them up, how better to celebrate than announcing even more retro sets. First up new that comic book and movie character Asterix is getting the Playmobil treatment sometime in 2022, the Gaulish chap and …

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  • 18 July

    Tiny TV Classics – Scratch that nostalgic itch

    Shift over vinyl figures, we’ve too many already. Our wallets grown weary with all the 18+ Creator sets of late. Time for some desktop distractions in the form of these Tony TV sets from Basic Fun. Each loaded with short-clip content from iconic shows, the first UK wave of TV …

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  • 18 July

    Crowdfunding for Star Wars beast of yesteryear

    We’re fans of Hasbro and it’s new HasLab, guess plenty pieces wouldn’t make it past their internal number crunchers and ever see the light of day. Previous success have been Jabbas Sail Barge KHETTANNA backed by 10,000 pledges. So then, with these pledges in place, Hasbro are running zero risk …

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  • 16 July

    UK Games Expo – coming soon

    IT’ll be back in the flesh, in all its geeky glory, join a very merry throng of board game people at the NEC later this month at the UKGE. They’ve just announced their shortlist of nominations for the 2021 awards across a number of categories so, pop along HERE to …

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  • 16 July

    LEGO Pop & Play touring the UK this Summer

    Fun and festival vibes incoming this Summer from LEGO as their Pop & Play Tours travels the UK delivering an unrivalled experiential experience. Each will be hosted nearby a LEGO retail outlet and so knowledgeable staff will be on hand. This is a free family event for all creative types …

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