Toy Reviews

December, 2021

  • 2 December

    Santa Claus is flying into town

    Pulled along by the four-fastest reindeer powered with magical food plus a few propellers this drone was created in the North Pole and now at the very top of the pre-xmas gadgets we didn’t know we wanted.The flying Santa drone is a radio-controlled result of Elf aeronautical engineering – Take …

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  • 2 December

    Tesla Cyberquad launches – sadly kids only need apply!

      An electric quad that we might even want but sadly it is not for the grown-ups although I’ll wager that even at almost $2,000 this unit made by Radio Flyer will sell out at speed, certainly quicker than its own top speed of 10 mph. It is a fine …

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November, 2021

  • 30 November

    Late Late Toy show didn’t disappoint

    Plenty of playthings, entertainment exceeding expectations, great to see some toys back on the Tellybox as there’s a real lack of TV shows with them featured this year. The show had a real mix of brands and products and is well worth a watch, HERE are some of the best …

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  • 29 November

    We all live in a Magna-Tiles machine

    Yellow Submarine the animated film is a classic, if you haven’t had a watch then please go and do so. It is weird and wonderful in equal measure, likely leaning a little towards the former. Celebrate this 1968 classic with this kit from CreateOn, a series of magnetic tiles that lock …

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  • 26 November

    Atari 2600 has been at the hot wash cycle

      We’ve been waiting, we’ve sat on our hands before telling you about it but, finally in stock is this shrunken Atari 2600 arcade machine that at just £20 is certain to achieve sell out status pretty sharpish. It is, as you might guess, the fully functional desk-top console game …

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  • 20 November

    Kidrobot Yummy World Zoey and the YumYumables Interactive Plush

        Probably the best thing you can find in your packed lunch as a kid and one of the best post-pub party snacks you’ll love to find in the fridge after you missed KebabYe opening hours. Stackable stacks of crackers and cheese in plush form right here, good enough …

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  • 16 November

    Most iconic Star Wars vehicle ever? LEGO Unleash a new beast.

    And so thank you LEGO you have just decimated our budgetary planning ahead of Xmas, we shall now forgo the turkey/trimmings and Xmas crackers and the pets can just have an extra tin of food. Yes, this AT-AT has stomped all over our wallet and I’m glad it has. The …

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  • 12 November

    Fish based card play anyone?

    Last seen in a salmon shaped carry pack which didn’t sit very well on retailer shelves and probably cost a fair few quid to make Happy Salmon has had a makeover. The game is now owned by the wonderfully weird people at Exploding Kittens and has that kind of twist …

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  • 9 November

    New podcast from LEGO and Global Player hits the airwaves

    There’s a new podcast in town, this one from the LEGO Group and aimed smack bang at at adults. With host Sue Perkins it’ll explore the world of celebrity hobbies, pastimes and passions and guests for the series include author and Great British Bake Off  winner Nadiya Hussain; award-winning comedian, author, DJ …

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  • 9 November

    Need a hug? Everybody does and the Mood Bears are ready for action.

    These colourful Mood Bears have been designed to each represent a key emotion or mood with a symbol for that feeling on its foot. The pandemic has certainly put mental health in the spotlight and whilst designed for kids we think there is a wider market for these bears to …

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  • 3 November

    Dream toys 2021 – Has us in a slumber

    Announced earlier the much lauded Dream Dozen, the top 12 toys that’ll have us in a cold sweat as parents if we don’t get one before they all sell out has been announced. There’s no rush, trust us – None of these will sell out, it is a dreary list …

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October, 2021

  • 29 October

    Hot Wheels gets into the NFT garage

    From November 16 Hot Wheels NFT Garage as it gears up to release 40 new NFT Hot Wheels designs. First time around they dipped into the NFT market with just three models which sold for between £4,000 and £12,000 (Boneshaker, Deora II and Twinmill) with pretty low bidder numbers, less than …

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  • 29 October

    Halloween treats (no tricks)

    T’is the season to get spooky, Boo, boo, boo, boo, boo, boo, boo, boo, boo (to the tune of fala la la la la la la la) – No idea, where that came from, its been a long week. Anyways, feel free to use that bit of hilarity at your …

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  • 22 October

    LEGO Ideas unveils Home Alone set – Easter egg packed set

    To celebrate the launch of the new LEGO Ideas Home Alone set, the LEGO Group is celebrating Kevins across the globe. So, we have the house, a decently detailed one at that, a LEGO minifigure version of Home Alone icon Kevin McCallister, plus four other minifigure characters from the movie. The LEGO …

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  • 18 October

    Ultimate Hot Wheels

    IWC Schaffhausen and Hot Wheels celebrated the return to Goodwood of the members meeting and unveiled this highly collectible and not-very-affordable “IWC x Hot Wheels Racing Works” collector’s set. It is limited to just 50 pieces and we’re certain that those in the elite set wanting either watch or die-cast …

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