Toy Reviews

December, 2020

  • 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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  • 8 December

    Xmas arrives early – Shopping report is out.

      The UK toy industry isn’t suffering any symptoms, early data show that November shows an 11% rise in sales year-on-year. Throughout the year we’ve seen spikes in outdoor toys, rises in board game sales, craft and construction kits doing really rather well, oh, and Toyology HQ has an epic …

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  • 4 December

      A nine-hole crazy golf course for your front room, yes please. With a chomping gator, moving gates and a loop-de-loop – Not enough for you? Ok, final hole features the one, the only, spinning windmill – a classic crazy golf feature known the globe over. Yours for just £20 …

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  • 4 December

    A piece of the Roman Empire in your front room

    We’re a tad late to this celebration of the biggest EVER LEGO set. At 9,036 pieces we decided to build ours before judgement on the £449.99 price tag. Well folks, it is worth it, made even better if you can get your hands on the LEGO Chariot. Looks amazing on …

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November, 2020

  • 26 November

    Friend of Friends?

    Here’s your Central Perk set of pals, all upon a plinth, awaiting instruction to deliver one of 18 iconic phrases from the series. Just a press down a their heads to hear them speak phrases at random. All six characters feature on this Desktop Talkie display stand. Chandler and Monica, …

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  • 25 November

    Hogwarts house pride – Show off your shields

    Coming up on Jan 1st for you to spend all your Xmas cash giftage are these Hogwarts Crest sets. A range of  Harry Potter 2D tile mosaic wall art sets. Select from Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff or Ravenclaw — with this 4,249-piece set. Four sets can be combined to make the …

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  • 23 November

    Have fun, keep fit

    More than a third of families have been inspired to become more active during lockdown with almost one in five (19%) households exercising more than ever before. This new card game from TOMY aims to keep those numbers up by mashing up classic snap with a “get up and do …

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  • 21 November

    Get your Hands Full

    This here Hands Full piece of kit  is an absolute must have, they’d (*WowWee) not like me comparing it to BopIt but its pretty much that but a bit better.  The challenge is to keep your hands full while you jump, high five, shake, dance, twist and other stuff, this …

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  • 17 November

    Toys on Prime Time TV tonight so tune in

    How To Spend It Well At Christmas It’s been a year like no other and as Christmas approaches, the show returns with a brand new three-part series trying to bring seasonal joy, well for an hour at least from 8:15pm on ITV. Part one of three is the toys, play, …

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  • 13 November

    Supermarket beeps – Zuru add Mini Mart for your shrunken shopping needs

      We’re fans of the Mini Brands so we shall overlook the Americanism on this 5 surprise 22 piece set. You’ll get a base plate, store(SHOP)front, shelves, freezer, cash register, electronic features and four mystery minis to start stacking the shelves. From Aunt Bessies Yorkshire Puddings to Skippy Peanut Butter …

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  • 6 November

    Standing the hairs on the back of your neck to ATTENTION – Smyths Toys new ad is the best yet

    Come on John Lewis, you’re going to have to try very hard to top this, the latest Xmas advert outing for Smyths Toys…We’ve made up our mind (can you tell?) – Your turn:   

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  • 5 November

    Will Ferrell as Elf is the best Xmas character EVER!

    We might get this one…. Funko Vinyl Papa Elf

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  • 5 November

    Candylab are smashing the shelfworthy vehicle scene

    One of the most tactile toy ranges we’ve ever witnessed, beautifully made, delivered in boxes that are keepers, our problem is where do you start your collection (we’re going by colour and are buying up pink and yellow vehicles first). From Classics to Off-Roaders, Big Trucks to Architectural offerings the …

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  • 4 November

    Our new favourite R/C – Air Hogs Stunt Shot

    Loaded with super soft foam wheels this go-anywhere machine can be driven anywhere without fear of wall scratching, floor scuffing or furniture maiming. It is a stunt maestro, as the name might suggest, loving nothing more than a session of flips, 360-degree spins, wheelies, rebounding off walls, racing down the …

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