Toy Reviews

February, 2018

  • 18 February

    Hogwarts Great Hall gets the brick treatment

    LEGO Hogwarts Great Hall

    The Danish brick outfit are a tad shy of Toy Fairs these days, we didn’t see them in London and it was all undercover in Nuremberg (the words biggest gathering of toy trade people) so they’re unveiling all their new 2018 wares at New York Toy fair this week. We’ve …

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  • 14 February

    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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  • 9 February

    Magic up some beans

    Perhaps it is his angry face, far not though jelly bean fans, a tap of the tail and sugary goodness will be made available. Ideal for fans of the mythical beast and/or the sugary treat – that’ll be everyone then. FIREBOX  

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  • 8 February

    Marvel at the new hero thats hitting the big screen

    Black Panther Vibranium Mask

     As a non comic book reader (hangs head in shame) Black Panther hasn’t really been on my radar, it would appear however that after next weeks general film launch it’ll be a while before he gets off it. Incredible reviews across all manner of media have been forthcoming, scoring …

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  • 7 February

    NERF Surgefire – a certain hit

    NERF Surgefire

    Fresh from NERF is this pump-action number with a rolling 15 dart drum, the NERF Surgefire is most certainly not for sniper types. A spring-loaded number not requiring batteries gives it essential status amongst your arsenal of foam firers, when all (power) is lost you can rely on pump-power to …

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  • 2 February

    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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  • 1 February

    No designated Banker – Monopoly Cheaters edition is here

    Monopoly Cheaters

    At last, the edition we’ve been campaigning for, well saying loudly for some time – Cheaters Monopoly is here. It’s far from a free for all however, tactic must still be used, just in a much more underhanded fashion than before.  The new game includes real handcuffs for players stuck …

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January, 2018

  • 31 January

    All the fun from the fair

    Toyology TV

      We took a trip to the UK’s London Toy Fair to check out some of the toy trends set to hit the shelves this year. Rachael and Matt try and make it look like a hard days work, but this pair of big kids are having far too much …

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  • 30 January

    Winter sales well under way – doors slam shut tomorrow

    Tomy Soccer Borgs

    Footballing fans will be hoping their boards are digging deep and splashing out on new talent for the final push toward the seasons end. Tomorrow evening at 11pm all the buying and selling of players, for silly money in some cases, must be done. Those 10% men must have their …

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  • 26 January

    They have the hump at this Saudi Camel beauty parade

    Camel Up

    They’re looking for natural beauty at the annual Alaibil Festival, long necks, broad cheeks, shapely humps and droopy lips – not too droopy though. At least 12 contestants have been disqualified from this, Saudi Arabia’s annual camel beauty contest, because the owners injected their camels lips with Botox. With millions at stake …

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  • 20 January

    Penguin Awareness Day – We’re celebrating in many ways

    penguin slide

    Whether you prefer Happy Feet over Mr Poppers Penguins, Feathers McGraw and the part he played in The Wrong Trousers or the part they played in Madagascar we’re certain you’ll agree these animals are well worth a day of celebration. Today it is Penguins Awareness Day,  a celebration of the 18 …

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  • 18 January

    Batman Batmobile brings battle action everywhere

    Batmobile from Mattell

      Take your RC play to another level, this Ultimate Justice League Batmobile had us uttering elated expletives when we saw it in action recently. This 1/12 scale vehicle is equipped with a camera that transmits the drivers POV back to a smart phone for a front seat ride. Back …

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  • 18 January

    Cardboard box comes of age with the Nintendo Labo kit

    Nintendo Labo

    Extending the success of the Switch is never going to be easy, the fastest selling console of all time has shipped over 10mn units in just nine months. What innovation could maintain and even extend its popularity into new demographics? Infuse it with AI? add high tech accessories? Nope, create …

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  • 17 January

    Hasbro tell us what we already knew and offer a social media solution

    Monopoly Facebook Cheatbot

    Hasbro tell us what we already knew and offer a social media solution Research from Hasbro has revealed that almost half of Monopoly players have participated in some form of cheating during a game. These behaviours ranged from stealing cash from the bank, making up fake rules and moving tokens …

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  • 14 January

    CES 2018 – The best toys from the show

    CES 2018

    The planets biggest Consumer Electronics Show (CES) took place over in Vegas this week, almost 4,000 exhibitors took to the show floor to showcasing their latest gadgets which will be looking to lighten our wallets over the coming months. There were some impressive toys on offer too, we’ve whittled what …

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