Toy Reviews

September, 2020

  • 26 September

    Smyths Toys have a good old-fashioned catalogue

    Fresh out today the Smyths Toys empire have not shied away from their annual offering of paper based flick-through fun, yup, their catalogue is ready and waiting for for to pick up, right now. Grab one alongside a post-it note or two and let the kids loose marking up their …

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  • 24 September

    Shout out for Stylista’s

    Harumika sets first launched a few of years back, they’re back with a new line-up of art/craft meets fashion sets and we’re huge fans. Fashionistas you really have got to snag some, this new collection is contains designs and fabrics inspired by creative agency NellyRodi. Create bespoke clothing lines without …

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  • 24 September

    Itsa Super Mario powered delivery system fresh from Argos

      Argos have teamed up with Diversity’s Jordan Banjo and Perri Kiely to unveil the first ever LEGO Super Brick delivery van, created to deliver the new LEGO Super Mario sets. Argos have done some research and found almost half of us Brits are doing most of our non-grocery shopping …

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  • 22 September

    Billie Eilish launches toy collection

      Made in partnership with Playmates Toys and Bravado Billie Eilish has launched a collection of toy figures inspired by the videos for hit singles ‘Bad Guy’ and ‘All The Good Girls Go To Hell’. The ‘Bad Guy’ doll stands 10.5 inches tall and the singer in her yellow sweat-suit complete …

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  • 22 September

    It’sa me – Super Mario talking toy

    Fans of the 35 year old plumber might not have mushroom left to add to what, over the past few years, has been a mighty impressive array of kit paying homage to Mario and all the characters in his games. Time to find a gap though folks, this 30cm talking …

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  • 19 September

    Avast everything mi’hearties t’is talk like a pirate day

    Started some time ago for no apparent reason at all, apart from a few folk looking for a justifiable reason to over imbibe on rum perhaps it is #talklikeapirateday (some tips on the lingo can be found HERE).  It is true that 3.14 of us are related to PiRates, they’re …

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  • 18 September

    Hey Duggee! Is for everyone

    You need no excuses to sit through endless episodes of the award-winning CBeebies show Hey Duggee, yes, it is a program aimed at pre-schoolers but PAH to the age-raters (it is likely you do have kids who watch it though). So buy them this Interactive Smart Duggee soft toy, three …

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  • 17 September

    LEGO announce sizeable sustainability plans

    It’s a tad longer dialogue than we usually have here but it’s full of commitments from the Danish brick builder and we don’t want you to miss a single one. They’re leading the way in toys/play and most likely investing more than many other businesses… The LEGO Group today announced …

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  • 11 September

    Playmobil announces time travelling countdown calendar

    Back to the Future is 35 this year, there have been a few sets knocking about to celebrate this milestone, this one though is the very best of them – PLAYMOBIL limited-edition Advent Calendar featuring classic scenes. Behind every door is a gift, from figures to vehicles to accessories, providing …

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  • 10 September

    The joy of six

    And so lockdown lite heads our way from Monday, version 2.0 of the utter BS being fed to us as the latest lifesaving efforts. Have we reached the peak of ambiguity? A new updated slogan “Hands, Space, Face” being the latest waste of governments funds likely piped to a creative …

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  • 10 September

    Water blaster brave enough to call itself a gun

    a group of German engineers and designers think it’s finally time for water guns to evolve, here is the self-loading Spyra One, a water blaster packed with so much tech and one which fires quick bursts of water instead of a steady stream. Overall, accuracy is improved, the price tag …

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  • 10 September

    Rubik’s Amazing Box of Tricks arrives

    Here it is, without further ado, the long awaited and much anticipated Marvin’s Magic – Rubik’s Amazing Box of Magic Tricks.  This exclusive magic set celebrates the 40th anniversary of the iconic cube and  includes 40 superb tricks, less talk and more action me thinks, watch the video : Available …

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  • 8 September

    Send your Hot Wheels rides into a right spin

    You may well wonder why we choses the Hot Wheels track builder unlimited triple loop kit to headline todays Toyology offering, but, go re-read the name of this marvellous plaything. Exactly. All that title for a toy that’s in medium present price land at £25 from Argos. There are three …

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  • 7 September

    Screwball Scramble – a most brilliant bit of kit

    Nostalgia. It’s not what it used to be… Now, you may not be old enough to remember the first time someone made that joke – but are you old enough to remember when Screwball Scramble came out? First appearing in 1979, Screwball Scramble boasts a simple idea… This toy-shop perennial …

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  • 4 September

    Illuminations illuminate Blackpool

    Great news for the crew of the International Space Station tonight as they’ll get an extra treat as they whizz over the earth at 500 Kmh as they’ll witness the spectacle of the Illuminations being switched on. Since 1879 the six mile stretch of Blackpool (and Lytham/Bispham) have been brought …

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