Toy Reviews

July, 2021

  • 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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  • 13 July

    VW T2 Campervan gets the LEGO treatment

    That LEGO Pick-up truck we saw as quite a triumph in the moves by them to make a slight diversion and bring us an unexpected ride. Today our jaws hit the deck when we opened this press release all about their VW T2 build, it’s not so much just the …

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  • 9 July

    The Boglins are back – this time it’s a bank raid

    We love the Boglins, really we do, they’ve been rebooted, brought back to the shelves to join the race for the Kidult spend. At £40 a pop these are likely to stay in their cages, a plastic puppet for FORTY QUID! This places it out of the realms of a …

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  • 5 July

    LEGO Seinfield set takes us back to the 90’s

    Created by LEGO fan Brent Waller, from Brisbane, Australia, via his submission on the LEGO Ideas platform you can now (well from August 1st) re-enact the Story of Festivus, the Wallet Scene or the Fix Up, this set’s intricate props will transport you directly back to New York in the 90s. …

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  • 5 July

    Classic 50’s LEGO truck incoming

    Set number 10290 sneaked itself onto the LEGO website over the weekend, not enough fanfare in our opinion, this thing is a real beauty. A 1,677 piece build set straight for the shelf is a stunner and invokes memories of the Beverly Hillbillies and, for those a tad older, Grapes …

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  • 2 July

    Prince of Darkness puzzles incoming

      Ready now for pre-order are a handful of mighty fine 500 pieces puzzles with Ozzy emblazoned upon each one (£17.99 each). There is also a smaller set for a tenner, each one mighty frame-able we reckon – Get yours HERE    

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June, 2021

  • 27 June

    First ever LEGO CON takes off with great success

    Verbatim, well it is Sunday….. LEGO fans everywhere were treated with tons of exciting and awe-inspiring moments at LEGO® CON 2021. From thrilling building challenges and official set reveals, to exclusive behind-the-scenes access to LEGO Designers and special guests, there was something for everyone during the two-hour livestream! Emma Perkins, …

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  • 25 June

    Keep a tally of your keepy-uppy’s

    Counts your Keepy-Uppy score to 100, lights up each time and speaks your score. Stick in the supplied bung and it’s just a regular football so you can practice without the electronic voice humiliation in your early practice sessions. Yours for £20 at MENKIND     

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  • 24 June

    LEGO making gains toward their green ambitions

    The Danish brick builder have made a breakthrough on their journey to move away from oil-based plastics. A prototype has been unveiled of a brick made from recycled bottles. The goal set by LEGO is to eliminate all oil-based plastics from the 75 billion pieces it produces by 2030, but …

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  • 24 June

    On yer’ bike

    Was the Chopper the very best bike ever? Ok, so the Grifter gave it a run for it’s money with the twist-grip-gear-change, the Striker perhaps with its pedal back brakes was good at leaving rubber skids on the road,  but, anyone with a Chopper could give, with some practice, at …

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  • 24 June

    SteamPunk building kits incoming

    Hornby has amongst its various companies one by the name of Basset-Lowke, a company with a long-established history in creating detailed kit for hobby train enthusiasts. Last year they launched a range of SteamPunk trains and carriages as they moved to specialise and this year bring us a new range …

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  • 24 June

    Dunder Mifflin merch anyone?

    Fans of the Office rejoice. No need to celebrate your (likely) favourite comedy import from over the pond with a poxy T-Shirt or questionable construction set, oh no, thank the Firebox for this Jello stapler. Yes, in a recreation of one of the best office pranks we know (plastering someones …

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  • 24 June

    Get back on track with these Scalextric rides

        As a group Hornby lifted themselves into a profit last year for the first time in almost a decade. People buying up train sets and Airfix kits to keep themselves sane, Scalextric tracks being dusted down and inspiring people to buy new track to extend their current figure …

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  • 23 June

    Outdoor Toy Awards 2021 – the winners (and some notable mentions)

    After a few interesting logistical challenges and plenty of jumping, running, bouncing,blasting and such we can announce (finally) the winners of this years Outdoor Toy Awards. Thanks to DC Thompson magazines, Jaadin the Kid, What the Red Head Said, Dadvengers, Martin Roberts, Kidzcoolit and Fun Kids for their media support..Here …

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