Toy Reviews

February, 2022

January, 2022

  • 31 January

    Happy new Chinese year with a “Gong hay fat choy”

    Wishing you all the very best Tiger New Year folks – So many ways to say it, only one way for us though at Toyology Towers;  

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  • 20 January

    Playmobil are killing it in the Kidult aisle

    After their A-Team, USS Enterprise and DB5 delivery in 2021 we thought the German outfit might hold fire for a few months this year before attacking our wallets once more, oh how very wrong we were. First up it is one of the most iconic cars of all time, top …

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  • 18 January

    LEGO goes global

    Designed as part of the LEGO Ideas platform, French based LEGO fan, Guillaume Roussel, created the concept for the LEGO Ideas platform – The Globe is inspired by the tales of Jules Verne. This 2585-piece set is a realistic, customisable vintage brick built earth globe with printed names of the …

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  • 12 January

    Retro rides anyone – Some cracking iconic names from Corgi

    Only stumbled across this Corgi ranges called “Vanguard” quite recently (I must have been holidaying in Outer Mongolia). Anyways, make some room on those shelves retro lovers, those of a certain age and you who remember when you could buy a second hand Golf GTI MK1 for £500 (£28k and …

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  • 4 January

    LEGO unveil Boutique Hotel

    It is a rather splendid thing, an addition to your already expansive LEGO modular building set-up OR the one that’ll get you started. This new 3,066-piece Boutique Hotel features “opulent turn-of-the-century European architecture” and five different sections including guest rooms, a swanky penthouse suite, a lobby, a terrace, and an …

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  • 4 January

    Mattel brings us Playback time – #TAPTOREBOX

    Encouraging parents to declutter, donate and recycle Mattel have launched this nifty campaign called playback. After undertaking a survey over Xmas they discovered a few things, namely; On average UK children have received 10 new toys this Christmas with 57% of parents worrying what will happen to their pre-loved toys …

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December, 2021

  • 16 December

    Axes no evil

    There are Axe throwing centres all over the UK, who knew this ancient Viking thing would become a,well, thing. Practice your craft with one of these two items we’ve uncovered. A toy one from Yulu and a mini set from Firebox. One spendy the other not so much. Enjoy your …

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  • 14 December

    Choo Choo – Get on the financial Express

    Recent news suggested that LEGO collecting would yield more than oil and gold investments over the coming years, we took a look at another category in the toy sector that might be worth a punt for Forbes HERE.

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  • 13 December

    Diadora and Hasbro create active Board-game wear

    Sneaker outfit Diadora have teamed up with Hasbro and brought us this range of classic board game inspired footwear. We’re huge fans of the colours across the entire fleet of four covering Trivial Pursuit, Cluedo, Monopoly and Operation (we would’ve liked a flashing red light somewhere here). Do think that …

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  • 13 December

    Budding game developer? Get on rung number one of your lucrative career ladder!

    Create your own video games with Pixicade! From paper to screen, simple as drawing your game with the Pixicade pens, take a pic of your drawing in the designated app and in under a minute you’ve a game, your game, to play. Share it in their arcade with others, animate …

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  • 10 December

    New Technic set from LEGO

    Here is the latest LEGO Technic set, due for release on the 1st Jan, the marvellous machine that is the BMW M 100 RR. This 1:5 scale set has 1,920 pieces, fully functional three-speed gearbox, front and rear suspension, printed windshield and three different dashboard options. The set has a …

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  • 10 December

    Sounds for the smallest room

    Relive that classic moment from BIG where they play Chopsticks on the giant piano, this time though, do it whilst on your throne. Complete with songbook and ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign this waterproof, non-slip base will teach your toes the art of toilet tinkling – please do not sprinkle on …

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  • 10 December

    Where is this Wally fella now?

      Play Where’s Wally IRL, hide this plush about your abode (outside when the weather brightens) and listen out for his voice as you seek him out. He calls out five different phrases to assist in your hunt – perhaps even take your love of the original books a little …

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