Toy Reviews

July, 2016

  • 8 July

    Board of Football?


    It has been a footballtastic tournament in some ways, namely the Welsh making it so far and the Icelandic chant which, it appears, they should’ve copyrighted as more nations start to use it. Fans of the beautiful game who want some of the action but none of the running about …

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  • 4 July

    Who? What? Where? – Give us a Cleudo

    Cluedo Bard Game

    Not since its arrival in 1949 has Cleudo had an overhaul such as this, killing off an iconic character and replacing her with fresh blood. So long serving housekeep Mrs White is off, gone, no-longer in play replaced by Dr Orchid, her resume as follows; “Privately schooled in Switzerland until …

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  • 1 July

    Furby gets a revamp inside and out


    You’ll often see Furby referred to as cute and cuddly, for many however this is only the case when the battery runs out. This new incarnation of the brand Hasbro revived in 2012 might well be just the Furby we’ve been waiting for. Included in your purchase is a sleep …

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June, 2016

  • 30 June

    Mr Potato head – The one-off wonky one

    Wonky Potato Head

    Since 1952 Mr Potato head has been through some changes (the early one was just pieces that you put into actual vegetables) and we’ve seen him in many guises, Darth Tater amongst our favourites but this one is his weirdest outing yet. In collaboration with Asda this particular Mr. Head is part …

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  • 29 June

    Quizzical colouring in with Querkles

    Spirograph Book 3

      Quite a few pastimes have been updated for adults of late, the colouring in-revival aimed at re-arming adults with their posh felt-tips and Caran D’ache tins of pastel coloured pencils, in continuing at pace. We’ve had colouring in books (now completed) for Games of Thrones, Star Wars, Harry Potter and …

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  • 27 June

    Pixar inspiration inside – Anki unleashes its latest A.I. incarnation


    Since first clapping yes on the wares of Anki at a WWDC keynote in 2013 it was apparent they were out to do things differently. The group of graduates armed with hefty robotics and A.I. qualifications launched a toy company, Anki Drive at first, then Overdrive, the resent addition of …

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  • 27 June

    Finding Dory toys love H2O action


    It must have taken some time for Pixar to find Dory after her last outing with Nemo, perhaps she changed her name and joined an aquarium. It has been an incredible 13, yes thirteen years, since the first fishy outing that has my first born transfixed to the screen in her …

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  • 27 June

    Batmobile suitcase for kids offers zero Justice


    Its official, this Batmobile is a fully licences one from Dawn of Justice yes but also that the makers of this fine piece of kit have missed a huge trick. The ankle biters already have a range of cool ride on cases for airports, bed designs that make adults envious and …

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  • 23 June

    Petrol heads paradise

    Honda Fisher Price Garage

    Continuing their trend of shaking things up at Goodwood Festival of Speed the folk at Honda have this year created a life-sized version of a Fisher Price-esque toy garage, and it look awesome. To launch their impressive stand the team hired mini-me versions of  of Jeremy Clarkson and Chris Evans, …

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  • 22 June

    Nocto from Vivid has real Battitude

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  • 21 June

    Playmobil getting paranormal

    PLAYMOBIL Ghostbusters

    News reaches us today of a new player on the Ghostbuster toys scene, Playmobil have just announced they’ll be producing a line of playthings in 2017. It is the first foray into the licensed entertainment properties playset for the German outfit and there isn;t too much info around as yet. The collaboration …

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  • 16 June

    Christmas crystal ball gazing


    With only 191 days to go we’re in the habit of being uber-organised here at Toyology Towers so its helpful of Argos to tell us what’s set to be flying off shelves this Yule. As well as announcing their predictions Argos also did a survey on what kids want from …

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  • 10 June

    New LEGO Ideas sets approved

    The Beatles Lego Yellow Submarine

    After successfully reaching the 10,000 vote milestone the Yellow Submarine submission by amateur musician and songwriter Kevin Szeto has made it through the approval process at LEGO HQ and into the production process. His design is 409 pieces and measures up at 26 cm x 5.5 cm x 16 cm …

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  • 10 June

    Superhero sets – something(s) for the weekend

    LEGO bridge battle

    Time to prepare people, LEGO have just announced their latest releases of DC Comics and Marvel sets and wallet weariness lies ahead. Our stand out set from the range is this Spider Man, Web Warriors – Ultimate Bridge Battle (set 76057). Inside are seven mini-figures, Goblin glider, Police ride of some …

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  • 10 June

    Swim like a fish

    SwimFin Black

    Got small people? Can they walk? Good, time to get them in the pool, never too young for some splash time. We’ve had a few kids between us here at Toyology Towers and had our fair collection of swimming aids, mostly rubber rings and armbands, generally substandard and discarded after …

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