Toy Reviews

November, 2017

  • 27 November

    Top toys for Christmas 2017 – In cinematic format

    Toyology TV

    We’ve seen, over the course of the past few months, top toy lists aplenty. Instead of having a moan about the contents of these lists or indeed congratulating certain elements within them the Toyology team decided to bunker down and debate creating our own TopToys for Christmas list. And so, …

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  • 24 November

    Robotic reptiles anyone?

    robo alive lizard

    The Robo alive brand has thus far brought us various water-activated realistic fish and turtles too, splendid bath time fun and we’ve taken a handful on holiday too and been amused by our antics beside the hotel pool. Two new creatures in the form of the Slithering Snake and Lurking …

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  • 22 November

    No avoiding the cricket – embrace it with a game

    Cricket

    Cricket in a bag The Ashes are upon us, no avoiding it in the news, time to embrace the willow, wicket and seam (sic) interested for a few weeks. Load yourself up with some cricketing terms and not be stumped as the banter gets lively as we give the Australians …

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  • 21 November

    Cutting right through the Star Wars toy chaff – The Jedi training ball is the dogs undercarriage

    jedi training ball

    “Too many Star Wars toys out there there are” as one little green man whose name rhymes with soda never ever said. Hard to disagree with these wise words though is it not? We’ve championed a few, and, ahead of the pre-xmas release of the new film, have a few …

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  • 17 November

    Lightseekers: Boulder & Zyrus – The new boys on the block are pure rock & scroll

    lightseekers

    Having just finished a gargantuan, glowing review of Lightseekers HERE, you can imagine my glee when the two new boys appeared on the doorstep. 8 hours later, it was 2am and I had to shut off the iPad – Lightseekers Awakening had stolen yet another evening. The two newbies are …

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  • 14 November

    Hot Wheels Drone Racerz – Three ways to play      

      Since eyeing this new innovation from Bladez Toys earlier this year we’ve been eager to get our hands on a starter set, well worth the wait. Inside is a Hot Wheels track compatible car, mini drone and these can be put together to create a win-propelled racing machine. The …

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  • 12 November

    Lightseekers – The triple threat that promises the world – but has it spread itself too thin?

    Lightseekers

    Last year Play Fusion soared passed their Kickstarter target and set off with just over a quarter-of-a-million dollars to make good on some very lofty promises. Fast forward almost exactly a year and, having teamed up with Tomy,  their offering, Lightseekers is out in the public and making waves. So …

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  • 10 November

    DreamToys 2017: A dozen toys, some of them on Santa’s Nice List

    Stretch Armstrong - Kind of!

    Toyology’s own Toyologist and Toyminator deep dived into DreamToy’s 2017 Christmas event earlier this week. The central London event, packed out with the most sought after toys, Santa on hand (seemingly awake early from his annual nap) to guide us through the list. Surprisingly, he didn’t seem at all phased …

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  • 7 November

    Box and Balls – eight boxes and eight balls create basic bouncy brilliance

    Balls and boxes

    Described as a clever, multi-player game of skill for all ages, we’re head-slamming our foreheads that we never came up with a £25 set of nesting boxes and some bouncy balls, rebranded it, and sold it as this – Box and Balls. Don’t get us wrong, we like it, like …

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  • 6 November

    Its Chriiiiiiiiiiiiiiistmaaaaaaassssss

    Argos xmas

    We saw the Xmas cards up in the aisles before the Halloween stuff went on sale this year, retailers are gagging to get us in the festive spirit earlier than ever before! Don’t be all bah humbug though, Xmas divert season has also kicked off early, contenders are looking good …

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  • 6 November

    Brick based break anyone? LEGO and Airbnb combine.

    LEGO Airbnb competition

    The newly opened LEGO House in Billund and Airbnb have teamed up to bring one family the ultimate brick based sleepover. You’ll be welcomed by Jamie, a master builder, treated to some top-secret LEGO tips and tricks and then some lunch served by two robot waiters.   The doors will …

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  • 1 November

    Sizzling sausage anyone?

    Silly Sausage game

    It has been rather remiss of us to forget #uksausageweek, we’re already two days into this event organized by the team @meatmanagement, a magazine to which we don’t subscribe which is why we’re late to join this week long event to salute the sausage. Whatever your dietary requirements you can …

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October, 2017