Winter sales well under way – doors slam shut tomorrow

Footballing fans will be hoping their boards are digging deep and splashing out on new talent for the final push toward the seasons end. Tomorrow evening at 11pm all the buying and selling of players, for silly money in some cases, must be done. Those 10% men must have their fingers collectively crossed that their players can bag them a windfall for making a few calls. We’ve scouted out a few premiership playthings for you to enjoy a modicum of action from the beautiful game :

Tomy Soccerborgs

Tomy Soccer Borgs
We’ll forgive the Americanism..

Due out in May these are tipped to be a hot property for 2018. Each pack gets you a pair of  robots, four bumpers to contain the action, two balls, two remotes, a pair of goals and some stickers. Play head to head or buy a bunch of them and create a full 11 vs 11 game.

Mini Master Sports company – Footballer

Mini Master Sports
Paint him in your teams colours or start supporting FC Copenhagen

Play penalty shoot outs or become a free kick maestro with the aid of this 1:8th scale player. There’s a trigger in the handle to unleash a realistic kicking shot and the box comes with a game play spinner, goal, free kick marker, target holes and defensive wall.


No a bad replication of the beautiful game

Move your team players around the board with the throw of a dice, referee’s decision or outcome cards. Players score goals, save penalties, foul, get awarded free kicks, throw-ins and corners, can be substituted, sent off and injured – Some of the thrills and drama of football sat on your posterior. All the rules of a real game of football in a box.

Top Trumps Retro – Strikers of 1992

Top Trumps
Nostalgic pack of players in a tape cassette style pack

Take a trip down the questionable haircut memory lane of 1992 footballers with the classic card game. Pitting Lineker against Beardsley and more heroes from a golden age of the game this pack for a fiver is a must have, 30 cards in total and 75% are names we recognised.

Blow Football by Rocket toys

Blow Football
The only “out of breath” football game on parade

A classic, you could of course grab some straws and ping pong balls to create your own game but this with its plastic nets and mini-midfielders that allow you to dribble is a far better option.

About Peter Jenkinson

Toyologist Pete Jenkinson regularly writes about toys in national newspapers like The Sun and The Mail. This super-dad has an unmatched passion and dedication for trying and testing the latest, coolest and most interesting offerings from the world of toys.

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