Force Friday II – Argos launches new Star Wars: The Last Jedi toys/collectables

Argos is celebrating today’s Force Friday II by launching a new 13-strong range of toys and collectables inspired by the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi movie. Available in-store and online now, the new collection includes wearable ‘Force Link’ technology that activates character phrases and sounds, brand new LEGO toys and a new guard figure from Star Wars: The…

Teachers – get your class made in LEGO #MyMINILANDSchool

Teachers - does your school have a creative class? If so, here’s your chance to shine as LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, at intu Trafford Centre Manchester, is offering the chance for one school and all its pupils and teachers to be immortalised in LEGO and join the attraction’s MINILAND display. As part of the #MyMINILANDSchool competition, pupils from…

Anki OVERDRIVE announces Fast and Furious Edition for September 2017

Gosh, remote control cars have come a long way since I had a Scalextric set back in the 1970s. Robotics and AI company Anki has announced Anki OVERDRIVE: Fast & Furious Edition for its robotic toy car system. Due to launch in September 2017, Anki OVERDRIVE: Fast & Furious Edition will be available for pre-order starting May 16 at…

Sphero launches Darkside connected toy – Ollie’s mischievous alter-ego!

Connected toy company Sphero has announced its latest toy Darkside is now available on Firebox for £99.99. Billed as mischievous alter-ego of Ollie, which launched last Autumn, Darkside is the first toy in the Sphero family designed with a personality and brought to life through the app experience and physical toy animations. The user becomes acquainted with…

Top 10 kids’ toys and gadgets for Christmas 2014

The hardest people to buy for at Christmas are the kids. Not because you can't work out what to get them, but because there is TOO much choice. With the help of the UK Toy Retailers Association and its annual DreamToys show, here (in no particular order) are what we think will be…

Now you can get a Transformer that turns into the original PlayStation

Check this out. We're not sure why it exists, but a Japanese company is offering an Optimus Prime Transformer toy that rather than turn into a car, turns into an original PlayStation: Available now on this Japanese website, for 10,800 Japanese Yen (about £61, or $99) it appears to be linked to the Transformers 30th…

Lego Back To The Future set released after Cuusoo success

Great Scott! Lego have today announced that you can now pick up an official Back To The Future Lego set, featuring the DeLorean time machine, Doc Brown and Marty McFly (with skateboard/hoverboard, naturally).The set began life as a Cuusoo project…