Sphero announces £149 BOLT – an app-enabled robotic ball

Connected Play company Sphero has announced the launch of its latest app-enabled robotic ball, Sphero BOLT.  In addition to the robot itself, Sphero BOLT is accompanied by the Sphero Edu app. The app provides educators, parents, and kids alike with an ecosystem to share curriculum, projects, and learnings with ease, furthering Sphero’s mission to educate consumers through…

NERF Laser Ops Pro gun comes with free app to customise blasters!

West Ham footballer Jack Wilshere at the launch of Nerf's Laser Ops Pro last week Kids bored this summer? Or maybe you just fancy a bit of fun in the sun! Then look out for Hasbro's latest hi-tech NERF gun, the LASER OPS PRO, coming later this month from £29.99. Featuring unique…

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

[nextpage title="Next"] 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…