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Teksta robotic dog already selling out for Christmas, says Hamleys: Parents advised not to wait

Teksta robotic dog already selling out for Christmas, says Hamleys: Parents advised not to wait

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Teksta (or Tekno in the States) is the hottest toy this Christmas. London toy store Hamleys has revealed that the update of the toy popular in the 90s is rapidly selling out with seven weeks still to go before the big day, so has advised parents to snap... >>

Teksta the Robotic Puppy (2013) pictures and hands-on

Teksta the Robotic Puppy (2013) pictures and hands-on

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Paws up who remembers the original Teksta the Robotic Puppy from 1999? Called Tekno in the US, the first Teksta was incredibly detailed and well-specified for its time. Sony's Aibo was popular around then but prohibitively expensive, so Teksta/Tekno became... >>

Doctor Who: Limited Collector's Edition Union Jack Dalek pictures and hands-on

Doctor Who: Limited Collector's Edition Union Jack Dalek pictures and hands-on

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Hiding in one corner of the Character Options stand at London's Toy Fair is a rather interesting addition to the Doctor Who collectibles range. To celebrate the Doctor's 50th anniversary this year, the company behind some of the coolest Doctor Who-licensed... >>

Character Options AppGear to bring AR gaming to Doctor Who

Character Options AppGear to bring AR gaming to Doctor Who

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Character Options, the company behind many licensed toys including the Doctor Who and Wembley Stadium Character Building brick sets, Angry Birds catapult and Android plush, is to bring WowWee's AppGear to the UK, a new range of augmented reality games... >>

Android cuddly toy to head App Plush line (pictures)

Android cuddly toy to head App Plush line (pictures)

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Toy maker Character Options has created a new range of plush toys based on popular smartphone applications and, even, an operating system. Called App Plush, the range features 5-inch plush toys using characters from Fruit Ninja, Cut the Rope, Doodle Jump... >>

Character Building Wembley Stadium offers Lego-style footy fun

Character Building Wembley Stadium offers Lego-style footy fun

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Character Options, the toy company behind the excellent Doctor Who Character Building (Lego-style) figures and playsets launched last year, has signed a deal with the English Football Association in order to release figures and brick building sets licensed... >>

Angry Birds invade Toy Fair, including official catapult

Angry Birds invade Toy Fair, including official catapult

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There are some that are getting Angry Birds fatigue, but the craze shows no signs of slowing at the moment. Certainly, Character Options is banking on the trend going on for a while yet, with its range of plush toys both small and massive. The toy manufacturer... >>

Doctor Who Character Building figures: Like Timelord-shaped Lego Minifigs

Doctor Who Character Building figures: Like Timelord-shaped Lego Minifigs

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Character Options, one of the fastest growing toy companies in the UK, has a mighty range of licensed properties, including the BBC's Doctor Who, which will be gracing all manner of toys and playsets in the coming months. But the most exciting of those... >>

HM Armed Forces launch night vision goggles for Kids

HM Armed Forces launch night vision goggles for Kids

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You're a kid playing army and you are planning a night mission - what's a boy to do in order to stop yourself stacking into everything in your path? Don a pair of night vision goggles of course. The toy company, Character, is to launch a line of toys... >>

Girls get their own robot: Penbo the Pengiun

Girls get their own robot: Penbo the Pengiun

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While most robots are mischievous things, Bossa Nova has developed a cute pink penguin aimed at appealing to girls rather than boys looking to destroy everything in their path. A cross between a doll that needs caring for and kids favourite Pengu, Penbo... >>