Reviews & hands-on

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    Hands-on: Furby Furblings review

    By 14 April 2014

    Hasbro has expanded its Furby Boom range with a new line of critters, or Furblings, that acts as physical friend if you already own a Furby Boom and we've had one in the office.  The adorable and cute little fur balls are supposedly the offspring of...

  • Gadgets 4 out of 5

    Angry Birds Go! Telepods Pig Rock Raceway Set review

    By 17 December 2013

    "Get off that iPad" - a phrase that probably any parent who has kids will find themselves shouting more than once a day, especially over the school holidays. But it's Christmas, a time for gifting, so here's an excuse to keep them out of the digital domain:...

  • Gadgets 4 out of 5

    Furby Boom review

    By 17 December 2013

    No, you haven't fallen into a time warp, the Spice Girls aren't playing on the radio, and we aren't all worrying about the Y2K bug; Furby is back, and vying to be the must have toy for Christmas 2013. Introducing Furby Boom. Is Furby really all buzzwords...

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    Hands-on: Tetris Bop It review

    By 11 December 2013

    The Bop it games from Hasbro have been around for ages, testing your ability to twist it, turn it, bash it, and a host of other things without getting in a tizz. Now it's back again, this time based around Tetris. Aimed at 8-year-olds and over, the Tetris-focused...

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    Hands-on: Nerf N-Strike Elite Mega Centurion review

    By 23 October 2013

    The mega stands for mega darts, new bigger Nerf darts that will work only with Mega branded Nerf guns. That's exactly what the Nerf N-Strike Elite Mega Centurion blaster (£34.99) takes, to let you to hit your target a whopping 23 meters away, as long...

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    Nerf Rapidstrike CS-18 pictures and hands-on

    By 28 August 2013

    If you ever find yourself screaming, "We need bigger guns!" then Nerf has probably heard you and is trying to answer your call - in the toy world at least. The Nerf Rapidstrike CS-18 forms part of the N-Strike Elite range and is a fully automatic machinegun...

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    Star Wars Angry Birds AT-AT battle game pictures and hands-on

    By 4 December 2012

    You've played the game on your phone or tablet, but what about in real life? That's what Hasbro and Rovio are hoping you'll want to do with Angry Birds Star Wars AT-AT Battle game that lets you recreate the battle of Hoth over and over again without a...

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    Hasbro Star Wars MTT Droid Carrier pictures and hands-on

    By 24 July 2012

    Pocket-lint last saw Hasbro's Multi Troop Transport Droid Carrier at the London Toy Fair in February, but that was behind closed doors and photography was strictly forbidden. Now the company has allowed us to get our mitts on it, and we have to say we're...

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    Furby (2012) pictures and hands-on

    By 20 July 2012

    Furby, the cute and cuddly electronic pet, is back and this time is is more responsive, more intelligent and interacts with an accompanying iPad, iPhone and iPod touch application. Owners can feed their Furby using the app, play music the robot creature...

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    Ultimate FX Lightsaber pictures and hands-on

    By 1 December 2011

    Go on, 'fess up. Just how many times did have you picked up a pole or stick and swiped it around making Lightsaber noises? Well now you don't have to. Toy Lightsabers, even replicas, are nothing new but the Ultimate FX Lightsaber from Hasbro caught our...

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    Kre-o: Transformers Lego in disguise

    By 22 July 2011

    A spokesperson for Hamleys recently told us that Lego has had an "incredible year so far" and we can understand why, it has released sets with some killer licensed brands in 2011, including Pirates of the Caribbean and its own Ninjago, and they've really...

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    Nerf Vortex disc blasters hands-on

    By 21 July 2011

    We've always been big fans of Nerf blasters here on Pocket-lint, and never shy away from the opportunity to shoot one or another in the floppy bits with a well-aimed projectile. However, it's been literally hit or miss over the years, as to guarantee...

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    Bop-It! XT hands-on

    By 27 January 2011

    Bop-It is back and this time with a new feature for the new year, says Hasbro at this year’s Toy Fair in London, and Pocket-lint were on hand to have a go. In, is a new “shake” feature, out is the need to “shout” at the device, and the gadget...

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    Simon Flash hands-on

    By 26 January 2011

    The classic game of “Simon”, where you have to remember a series of colours in sequence, is making a comeback thanks to a new twist on the game by Hasbro, and Pocket-lint was at the Toy Fair in London to have a quick go. Based on the same technology...

  • Gadgets 3.5 out of 5

    Star Wars - Obi-Wan Kenobi Electronic Lightsaber review

    By 19 May 2005

    No Jedi wannabe is complete without his or her lightsabre at their side. While the Force FX Star Wars Lightsabres This product was kindly loaned to us by (reviewed here) may offer the perfect accompaniment for the hardened fan, they wouldn't stand up...