Reviews & hands-on

  • Apps

    Angry Birds Magic: Mattel lets the Pigs turn on the Angry Birds with new Apptivity accessory

    By 10 September 2012

    The ability to play as the pigs in Angry Birds has been there all along, it turns out. All you need is the new Mattel King Pig accessory and you can unlock four ways to play within the original Angry Birds HD app. Launched by the toy company as part of...

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    Apptivity Hot Wheels pictures and hands-on

    By 6 July 2012

    Toy-maker Mattel is set to launch a new iPad accessory that lets you interact with its Hot Wheels Apptivity app with a real Hot Wheels car and, as you might expect, we've already had a play ahead of the UK launch. The idea is that you buy one of four...

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    Angry Birds On Thin Ice pictures and hands-on

    By 13 April 2012

    Angry Birds On Thin Ice is a new board game of the popular mobile game that you've no doubt have installed on your phone. Not being able to resist an afternoon skipping work, we quickly got to play, erhem, we mean work testing it to see whether you should...

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    Barbie Designable Hair extensions and doll pictures hands-on

    By 30 September 2011

    Do you groan at the thought of your daughter playing with Barbie and her millions of add-ons and accessories come Christmas? What if we said we could give you a reason to be excited about the plastic hot-chick yourself? Up steps Barbie Designable Hair...

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    Sing-a-ma-jigs hands-on

    By 18 January 2011

    Mattel, aside from launching Angry Birds the board game, and Hot Wheels video cameras, is about to bring Sing-a-ma-jigs, launched in the US last year to the UK to infect small children up and down the land with their musical love. To those who have no...

  • Audio 4 out of 5

    Mattel Juice Box review

    By 26 January 2005

    No matter what people say, gadgets are expensive, especially the latest ones. It's no surprise then that a face of horror would come over your face if you saw a small child playing with your latest £400 portable media centre. These things are supposed...