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Lego Marvel makes minifigs of The Avengers movie

Lego Marvel makes minifigs of The Avengers movie

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Lego has detailed its new range of Lego Marvel characters to Pocket-lint at this year's Toy Fair in London.Shown behind closed doors with a strict no photography policy, we sadly can't bring you any pictures of the new sets, although we are able to bring... >>

RC R2-D2 marks start of Bladez Star Wars Pump & Play range (video)

RC R2-D2 marks start of Bladez Star Wars Pump & Play range (video)

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Bladez Toyz, which is possibly best known for its massive selection of radio controlled helicopters, has signed a deal with Lucasfilm to bring the Star Wars franchise to its Pump & Play RC range.The first officially licensed toy in the line-up will be... >>

Kurio: The Android tablet for kids (pictures)

Kurio: The Android tablet for kids (pictures)

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A new tablet maker, Inspiration Works, is hoping to succeed where others have failed and make an Android tablet designed specifically for kids without leaving adults out in the cold.Launching in the UK in July and coming in three sizes - 7-inch, 8-inch... >>

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... >>

Bobble Bots Moshi Monsters Moshlings pictures and hands-on

Bobble Bots Moshi Monsters Moshlings pictures and hands-on

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Hexbug creator Innovation First is hoping to repeat the resounding success it has had with its robotic bug range with a new range of scuttling, vibrating collectables. And this time it has partnered with Mind Candy to bring its tech to Moshi Monsters.Bobble... >>

Gears of War: The children's toy

Gears of War: The children's toy

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Meccano is set to launch a new range of toys based on the popular Gears of War 3 games on the Xbox 360 aimed at 8-year-old kids.In a move that will no doubt outrage Daily Mail readers and parents across our fair land, kids will be encouraged to play... >>

Scalextric Star Wars Death Star Attack: Force powered slot car racing

Scalextric Star Wars Death Star Attack: Force powered slot car racing

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Are you a Star Wars fan? Like Scalextric? Then Hornby has the ultimate set for you coming later in the year - Star Wars Scalextric.Yep, that's right, the two biggest toy brands of your childhood will be coming together in glorious 3D (a tie-in with the... >>

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... >>

Salad Fingers from YouTube becomes action figure

Salad Fingers from YouTube becomes action figure

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Salad Fingers, the downright strange but also fascinating YouTube animation is to get his own collectors action figure. Pocket-lint was at the Toy Fair in London to check it out.Created by David Firth, the Salad Fingers character has become a firm favourite... >>

BigTrak XTR pictures and hands-on

BigTrak XTR pictures and hands-on

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Remember the 1980s toy phenomenon, BigTrack? If not, allow us to fill you in - it was a six-wheeled programmable electric vehicle where you entered codes on its built-in keyboard for a pre-determined movement sequence. It was the toy car for geeks. We... >>

The Doctor Who Tardis safe that you unlock with your phone

The Doctor Who Tardis safe that you unlock with your phone

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Kids like to keep things safe. They like Doctor Who. They probably have an iPod touch or iPhone.So what better way to celebrate all that than with the Doctor Who Tardis Safe that will only open with a dedicated app and the right passcode?Yep, that's right,... >>

Star Wars Battle Chess becomes a reality thanks to App Toyz (Video)

Star Wars Battle Chess becomes a reality thanks to App Toyz (Video)

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Kids looking to spice up chess or checkers will be able to emulate the famous battle chess scene in Star Wars from September as long as they've got the right board and an iPad 2.App Toyz, the company that brought us the App Blaster gun in 2011, is back... >>

BabyPing Wi-Fi Baby Monitor launches for iOS

BabyPing Wi-Fi Baby Monitor launches for iOS

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BabyPing has unveiled the latest in high security Wi-Fi baby monitors at CES 2012, which allows parents to to keep an eye and an ear on their little cherubs through their iOS device.If a traditional baby monitor just doesn't cut it any more and you prefer... >>

Sesame Street Bert and Ernie Augmented Reality toys takes play interactive

Sesame Street Bert and Ernie Augmented Reality toys takes play interactive

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Qualcomm has demoed a new augmented reality toy with Sesame Street that allows you to re-create Bert and Ernie's living room or bathroom despite the rooms not even existing.The new technology, demoed by the company at CES in Las Vegas, follows on from... >>

Griffin Helo TC Assault fires in for Android and iOS (pictures)

Griffin Helo TC Assault fires in for Android and iOS (pictures)

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Back in July Griffin's AppPowered range literally took off with the launch of the Helo TC infra-red controlled helicopter. Now, over in Las Vegas at CES, an update has flown in - a missile firing Helo TC that is now also compatible with Android.The... >>

Fisher Price KidTough portable DVR pictures and hands-on

Fisher Price KidTough portable DVR pictures and hands-on

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Vegas isn't really a kid friendly place. Sure, there is a guy that's dressed as Mickey Mouse that will quite happily pose for a quick photo with youngsters for a couple of bucks but he also smells quite heavily of whiskey and is apparently more than able... >>

Griffin draws on Crayola's expertise: New kid's MyPhones and iPad apps

Griffin draws on Crayola's expertise: New kid's MyPhones and iPad apps

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Griffin and Crayola have teamed up to bring the next iteration of MyPhones headphones and colouring apps, which have been specifically designed to allow your children to get the most out of their (or most likely your) iPad.We've looked at both the Griffin... >>

Withings internet connected baby scale is a whole new world of weird

Withings internet connected baby scale is a whole new world of weird

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Tech company Withings has announced that it will be launching its internet-connected baby and toddler scale - called the Withings Smart Baby Scale - at CES 2012 in Las Vegas. Where else?Fitted with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, it is described as... >>

Steve Jobs action figure - bigger than an iPad screen size

Steve Jobs action figure - bigger than an iPad screen size

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Specialist toy manufacturer In Icons has created a 12-inch Steve Jobs action figure that is so frighteningly realistic that, at a quick glance, you'd think its well-staged pictures are of the late former Apple CEO himself, not a doll.The company is renowned... >>

Etymotic ETY-Kids3 child friendly earphones announced

Etymotic ETY-Kids3 child friendly earphones announced

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If you bought your little prince or princess an iPhone for Christmas and are worried that they are going to blow their little eardrums listening to Justin Bieber on full whack, or walk in front of a bus because they're engulfed in some classic Professor... >>

Hasbro files lawsuit against Asus over Transformer Prime name

Hasbro files lawsuit against Asus over Transformer Prime name

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Toy manufacturer Hasbro is taking Asus to court over the use of the name Transformer Prime for its latest tablet/laptop combo. It believes that the name is way too close to its own trademarked property Optimus Prime, the leader of the Transformers.The... >>

Micro Pod - the garden shed for the Apple generation

Micro Pod - the garden shed for the Apple generation

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Home working's all the trend these days; why labour away on the bus or tube, having to tuck your left cheek into a rotund fellow's honking armpit while being stabbed in the back with a golf umbrella, when you can sit around in your pants all day listening... >>

One brick to rule them all: Lego Lord of The Rings coming 2012

One brick to rule them all: Lego Lord of The Rings coming 2012

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Harry Potter has been on board for a while now, as has Star Wars which is also in-line for its own Miniland Experience at Legoland Windsor.But the news that Lego-lovers with Tolkein tendencies have been waiting for has finally arrived. The Middle Earth... >>

Lego building tips for the family

Lego building tips for the family

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Lego is a Christmas staple. Anyone with kids aged between 5 and 15 will likely be purchasing some this year. There might even be a few mums and dads who treat themselves to a cheeky slice of Lego pie. However a standard box of Lego bricks can be an intimidating... >>

Angry Birds - coming to a children's playground near you

Angry Birds - coming to a children's playground near you

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We've had cakes, we've had toys, we've had iPod docks, we've even had a real-life, oversized version of the game, surely there's nothing that's yet to be touched by the feathered wings of Angry Birds. Well...UK children's playground equipment firm Lappset... >>

Credit Crunch Christmas: Bigtrak under £20

Credit Crunch Christmas: Bigtrak under £20

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Some toys, over time, have managed to reach classic status, spanning the generations with excellent design and the ability to engage children despite all the trappings of the modern age.Bigtrak is just one of these classic children's toys and is bound... >>

Dance Star Mickey pictures and hands-on

Dance Star Mickey pictures and hands-on

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Mickey Mouse has kept himself current through constant reinvention. Global PR representation, careful asset management and, well, being a huge Disney star, have kept the 83-year-old mouse at the top of his game.Guaranteed to be a hit under the Christmas... >>

Teach your dad to use his Kindle

Teach your dad to use his Kindle

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A Good Christmas means good presents. What better than a piece of technology that the whole family can enjoy and that’s easy as (mince) pie to pick up? If you hadn’t guessed from the title and the large picture just above, we’re talking about the... >>

LEGO Christmas tree decks the halls at St. Pancras Station

LEGO Christmas tree decks the halls at St. Pancras Station

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The world's largest ever LEGO Christmas tree is now standing on the concourse at St. Pancras Station, London for the public to enjoy.Consisting of approximately 400,000 individual bricks and requiring a steel frame to support its three-tonne-weight, the... >>

Ultimate FX Lightsaber pictures and hands-on

Ultimate FX Lightsaber pictures and hands-on

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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... >>

Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2011 in pictures

Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2011 in pictures

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The 8th annual Pocket-lint Gadget Awards was held last night, 29 November, in London. The dust has now settled, the winners are jubilant, the losers nurse sore heads after consolatory drinks at the bar and we've all had the chance to reflect on what was... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Tinga Tinga Tales review (iPad)

APP OF THE DAY: Tinga Tinga Tales review (iPad)

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The hit colourful BBC Cbeebies cartoon set in Africa has come to the iPad and iPhone, but should you download it and let your kids steal your iDevice for hours at a time? Does it keep the same values as the show, or is it just a mindless tie-in cash-in?... >>

Leapfrog LeapPad Explorer
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Leapfrog LeapPad Explorer

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You’ve got your iPad or Android tablet, but what about your kids? According to toy company Leapfrog, your children want a tablet too. But does the LeapPad Explorer, a tablet designed especially for 4-9-year-olds fit the bill, or will they still want... >>

App-Player board game now available for Android and iPhone

App-Player board game now available for Android and iPhone

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It's been a while since Pocket-lint exclusively went hands-on with App-Player from Cheatwell Games - back in January at Toy Fair 2011 to be precise - but it's now on sale. Just in time for that lovely Christmas rush.The concept is great: App-Player is... >>

BigTrak XTR set for 2012 launch, to come with iPad, iPhone, or Android controller

BigTrak XTR set for 2012 launch, to come with iPad, iPhone, or Android controller

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BigTrak is set to return once again in 2012 with new features, iPad, iPhone, and Android app control and much more according to a teaser page on the company behind the gadget's website.BigTrak XTR is promised for the new year and will come with a number... >>

Max Force Shadow Hawk 100 pictures and hands-on

Max Force Shadow Hawk 100 pictures and hands-on

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Remember sitting in class, chewing up a piece of paper to then blow through a straw? Essentially, this is the same thing. The Max Force Shadow Hawk 100 is a blot operated pump action sniper spitball gun.Lifting the Max Force Shadow Hawk 100 from the packaging... >>

Hot Wheels Video Racer pictures and hands-on

Hot Wheels Video Racer pictures and hands-on

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We have to admit we were giddy with excitement when we first saw the Hot Wheels Video Racer camera system in January at CES in Las Vegas, and now 10 months on we’ve got the system in the office.But are we still excited, and more importantly should you... >>

Griffin unleashes a trio of kid friendly Apple accessories

Griffin unleashes a trio of kid friendly Apple accessories

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Griffin, fresh from the success of the Griffin Crayola ColorStudio HD, has announced yet more kid friendly accessories for your iPhone and iPad.First up is the Crayola Trace & Draw which works alongside a free iOS App. This is basically a case to protect... >>