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We need bigger guns: Nerf Mega Thunderbow and the Nerf Demolisher 2-in-1 review

We need bigger guns: Nerf Mega Thunderbow and the Nerf Demolisher 2-in-1 review

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Nerf has released two new top of the range Nerf weapons, but which one should you go for? We've been shooting to find out. Nerf Mega Thunderbow Katniss Everdeen has a lot to answer for doesn't she? The latest Nerf weapon, you see, is a bow and dart combo... >>

Anki Drive for Android confirmed, new cars launched

Anki Drive for Android confirmed, new cars launched

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Anki Drive, the modern day Scalextrix-esque toy that works with the iPhone and iPad, is coming to Android as the company looks to expand the appeal of the intelligent racing toy. Beyond the move to Android, which is due in October, the company is also... >>

What is Apple's Family Sharing feature for iOS 8, and why should you care?

What is Apple's Family Sharing feature for iOS 8, and why should you care?

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Apple has a new feature that promises to not only save you money but also make it easier for your family to share everything, from apps to music. The feature is called Family Sharing, and it works across both iOS devices and Macs. Available for consumers... >>

Lego Serious Play is the grown-up office toy you'll always wish you had

Lego Serious Play is the grown-up office toy you'll always wish you had

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Some of the sparkly new offices on the start-up scene have their fun foibles installed, such as foosball and ping-pong tables (table tennis if you like). Some have slides and swings, fun is positively promoted, and yet these outfits continue to get the... >>

Yes, you can enter the Lego Star Wars Oscars as The Golden Brickies Awards opens

Yes, you can enter the Lego Star Wars Oscars as The Golden Brickies Awards opens

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Lego has launched its own Oscars-style awards for the best Star Wars-themed builds and photos in the UK. The Golden Brickies, illustrated by the Lego version of C-3PO on a typical Academy Award plinth, is split into several categories and the toy company... >>

Sphero Ollie hands-on review: Cylindrical, fast, and totally cool

Sphero Ollie hands-on review: Cylindrical, fast, and totally cool

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Ollie is finally out.The Sphero team first showed off Ollie at CES 2014 in January, but its latest robot toy was called something different then: Sphero 2B. It has been renamed and is considered the follow-up to the original Sphero, a smartphone-controlled... >>

Why LeapFrog LeapTV games console should be number one on many kids' Christmas lists

Why LeapFrog LeapTV games console should be number one on many kids' Christmas lists

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LeapFrog has become quite a force in gadgetry for young children, with well-thought-out intuitive kids' versions of some of the biggest tech trends around. It has kids' versions of handheld games consoles and tablet devices in its range, and recently... >>

K'Nex Bloodhound claims Guinness World Record; real Bloodhound SSC eyes 1000mph target for 2016

K'Nex Bloodhound claims Guinness World Record; real Bloodhound SSC eyes 1000mph target for 2016

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This life-sized K'Nex replica of the Bloodhound Supersonic Car was today unveiled by Richard Noble, OBE and former world land speed record holder, at Brooklands Museum in Surrey. The model, measured by the National Physical Laboratory and confirmed by... >>

Anki Drive review
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Anki Drive review

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When you were young you probably played Scalextric. It was a lot of fun and while you would no doubt pick up a trigger and squeeze it today given half the chance, there is a new challenger in town: Anki Drive. Anki Drive doesn't require you to place the... >>

Ignore No More app locks a child’s phone if they refuse to pick-up parent’s call

Ignore No More app locks a child’s phone if they refuse to pick-up parent’s call

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A Texan mother and former soldier has come up with an app to stop her child ignoring her calls. And it's now available for anyone. The Ignore No More app allows parents to disable their child's phone if they're not answering calls or texts. The child... >>

Send voice messages to your children through their toys with ToyMail

Send voice messages to your children through their toys with ToyMail

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ToyMail has graduated from Kickstarter and is now available on Firebox as a UK exclusive. The toy allows parents to record voice messages on their phones that play on their child's toy, from anywhere in the world. ToyMail aims to bring parents into their... >>

Sproutling: The Fitbit of baby monitors that can predict when your baby will wake up

Sproutling: The Fitbit of baby monitors that can predict when your baby will wake up

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A new baby monitor designed to predict when a baby is expected to wake up will go on sale in the new year. Sproutling, which hopes to give parents a little extra peace of mind, is a baby monitor that will monitor a baby's movement, heart rate, and skin... >>

Simon Swipe: Classic game gets a remake with new challenges

Simon Swipe: Classic game gets a remake with new challenges

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Hasbro has remade Simon Says for a new generation bringing with it a series of new challenges to master. Now instead of a pocketable game that featured four lights, you have to, as the name suggests, swipe as well as tap your way through remembering a... >>

Have yourself or any pic turned into Lego with Brick-A-Pic

Have yourself or any pic turned into Lego with Brick-A-Pic

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Have you ever fancied turning a picture of yourself or any other kind of image into a Lego work of art? Well, if Brick-A-Pic is successfully crowdfunded in the next 16 days, you'll be able to. And what's more, you build it yourself. Twice the fun. The... >>

While you're waiting for a smaller PS4 to appear, treat yourself to one of these

While you're waiting for a smaller PS4 to appear, treat yourself to one of these

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Takara Tomy, the Japanese toy manufacturer, is branching out with its range of collectable figures by introducing a range of miniature Sony PlayStation consoles. Starting with the PlayStation 2 and going through the entire release line-up over the years... >>

How do you follow up Batman Tumbler Lego? With The Walking Dead Lego, that's how

How do you follow up Batman Tumbler Lego? With The Walking Dead Lego, that's how

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The Lego Batman Tumbler Batmobile we wrote about the other day caused something of a stir. Every single one of us, and a large amount of our readers it seems, want one and we couldn't help drooling over the set that contains more than 1,800 pieces.... >>

Hasbro okays artists to design and sell 3D printed toy art for fans on Shapeways

Hasbro okays artists to design and sell 3D printed toy art for fans on Shapeways

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Hasbro has embraced 3D printing. It announced 3D printing marketplace Shapeways is now selling fan art inspired by Hasbro brands like My Little Pony. In an interview with The New York Times, John Frascott, chief marketing officer at Hasbro, revealed that... >>

Lego Batman Tumbler Batmobile coming soon for those with time and a fat wallet

Lego Batman Tumbler Batmobile coming soon for those with time and a fat wallet

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Lego has announced a new addition to its Ultimate Collectors' Series range, the Batman Tumbler Batmobile, as seen in the more recent Dark Knight trilogy of movies. The 76023 Lego Batman Tumbler UCS set with be comprised of 1,869 pieces for $199 (£116)... >>

Legoland Windsor gets free Wi-Fi, now you can watch The Lego Movie surrounded by Lego

Legoland Windsor gets free Wi-Fi, now you can watch The Lego Movie surrounded by Lego

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Legoland has partnered with The Cloud to offer free Wi-Fi throughout the Windsor theme park. Visitors can use the free wireless internet connection as much as they like while on the site, and can also access Legoland's Q-bot service, which allows them... >>

Keep your kids fit and healthy while they play, LeapFrog LeapBand is their own activty tracker

Keep your kids fit and healthy while they play, LeapFrog LeapBand is their own activty tracker

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LeapFrog has entered the wearables market with a cross between a sports fitness band and a smartwatch that encourages kids to keep healthy by playing games. The LeapBand activity tracker is a watch-like device that kids between four and seven can wear.... >>

Nerf NStrike ProCam: A blaster with built-in camera so you can record your takedowns

Nerf NStrike ProCam: A blaster with built-in camera so you can record your takedowns

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Nerf has launched a new Nerf gun that comes complete with a built-in camera so you can record just how good a shot you are. The new Nerf NStrike ProCam is a standard looking blaster rifle from the company, but look closely and you'll soon notice that... >>