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COMMENT: Five top toys from the Toy Fair

COMMENT: Five top toys from the Toy Fair

By 30 January 2009

It might have been a smaller Toy Fair in London this year with companies like Tomy, Scalextric, Hornby, and Vtech not being present, but that didn't stop those who where there launching some interesting toys due to come out over the next 9 months. Here... >>

JJ Abrams' Star Trek film figures spotted

JJ Abrams' Star Trek film figures spotted

By 30 January 2009

Toy maker Vivid is bringing fans of Star Trek the chance to recreate the latest movie with a number of new Star Trek toys including a voice changing Captain Kirk space helmet. Boldly going where every toy maker has gone before, the company will also release... >>

LeapFrog Zippity games console for kiddies launches

LeapFrog Zippity games console for kiddies launches

By 30 January 2009

LeapFrog has answered Vtech's recently announced V.Smile Motion games console with an interactive exercised focused games console of its own. Called the Zippity (as in Zippity do da, zippity day) the games console will be controlled via a large joystick... >>

Buzz Lightyear toy returns in time for Toy Story 3D

Buzz Lightyear toy returns in time for Toy Story 3D

By 30 January 2009

Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the Toy Story toys are to make a comeback later in the year in an attempt to once again be the must have toy this Christmas. The new models, which will be directly modelled on the toys in the films will be a part of "Andy's... >>

HM Armed Forces launch night vision goggles for Kids

HM Armed Forces launch night vision goggles for Kids

By 30 January 2009

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... >>

Lego builds new Power Miners range

Lego builds new Power Miners range

By 30 January 2009

Lego has revealed it will be launching a new range of Lego toys at this year's Toy Fair in London. Going by the moniker of Power Miner the theme will be focused around a group of deep earth miners fighting off evil rock monsters. As usual there will be... >>

LeapFrog My Pal Scout takes on iTeddy

LeapFrog My Pal Scout takes on iTeddy

By 30 January 2009

LeapFrog is hoping to take on the traditional teddy bear market with a new plush toy that's fully interactive. The new toy, called My Pal Scout, can be connected to the Internet allowing parents to download their child's name, favourite colour, animal... >>

LeapFrog Tag Junior launches

LeapFrog Tag Junior launches

By 30 January 2009

LeapFrog has announced that it plans to follow up its LeapFrog Tag Reading System launched last year with a new version aimed at 2 to 4-year-olds. The new system, called LeapFrog Tag Junior will offer a similar technology that allows infants to interact... >>

Girls get their own robot: Penbo the Pengiun

Girls get their own robot: Penbo the Pengiun

By 30 January 2009

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... >>

Hasbro adds Zambi the elephant to FurReal range

Hasbro adds Zambi the elephant to FurReal range

By 30 January 2009

Hasbro is planning to add to its range of FurReal robotic pets with the launch of Zambi a baby elephant. Launching later in the year, Zambi will come with sensors in its head and trunk, and promise to interact with you when you play with it. In an attempt... >>