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Top 20 Toys for 2011

Top 20 Toys for 2011

By 3 February 2011

After Pocket-lint's visit to the Toy Fair in London, the team sat down and mulled over the toys that they saw, and the one thing they all agreed on was that 2011 is going to be a cracking year for kids' gadgets, gizmos and playthings. In fact, so much... >>

Self-Service Checkout - the toy

Self-Service Checkout - the toy

By 3 February 2011

Casdon, the company that specialises in making toys that are replicas of real life objects, is bringing shopping toys bang up to date with its Self-Service checkout. The electronic checkout till will come with a light sensor, vocal prompts like “please... >>

Lego teams with NASA for new sets

Lego teams with NASA for new sets

By 3 February 2011

Lego has teamed up with NASA to release new space inspired Lego sets to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Space Shuttle. Launched as apart of the company's Lego City brand, the “hero” set of the new range will be the Lego City Space Centre that... >>

Electronic Test Tube Aliens hands-on

Electronic Test Tube Aliens hands-on

By 2 February 2011

After a meagre outing last time around, Wild Planet and WowWee's Electronic Test Tube Aliens are back, and this time they're even more evil. They want to enslave the human race, and kids are encouraged to interrogate them to find out the details of their... >>

Paper Jamz Pro Guitar, Microphone and Justin Bieber Keyboard Guitar hands-on

Paper Jamz Pro Guitar, Microphone and Justin Bieber Keyboard Guitar hands-on

By 2 February 2011

WowWee's Paper Jamz range of toy guitars were a major success in the back end of 2010. Not too expensive, they allowed wannabe rockstars the chance to strum along to some choons, without the need for the intricate gamer skillset or console equipment required... >>

Playmobil Agents Spying Camera Set hands-on

Playmobil Agents Spying Camera Set hands-on

By 27 January 2011

Playmobil is looking to shed its toddler roots with a new range aimed at 8- to 11-year-olds called Secret Agent.  The range will feature a host of new toys complete with backstory for your children to get into - a new direction for the company. With... >>

Bop-It! XT hands-on

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... >>

Shark Attack: Hungry Hippos goes bad

Shark Attack: Hungry Hippos goes bad

By 27 January 2011

There’s nothing like a great white shark munching its way toward you to speed up your game play, and that’s the hope of Hasbro with a new board game called Shark Attack. So what do you have to do? Well roll some dice and then get a move on moving... >>

LeapFrog Leapster Explorer Camera & Video Recorder hands-on

LeapFrog Leapster Explorer Camera & Video Recorder hands-on

By 27 January 2011

While it may be unassuming and requires LeapFrog's Leapster Explorer handheld gaming/educational device to actually work, it's amazing just how much the tiny Camera & Video Recorder add-on actually, ahem, adds on. No bigger than one of the console's... >>

Hexbug: Creepy crawly robot toys hands-on

Hexbug: Creepy crawly robot toys hands-on

By 27 January 2011

What do you get if you combine robotics with I'm a Celebrity Get me out of Here? Well, apart from livelier hosts than Ant and Dec, Innovation First makes a good stab at recreating the experience of glaring in the eyes of a cockroach, without the smell... >>