Toys

Latest

Get your Star Wars loving hands on a life-sized BB-8 that responds to voice commands

Get your Star Wars loving hands on a life-sized BB-8 that responds to voice commands

By

If you're a fan of Star Wars and enjoyed The Force Awakens, you'll likely already have one of Sphero's BB-8 toys or be yearning to get one. Now there's another option, a full scale model of the movie's BB-8 drone you can own. Spin Master is the toy maker... >>

Everybody needs to get behind Lego Monument Valley right now

Everybody needs to get behind Lego Monument Valley right now

By

We've often been fond of proposed Lego sets that appear on Lego Ideas, but one of the latest has particularly piqued our interest. Lego Ideas (formerly Cuusoo) is an online place where budding builders put forward their potential toy sets and hope to... >>

Mattel brought back ThingMaker as a 3D printer for kids to make toys

Mattel brought back ThingMaker as a 3D printer for kids to make toys

By

Mattel doesn't think 3D printing should be limited to adults. The toy maker is so sure that it is resurrecting a product from the 1960s in order to give today's children a chance to build their own toys. Mattel has brought back ThingMaker, a countertop... >>

New Lego Star Wars sets in the flesh: Minecraft and Ninjago complete the line-up

New Lego Star Wars sets in the flesh: Minecraft and Ninjago complete the line-up

By

Having shown off a range of Lego at the London and Nuremberg Toy Fairs in the last few weeks, the brick brand let us take pics and video of the last entries in the 2016 line-up at the New York Toy Fair. The biggest question mark still left for Lego this... >>

This latest edition of Monopoly ditches the cash for cards and a scanner

This latest edition of Monopoly ditches the cash for cards and a scanner

By

Counting cash is so 2015. Monopoly has kicked off the new year by releasing a new edition of Monopoly called Ultimate Banking. It's kind of hard to keep the many, many, many editions of Monopoly straight at this point, but this new one stands out because... >>

VTech to buy LeapFrog and create massive kids’ gadgets firm

VTech to buy LeapFrog and create massive kids’ gadgets firm

By

When we visited this year's Toy Fair in January there was a notable absentee: LeapFrog. The company specialises in gadgets for younger kids and has always been a must-see for us each year, with its cunning devices that ape adult equivalents. Now we know... >>

These are the Lego sets you'll want in 2016: Nexo Knights, Angry Birds and more

These are the Lego sets you'll want in 2016: Nexo Knights, Angry Birds and more

By

Each year Lego unveils its new sets that combine top name franchises and in-house brands. For families though, there’s a tension between block building creativity and the product becoming a way to get children into other franchises. At this year’s... >>

Wow, you can get a drone that can film in HD above and under water for just £50

Wow, you can get a drone that can film in HD above and under water for just £50

By

Flying Gadgets, the toy company that introduced the X-Voice voice-controlled drone last year, is bringing another unique quadcopter to the UK later this year, the X-Water. It can fly both above and below water, while filming 720p video. What's more, it... >>

Is this the new face of Lego?

Is this the new face of Lego?

By

If you asked someone to describe what Lego looks like they would probably answer with something along the lines of a series of bricks that you put together to build buildings, vehicles, and the such like. That image is likely to change though when they... >>

Best tech toys for Christmas 2016: Drones, cameras, smartwatches and more

Best tech toys for Christmas 2016: Drones, cameras, smartwatches and more

By

It might seem strange talking about toys your kids will likely want come the end of 2016 already, but each January London plays host to the UK's biggest toy trade fair and that means we get to see upcoming goodies almost 11 months in advance. We spend... >>