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Tobyrich.vegas brings gamification to drones

Tobyrich.vegas brings gamification to drones

By 5 June 2015

TobyRich makes Bluetooth controlled toys and its next venture is the tobyrich.vegas, a Bluetooth drone designed for indoor and outdoor play. This is the second Bluetooth drone from TobyRich and follows the lead of the previous model by opting for a lightweight... >>

Airfix and Hornby launch KitStarter crowdfunding platform to bring back classic toys

Airfix and Hornby launch KitStarter crowdfunding platform to bring back classic toys

By 3 June 2015

British toy brand Hornby has launched its own Kickstarter-like crowdfunding platform for its Airfix range, for collectors and enthusiasts to back the return of classic models and toys. The KitStarter website is part Kickstarter or Indiegogo, part a pre-order... >>

Sphero Darkside: The toy that proves the machines are taking over

Sphero Darkside: The toy that proves the machines are taking over

By 22 May 2015

Sphero, basking in the glory of the Star Wars BB-8 afterglow, has a new connected toy called Darkside. With a name that pays homage to Star Wars, the new toy is the naughty alter-ego of the existing Sphero Ollie. Sphero says that Darkside is a robot that... >>

Live your own Jurassic World adventure, in Lego

Live your own Jurassic World adventure, in Lego

By 4 May 2015

Jurassic World, the latest in the series of cult dinosaur movies, will be hitting cinemas on 12 June, but you can get in on the action now, in classic Lego style. Lego has released six new Lego sets to celebrate the movie, letting you set the dinosaurs... >>

Simpsons Minifigures series 2 is another dose of Lego awesome

Simpsons Minifigures series 2 is another dose of Lego awesome

By 1 May 2015

Rejoice! A second series of Simpsons and Lego Minifigs has been released. There are now 16 new Simpsons Lego Minifigs to collect, hitting any reputable stores from 1 May.  There's a great selection of characters in the mix here, including some of The... >>

This is what it would look like if Star Wars and Final Fantasy collided

This is what it would look like if Star Wars and Final Fantasy collided

By 31 March 2015

Japanese games publisher Square Enix has a tradition of releasing collectable action figures of not just its own brands, such as Final Fantasy, but also licensed characters from comic books and movies. Now it has lent its unique creative eye to Star Wars... >>

If there's just one Lego Ideas project to vote for today, make sure it's this

If there's just one Lego Ideas project to vote for today, make sure it's this

By 10 March 2015

Ever since the Lego Ideas (nee Cuusoo) program started there have been some amazing fan-made sets greenlit and sold as consumer products. Popular and cult movies have been represented and seen their properties made into official Lego sets, including... >>

What it's like to drive the best F1 track in the world... on Scalextric

What it's like to drive the best F1 track in the world... on Scalextric

By 5 March 2015

Sky Sports F1 presenter Martin Brundle told Pocket-lint that he had a vision of the ultimate Formula One race track in his head, with corners and parts collated from circuits around the world, but he didn't think it would ever make its way out of his... >>

View-Master hands-on: The VR reimagining of a 50s classic

View-Master hands-on: The VR reimagining of a 50s classic

By 18 February 2015

As you have no doubt heard, Mattel wants to re-launch its classic View-Master toy with a fresh injection of virtual reality, Google Cardboard style. This leverages the iconic red viewer from the late 50s that used disc-mounted photos, one for each eye,... >>

Internet connected Barbie will talk to your kids and learn from their responses

Internet connected Barbie will talk to your kids and learn from their responses

By 17 February 2015

Barbie has always moved with the times, adapting to fashion and themes throughout her 56-year-old lifespan and now she is to become interactive and internet connected as Mattel plans to introduce Hello Barbie, a doll that can talk to children and respond... >>