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Nerf Rapidstrike CS-18 pictures and hands-on

Nerf Rapidstrike CS-18 pictures and hands-on

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If you ever find yourself screaming, "We need bigger guns!" then Nerf has probably heard you and is trying to answer your call - in the toy world at least.The Nerf Rapidstrike CS-18 forms part of the N-Strike Elite range and is a fully automatic machinegun... >>

Lego Back To The Future + Lone Ranger Constitution Train Chase = BTTF III gold

Lego Back To The Future + Lone Ranger Constitution Train Chase = BTTF III gold

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Lego has just released, with help from fans, a Back To The Future Lego set complete with Marty McFly, Doc Brown and, of course, the DeLorean.Here at Pocket-lint we couldn’t resist getting one in to see just how good it was and whether it's worth trying... >>

Lego Lord of the Rings 'Battle at the Black Gate' and other 2013 LOTR sets pictures and hands-on

Lego Lord of the Rings 'Battle at the Black Gate' and other 2013 LOTR sets pictures and hands-on

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We love Lego. And we love Lord of the Rings. So when the Danish maker put the two together we didn't need to be sold on the idea - and with Legolas surely it was an inevitability?It might be the peak of summer - if it could be called that in the UK this... >>

Pocket-lint becomes Iron Man

Pocket-lint becomes Iron Man

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Iron Man 3 is in the cinemas in the UK from 25 April, and to help promote the film and the new Iron Man armour, Marvel, Disney, and RealD 3D have teamed up to take a "Become Iron Man" experience on the road around the UK letting you become the metal-clad... >>

WowWee RoboMe: iPhone controlled robot that lets you call home

WowWee RoboMe: iPhone controlled robot that lets you call home

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WowWee is to launch a new robot this year called the RoboMe, a robot that allows you to give it some personality by plugging in your iPhone or iPod touch to double as the face.The new toy, which is expected some time over the summer, will work perfectly... >>

Lego Spider-Man: Daily Bugle Showdown pictures and hands-on

Lego Spider-Man: Daily Bugle Showdown pictures and hands-on

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The Daily Bugle is published using an iMac. That what Lego believes is the case with the Apple desktop computer featuring in a new diorama set featuring Spider-man, Dr Doom, and the Daily Bugle's offices.The computer, along with what could be easily mistaken... >>

V-Tech Kidipets could beat Tamagotchi to the punch as your virtual chum

V-Tech Kidipets could beat Tamagotchi to the punch as your virtual chum

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Yesterday, Pocket-lint heard that Tamagotchi was on its way back in the form of an iPhone and Android application, but if you want to go old school and play with a physical, er, virtual pet, electronic toy company V-Tech has a range that'll be right up... >>

Wow! Stuff turns your iPad into a pinball machine, or aquarium

Wow! Stuff turns your iPad into a pinball machine, or aquarium

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Have you ever wished you could convert your iPad into a pinball machine, or an aquarium? Well your prayers have been answered, thanks to Wow! Stuff.Part of the new App Converters line from the toy company that brought us things like Air Swimmers, the... >>

Scalextric Quick Build Demolition Derby set plays nice with Lego

Scalextric Quick Build Demolition Derby set plays nice with Lego

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Scalextric Quick Build Demolition Derby Set: that's the Scalextric set your kids are going to most want later in the year, so make a note of it now so you are prepared.Launched at the London Toy Fair this week, the Scalextric Quick Build set will, says... >>

Teksta the Robotic Puppy (2013) pictures and hands-on

Teksta the Robotic Puppy (2013) pictures and hands-on

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Paws up who remembers the original Teksta the Robotic Puppy from 1999? Called Tekno in the US, the first Teksta was incredibly detailed and well-specified for its time. Sony's Aibo was popular around then but prohibitively expensive, so Teksta/Tekno became... >>

Doctor Who: Limited Collector's Edition Union Jack Dalek pictures and hands-on

Doctor Who: Limited Collector's Edition Union Jack Dalek pictures and hands-on

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Hiding in one corner of the Character Options stand at London's Toy Fair is a rather interesting addition to the Doctor Who collectibles range. To celebrate the Doctor's 50th anniversary this year, the company behind some of the coolest Doctor Who-licensed... >>

Meccano Evolution shrinks parts for more detailed models (pictures)

Meccano Evolution shrinks parts for more detailed models (pictures)

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Meccano has launched its newest range of models, Meccano Evolution. We had the chance to explore the new models at the Toy Fair in London Olympia today.The new range feels like a return to what Meccano is all about. Rather than taking the character lines... >>

Tagamoto mini robot cars pictures and hands-on

Tagamoto mini robot cars pictures and hands-on

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At last year's Toy Fair, Innovation First - the creator of the hugely successful Hexbug creepy crawly robot range - branched out by introducing Bobble Bots, helped no end by a tie-in with Moshi Monsters. This year it has adapted its Hexbug nano technology... >>

Fisher-Price Little People Apptivity case and Barnyard pictures and hands-on

Fisher-Price Little People Apptivity case and Barnyard pictures and hands-on

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If you were an executive at Fisher Price watching how much fun children have with their parents' iPads you could do one of two things. You could decide you’re never going to better Apple’s device, give up and go home, or you could use it in your own... >>

Lego Mindstorms EV3 pictures and hands-on

Lego Mindstorms EV3 pictures and hands-on

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Did you know that Lego Mindstorms is now 15 years old? When it was introduced, we were almost able to claim to be children and the whole of kids' toys looked completely different. Imagine a world where your 10-year-old wasn’t always seen from behind... >>

Smallworks iPhone Brickcase lets you turn your iPhone into a helicopter

Smallworks iPhone Brickcase lets you turn your iPhone into a helicopter

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Lego fans listen up. A company called Smallworks has created a Lego brick compatible iPhone case which allows you to build and customise your Apple phone case using Lego bricks.It's been available for some time in an array of colours for $24.99, and... >>

MaKey MaKey lets you control games with fruit

MaKey MaKey lets you control games with fruit

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If you like the idea of Rasberry Pi, but are worried that it all sounds a little bit too complicated this might be the answer.MaKey MaKey is all about letting you create a computer controller, but instead of its being made from traditional materials such... >>

Talking Tom Superstar pictures and hands-on

Talking Tom Superstar pictures and hands-on

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Talking Friends, the app in which three cats - Tom, Ginger and Angela - talk to you, has escaped out of your iPhone and Android smartphone and into a range of talking plush toys.The new toys, starting with Tom, stand around 12 inches high and have three... >>

Star Wars Angry Birds AT-AT battle game pictures and hands-on

Star Wars Angry Birds AT-AT battle game pictures and hands-on

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You've played the game on your phone or tablet, but what about in real life? That's what Hasbro and Rovio are hoping you'll want to do with Angry Birds Star Wars AT-AT Battle game that lets you recreate the battle of Hoth over and over again without a... >>

Angry Birds 8-inch Star Wars Plush - Hans Solo pictures and hands-on

Angry Birds 8-inch Star Wars Plush - Hans Solo pictures and hands-on

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First there were plush toys of the original Angry Birds from the app. Now there are the Angry Birds Star Wars plush toys to collect and throw around the room. You could even make stupid noises while trying to recreate the scenes from the new Angry Birds... >>

Lego Jabba's Palace (9516) pictures and hands-on

Lego Jabba's Palace (9516) pictures and hands-on

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Yep the Star Wars Lego team-up continues, this time with Jabba's Palace from The Return of the Jedi, and Pocket-lint couldn't resist spending some time building it to show you up close what it is all about - tough life, isn't it?It retails for £120 -... >>

Foldable.Me 'Mini Me' pictures and hands-on

Foldable.Me 'Mini Me' pictures and hands-on

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Who hasn't watched Austin Powers 2 and thought, "I wish I could have a Mini Me"? Now you can. Well, sort of.Foldable.me is a fun Kickstarter funded project that lets you create cardboard miniatures that are delivered to your door. No cutting, sticking... >>

Angry Birds Magic: Mattel lets the Pigs turn on the Angry Birds with new Apptivity accessory

Angry Birds Magic: Mattel lets the Pigs turn on the Angry Birds with new Apptivity accessory

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The ability to play as the pigs in Angry Birds has been there all along, it turns out. All you need is the new Mattel King Pig accessory and you can unlock four ways to play within the original Angry Birds HD app.Launched by the toy company as part of... >>

Mini Mini Cooper S pictures and hands on

Mini Mini Cooper S pictures and hands on

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This isn't the first time we've had the opportunity to look at a "mini Mini". At London 2012, BMW's radio-controlled Minis were used to relay javelins, discuses, hammers and shots from the grass.There's little chance that the smartphone-controlled mini... >>

Lego-built London 2012 Olympic Park pictures and eyes-on

Lego-built London 2012 Olympic Park pictures and eyes-on

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There aren't many people in the world who can say their official job title is "freelance Lego artist". But that's exactly how Warren Elsmore introduced himself to Pocket-lint when we went to look at his all-Lego model of the London 2012 Olympic Park.Elsmore... >>

VTech InnoTab 2 pictures and hands-on

VTech InnoTab 2 pictures and hands-on

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VTech has updated its tablet, the InnoTab with the InnoTab 2, and we've grabbed one to have a quick play.If the thought of giving your young kid your iPad or your shiny Android tablet scares the hell out of you, VTech, the company behind many an educational... >>

Hasbro Star Wars MTT Droid Carrier pictures and hands-on

Hasbro Star Wars MTT Droid Carrier pictures and hands-on

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Pocket-lint last saw Hasbro's Multi Troop Transport Droid Carrier at the London Toy Fair in February, but that was behind closed doors and photography was strictly forbidden. Now the company has allowed us to get our mitts on it, and we have to say we're... >>

Furby (2012) pictures and hands-on

Furby (2012) pictures and hands-on

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Furby, the cute and cuddly electronic pet, is back and this time is is more responsive, more intelligent and interacts with an accompanying iPad, iPhone and iPod touch application. Owners can feed their Furby using the app, play music the robot creature... >>

Lego Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 jet engine pictures

Lego Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 jet engine pictures

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This is an almost exact model of the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 jet engine - the same engine that powers the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The only difference is that this one is made entirely of Lego.On display at the Farnborough Airshow 2012, this working, spinning,... >>

LeapFrog LeapsterGS pictures and hands-on

LeapFrog LeapsterGS pictures and hands-on

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LeapFrog has announced a new updated and improved version of the LeapFrog LeapsterGS handheld games console and we've had a couple of plays with the new gaming device at different events in London ahead of its official launch in August in the UK.The new... >>

Hands-on: LeapFrog LeapPad 2 review

Hands-on: LeapFrog LeapPad 2 review

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LeapFrog has updated its LeapPad kids tablet with the launch of the LeaPad2 and we've managed to have a quick play at a couple of recent events in London ahead of the UK launch.The new LeapPad2 includes a higher-resolution front and rear camera, packs... >>

Apptivity Hot Wheels pictures and hands-on

Apptivity Hot Wheels pictures and hands-on

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Toy-maker Mattel is set to launch a new iPad accessory that lets you interact with its Hot Wheels Apptivity app with a real Hot Wheels car and, as you might expect, we've already had a play ahead of the UK launch.The idea is that you buy one of four of... >>

Lego Team GB minifigs pictures and hands-on

Lego Team GB minifigs pictures and hands-on

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The Olympics are almost upon us and to celebrate Lego has created an exclusive range of Lego minifigs for you to collect to get into the spirit.  Pocket-lint convinced Lego to send us some ahead of the July release so we could have a play. Like the... >>