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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... >>

Personalised Superhero Action Figures: We become Batman

Personalised Superhero Action Figures: We become Batman

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How do you fancy becoming a superhero? Batman for instance? That was the question put to Pocket-lint and of course we couldn't turn down such an offer.Firebox, the UK's favourite online gadget shop, is offering customers the chance to become Batman, Superman,... >>

Angry Birds On Thin Ice pictures and hands-on

Angry Birds On Thin Ice pictures and hands-on

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Angry Birds On Thin Ice is a new board game of the popular mobile game that you've no doubt have installed on your phone.Not being able to resist an afternoon skipping work, we quickly got to play, erhem, we mean work testing it to see whether you should... >>

Scalextric Digital Platinum pictures and hands-on

Scalextric Digital Platinum pictures and hands-on

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It comes with six cars, features more than 8.5m of track and costs £499.99, and we just couldn't resist having a play with the new Digital Platinum from Scalextric. So that's what we did - with a few beers and some pizza, of course.Out of the box and... >>

Bossa Nova Mechatars pictures and hands-on

Bossa Nova Mechatars pictures and hands-on

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We've already come across Bossa Nova Robotics' remote controlled Mechatars before, at last year's Toy Fair in fact, but now they're ready for public consumption and Pocket-lint got the chance to see the online role playing game aspect of the new USB connected... >>

Bobble Bots Moshi Monsters Moshlings pictures and hands-on

Bobble Bots Moshi Monsters Moshlings pictures and hands-on

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Hexbug creator Innovation First is hoping to repeat the resounding success it has had with its robotic bug range with a new range of scuttling, vibrating collectables. And this time it has partnered with Mind Candy to bring its tech to Moshi Monsters.Bobble... >>

BigTrak XTR pictures and hands-on

BigTrak XTR pictures and hands-on

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Remember the 1980s toy phenomenon, BigTrack? If not, allow us to fill you in - it was a six-wheeled programmable electric vehicle where you entered codes on its built-in keyboard for a pre-determined movement sequence. It was the toy car for geeks. We... >>

Fisher Price KidTough portable DVR pictures and hands-on

Fisher Price KidTough portable DVR pictures and hands-on

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Vegas isn't really a kid friendly place. Sure, there is a guy that's dressed as Mickey Mouse that will quite happily pose for a quick photo with youngsters for a couple of bucks but he also smells quite heavily of whiskey and is apparently more than able... >>

Dance Star Mickey pictures and hands-on

Dance Star Mickey pictures and hands-on

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Mickey Mouse has kept himself current through constant reinvention. Global PR representation, careful asset management and, well, being a huge Disney star, have kept the 83-year-old mouse at the top of his game.Guaranteed to be a hit under the Christmas... >>

Ultimate FX Lightsaber pictures and hands-on

Ultimate FX Lightsaber pictures and hands-on

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Go on, 'fess up. Just how many times did have you picked up a pole or stick and swiped it around making Lightsaber noises? Well now you don't have to.Toy Lightsabers, even replicas, are nothing new but the Ultimate FX Lightsaber from Hasbro caught our... >>

Leapfrog LeapPad Explorer
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Leapfrog LeapPad Explorer

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You’ve got your iPad or Android tablet, but what about your kids? According to toy company Leapfrog, your children want a tablet too. But does the LeapPad Explorer, a tablet designed especially for 4-9-year-olds fit the bill, or will they still want... >>

Max Force Shadow Hawk 100 pictures and hands-on

Max Force Shadow Hawk 100 pictures and hands-on

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Remember sitting in class, chewing up a piece of paper to then blow through a straw? Essentially, this is the same thing. The Max Force Shadow Hawk 100 is a blot operated pump action sniper spitball gun.Lifting the Max Force Shadow Hawk 100 from the packaging... >>

Hot Wheels Video Racer pictures and hands-on

Hot Wheels Video Racer pictures and hands-on

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We have to admit we were giddy with excitement when we first saw the Hot Wheels Video Racer camera system in January at CES in Las Vegas, and now 10 months on we’ve got the system in the office.But are we still excited, and more importantly should you... >>

Griffin Helo TC pictures and hands-on

Griffin Helo TC pictures and hands-on

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Take one part app, one part iPhone and one part miniature remote controlled helicopter. Throw them together and what have you got? Griffin's Helo TC,  a smashed up sitting room and plentiful damage to the paint on the walls.Given the amount of games... >>

Barbie Designable Hair extensions and doll pictures hands-on

Barbie Designable Hair extensions and doll pictures hands-on

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Do you groan at the thought of your daughter playing with Barbie and her millions of add-ons and accessories come Christmas? What if we said we could give you a reason to be excited about the plastic hot-chick yourself?Up steps Barbie Designable Hair... >>

VTech InnoTab hands-on

VTech InnoTab hands-on

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We think it's safe to say that there is no faster growing sector in the wonderful world of gadgets and gizmology at present than tablets. The meteoric rise of the iPad and equivalent Android devices has been nothing short of spectacular - especially considering... >>

Kre-o: Transformers Lego in disguise

Kre-o: Transformers Lego in disguise

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A spokesperson for Hamleys recently told us that Lego has had an "incredible year so far" and we can understand why, it has released sets with some killer licensed brands in 2011, including Pirates of the Caribbean and its own Ninjago, and they've really... >>

Nerf Vortex disc blasters hands-on

Nerf Vortex disc blasters hands-on

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We've always been big fans of Nerf blasters here on Pocket-lint, and never shy away from the opportunity to shoot one or another in the floppy bits with a well-aimed projectile. However, it's been literally hit or miss over the years, as to guarantee... >>

Light Strike from WowWee: Laser Quest returns

Light Strike from WowWee: Laser Quest returns

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Remember Laser Quest, or if you’re even geekier Photon? Well the youth of today will get their chance to have the same memories you once had thanks to WowWee, the company behind Paper Jamz and Robosapiens.It’s about to launch a new laser based game... >>

Frickin' lasers to power RC toys of tomorrow

Frickin' lasers to power RC toys of tomorrow

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Controlling your new remote control car via two joysticks on a remote is so last decade, well that’s the feeling we’ve just got from seeing two new RC cars from two different toy companies aimed at two very different age groups.You see if you believe... >>

Dino Bite: The Dinosaur munching game that will scare your kids

Dino Bite: The Dinosaur munching game that will scare your kids

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There is no real tech involved in what is likely to be the must have game for your kids this Christmas, but it’s so much fun, and it made us jump when we had a go that we felt obliged to share it with you.Dino Bite is a simple game that sees you having... >>

My Own Story Time Pad: LeapFrog’s Kindle for kids

My Own Story Time Pad: LeapFrog’s Kindle for kids

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LeapFrog has created a new electronic reading device for 2 to 4 year olds that hopes to let them think you’ve been kind enough to give them a Kindle.Designed to look like the ebook reader from Amazon, it’s sadly not as tech savy, but still very cool... >>

LeapFrog LeapPad hands-on

LeapFrog LeapPad hands-on

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You’ve got an iPad, you love that iPad, trouble is your kids want your iPad too. If that sounds familiar then LeapFrog wants you to be interested in a new toy that’s due out in August and costs £80.Called the LeapPad it’s a tablet just for your... >>

Bright Starts Snuggle Duckling Baby Rocker hands-on

Bright Starts Snuggle Duckling Baby Rocker hands-on

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The arrival of a newborn baby is an amazing thing; not just with the miracle of birth, the cuteness and the mountains of presents from relatives and friends, but in the fact that it's a great excuse to try out and play with all manner of new gadgets,... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Lego Ninjago Spinjitzu Scavenger Hunt review  (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Lego Ninjago Spinjitzu Scavenger Hunt review (iPhone)

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Here on Pocket-lint we have wide-ranging tastes when it comes to gadgets and gizmos. What's for sure is that we like games, we like Lego, and we sure as hell like ninjas. Combine the three and we're not only interested - we're typing our password into... >>

Electronic Test Tube Aliens hands-on

Electronic Test Tube Aliens hands-on

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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

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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

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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 a... >>

Bop-It! XT hands-on

Bop-It! XT hands-on

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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... >>

LeapFrog Leapster Explorer Camera & Video Recorder hands-on

LeapFrog Leapster Explorer Camera & Video Recorder hands-on

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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 cartridges,... >>

Hexbug: Creepy crawly robot toys hands-on

Hexbug: Creepy crawly robot toys hands-on

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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... >>

Angry Birds invade Toy Fair, including official catapult

Angry Birds invade Toy Fair, including official catapult

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There are some that are getting Angry Birds fatigue, but the craze shows no signs of slowing at the moment. Certainly, Character Options is banking on the trend going on for a while yet, with its range of plush toys both small and massive.The toy manufacturer... >>

Simon Flash hands-on

Simon Flash hands-on

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The classic game of “Simon”, where you have to remember a series of colours in sequence, is making a comeback thanks to a new twist on the game by Hasbro, and Pocket-lint was at the Toy Fair in London to have a quick go.Based on the same technology... >>

Doctor Who Character Building figures: Like Timelord-shaped Lego Minifigs

Doctor Who Character Building figures: Like Timelord-shaped Lego Minifigs

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Character Options, one of the fastest growing toy companies in the UK, has a mighty range of licensed properties, including the BBC's Doctor Who, which will be gracing all manner of toys and playsets in the coming months.But the most exciting of those... >>

Sing-a-ma-jigs hands-on

Sing-a-ma-jigs hands-on

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Mattel, aside from launching Angry Birds the board game, and Hot Wheels video cameras, is about to bring Sing-a-ma-jigs, launched in the US last year to the UK to infect small children up and down the land with their musical love.To those who have no... >>