Latest Hasbro parenting reviews

We need bigger guns: Nerf Mega Thunderbow and the Nerf Demolisher 2-in-1 review
We need bigger guns: Nerf Mega Thunderbow and the Nerf Demolisher 2-in-1 review By Stuart Miles

Nerf has released two new top of the range Nerf weapons, but which one should you go for? We've been shooting to find out.Nerf Mega ThunderbowKatniss Everdeen has a lot to answer for doesn't she? The latest Nerf weapon, you see, is a bow and dart combo... Read more

Simon Swipe: Classic game gets a remake with new challenges
Simon Swipe: Classic game gets a remake with new challenges By Stuart Miles

Hasbro has remade Simon Says for a new generation bringing with it a series of new challenges to master.Now instead of a pocketable game that featured four lights, you have to, as the name suggests, swipe as well as tap your way through remembering a... Read more

Nerf NStrike ProCam: A blaster with built-in camera so you can record your takedowns
Nerf NStrike ProCam: A blaster with built-in camera so you can record your takedowns By Stuart Miles

Nerf has launched a new Nerf gun that comes complete with a built-in camera so you can record just how good a shot you are.The new Nerf NStrike ProCam is a standard looking blaster rifle from the company, but look closely and you'll soon notice that it... Read more

Furby Boom is back, and this time it's got a Crystal makeover
Furby Boom is back, and this time it's got a Crystal makeover By Stuart Miles

Furby was the number one selling toy for Christmas 2013, and Hasbro is hoping it can repeat that feat a second year running.To do so, it is releasing a new "Crystal series" Furby and Furblings for those who either missed out first time around or need... Read more

Hands-on: Furby Furblings review
Hands-on: Furby Furblings review By Stuart Miles

Hasbro has expanded its Furby Boom range with a new line of critters, or Furblings, that acts as physical friend if you already own a Furby Boom and we've had one in the office. The adorable and cute little fur balls are supposedly the offspring of your... Read more

Furby Boom review
4.0 stars Furby Boom review By Stuart Miles

No, you haven't fallen into a time warp, the Spice Girls aren't playing on the radio, and we aren't all worrying about the Y2K bug; Furby is back, and vying to be the must have toy for Christmas 2013. Introducing Furby Boom.Is Furby really all buzzwords... Read more

Hands-on: Tetris Bop It review
Hands-on: Tetris Bop It review By Stuart Miles

The Bop it games from Hasbro have been around for ages, testing your ability to twist it, turn it, bash it, and a host of other things without getting in a tizz. Now it's back again, this time based around Tetris.Aimed at 8-year-olds and over, the Tetris-focused... Read more

Hands-on: Nerf N-Strike Elite Mega Centurion review
Hands-on: Nerf N-Strike Elite Mega Centurion review By Stuart Miles

The mega stands for mega darts, new bigger Nerf darts that will work only with Mega branded Nerf guns. That's exactly what the Nerf N-Strike Elite Mega Centurion blaster (£34.99) takes, to let you to hit your target a whopping 23 meters away, as long... Read more

Nerf Rapidstrike CS-18 pictures and hands-on
Nerf Rapidstrike CS-18 pictures and hands-on By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

Hasbro Star Wars MTT Droid Carrier pictures and hands-on
Hasbro Star Wars MTT Droid Carrier pictures and hands-on By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

Furby (2012) pictures and hands-on
Furby (2012) pictures and hands-on By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

Ultimate FX Lightsaber pictures and hands-on
Ultimate FX Lightsaber pictures and hands-on By Chris Hall

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... Read more

Nerf Vortex disc blasters hands-on
Nerf Vortex disc blasters hands-on By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

Bop-It! XT hands-on
Bop-It! XT hands-on By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

Simon Flash hands-on
Simon Flash hands-on By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

Bop it Extreme 2
4.5 stars Bop it Extreme 2 By Stuart Miles

Kids don't want simple any more. As so we find ourselves reviewing Bop it Extreme 2 an advanced version of Simon Says. So popular it seems was the first version by Hasbro, that they couldn't resist updating and creating another. But has it got what it... Read more

Transformers Alternators - Subaru Impreza Silverstreak
3.5 stars Transformers Alternators - Subaru Impreza Silverstreak By Stuart Miles

Transformers has long had a place in our heart. The idea that trucks, dinosaurs and anything else for that matter could be a robot in disguise is a great tool in feeding the imagination of the young. Whether they are young in age or young at heart, Transformers... Read more

VideoNow Color - Personal Video Player
1.0 stars VideoNow Color - Personal Video Player By Stuart Miles

Children watch far too much television as it is at the moment, however a new gadget is hoping to ensure they watch even more. The VideoNow system launched with Nickelodeon is a portable device that allows you to watch movies and your favourite television... Read more

Super Soaker Hydro Rocket Monster
4.0 stars Super Soaker Hydro Rocket Monster By Stuart Miles

While the sun was bright and the weather was hot, pocket-lint managed to get out to the park to test the latest product in the Super Soaker range. No it’s not the biggest water pistol you’ve ever seen or an elaborate water land mine system. What it... Read more

Super Soaker Triple Aggressor
4.5 stars Super Soaker Triple Aggressor By Stuart Miles

Things have changed a lot since I was a child. In my day, water pistols were just that- pistols with a dodgy cap at the back and with all the force of a syringe. Today however, thanks to Hasbro the water pistol is now a lean mean fighting machine. The... Read more