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Tinker Tablet for kids targets $15,000 Kickstarter funds

Tinker Tablet for kids targets $15,000 Kickstarter funds

By Danny Brogan

A children’s toy start-up company is hoping to raise $15,000 from Kickstarter to roll out its Tinker Tablet wooden puzzle. The Tinker Tablet is “designed to inspire creative kids aged three and up” and consists of a magnetic screen that sits on... Read more

Star Wars Snowspeeder made into a sled (video)

Star Wars Snowspeeder made into a sled (video)

By Danny Brogan

A Star Wars fan has got creative and conjured a sled that resembles the Snowspeeder, as seen in The Empire Strikes Back.Going by the name “fortyozjuicebox”, the Star Wars enthusiast built the sled from cardboard but went into extreme detail painting... Read more

BERO: The cute Android robot controlled via your phone

BERO: The cute Android robot controlled via your phone

By Stuart Miles

Reality Robotics, a company set up by former WowWee employees - those of Robosapien fame - are planning to unleash a new robot pet for Android fans, and have turned to funding site Kickstarter to help them do it.Called Be The Robot - BERO for short -... Read more

Mini Mini Cooper S pictures and hands on

Mini Mini Cooper S pictures and hands on

By Mike Lowe

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... Read more

Star Wars Hover bike becomes reality, Stormtrooper uniform not included (video)

Star Wars Hover bike becomes reality, Stormtrooper uniform not included (video)

By Danny Brogan

If you’re of a certain age, chances are you spent a fair part of your adolescence fantasising about riding one of the hover bikes from the Star Wars films. That fantasy has now become a reality after a Californian research team released a video demoing... Read more

Aqua Force water balloon blasters come with 80ft target range

Aqua Force water balloon blasters come with 80ft target range

By Danny Brogan

When it comes to water fights, Aqua Force’s range of artillery can best be described as weapons of mass destruction, or to borrow the company’s phrase, “weapons of mass saturation.” There are five Aqua Force water weapons, some of which can hit... Read more

SPY-C Tank beams live video to your iOS and Android device

SPY-C Tank beams live video to your iOS and Android device

By Danny Brogan

The Spy-C Tank is the ultimate spy cam with live video beamed to your handset, walkie-talkie functionality and even a night-vision mode.The robotic device is controlled remotely by a free downloadable app on both the iOS and Android platforms, including... Read more

Lego map of the world completed outside Southbank Centre

Lego map of the world completed outside Southbank Centre

By Danny Brogan

A map of the world made up entirely of Lego has been completed. Located outside the Southbank Centre in London, the creation was put together by members of the public during a three-week period that coincided with the London 2012 Olympic Games.More than... Read more

Gyrobike's Gyrowheel looks set to retire bike stabilisers for good

Gyrobike's Gyrowheel looks set to retire bike stabilisers for good

By Danny Brogan

What was once a rite of passage looks set to become a thing of a past, as the Gyrowheel replaces stabilisers as the new method of teaching children how to ride a bike.Available separately or as part of the 3-in-1 Gyrobike, the Gyrowheel teaches kids to... Read more

If you think official Lego Batman is cool, think again... now this is a Lego Batmobile!

If you think official Lego Batman is cool, think again... now this is a Lego Batmobile!

By Rik Henderson

Amateur Lego modeller Peer Kreuger (mahjqa) makes some of the most extraordinary powered constructions out of the toy bricks, but none more cool (in our opinion) than his latest projects: motorised versions of the vehicles in The Dark Knight Rises.Kreuger... Read more

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

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

By Mike Lowe

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... Read more

VTech InnoTab 2 pictures and hands-on

VTech InnoTab 2 pictures and hands-on

By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

Lego fan creates Street Fighter II figurines

Lego fan creates Street Fighter II figurines

By Danny Brogan

The characters from gaming classic Street Fighter II have been given a Lego makeover - but before you get too excited, these aren’t for sale.Created by Lego enthusiast and Street Fighter II fan, Julian Fong, all your favourites are here including Ryu,... 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

World Lego map to be built outside London's Southbank Centre

World Lego map to be built outside London's Southbank Centre

By Danny Brogan

Head down to London’s Southbank and you could bear witness to Big Ben (well, the Houses of Parliament), the Empire State Building and Taj Mahal all built from Lego.A world map featuring some of the globe’s most iconic landmarks will be constructed... 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

Lego Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 jet engine pictures

Lego Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 jet engine pictures

By Dan Sung

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,... Read more

LeapFrog LeapsterGS pictures and hands-on

LeapFrog LeapsterGS pictures and hands-on

By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

Hands-on: LeapFrog LeapPad 2 review

Hands-on: LeapFrog LeapPad 2 review

By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

Attacknid six-legged radio-controlled robot has plans to be this year's must-have toy

Attacknid six-legged radio-controlled robot has plans to be this year's must-have toy

By Stuart Miles

Attacknid, that's the name of the toy your young man-child will be shouting at you over and over again come Christmas time, hoping to see it under the tree.The new 10-inch tall radio-controlled robot, created by Wow!Stuff and available later this year,... Read more

Little Tikes creates iTikes iPad toy range

Little Tikes creates iTikes iPad toy range

By Stuart Miles

Little Tikes, the company behind those red and yellow push-along kids' cars, has announced that it is launching a range of iPad and iPhone-friendly gadgets in time for Christmas in the UK.The new iTikes range will consist of four iPad-friendly kids toys... Read more

Apptivity Hot Wheels pictures and hands-on

Apptivity Hot Wheels pictures and hands-on

By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

Best baby gear for gadget-loving parents

Best baby gear for gadget-loving parents

By Jamie Carter

A baby can be the start of a whole new exciting shopping opportunity for the gadget-loving parent. If you can think of even the smallest niche in the child-rearing adventure that needs to be filled, then you can bet that there are at least 50 products... Read more

The Android mascot you'll want to buy, but can't, unless you work for Google

The Android mascot you'll want to buy, but can't, unless you work for Google

By Stuart Miles

An inflatable remote controlled Android mascot will go on sale in September -  but not to the likes of you or us.The toy, made by Bladez Toys, follows previously announced inflatable characters that you can whizz around your living room, but this robot... Read more

Lego Team GB minifigs pictures and hands-on

Lego Team GB minifigs pictures and hands-on

By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

Robotic wooden dinosaurs that move, roar and even bite

Robotic wooden dinosaurs that move, roar and even bite

By Danny Brogan

There’s nothing prehistoric about these dinosaurs. Fire them up with three AAA batteries and the Robotic Wooden Dinosaurs will walk, roar and even nibble your finger.There are four in total; a triceratops, stegosaurus, T-Rex and a mammoth (yes we know... Read more

LeapFrog LeapPad2: The kids alternative to the iPad and Surface

LeapFrog LeapPad2: The kids alternative to the iPad and Surface

By Stuart Miles

LeapFrog has updated its LeapPad kids tablet with the launch of the LeaPad2.The new LeapPad2 includes a higher-resolution front and rear camera, and packs a faster processor, better memory capability, improved battery life, and exclusive engaging content... Read more

Lego comes to life with BrainBricks, we kid you not

Lego comes to life with BrainBricks, we kid you not

By Danny Brogan

You may soon be able to bring your Lego creations to life, thanks to tiny wireless sensors built into the bricks, which in turn will allow you to play with them within an online game.For example, build yourself a car and any smartphone or tablet device... Read more

Angry Birds theme park opening in the UK this summer

Angry Birds theme park opening in the UK this summer

By Danny Brogan

Nottinghamshire will play host to the first UK  Angry Birds theme park opening at the end of this summer.Sundown Adventureland has ordered £250,000 of playground equipment for the park, which has the official backing of Angry Birds creators Rovio.Lappset... Read more

Lego creates exclusive Team GB Olympic minifigs

Lego creates exclusive Team GB Olympic minifigs

By Danny Brogan

The Great Britain Olympic team has been bestowed with a prestigious honour even before the London 2012 games has kicked off. The athletes have been immortalized as Lego minifigures.There are a total of nine Team GB Lego minifigures to collect. These include... Read more

Personalised Superhero Action Figures: We become Batman

Personalised Superhero Action Figures: We become Batman

By Stuart Miles

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,... Read more

Angry Birds Land opens at Särkänniemi Theme Park in Finland

Angry Birds Land opens at Särkänniemi Theme Park in Finland

By Stuart Miles

Angry Birds fans wanting to get even more Angry Birds fun and games can now visit Angry Birds Land at Särkänniemi Theme Park in Finland.The themed area of the park consists of 12 rides, an adventure course, games and food points, designed especially... Read more

Lego Galaxy Patroller minifig - toughest looking Lego character yet

Lego Galaxy Patroller minifig - toughest looking Lego character yet

By Stuart Miles

How tough do you like your Lego minifig characters? John McEnroe tough? What about bridezilla tough? Nah, you want Galaxy Patroller tough.Launched as part of the new Series 7 minifig characters from Lego, the Galaxy Patroller is just one of 16 new designs... Read more

James Bond 007 Skyfall cars revealed with official Scalextric set

James Bond 007 Skyfall cars revealed with official Scalextric set

By Rik Henderson

If you could combine two of your most favourite things in the world, what would be the outcome? Charlize Theron on a camping trip to Bognor Regis? Simon Cowell's head and a blender, perhaps?Surely James Bond Scalextric has to be up there somewhere. And... Read more

Angry Birds On Thin Ice pictures and hands-on

Angry Birds On Thin Ice pictures and hands-on

By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

Scalextric Digital Platinum pictures and hands-on

Scalextric Digital Platinum pictures and hands-on

By Stuart Miles

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... Read more