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Skylanders Swap Force: 16 new swappable characters to want and master

Skylanders Swap Force: 16 new swappable characters to want and master

By Stuart Miles

Activision has announced 16 new characters for its Skylanders game that are likely to have kids wanting to play the game even more than ever.The new characters, announced at the New York Toy Fair, now have swappable top and bottom halves, to give you... Read more

ZombieBot undead robot: Walking Dead meets C-3PO

ZombieBot undead robot: Walking Dead meets C-3PO

By Stuart Miles

WowWee has announced the launch of an undead robot called the ZombieBot, debuting the new creation at the New York Toy Fair this week.If you are reading this, chances are you like two things in life; zombies and robots. Realising that there are plenty... Read more

WowWee RoboMe: iPhone controlled robot that lets you call home

WowWee RoboMe: iPhone controlled robot that lets you call home

By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

Yoda Chronicles Lego tie-in sees first ever minifig with transparent arm

Yoda Chronicles Lego tie-in sees first ever minifig with transparent arm

By Stuart Miles

Disney has already hinted that it's looking to expand on the Star Wars universe, possibly with Yoda. And that could start sooner than we expected with the launch of the The Yoda Chronicles, a new three-part cartoon series on The Cartoon Network airing... Read more

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

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

By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

iPhone-controlled paper aeroplane takes flight in 2013

iPhone-controlled paper aeroplane takes flight in 2013

By Hunter Skipworth

The world of paper aeroplanes is about to be turned upside-down, thanks to an invention from Power Up. The device takes any conventional paper plane and lets you add a small electric motor to the back.In its most basic form, the Power Up 2.0, the motor... Read more

Barbie hits the club with digital dress

Barbie hits the club with digital dress

By Hunter Skipworth

Barbie continues to lead the way in the world of high-tech fashion, now sporting a dress with a 114 tri-colour LED lights, announced at the 2013 Toy Fair in New York.The dress uses a 4.5-inch resistive touch panel that can be drawn on with a finger or... Read more

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

By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

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

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

By Chris Hall

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... Read more

Scalextric Quick Build Demolition Derby set plays nice with Lego

Scalextric Quick Build Demolition Derby set plays nice with Lego

By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

Hexbug Aquabots planned: Mini robot fish that can actually swim

Hexbug Aquabots planned: Mini robot fish that can actually swim

By Rik Henderson

Innovation First is to expand its line-up of miniature robots with a range suited to water. Where the Hexbug line-up usually takes its influences from the world of creepy crawlies, Hexbug Aquabots will be based on the movements and actions of fish.Shown... Read more

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

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

By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

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

By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

Disney Applingz for iPhone and iPod touch, interactive Mickey and Minnie Mouse pictures and hands-on

Disney Applingz for iPhone and iPod touch, interactive Mickey and Minnie Mouse pictures and hands-on

By Rik Henderson

AppToyz, the company behind the famed AR toy AppBlaster for iPhone and Android (through AppBlaster v2), has branched out from its own smartphone and tablet gaming accessories into licensed products.A partnership with Disney will bring several new products... Read more

Meccano Evolution shrinks parts for more detailed models (pictures)

Meccano Evolution shrinks parts for more detailed models (pictures)

By Chris Hall

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... Read more

Tagamoto mini robot cars pictures and hands-on

Tagamoto mini robot cars pictures and hands-on

By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

Inflatable R2-D2 lets your ride your favourite droid

Inflatable R2-D2 lets your ride your favourite droid

By Chris Hall

If you've always wanted to ride R2-D2 then your moment has arrived, with the introduction of the R2-D2 ride-in toy from Kids@Play. The company previously offered a Dalek from Doctor Who, but has now shifted focus to Star Wars.The R2-D2 ride-in has already... Read more

Jumbo appCards bring interactive card games to your iPad or Android tablet

Jumbo appCards bring interactive card games to your iPad or Android tablet

By Chris Hall

Jumbo, manufacturer of puzzles and games, has introduced a line of interactive card games, working with an app on your Apple or Android tablet or phone. Called appCards, the games are designed to incorporate your tablet or smartphone without becoming... Read more

Iconic moments of 2012 recreated in Lego brickfilm, 2012: A Year in Bricks (video)

Iconic moments of 2012 recreated in Lego brickfilm, 2012: A Year in Bricks (video)

By Chris Hall

The year 2012's most memorable moments have been recreated in a Lego brickfilm by an 18-year-old Surrey school boy.The video, 2012: A Year in Bricks, has immortalised the most iconic moments of the year, including highlights from the London 2012 Olympic... Read more

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

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

By Ian Morris

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... Read more

Lego Mindstorms EV3 pictures and hands-on

Lego Mindstorms EV3 pictures and hands-on

By Ian Morris

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... Read more

Smallworks iPhone Brickcase lets you turn your iPhone into a helicopter

Smallworks iPhone Brickcase lets you turn your iPhone into a helicopter

By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

Lego Mindstorms EV3 programmable robots coming 2013

Lego Mindstorms EV3 programmable robots coming 2013

By Dan Sung

Buildable, programmable and very much the adult face of the company, the Lego Mindstorms series is set to return in 2013 in the form of Lego Mindstorms EV3.The Intelligent Brick at the core of the experience now comes with an SD card for local storage,... Read more

Awesome: Giant Lego Block bag, the fashion of childhood dreams

Awesome: Giant Lego Block bag, the fashion of childhood dreams

By Mike Lowe

Looking for that new year accessory to stand out? Then look no further than this giant Lego brick bag. It's made by Luxford St, based in Australia, and is officially called the Block Bag. It's also big enough to make us feel like real-world Minifigs.The... Read more

First five Sphero apps

First five Sphero apps

By Stuart Miles

You've just bought or been given a Sphero, whizzed it around your living room for 10 minutes and are now wondering what else it does. Thankfully, seeing a life-span beyond crashing into the dog or your sofa, Orbotix, Sphero's creator, has come up with an... Read more

Back to the Future to get the Lego treatment, DeLorean set coming mid-2013

Back to the Future to get the Lego treatment, DeLorean set coming mid-2013

By Rik Henderson

A Back to the Future Lego set will be coming in mid-2013. As part of the Lego Cuusoo scheme, which saw the Minecraft set greenlit earlier this year, Team BTTF's fan-based project has been given the thumbs up by the Lego review team and will therefore... Read more

MaKey MaKey lets you control games with fruit

MaKey MaKey lets you control games with fruit

By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

Talking Tom Superstar pictures and hands-on

Talking Tom Superstar pictures and hands-on

By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

The transforming robot that costs $26,000

The transforming robot that costs $26,000

By Stuart Miles

Do you like Transformers? Do you like robots? Do you have $26,000? If the answer to all three of those questions is yes, then you'll probably want to grab your cheque book.Brave Robotics, a Toyko-based company, has created a remote controlled robot that... Read more

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

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

By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

Fisher Price 3D printed records bring new tunes to an old favourite

Fisher Price 3D printed records bring new tunes to an old favourite

By Stuart Miles

It may be still in its infancy, letting you make phone cases, the odd chess piece and maybe even a shoe from time to time, but some have an even better idea for 3D printing - custom Fisher Price records.Based on a Fisher Price record player from the 1970s,... Read more

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

By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

Nickelodeon Inflatable Sports Car for iPad provides turn-by-turn steering for iOS games

Nickelodeon Inflatable Sports Car for iPad provides turn-by-turn steering for iOS games

By Danny Brogan

An inflatable sports car that integrates an iPad into its steering wheel for iOS driving games, has gone on sale.The Nickelodeon Inflatable Sports Car is available in three versions: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dora the Explorer and SpongeBob SquarePants.... Read more

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

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

By Stuart Miles

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 -... Read more

Holy Cow Batman! 20,000 brick Lego Batcave will make you want to be the Dark Knight for real

Holy Cow Batman! 20,000 brick Lego Batcave will make you want to be the Dark Knight for real

By Stuart Miles

 "Ka-boom!", "Bow!", "Screeeeech!", "Bing!", "Poof!". That's just some of the words you would say if you got your hands on this Lego Batcave designed and built by Wayne Hussey and Carlyle Livingston using more than 20,000 bricks.  Taking over 800 hours... Read more