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Do The Avengers toy pictures reveal movie secrets?
Do The Avengers toy pictures reveal movie secrets? By Rik Henderson

The Avengers, the movie based on Marvel Comics' most famous superhero team, hits cinemas in the UK on 27 April, and the 'net is awash with more speculation than you'd get immediately prior to an average Apple device launch. Why? Because things have been... Read more

Mattel Hover Board - Back to the Future becomes reality
Mattel Hover Board - Back to the Future becomes reality By Hunter Skipworth

Mattel has just gone and filled our Christmas lists already. By holiday season this year they are to release a 1:1 replica of the Hoverboard used in Back to the Future. That's right, the Hover Board is to become a reality.Get ready for a major disappointment... Read more

The Star Wars toys that let you play the movies
The Star Wars toys that let you play the movies By Stuart Miles

The Star Wars films are back in the cinema once again, this time in glorious 3D, and what better way to enjoy and celebrate the fact than by embracing the merchandising machine and buying a stack of toys to let you enjoy the film beyond the cinema screen?As... Read more

Lego Lord of the Rings detailed: One brick to rule them all (pictures)
Lego Lord of the Rings detailed: One brick to rule them all (pictures) By Stuart Miles

Lego has revealed some more details on the Lord of the Rings Lego sets due in August at the London Toy Fair, and Pocket-lint was on hand to get the inside track.Shown behind closed doors with a strict no photography policy, we sadly can't bring you any... Read more

Bossa Nova Mechatars pictures and hands-on
Bossa Nova Mechatars pictures and hands-on By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

WowWee reinvents a classic with Monster Marbles
WowWee reinvents a classic with Monster Marbles By Rik Henderson

Okay, so there's no gadget-based wizardry involved and the closest they get to consumer electronics is that they share a name with a giant in the world of cables, but WowWee's Monster Marbles invoke the kind of reminiscence you don't get from a Nespresso... Read more

New Hexbugs coming to expand creepy crawly robot range, including zombies (pictures)
New Hexbugs coming to expand creepy crawly robot range, including zombies (pictures) By Rik Henderson

Innovation First, the technology company behind the smash toy sensation Hexbug is to expand its line-up of creepy crawly robots massively. There are new larger models for the main Hexbug family, plus special edition Hexbug nanos and new additions to its... Read more

LeapFrog Move & Learn Music Player is iPod for infants
LeapFrog Move & Learn Music Player is iPod for infants By Rik Henderson

Toy tech brand LeapFrog is expanding its line-up of educational kiddy gadgets with a handheld, portable music player that looks like an iPod classic, but for pre-schoolers.The LeapFrog Move & Learn Music Player won't store MP3s or other file formats,... Read more

Character Options AppGear to bring AR gaming to Doctor Who
Character Options AppGear to bring AR gaming to Doctor Who By Rik Henderson

Character Options, the company behind many licensed toys including the Doctor Who and Wembley Stadium Character Building brick sets, Angry Birds catapult and Android plush, is to bring WowWee's AppGear to the UK, a new range of augmented reality games... Read more

Lego Marvel makes minifigs of The Avengers movie
Lego Marvel makes minifigs of The Avengers movie By Stuart Miles

Lego has detailed its new range of Lego Marvel characters to Pocket-lint at this year's Toy Fair in London.Shown behind closed doors with a strict no photography policy, we sadly can't bring you any pictures of the new sets, although we are able to bring... Read more

RC R2-D2 marks start of Bladez Star Wars Pump & Play range (video)
RC R2-D2 marks start of Bladez Star Wars Pump & Play range (video) By Rik Henderson

Bladez Toyz, which is possibly best known for its massive selection of radio controlled helicopters, has signed a deal with Lucasfilm to bring the Star Wars franchise to its Pump & Play RC range.The first officially licensed toy in the line-up will be... Read more

Kurio: The Android tablet for kids (pictures)
Kurio: The Android tablet for kids (pictures) By Stuart Miles

A new tablet maker, Inspiration Works, is hoping to succeed where others have failed and make an Android tablet designed specifically for kids without leaving adults out in the cold.Launching in the UK in July and coming in three sizes - 7-inch, 8-inch... Read more

Android cuddly toy to head App Plush line (pictures)
Android cuddly toy to head App Plush line (pictures) By Rik Henderson

Toy maker Character Options has created a new range of plush toys based on popular smartphone applications and, even, an operating system. Called App Plush, the range features 5-inch plush toys using characters from Fruit Ninja, Cut the Rope, Doodle Jump... Read more

Bobble Bots Moshi Monsters Moshlings pictures and hands-on
Bobble Bots Moshi Monsters Moshlings pictures and hands-on By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

Gears of War: The children's toy
Gears of War: The children's toy By Stuart Miles

Meccano is set to launch a new range of toys based on the popular Gears of War 3 games on the Xbox 360 aimed at 8-year-old kids.In a move that will no doubt outrage Daily Mail readers and parents across our fair land, kids will be encouraged to play... Read more

Scalextric Star Wars Death Star Attack: Force powered slot car racing
Scalextric Star Wars Death Star Attack: Force powered slot car racing By Stuart Miles

Are you a Star Wars fan? Like Scalextric? Then Hornby has the ultimate set for you coming later in the year - Star Wars Scalextric.Yep, that's right, the two biggest toy brands of your childhood will be coming together in glorious 3D (a tie-in with the... Read more

Character Building Wembley Stadium offers Lego-style footy fun
Character Building Wembley Stadium offers Lego-style footy fun By Rik Henderson

Character Options, the toy company behind the excellent Doctor Who Character Building (Lego-style) figures and playsets launched last year, has signed a deal with the English Football Association in order to release figures and brick building sets licensed... Read more

Salad Fingers from YouTube becomes action figure
Salad Fingers from YouTube becomes action figure By Stuart Miles

Salad Fingers, the downright strange but also fascinating YouTube animation is to get his own collectors action figure. Pocket-lint was at the Toy Fair in London to check it out.Created by David Firth, the Salad Fingers character has become a firm favourite... Read more

BigTrak XTR pictures and hands-on
BigTrak XTR pictures and hands-on By Paul Lamkin

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... Read more

The Doctor Who Tardis safe that you unlock with your phone
The Doctor Who Tardis safe that you unlock with your phone By Stuart Miles

Kids like to keep things safe. They like Doctor Who. They probably have an iPod touch or iPhone.So what better way to celebrate all that than with the Doctor Who Tardis Safe that will only open with a dedicated app and the right passcode?Yep, that's right,... Read more

Star Wars Battle Chess becomes a reality thanks to App Toyz (Video)
Star Wars Battle Chess becomes a reality thanks to App Toyz (Video) By Stuart Miles

Kids looking to spice up chess or checkers will be able to emulate the famous battle chess scene in Star Wars from September as long as they've got the right board and an iPad 2.App Toyz, the company that brought us the App Blaster gun in 2011, is back... Read more

Sesame Street Bert and Ernie Augmented Reality toys takes play interactive
Sesame Street Bert and Ernie Augmented Reality toys takes play interactive By Stuart Miles

Qualcomm has demoed a new augmented reality toy with Sesame Street that allows you to re-create Bert and Ernie's living room or bathroom despite the rooms not even existing.The new technology, demoed by the company at CES in Las Vegas, follows on from... Read more

Griffin Helo TC Assault fires in for Android and iOS (pictures)
Griffin Helo TC Assault fires in for Android and iOS (pictures) By Paul Lamkin

Back in July Griffin's AppPowered range literally took off with the launch of the Helo TC infra-red controlled helicopter. Now, over in Las Vegas at CES, an update has flown in - a missile firing Helo TC that is now also compatible with Android.The... Read more

Fisher Price KidTough portable DVR pictures and hands-on
Fisher Price KidTough portable DVR pictures and hands-on By Paul Lamkin

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... Read more

Steve Jobs action figure - bigger than an iPad screen size
Steve Jobs action figure - bigger than an iPad screen size By Rik Henderson

Specialist toy manufacturer In Icons has created a 12-inch Steve Jobs action figure that is so frighteningly realistic that, at a quick glance, you'd think its well-staged pictures are of the late former Apple CEO himself, not a doll.The company is renowned... Read more

Hasbro files lawsuit against Asus over Transformer Prime name
Hasbro files lawsuit against Asus over Transformer Prime name By Rik Henderson

Toy manufacturer Hasbro is taking Asus to court over the use of the name Transformer Prime for its latest tablet/laptop combo. It believes that the name is way too close to its own trademarked property Optimus Prime, the leader of the Transformers.The... Read more

One brick to rule them all: Lego Lord of The Rings coming 2012
One brick to rule them all: Lego Lord of The Rings coming 2012 By Paul Lamkin

Harry Potter has been on board for a while now, as has Star Wars which is also in-line for its own Miniland Experience at Legoland Windsor.But the news that Lego-lovers with Tolkein tendencies have been waiting for has finally arrived. The Middle Earth... Read more

Lego building tips for the family
Lego building tips for the family By Hunter Skipworth

Lego is a Christmas staple. Anyone with kids aged between 5 and 15 will likely be purchasing some this year. There might even be a few mums and dads who treat themselves to a cheeky slice of Lego pie. However a standard box of Lego bricks can be an intimidating... Read more

Credit Crunch Christmas: Bigtrak under £20
Credit Crunch Christmas: Bigtrak under £20 By Ben Crompton

Some toys, over time, have managed to reach classic status, spanning the generations with excellent design and the ability to engage children despite all the trappings of the modern age.Bigtrak is just one of these classic children's toys and is bound... Read more

Dance Star Mickey pictures and hands-on
Dance Star Mickey pictures and hands-on By Chris Hall

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... Read more

Teach your dad to use his Kindle
Teach your dad to use his Kindle By Hunter Skipworth

A Good Christmas means good presents. What better than a piece of technology that the whole family can enjoy and that’s easy as (mince) pie to pick up? If you hadn’t guessed from the title and the large picture just above, we’re talking about the... Read more

LEGO Christmas tree decks the halls at St. Pancras Station
LEGO Christmas tree decks the halls at St. Pancras Station By Dan Sung

The world's largest ever LEGO Christmas tree is now standing on the concourse at St. Pancras Station, London for the public to enjoy.Consisting of approximately 400,000 individual bricks and requiring a steel frame to support its three-tonne-weight, the... 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

Leapfrog LeapPad Explorer
4.0 stars Leapfrog LeapPad Explorer By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

App-Player board game now available for Android and iPhone
App-Player board game now available for Android and iPhone By Rik Henderson

It's been a while since Pocket-lint exclusively went hands-on with App-Player from Cheatwell Games - back in January at Toy Fair 2011 to be precise - but it's now on sale. Just in time for that lovely Christmas rush.The concept is great: App-Player is... Read more

BigTrak XTR set for 2012 launch, to come with iPad, iPhone, or Android controller
BigTrak XTR set for 2012 launch, to come with iPad, iPhone, or Android controller By Stuart Miles

BigTrak is set to return once again in 2012 with new features, iPad, iPhone, and Android app control and much more according to a teaser page on the company behind the gadget's website.BigTrak XTR is promised for the new year and will come with a number... Read more

Max Force Shadow Hawk 100 pictures and hands-on
Max Force Shadow Hawk 100 pictures and hands-on By Chris Hall

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... Read more

Hot Wheels Video Racer pictures and hands-on
Hot Wheels Video Racer pictures and hands-on By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

Griffin unleashes a trio of kid friendly Apple accessories
Griffin unleashes a trio of kid friendly Apple accessories By Paul Lamkin

Griffin, fresh from the success of the Griffin Crayola ColorStudio HD, has announced yet more kid friendly accessories for your iPhone and iPad.First up is the Crayola Trace & Draw which works alongside a free iOS App. This is basically a case to protect... Read more

Griffin Helo TC pictures and hands-on
Griffin Helo TC pictures and hands-on By Hunter Skipworth

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... Read more

Lady Gaga ga-gags Moshi Monster's Lady Goo Goo
Lady Gaga ga-gags Moshi Monster's Lady Goo Goo By Rik Henderson

Moshi Monsters' plans to release a music single have been dealt a severe blow, as Lady Gaga has taken out a court injunction to prevent its release. The track "The Moshi Dance" by Lady Goo Goo, has already been an Internet hit for some time, but the... Read more

World's first remote control black cab drives into London
World's first remote control black cab drives into London By Ben Crompton

The future is here. Images of Total Recall's Johnny Cab abound as we take a glimpse of London's first full-sized remote controlled taxi.Brainchild of engineering wizard Dr. James Brighton, rather than competing with real-life taxi drivers, it marks the... Read more

Fisher-Price Apptivity iPhone case makes iPhone baby-friendly
Fisher-Price Apptivity iPhone case makes iPhone baby-friendly By Stuart Miles

iPhone cases come in all shapes and sizes, but this is the first time we’ve seen a case that is designed to allow you to share your iPhone or iPod touch with your new born baby.The Fisher-Price Apptivity case has been designed for mums, and dads, that... Read more

Barbie Designable Hair extensions and doll pictures hands-on
Barbie Designable Hair extensions and doll pictures hands-on By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

iPad becomes virtual play mat with Cars 2 Disney Appmates
iPad becomes virtual play mat with Cars 2 Disney Appmates By Rik Henderson

Disney has combined its expertise in toys and licensing with a new-found love of iPad apps, to create a range of Cars 2 toys that work with the Apple tablet device, creating a virtual play mat for kids.Dubbed Disney Appmates, the new range of Cars 2 miniature... Read more

New Thundercats toys finally revealed
New Thundercats toys finally revealed By Hunter Skipworth

The Thundercats toys have been a constant source of distress for Pocket-lint since we found out about their existence. Lack of sleep due to excitement over their release, coupled with a slight madness-inducing want to see pictures of the damn things,... Read more

Robosynthesis: plug and play robotics
Robosynthesis: plug and play robotics By Chris Hall

Robosynthesis is a UK-based company offering a system of plug and play modular robotics. The system is based around core components designed to give you a scalable, flexible and fully customised robot at the end.It’s a system that’s designed to be... Read more

Best R2-D2 gadgets
Best R2-D2 gadgets By Dan Sung

Star Wars: The Complete Saga Blu-ray box set is out. We know so because we've seen it. Of course, you might not have the cash to stump up the entire £60 just yet, you may hate the prequels or maybe you just haven't made it down to the shops.Whichever... Read more

Pocket-lint meets Elmo
Pocket-lint meets Elmo By Stuart Miles

So, there we are in London about to go into an important meeting when we get an email from an old friend, Peter Jenkinson from Toyology.co.uk, asking if we could help him out.“Bit off piste, but have an interview with Elmo, in Soho, today and my cameraman... Read more

Native Union techs up the humble post-it note
Native Union techs up the humble post-it note By Paul Lamkin

Walking the dark, dangerous back halls at IFA can be a hazardous affair. Sure, you're likely to see some quirky and fun tech, but you're also likely to be cornered by a Korean businessman, trying to sell you a bulk order of his robotic toilet seats.Luckily,... Read more