June 4th, 2007
Star Wars Chubbies are set to be the next in thing for Star Wars collectors everywhere. They are cartoony looking plastic dolls a bit like the Russian dolls that open up to reveal a smaller version each time. There are currently six in the collection: Obi-Wan Kenobe, Darth Vader, Wookiees, Sith, General Grievous and C-3PO. Each doll opens up to reveal the evolution of the character in the form of two smaller figures – quite a cool idea really!
Apparently, many people take their chubbies to work and sit them on their desks, I’ve also heard that they can be quite distracting enticing you to open them and close them all the time. Anyway if you need some friends in your office then these chubbies could be for you!
Available at Firebox for £7.95 (Darth Vader £9.95).
May 29th, 2007
If you want to share some fun and games with your friends then why not send them a cute or funny e-card to get some giggles! You can send the cards free whether you want to email a joke, a puzzle or just a cute picture to make them smile.
I found this sweet giraffe e-card at www.123greetings.com and they have a whole variety of cards to choose from, all for kids!
May 22nd, 2007
When I think of toy racing cars the word ‘flat’ doesn’t normally cross my mind but here we have it – Flat Ryderz, the ultimate flat race cars! The toy is nothing like I’ve seen before, simply press the roof and the car goes from 3.5cm tall to 1cm flat in a split second. Press the tail and it pops back up into shape again.
You can place your Flat Ryder car into the launcher and race against other people, when you launch the car it is completely flat and when they’re fired out they grow again!
There are loads of different colours and designs to choose from and many accessories to make the race even more fun. See the official Flat Ryderz Website for information about prices and packages.
April 20th, 2007
The KHR-2HV, the second generation humanoid robot kit from Kondo has just been upgraded to the A-621 GENEX suit to give it a bit more style. Many commented that the KHR-2HV wasn’t exactly the best looking robot the world has seen and to be honest looked more like it had been made out of leftover metal pieces from a scrap yard!
Kondo’s also supplying a range of soccer uniforms that will be sold separately and are expected to cost about $10. The suit will cost around $152 (approx. £75) and will be launched in Japan in the next few weeks.
Photograph Source: Robot Watch
April 2nd, 2007
The great London toy shop Hamley’s is hosting a Mad Hatter’s tea party over the Easter holiday’s for any children to attend. There will be a party every day between the 2nd and 15th April apart from Easter Sunday where children can get together and take part in egg decorating and other fun Easter activities. The store has arranged all sorts of food such as sandwiches, party food and best of all a range of chocolate cakes.
They are also hosting a carrot hunt with the aim of finding the golden carrot that could win you £250 worth of Hamley’s vouchers. If you’re bored over the Easter holidays then this could be a great day out for your family and really get you into the Easter spirit.
It will cost £16 per child to attend the Mad Hatter’s tea party and each day the celebration will begin at 3pm. You can call Hamley’s on 0800 2802 444.
March 16th, 2007
If you’re thinking of getting something for your child and you want to stay away from the usual toys that you see plastered across your TV screens then Kidzone-Toys could have something for you. They specialise in providing learning and creative toys for children and price everything reasonably with free delivery to the UK.
I particularly like their section on gadgets and gizmos; there are even a few things in there that I’ve got my eye on! For more information check out their website and see if you can find anything for your child, or yourself!
March 11th, 2007
Gelli Baff is quite possibly the greatest innovation in kids bath time technology since Bubble Bath was invented. The idea is simple. Turn a bath of water into a bath of glorious, thick, goo.
You simply run a shallow bath (5-6cm deep), turn off the tap, add a sachet of the gelli baff powder and then all water will magically turn into jelly. When you have finished, there is another sachet of powder to add, which turns all the jelly back to water, so that it can be drained away.
Gelli Baff comes in a range of 4 colours, and costs £4.99 per 300ml box.
March 9th, 2007
If you have a dance mat at home you know just how much fun intereactive music mats can be. They get you moving help with co-ordination, and can keep you entertained for ages.
This piano mat from Hamley’s is great twist on the electrionic keyboard and is aimed at children too young to use a dance mat. You can do the things that a normal keyboard does, like make recordings of your music and play a demo but using your feet. You can find out more about this item at the Hamley’s website.
March 8th, 2007
This Doctor Who electronic play set is a replica of inside the famous Tardis from the adventure TV series. Although a miniature version, you will be surprised at the detail they have gone into; switches are controlled from the same place as the real thing and the centre control panel is quite realistic.
Access panels, box doorway, hat stand and pilot seat are included with the toy. This adventure will be great and you can rein act scenes from the Doctor Who program with your miniature Tardis. All you need now are figures of Doctor Who and Rose and you’re away!
The play set is currently available with a 50% discount offer at Amazon for just £19.99.
March 8th, 2007
If you’re a fan of Lazy Town then why not become just like the characters with dressing up costumes. This Stephanie set includes a pink wig, pink headband, mobile phone, pink bracelets and a purse that makes sounds and plays music when you wear it and move around. You can listen to all of the sounds by simply pressing the button on the purse.
You’ll look just like Stephanie and you can sing along to the Lazy Town song while you watch the program on TV! This costume is available at Woolworths for £19.99.