Posted on 30. Apr, 2013 by admin.
ToyHype, in conjunction with the kind people at Argos.co.uk, are offering all readers the chance to win a Chad Valley Inflatable Activity Centre, worth over £30! This multi-activity, colourful bouncy castle is packed full of far more fun than your usual bouncy playhouse! Not only does it have a slide, it even has games of […]
Posted on 04. Apr, 2013 by .
When it comes to entertainment, most of the focus these days is on the latest technologies. From innumerable smart phone apps built for entertainment, to the hottest new Xbox games, to the various home entertainment-related devices one can purchase at tech sites like MySmartBuy, there seems to be something new each day to keep us busy and happy.
Posted on 12. Mar, 2013 by .
One of the largest toy manufacturers in the world, Giochi Preziosi Group, has announced its collaboration with Printechnologics, using their unique Touchcode technology. Launching this spring, the award-winning technology will allow traditional trading cards to incorporate a digital and interactive element. Giochi Preziosi, the Italian based toy distributor, will create an application for one of […]
Posted on 16. Oct, 2012 by .
Halloween is designed for kids – dressing up, candy, staying up late…but the toys tend to let this holiday down. So the Toy Hype crew would like to thank Lego for stepping up to the plate this year.
Lego have ‘toyed’ with Halloween themes in the past, but the latest Monster Fighters collection goes all out, with Vampyre Hearses, Mad Professors, Mummies, Zombies, Ghost trains, and Werewolves.
Posted on 12. Oct, 2012 by .
And no, it’s not that YouTube thing the mean boys did to their mum – it’s a REAL scary Toy Story movie. Pixar have announced that this time next year, there will be a brand new TV special called “Toy Story of Terror!” The synopsis so far…”What starts out as a fun road trip for […]
Posted on 11. Oct, 2012 by .
This rates as one of the Toy Hype teams favourite stories ever! At the University of Delaware, Sunil Agrawal, a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, approached Cole Galloway, a professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and said:
“We have small robots, and you have small infants, do you think we can do something together?”
Posted on 09. Oct, 2012 by .
Not exactly the toys you want to curl up with at night, but a an action figure of Sheriff Grimes on my bedside would certainly help keep my zombie nightmares at bay!
The Season 2 Walking Dead action figures, plushies and collectible busts are all available for pre-order now, due to release from Halloween onwards (I doubt the date is accidental). Rick Grimes woke up one day to discover he’d missed the Apocalypse – don’t miss out on these little beauties (or uglies if you choose a zombie action figure), and pre-order today.
Posted on 04. Oct, 2012 by .
PlasmaBike, the pedal-free balance bicycle has been recognised by the prestigious Oppenheim Toy Portfolio with the Platinum Seal Award (2012). The bike has already won the Creative Child 2012 Preferred Choice Award, 2012 Parents’ Choice Award, The National Parenting Centre’s Seal of Approval – Spring 2012, was selected among Toy Insider’s Top 2012 Spring & […]
Posted on 03. Oct, 2012 by .
The much anticipated prequel to the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, the Hobbit (Part 1) will be in our cinemas this November, but until then, the kind toy land elves have brought us all the toys, statues, rings and replicas that our hearts desire! But how will you celebrate the Unexpected Journey?
If it’s action figures you are after,
Posted on 25. Sep, 2012 by .
In one body I am the mum of a toddler, a kid that won’t grow up, and a toy reviewer. So when they announce the toys that will be making Santa’s lists this year, it’s like I’m Meryl Streep when they announce the Oscar nominations – it’s a big day. I look at what I’ll be buying my kid, what I’ll be buying for me, and what I’ll be crossing my fingers and toes that the stores will be sending me to review – and this year I think the Toy Insider lists have missed the mark.