Archive for : December, 2016

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Lego Star Wars Y Wing Fighter 75172

Lego have just released new Star Wars sets and one of those is the LEGO Star Wars Y-Wing Starfighter 75172.

It’s nice to see the Y-Wing fighter back again. Every time Lego releases an updated version of an old Star Wars model they all seem to be a closer replica to the film models. Well done Lego!   The LEGO Star Wars Y-Wing Starfighter 75172 is the rough and tough spaceship you can depend on. It always seems to make an appearance in every Star Wars film, including Rogue One.

Now you can take up the rebel cause, drive the weapons loader into position and lift the ammo into place. Then seat the Y-Wing Pilot, lift the landing gear and take to the skies. When you reach your target, fire the shooters and turn the gearwheel to open the hatch and drop the bombs! The unmistakable workhorse of the Rebel Alliance has been faithfully reproduced with LEGO bricks.

The Lego Y Wing features retractable landing gear, an opening mini-figure cockpit, rotating guns, dual spring-loaded shooters, and gearwheel-operated bomb-drop function. This great model also comes with a weapons loader with turning crane and extra ammo.

In this set you get a Y-Wing pilot, admiral raddus, moroff and a stormtrooper, plus a rebel astromech droid figure.

You also get weapons including four bombs, two blaster pistols, a blaster and moroff’s backpack loaded with elements that can assemble to create his personal blaster.

The Y-Wing starfighter measures over 2 inches (7cm) high, 16 inches (41cm) long and 7 inches (20cm) wide. Weapons loader measures over 3 inches (8cm) high, 6 inches (17cm) long and 2 inches (6cm) wide.

This is a classic set that every Star Wars fan should own.

The Y Wing is available from John LewisHamleysAmazon – ToysRUs – Argos – Smyths Toys – The Toy Shop and Lego Shop

EAN: 5702015867610

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Anki Overdrive Starter Kit

I remember playing with Scalextric and we still have it and my son still sets it all up every Christmas. The main problem with Scalextric was that the cars stayed in their lanes, but now comes a newer version of racing for a new generation with Anki Overdrive. The cars can now be controlled by smartphones or tablets. The look of your car will stay the same on the track but you can now upgrade your cars through the app.

This Anki Overdrive starter kit allows you to build up to 8 different track layouts. It comes complete with 2 cars.

One amazing aspect is that these cars can learn and you can race against the computer as well who has artificial intelligence built-in.

Another great thing about the Anki Overdrive set is that you can add track accessories such as an elevation kit, rails, a launch kit, bank turns, track collision sections and more. Smyths Toys stock a lot of accessories.

You can also buy different cars including Thermo, Nuke, Guardian and Big Bang.

Plus there is not only cars to buy but Super trucks such as the X52 ICE Supertruck.

Combining robotic supercars with app control technology be prepared for the most exciting race of your life! The Anki Overdrive is an exciting starter kit which includes everything you need for straight out the box fun including enough track pieces for 8 possible routes and 2 fantastic supercars. The awesome supercars can be controlled with your iOS or Android device through the accompanying app or you can race against Artificial Intelligence controlled commanders. Upgrade your supercars through the app to add cool virtual features and weapons such as flamethrower or plasma gun. Control robotic Supercars with the app on your iOS or Android device. Quickly set up any one of eight tracks using included track pieces. Race against friends or against AI-controlled commanders. Customise your Supercars through in-game upgrades

EAN: 810559020417

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Sew Crazy Sewing Machine

EAN: 884920175242

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The Sew Crazy Sewing Machine is available at:

Smyths Toys – £29.99 + Free Deliverydirect link

ToysRUs – £29.99 + Free Deliverydirect link

The sew cool sewing machine has been a really big hit, now comes the sew crazy sewing machine.

Now you can create unique and trendy accessories with this Shimmer ‘n’ Sparkle Sewing Machine. Featuring a pre-threaded needle and safety guard. This is the perfect first sewing machine for children. Use the included fabric and patterns to create funky backpacks
belts, pillows and more!

The machine can be operated with a foot pedal or button and runs on battery or mains. It features two speed settings
automatic bobbin winding and double stitching to help children create their first fabric masterpiece.

Sew Crazy Sewing Machine Includes

  • sewing machine and foot pedal
  • accessory storage box
  • 3 spools of thread
  • 3 metal bobbins with 18m of thread
  • needle threader
  • 4 needles
  • 2 printed fabrics
  • 2 pattern sheets and instruction manual.

Sew Crazy Sewing Machine Features

  • Pre-threaded needle and safety guard
  • Two speed settings
  • Automatic bobbin winding
  • Double stitching
  • Create backpacks, pillows, belts and more
  • Operate with foot pedal or button
  • Powered by mains or batteries

Where can I buy a Sew Crazy Sewing Machine?

The Sew Crazy sewing machine is currently available at:

Smyths Toys – £29.99 + Free Delivery – direct link

ToysRUs – £29.99 + Free Delivery – direct link

Lego Star Wars Rogue One 75155 Rebel U wing Fighter

LEGO Star Wars Rogue One 75155 Rebel U-Wing Fighter

Star Wars Lego U Wing Fighter. Take the fight to the Galactic Empire with the Rebel U-Wing Fighter. You can open the cockpit and place the U-wing Pilot in his seat, before firing up the engines and launching into space. Keep a lookout for enemy action below through the transparent window. Engage your opponents with the the front spring-loaded shooters and stud shooters mounted in the side doors. The U-wing features a detailed, meticulous design with 4 big engines, an opening mini-figure cockpit with transparent lower observation window, opening side doors with pull-out stud shooters, dual spring-loaded shooters at the front, rear storage hold and huge wings that sweep back. Includes 5 mini-figures.

A U-wing Pilot, Jyn Erso, Cassian Andor, Rebel Trooper and a Rebel Gunner.

Weapons include 3 blasters and 2 blaster pistols. Also includes extra ammo. Recreate fantastic scenes from the blockbuster movie, Star Wars: Rogue One. The perfect addition to any LEGO Star Wars collection. This set offers an age-appropriate building experience for ages 8-14.

Measures over 3 (10cm) high, 17 (44cm) long and 7 (20cm) wide with wings closed and over 14 (38cm) long and 25 (64cm) wide with wings open. Size H28.2, W54, D5.9cm. For ages 8 years and over.
EAN: 5702015593908

EAN: 5702015593908

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Going on a Bear Hunt Plush Toys and Books

Channel 4 will broadcast the one-off half hour Lupus films production of “We’re going on a bear hunt” at 7:30pm on Christmas Eve 2016, with a repeat at 5:25pm on Christmas Day 2016.

The special show will star such well-known actors as Olivia Colman (Flowers, The Night Manager), Pam Ferris (Matilda, Call the Midwife) and Mark Williams (Harry Potter, Father Brown).

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury is about a family going on a hunt for a bear. On each page the family have to overcome different obstacles they come across in order to continue their hunt. As the family encounter each obstacle, they describe it by using sensory descriptions such as; long, wavy grass, a deep, cold river, thick, oozy mud, a big, dark forest, a swirling, whirling snowstorms, and a narrow, gloomy cave. By using a range of descriptive vocabulary, the reader can imagine themselves on the hunt. It’s a fantastic journey!

“We’re going on a bear hunt.
We’re going to catch a big one.
What a beautiful day!
We’re not scared.”

Going on a Bear Hunt Books

There are a new range of books available including:

  • Signed Limited Edition Book
  • Hardback Book
  • Buggy Book (for pushchairs)
  • Activity Fun Book
  • Jigsaw Book
  • Sticker Activity Book
  • Role Plays book
  • Colouring Book
  • Pop-up book

View the whole range of ‘Going on a Bear Hunt’ books.

View the full range of  books at Amazon UK.

Going on a Bear Hunt Plush Toys

were going on a bear hunt toy

Small Bear (8 inches tall)

A lot less scary than the bear from the story, this 8 inch We’re Going on A Bear Hunt bear nonetheless has the tell-tale shiny nose, big furry ears and two goggly eyes. Soft and cuddly, the bear is an ideal companion whether you are swish-swooshing through grass, squelch-squerching through mud, or stumbling and tripping.

Available for £12.99 here

Large Bear (14 inches tall)

“One shiny…nose! Two big furry ears! Two big goggly eyes! It’s a bear!”

Now you can go on your very own bear hunt with your very own bear – only this bear is not scary at all as it is only 14 inches tall and very cuddly indeed.

Available for £29.99 here

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