Archive for : August, 2017

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Playmobil Dragons of Berk Toys

As well as the new Playmobil Ghostbusters sets Playmobil have now also launched the Playmobil Dragons sets from How To Train Your Dragon from the movies and TV series.

Hiccup and Toothless 9246

Toothless comes with LED lights along his back and he shoots, he also comes with a saddle. Hiccup has armour and a sword.

Playmobil Toothless


EAN: 4008789092465

This toy no longer exists.

Try visiting www.xmas-toys.co.uk you may find it there.

Toothless is also available to buy directly from Playmobil

Drago’s Ship 9244

Drago’s floating ship comes with Drago Bludvist and a dragon cage as well as firing crossbows and other accessories. Perfect for bath time as it floats.

Playmobil Drago Ship


Where can I buy Playmobil How to Train Your Dragon: Ship with Drago (9244)?

Retailer Price Discount Code? P&P  
The Hut
£39.99
No
Buy Now

* Amazon offer free delivery if your are a Prime customer or spend over £10 on books or £20 on other products.

Drago’s Ship with Drago Bludvist and dragon cage. The ship floats. WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD. Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.

EAN: 4008789092441

Drago’s Ship is also available to buy directly from Playmobil

Eret with 4 Shot Fire Ballista 9249

Eret comes with a four shot ballista crossbow machine and six shots as well as sword accessories.

Playmobil Eret

Eret is available to buy directly from Playmobil

Astrid and Stormfly 9247

Astrid comes complete with her axe and saddle in order to ride Astrid. Astrid has moving wings and mouth.

Playmobil Astrid


Where can I buy Playmobil How to Train Your Dragon: Astrid with Stormfly (9247)?

Retailer Price Discount Code? P&P  
Amazon
£19.18
No
Free*
Buy Now
Playmobil
£24.99
No
£2.95
Buy Now
The Hut
£26.99
No
Buy Now

* Amazon offer free delivery if your are a Prime customer or spend over £10 on books or £20 on other products.

Astrid & Stormfly with removable saddle. WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD. Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.

EAN: 4008789092472

Astrid is available to buy directly from Playmobil

Drago and Thunderclaw 9248

Thunderclaw has removeable armour and Drago comes with accessories.

Playmobil Thunderclaw

Thunderclaw is also available to buy directly from Playmobil

Gobber with Catapult 9245

Gobber comes with a catapult and three rocks to shoot.

Playmobil Gobber


Where can I buy Playmobil How to Train Your Dragon: Gobbver the Belch with Catapult (9245)?

Retailer Price Discount Code? P&P  
The Hut
£13.99
No
Buy Now

* Amazon offer free delivery if your are a Prime customer or spend over £10 on books or £20 on other products.

Gobber with Catapult to defend Berk. WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD. Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.

EAN: 4008789092458

Gobber is also available to buy directly from Playmobil

Playmobil Dragons Berk 9243

Berk itself is the largest of the Playmobil Dragons sets. There are lots of pieces in this set including Hiccup and Stoik. Some batteries are required for the light up torch and the light in the viking statue.

The Berk set includes a catapult and a crossbow as well as moving platforms, fish, flags, swords, trap doors and much more.

Playmobil Berk Playset


Where can I buy Playmobil How to Train Your Dragon: Dragon-Rider Fortress (9243)?

Retailer Price Discount Code? P&P  
The Hut
£99.99
No
Buy Now

* Amazon offer free delivery if your are a Prime customer or spend over £10 on books or £20 on other products.

Berk with Hiccup and Stoick. The torch LED light required 1x AAA battery. The fire LED light in the viking statue required 2x AAA batteries. WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD. Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.

EAN: 4008789092434

The Dragons Berk playset is also available to buy directly from Playmobil

All of the Playmobil Dragons sets are available to buy online from Playmobil UK.

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Playmobil Ghostbusters Toys, HQ and Ecto 1

Now you can get Playmobil Ghostbusters sets. Lego has already had a go at Ghostbusters by producing the Ecto-1 and the Ghostbuster HQ sets, now it is Playmobil’s turn.

There are several Playmobil Ghostbusters sets available ranging from £6 to £60:

  • Ghostbusters Fire HQ 9219
  • Ghostbusters Ecto-1 9220
  • Slimer with Hot Dog Stand 9222
  • Stay Puft Marshmallow Man 9221
  • Venkman and Terror Dogs 9223
  • Spengler and Ghost 9224

Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters

Ghostbusters Firehouse HQ features a large roller gate and parking space for Etco-1. Caught ghosts can be held in the containment area. You get a lab and an office, firemans pole and lots of accessories.

The figures that come with the HQ are Ray Stantz in Ghostbusters outfit, Egon Spengler in a lab coat, Janine as the secretary to Keymaster Louis Tully, and the Library Ghost.

This a great looking play set with lots of accessories a real must for Ghostbuster fans.



Where can I buy Playmobil Ghostbusters Firehouse 9219?

Retailer Price Discount Code? P&P  
John Lewis
£49.99
No
£3.50
Buy Now
Playmobil
£69.99
No
Free
Buy Now

* Amazon offer free delivery if your are a Prime customer or spend over £10 on books or £20 on other products.

Ghostbusters headquarters, Ray Stantz, Egon Spengler, Janine Melnitz, and Louis Tully as well as the Library Ghost, and plenty of accessories for hunting ghosts.

EAN: 4008789092199

This set is also available at:

John Lewis – direct link

Playmobil UK – direct link

Ghostbusters Car Ecto-1

If you have the HQ then you need the Ghostbusters Ecto-1 car as there is a place to park it at the HQ. The Ecto-1 offers space for 4 ghostbuster figures, their proton packs, ghost traps and other equipment.

You can also detach the roof and the rear door can be opened. There is also a working light and sounds on top of the car on separate switches.

With the Ecto-1 you also get ghost traps and a PKE meter and silicone slime.


Where can I buy Playmobil Ghostbusters?

Retailer Price Discount Code? P&P  
The Toy Shop
£10.00
No
£2.99
Buy Now
John Lewis
£29.99
No
£3.50
Buy Now
The Hut
£33.29
No
Buy Now
Amazon
£35.98
No
Free*
Buy Now
Playmobil
£39.99
No
Free
Buy Now

* Amazon offer free delivery if your are a Prime customer or spend over £10 on books or £20 on other products.

Ghostbusters action vehicle with light and original siren sound. With Ghostbusters Winston Zeddemore and Janine Melnitz in the Ghostbuster outfit. The included light and sound module requires 3 x 1.5 V micro batteries (not included). Features: The vehicle offers space for four Ghostbusters figures, their proton packs, ghost traps and other equipment. Incl. four clips specially for the Ghostbusters

EAN: 4008789092205

This set is also available at:

Playmobil UK – direct link

John Lewis – direct link

Playmobil Stay Puft Marshmallow Man

What Ghostbusters set would be complete without the Stay Puft Marshmallow man? He comes complete with moving arms and hands and can grip Playmobil accessories.

You also get Ray Stanz in this set and a detachable proton pack. The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man is 19cm high.



Where can I buy Playmobil Stay Puft Marshmallow Man 9221?

Retailer Price Discount Code? P&P  
John Lewis
£13.49
No
£3.50
Buy Now
Playmobil
£17.99
No
£2.95
Buy Now

* Amazon offer free delivery if your are a Prime customer or spend over £10 on books or £20 on other products.

with Ghostbuster Ray Stantz.

EAN: 4008789092212

This set is also available at:

John Lewis – direct link

Playmobil UK – direct link

Playmobil Slimer with Hot Dog Stand

If you want Slimer in your Playmobil Ghostbusters set then you need to buy this as you get Slimer and a Hot Dog Stand complete with hot dog seller and bike and all accessories.



Where can I buy Playmobil Slimer with Hot Dog Stand 9222?

Retailer Price Discount Code? P&P  
John Lewis
£9.99
No
£3.50
Buy Now
Playmobil
£14.99
No
£2.95
Buy Now

* Amazon offer free delivery if your are a Prime customer or spend over £10 on books or £20 on other products.

The greedy ghost Slimer eats his fill at the hotdog stand.

EAN: 4008789092229

This set is also available at:

ToysRUs – direct link

John Lewis – direct link

Playmobil UK – direct link

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Mecanno Max Robot (M.A.X) Toy Review

Mecanno Max (M.A.X) is the new Mecanno robot who combines artificial intelligence (AI) with programmable features.

Max measures 12 inches tall and you can control Max using voice commands, buttons on the remote MeccaBrain or by using the free Max app. Max also has facial features.

Max will challenge your child and engage with them intellectually via stimulating play, using their knowledge of science, technology, engineering and maths.

Not just a learning tool, this robot loves fun! Try playing on M. A. X’s built-in gaming platform; are you smarter than a robot? Find out with the built in trivia game, or ask it to tell you a joke! With a multitude of features, kids will want to bring M. A. X everywhere!

M. A. X comes with built-in infrared sensors, enabling it to move with agility, sense obstacles and navigate surfaces as it rolls around on sturdy smart wheels.

Challenge young minds with this S. T. E. M robotics toy. Perfect for budding engineers, builders and visionaries, M. A. X requires kids to engage in critical thinking and expands their knowledge of programming as they personalize M. A. X to their specifications.

What is STEM?

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.
Most STEM toys are grouped by age, so pre-schoolers, 5-8 year olds, 8-11 year olds and 11+ years old.

What are STEM Toys?

They are basically educational toys, but they don’t need to be boring. They can be toys that usually involve building and programming, or science experiment toys. For the younger ones they will usually be interactive electronic toys.
Great examples of this are the Mecanno MAX, Lego BOOST, Geomag toys, Science experiment set, K’nex and Lego Technic sets.

Mecanno Max App

This is available for Apple iOS devices and Android devices v4.4+. The Mecanno app allows you to:

  • Use the controller to turn M.A.X.’s head, open and close his claw and make him drive around!
  • Sync sounds with specific actions or moods using the sound selector.
  • M.A.X. comes with a completely customizable interface. Use the app to teach M.A.X. how to respond to you!
  • View and record directly from your robot to your smart device.
  • Face creator gives M.A.X. a whole new face! Switch your device with the faceplate and see how M.A.X. reacts when you speak!
  • If you need help building your robot, find your build in the Instruction section for help.
  • Check out the handy videos section and learn how to interact with your robot.

Mecanno App screenshot:

Mecanno App

What is in the Mecanno Max box?

  • 332 parts
  • 1 ac/dc wall mount charger (10.4w)
  • 1 rechargeable ni-mh battery 1800 mah
  • 2 hand tools
  • 1 sticker sheet
  • 1 instruction sheet for 1 model
  • 1 M. A. X brain module
  • 1 IR sensor module
  • 2 smart motor modules
  • 1 LED module
  • 1x 3 kgs servo
  • 1x 1.9 kgs micro servo
  • 1 USB cable.

Mecanno Max Extra Information

  • Overall size is H38.1, W30.48, D10.16cm.
  • Batteries required: 1 x rechargeable (included)
  • For ages 10 years and over


EAN: 778988531983

This toy no longer exists.

Try visiting www.xmas-toys.co.uk you may find it there.

Mecanno Max is also available from:

The Toy Shopdirect link

Amazon UK – direct link

John Lewisdirect link

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Lego Boost Creative Toolbox 17101 Review

Lego Boost is the really the new version of Lego Mindstorms NXT. The big difference this time is that you can program the movements via a tablet or phone.

There are 5 models to build and code:

  • Experience Vernie the Robot – a moving and talking robot
  • M.T.R.4 (Multi-Tooled Rover 4) – a robust, versatile rover with 4 different tool attachments including a spring-loaded shooter
  • The Guitar4000 – a musical instrument with pitch bend and sound effects
  • Frankie the Cat – an interactive pet that plays, purrs and expresses its mood
  • AutoBuilder – an automated production line that really builds miniature LEGO models!

The Lego Boost app has an advanced icon based coding interface a bit like Sphero or Scratch. Please make sure your hardware device is compatible before purchase. It needs to be at least iOS 10.3 or Android v5. You can do a lego device check here.

As soon as you have built one model, you can take it apart and build the next one. You are unlimited as to what you can do with Lego Boost, you can make whatever models you want and program them to do whatever you want.

I think that’s what I like about Lego Boost is that you can make whatever you want and then later on purchase more sensors or different ones. Plus it gets the kids coding as well. It’s a shame you might end up buying a new iPad or Android tablet just to get the software to work though. I would also like to see the building instructions also in a booklet and not just on an app. I hope Lego don’t remove the building instructions from all Lego sets and only put them online.

So what do you get for around £150?

  • The set includes over 840 LEGO® pieces, plus a LEGO Move Hub, Interactive Motor and a Color & Distance Sensor.
  • Move Hub features Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connectivity, 2 encoded motors, activation button, internal tilt sensor and a light.
  • Interactive Motor is an encoded motor.
  • Color & Distance Sensor detects distance, motion and color, and can also function as a light.
  • Check out the cool white, orange and blue color scheme.
  • Rotate Vernie’s head to activate its shoulder-mounted spring-loaded shooter.
  • Build the M.T.R.4 (Multi-Tooled Rover 4) and try out the different tool and customization attachments to prepare the vehicle for an array of exciting activities.
  • Learn how to play a song and rock out with the Guitar4000.
  • Look after your own pet with Frankie the Cat. Be sure to feed it the right food—or it might get upset!
  • Construct, code and operate the AutoBuilder to produce real miniature LEGO® models.
  • Build and code robots and models, and complete exciting activities with the playmat and intuitive LEGO® BOOST app, available for iOS and Android tablet devices.
  • Easy-to-use intuitive software with icon-based drag-and-drop coding interface.
  • Building instructions for all 5 models are included with the free LEGO® BOOST app.
  • Go to LEGO.com/DeviceCheck for a list of compatible devices. Ask your parents’ permission.

Lego Boost Model Dimensions

  • Vernie the robot standsover 10” (27cm) tall.
  • M.T.R.4 (Multi-Tooled Rover 4) measures over 4” (12cm) high, 9” (23cm) long and 5” (14cm) wide
  • Guitar4000 measures over 1” (5cm) high, 16” (42cm) long and 5” (15cm) wide
  • Frankie the Cat stands over 6” (17cm) tall
  • The AutoBuilder measures over 10” (27cm) high, 7” (19cm) long and 6” (16cm) wide

Lego Boost building instructions

Suitable for 7 years and older and you will need 6x AAA batteries which are not included.


Where can I buy LEGO Boost 2017 (17101)?

Retailer Price Discount Code? P&P  
The Hut
£124.99
No
Buy Now
John Lewis
£124.99
No
Free
Buy Now
Lego Shop
£149.99
No
Free
Buy Now
Hamleys
£150.00
No
Free
Buy Now

* Amazon offer free delivery if your are a Prime customer or spend over £10 on books or £20 on other products.

Boost your LEGO

EAN: 5702015930000

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Transformers Sqweeks Remote Control Bot

Transformers: The Last Knight Radio Control Autobot Transformers Sqweeks

From the movie Transformers The Last Knight comes Autobot Transformer Sqweeks the radio control bot. Autobot Sqweeks is the smallest of the bots but with the biggest heart as he’s perpetually motivated to help all living beings.

RC Autobot Transformer Sqweeks features motion and sound effects. He can be prepared for battle by switching him on and placing him into blaster mode with a movie-inspired blaster accessory or activate an energetic boogie-down complete with music and phrases in dance mode.

Autobot Transformers Sqweeks RC features motion and sound effects that will inspire fans to want to shout “Chihuahua,” like the loveable Autobot Amigo.

Transformers Sqweeks Features

  • Transformers: The Last Knight Autobot Sqweeks RC
  • Comes with remote control and movie-inspired blaster accessory
  • Interactive features include lights, sounds, and phrases
  • Dance and blaster modes, both with lights and sounds
  • 8.5″ in size
  • Note this RC figure does not convert or transform.

A brilliant gift for Transformers fans aged 6 and up.

Please note: 6 x AA batteries required (not included).


EAN: 5010993425242

This toy no longer exists.

Try visiting www.xmas-toys.co.uk you may find it there.

Transformers Sqweeks RC is also available from:

Smyths Toys – direct link
John Lewisdirect link
Amazon UK – direct link
The Toy Shopdirect link
Gameseek – direct link
Argosdirect link
ToysRUs – direct link

Lego at Amazon