From Furbys to robotic puppies, there are lots of fun, innovative and educational toys in the shops this year. Kate Hilpern picks the ones the kids (and big kids) will love
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Tuesday 27 November 2012
Wednesday 31 October 2012
Old favourites Lego, Twister and the Cabbage Patch Kids are among the toys being tipped for the top this Christmas.
Tuesday 30 October 2012
Cool, fun, silly and educational – here’s our pick of the finest distractions for children. No screens required...
Monday 15 October 2012
The moment Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner jumped from his helium balloon, 24 miles from earth, has to be one of the most stomach-dropping sights in living memory - and it only gets better in Lego.
Thursday 04 October 2012
After muscling out film and music to become Britain's most lucrative entertainment medium last year, the £2bn (in sales) computer-games industry is now colonising bookshelves, too.
Monday 01 October 2012
EA's football franchise proves its all-conquering popularity once again.
Tuesday 21 August 2012
It’s been a sleepy time for the UK’s all formats games chart with new releases few and far between and the usual suspects jostling for position in top 10 and top 40 alike. Thankfully the release of Square Enix’s Sleeping Dogs and Nintendo’s New Super Mario Bros. 2 has acted as an alarm call meaning we have brand new titles filling the chart’s top spots.
Tuesday 14 August 2012
For a third week running London 2012: The Official Video Game tops the gaming all formats chart.
Tuesday 07 August 2012
Gold medals for Team GB fuel sales of London 2012 themed videogames.
Tuesday 31 July 2012
It's gold for London 2012: The Official Video Game
Sunday 22 July 2012
These Guildhall-trained experimentalists' debut unravelled pop's inner workings.
Tuesday 10 July 2012
All formats games chart remains much unchanged with only Dead Island GOTY Edition making a splash.
Monday 09 July 2012
Rolls-Royce has announced a £118 million order from the US Army.
Thursday 28 June 2012
To mark its 50th birthday in Australia, Lego has teamed up with Google to turn the Chrome browser into one large, virtual brick set. The site, buildwithchrome.com, lets users pick a slice of Australia and then get going on a spot of Lego property development. Once you're done, you then "publish" your creation for all to see.
Tuesday 26 June 2012
Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes swoops in to secure top spot.
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