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Squinting Through the Cellophane

The Mac Twins | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
The Mac Twins

Whether you'd like to admit to it or not you are contributing to the silencing of woman, but if you really must call us dolls, we shall be Baby Annabells' and cry and wail about it, until our batteries run out.

Potty-Mouthed Talking Barbie Has Some Choice Words For You

SWNS | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK

She’s blonde, plastic, pretty and she’s got the mouth of a sailor. This talking Barbie doll certainly pulled no punches when she apparently ask...

Angry Birds Gets A Pink Makeover - Is It Progressive Or Patronising?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Rovio, the firm behind Angry Birds, has just released a new version of their iconic game, only this time, the catapulting assassins have had a rather ...

Dad Builds Kids Real Hovercraft

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Tech

This man might have won the unofficial award for 'Best Dad' having built a fully-functioning hovercraft for his kids. That's right, the Hovercraft ...

This Is The Toy Every Nerd Will Want This Christmas

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Tech

Lego has unveiled at least two new full-scale Minecraft-themed sets, which are definitely not intended to exploit the obsessive compulsion for anythin...

Michael Rundle

This Lego Kit Is £150, And Only For Adults

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Tech

The 1,210-piece 'Lego Architecture Studio' is out now for £149.99 from Lego.com. 'Lego for adults' has always been a tricky concept, even as the D...

This Invention Solves The Water Balloon Fight Condundrum

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Tech

In these dog days of summer heatwaves and school holidays, there is almost nothing quite as fun as an extended water balloon fight. But there is - ...

6 Amazing Places You'd Never Expect To Find Lego

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Tech

Lego has to be one of the most universally-loved toys on the planet, sparking invention and imagination in all of us. As such it has the rather unique...

Michael Rundle

Yes, They Really Made A 'Lego Ghostbusters' Set

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Tech

Who you gonna call? Lego Ghostbusters! Fans demanded it, Lego agreed, and now it's here, it exists, and it's beautiful. The 'Ecto 1' Ghostbusters c...

Er, What's With These Lego Women's Waistlines?

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Tech

Lego is about to launch a new "Research Institute" playset with one unusual feature -- all the scientists in the set are women. The set features th...

Lego Wants To Sell Digital Minifigs For MORE Than Plastic Ones

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Tech

The good news is that Lego is finally doing the sensible thing, and taking on Skylanders and Disney Infinity at their own game by making a large-scale...

Toys and Robotics Working Together

Huw Davies | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Tech
Huw Davies

The Robotics and Autonomous Systems Mission is off to a great start in sunny San Diego. My main highlight from day one was seeing the presentations from leading robotic technologists at the UCSD/Qualcomm Robotics Laboratory.

Entrepreneur Barbie Is a PR Stunt Aimed at Adults, Not Children

Sara McCorquodale | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sara McCorquodale

She's a strong successful woman in a fantastic pink dress with a whole lot of ambition. But let's be honest, Entrepreneur Barbie has been created for adults, not children. Yes, it shows Mattel is moving with the times. However - above anything else - this is a PR stunt by a company trying to be successful in a world where women want their daughters to become businesswomen, not beauty queens.

Video Game Culture and Play

Pete Low | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Tech
Pete Low

Despite the parameters we put in place at home, and despite the archaic primary school they go to with less technology than my grandparents' house, video games are a vibrant and significant part of our children's culture and mindset in every aspect of their lives.

For Goodness Sake- Let Toys Be Toys

Jack Fletcher | Posted 08.06.2014 | UK
Jack Fletcher

Gender labelling is unnecessary and needs to be addressed. Society has many problems, but it is an accumulation of small but damaging concepts that need to change for the better.

The Ultimate In Living Room Forts

Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.12.2013 | UK Tech

This is so obvious it's incredible they haven't existed for decades. Magnetic cushions so you can build the perfect pillow fort - genius. Squish...

Turn Your Paper Plane Into A Remote Controlled Drone For £20

Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Tech

Don't tell your kids about this - it's not out until after Christmas, and if they know it exists no other toy will mean anything. We're talking abo...

WATCH: Play Rubik's Cube One The Outside Of A Building

Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Tech

The Rubik's Cube is not just a retro toy at this point - it's an endlessly overplayed, overthought obsession. But sometimes we can still be surpris...

PICTURES: Much Loved Toys - And Their Stories

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Comedy

Award-winning Dublin-based portrait photographer Mark Nixon created one of the internet's loveliest photo series - and now it's been turned into a boo...

WATCH: Stupidly Massive A380 Remote Control Play Really Does Fly

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

Well, this is ridiculous. An absolutely massive model A380 aircraft has been flown in Germany. The RC plane is 4.8 metres long and 5.3 metres w...

'The Lego Movie' Trailer Is The Brickimation Film Of Our Dreams

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Here at HuffPost Tech, we like to think that Lego is one of those 'culture of gadgets' topics that falls under our remit -- even if, strictly speaking...

Technology Is No Substitute for Traditional Child's Play

Dr Miriam Stoppard | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK Tech
Dr Miriam Stoppard

As technology is synonymous with progress, we find it creeping into all aspects of parenting and interaction with children, even playtime. We've all seen young children playing with iPads, smart phones and tablets whilst their parents do other things...

Calling a Spade a... Boys' Toy?

Holly Seddon | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Seddon

Does gender classification of toys really affect kids? Peter Jenkinson, a great toy expert let out a sigh and began... "Just this week Toys R Us have agreed, after some pressure, to remove BOYS and GIRLS classification signage from UK stores."

Meet The Man With 6,000 Barbie Dolls

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK

A Singaporean man, who is a self-described "toy nerd", has amassed a collection of more than 6,000 Barbie dolls. Jian Yang has revealed how a boyh...

PICS: World Record For Tallest LEGO Tower Smashed

Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK Tech

A group of students in Delaware, USA, have reportedly broken the world record for the world's tallest free-standing tower made of Lego bricks. The ...