UK Toys

5 Toys To Buy Your Child This Christmas (If You Hate Them)

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Tech

Do you want to ruin your child's Christmas, or even scar them for life? If so, this is a great year for terrifying tech toys. Whether you want to f...

This Little Girl Is Not Impressed With Tesco's Sexist Toy Aisle

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Ladies and gentleman, we'd like to introduce our new favourite feminist. When seven-year-old Maggie saw a sign in Tesco implying that superheroes ...

LEGO's Beautiful Letter To 1970s Parents Takes Over The Internet

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Tech

A brilliant (and egalitarian) letter to parents included in Lego sets of the 1970s has taken the internet by storm. And despite the scorn and scept...

The Real Toy Story

Richard Kramer | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK
Richard Kramer

Toys are hugely significant for all children and most of us can remember our favourite toy. That's why we are asking people to share their favourite toy with us in the run up to Christmas...

I'm 30, I Love LEGO, And I Don't Care Anymore

Michael Rundle | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Rundle

If I am a 'Man' - let alone a HuffPost Man - why do I spend my time playing with toys for a living? Why are two of the three tabs on my browser open to Lego.com? Why do I so enjoy watching cartoons featuring comical dogs and signing up for pointless feats of strength? And why am I holding, as I write this blog, a lime-green NERF SlingFire Anti-Zombie shotgun - in the office?

15 Of The Best Children's Christmas Pressies

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Parents: if you're feeling overwhelmed by the thousands of toys your department store catalogue has to offer this Christmas, you've certainly come to ...

REVIEW: Skylanders Trap Team

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Tech

The 'Skylanders: Trap Team' Starter Set is out now from £49.99 KEY FEATURES: Play as both Skylanders and villains Use Traptanium traps to brin...

Meet The Inspirational Toymaker Getting Girls Into Engineering

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Debbie Sterling was disappointed by the lack of women in her engineering class at Stanford, so she made it her mission to get more girls interested in...

'Disney Infinity 2.0' Review: Toys Overload

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Tech

'Disney Infinity 2.0' is out now for most major formats. Key Features: New 'standalone' Avengers adventure featuring Marvel Super Heroes Three ...

Squinting Through the Cellophane

The Mac Twins | Posted 17.11.2014 | 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...