UK Toys

Science Explains Why Stepping On Lego Hurts So Much

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Tech

Stepping on Lego is arguably one of the most painful experiences anyone can go through. Those tiny plastic bricks can provide so much creative joy and...

These Lego Figures Aim To Inspire Little Girls To Become Judges

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

In the UK, just 32% of judges sitting in courts and tribunals are women. But one lady is aiming to change this through the power of Lego. Maia Wei...

This Photographer Puts His Superhero Toys Into Brilliant Poses

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Comedy

Japanese photographer Edy Hardjoe describes himself as "a nerd who had no idea of what I'm talking about." Well, he's also a nerd who takes wonderf...

This Is The iPhone Case You've Been Waiting For

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Tech

It's actually quite hard to imagine an iPhone case that's as impractical as it is desirable. Despite all this, Bandai's "Back To The Future: Part ...

Talking WiFi Barbie Doll 'Will Chat Live To Children'

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Tech

In a terrifying move, Mattel has decided that the way to boost Barbie’s troubled sales numbers is to hook the iconic doll up to the Internet and let...

Nerf For Grown-Ups? We're Sold

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Tech

Hasbro has finally realised that for all these years it has been underserving one key group of fans when it came to their Nerf guns: adults. For ye...

LEGO Doctor Who Is Happening

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Tech

Lego Doctor Who. It’s happening. The BBC has signed a licensing agreement with the Lego Group to produce a commercial version of a fan concept...

Is Superhero Barbie The Role Model Young Girls Need?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

With her unrealistic figure and obsession with all things pink, Barbie doesn't automatically spring to mind when you think of positive role models for...

This Is What Bratz Dolls Look Like Without Make-Up

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

With their leather mini skirts and heavy make-up, Bratz dolls have long been accused of sexualising child's play. Now, an Australian artist has gi...

Why Is This Hospital Chaining Toys To Beds?

PA | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK

A hospital has had to start chaining toys to the beds of sick children after a spate of thefts. Parents have branded the thieves "disgusting", and ...

The Rubik's Cube Is Getting Out Of Hand

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK Tech

Rubik's Cubes were originally an ostensibly fun toy for nerds. Then the 'experts' got hold of it, turned it into the subject for a nightmarishly compe...

These Are The Unsung Tech Heroes Of 2014

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Tech

This year has seen technology take several pivotal leaps and bounds, from the introduction of next-generation games consoles to the first wave of true...

Play-Doh Have Reached The Zenith Of 2014 'Year In Review' Ideas

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Tech

In case you haven't realised yet, 2014 is currently being 'reviewed' in literally every possible way. We've got the year in drones and the year in ...

How to Avoid a Toy Graveyard This Christmas

Ellie Widdowson | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ellie Widdowson

Consider these ideas for memorable, educational and long-lasting gifts for children. Here are some gifts that you won't be taking to landfill in six months' time.

The Internet Has Gone Into Meltdown Over This Xmas Toy

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It would appear that the internet has gone into meltdown about Christmas toy, Elf On The Shelf. But what on earth is it? And why is everyone going mad...

Forget Tom Hanks In ‘Big' - THIS Is How You Play A Giant Floor Piano

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Comedy

Move over, Tom Hanks (and that other guy)! THIS is how you play a giant floor piano. Yes, if you were impressed by Hanks and Robert Loggia (for tha...

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 18.01.2015 | 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 10.01.2015 | 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 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 01.12.2014 | 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 ...