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For Goodness Sake- Let Toys Be Toys

Jack Fletcher | Posted 08.04.2014 | 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 ...

Just How Big Is Skylanders?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK Tech

If you're over 11 years old, and don't have kids under 11 years old, you might only be dimly aware of Skylanders. But just how popular is Activision's...

Kinetic Sand Doesn't Really Do Anything...

Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.08.2013 | UK Tech

We're not sure why but we really want some of this. Kinetic Sand from WABA Fun is the toy that does... well just watch the video. The odd yet ca...

Use Your Imagination

Alfie Bown | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Alfie Bown

Does not the fact that the statement is a command already deconstruct it, pointing to the element within it that undoes its own claim? The intention of the phrase is to allow the child to 'be itself', to act away from the distractions of modern culture

'Mars Explorer' Barbie Is Almost Entirely Pink

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Tech

Barbie is going to Mars. And she's wearing pink. Mattel and Nasa have announced a special edition 'Mars Explorer Barbie' to celebrate the first ann...

Lego Simpsons!

Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.10.2013 | UK Tech

Lego has announced that it will launch a new set of toys based on The Simpsons. LEGO SIMPSONS! The new toys will be released in early 2014, star...

Michael Rundle

The Digital Toybox Finally Arrives - In All Its Mad, Wonderful Chaos | Michael Rundle | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Tech

As Disney Pixar's Toy Story showed, toys that play together make magic together. It doesn't matter which product line they come from. For most kid...

Michael Rundle

Great Scott! 14 Amazing Details In The 'LEGO DeLorean Time Machine' | Michael Rundle | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Tech

LEGO has just released its limited-edition Back To The Future DeLorean Time Machine kit, and we are happy to confirm it's exactly the sort of nostalgi...

WATCH: 'The Human Slingshot'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK Tech

A 'human slingshot' made of 100 square feet of spandex is either the best or worst toy you could inflict on your friends this summer. Essentially ...

'Crazy Cart' Is Probably The Most Fun Toy Ever Invented

Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Tech

Remember when you were a kid, and you thought playing football and climbing trees was fun? You were wrong. Fun is actually a battery-powered, drif...

WATCH: It's Superman! Kind Of.

Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK Tech

In what must have been a pretty baffling and reality-questioning moment, San Diego saw a familiar figure soaring through its skies last week. A lif...

PICS: LEGO To Release Official Mars Rover Set After Fan's Campaign

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 17.08.2013 | UK Tech

Lego has announced it will make an official set celebrating the Mars Rover Curiosity after more than 10,000 fans backed the design. Since 2010 the ...

Lego MiniFigs 'Getting Angrier' Says Academic Study

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK Tech

Lego figures are getting angrier, a study has found. Research conducted at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand showed that the number of ha...

Do You Know This Bear? Help Us Reunite A Much-Loved, 100-Year-Old Toy With His Owners

SWNS | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK

Airport staff are hunting the owner of a much-loved, 100-year-old teddy bear, found left behind in a departure lounge. The antique bear, which has...

PICS: Full-Scale Lego X-Wing Unveiled In Times Square

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Tech

What's the only thing better than Lego? Giant things made of Lego. And what's the only thing better than that? Giant things made out of giant piece...