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Archive for July, 2010

Sylvanian Meerkat Family

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

Sylvanian meerkatsToys R Us sell this adorable Sylvanian Meerkats
The father of the meerkat family is called Harry Spotter and he's a watchful creature as we all know meerkats are by nature! His job is to watch that there are no fires in the forest!
The Mother is called Beatrix Spotter and she is always warm and friendly and can often be found babysitting!.
Brother Alfie Spotter loves reading books!
Sister Gail Spotter likes strolling along by the river and picking wild flowers for her mother.
Also available are the Triplet babies Penelope, Peregrine & Prudence Spotter!
These are just so adorable and cute that everyone will want a set! The rise of meerkats is phenomonal and they're seen in the car commercials as well as wildlife programs - so the decision to get these beautiful little creatures for your Sylvanian collection, is well ... simples!
Sylvanian Meerkats

Faraway Magic Bath Beans

Saturday, July 31st, 2010
African Animals Magic beans
Faraway Magic have created Bath Beans which are really cute little gift ideas for kids!
They're amazing little beans that you pop into water and they expand into animals! If you've seen those tiny packaged flannels that expand into a full size flannel then you'll get the idea instantly as to what these are - but they are so much more fun than those! They're available in a variety of shapes including sea creatures, Outer Space, Dinoasaurs and all types of fun animals!
Faraway magic have a range of different items in other ranges such as Bath Sprudels and Magic Socks! They're suitable for children aged 3 and up!

Dog Puppets

Saturday, July 31st, 2010
Dog puppetPuppets are great fun for children to play with and you can get some great kits to make them too! They're ideal gfts for kids who love crafting and making things! Everything you need is included in the kits too!
One of our favourites is this dog puppet kit
You can also buy them without the glue and paint - which is even better if you regular run your own craft sessions as you'll have all these things too!
There are lots of different puppets available including an Anne Boleyn, a zebra, and a dragon! Perfect gifts for kids as they'll keep busy making the model and then have lots of fun creating shows with it!

Hello Kitty Free colouring

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

Hello kitty colouringGet some free Hello Kitty designs to print out and colour in.
Hamleys free colouring - Hello Kitty
There's also Thomas the Tank Engine trains colouring and Chuggington Colouring also free to print and colour in!


Saturday, July 31st, 2010

Armouron toy armourHamleys sell Armouron
Brand new toy - Armouron is a brand new idea for children's play! It's a lightweight suit of armour that is built by clipping sections together to create a unique customised set of armour!
Armouron fixed together easily using ‘Snapperons’!
Armouron was invented by mum Sue Lipscombe, She works as an animation set designer and is the mother of two young boys. They wanted a knight’s costume and found nothing so she invented this futuristic lightweight suit of armour that children could easily build and customise themselves for an individual look.
The Armouron Action Set, available in red or blue, comes with helmet, chest body armour, shield and Snapperons. This can be customised using the various different Accessory Sets and metallic Snapperon.
Armouron is an award winner! It won the best role-play category in the Toy Fair Best New Toys for 2010 Awards.
It's bound to be tons of fun for children putting their armour together as well as the role playing games they can play once it's on.
Visit Hamleys Regent Street on Saturday 7th August and your children can test it out for free!! Your kids can also be photographed, and take away the photo in a special keepsake wallet. There’ll even be special balloons on the day! Please note, numbers are limited for this event so arrive early.
Made from high-density foam, Armouron is suitable for children aged four plus with a height of 104-130cm. Armouron is available at Hamleys

Price reductions at

Saturday, July 31st, 2010
Reduced price on products today at
Toy Story 3 10 Piece Stationery Gift Set
Toy Story 3 10 Piece Stationery Gift Set was £8.00 now £4.00
Three pencils, and other handy stationary, featuring your favourite Toy Story friends.
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New products at John Lewis

Saturday, July 31st, 2010
New items today at John Lewis
Phil & Teds Dash 3 Wheel Pushchair, Black
Phil & Teds Dash 3 Wheel Pushchair, Black £423.00
With today’s hectic lifestyle Phil and Teds Dash inline™ buggy is just what you need. It's rugged, reliable and has bundles of style. This 3 wheel pushchair is easy to manoeuvre and has lots of useful features such as the plastic front footwell which is durable and easy to clean, a park brake integrated into the handle bar, a simple folding mechanism, several recline positions on the main seat unit, removable and washable seat liners, chassis lock and a sunhood with peek-a-boo flap. It's suitable from birth to approximately 5 years, and the double seat (sold separately) allows you to accommodate a newborn and a toddler in the one buggy.
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New products at

Saturday, July 31st, 2010
New lines at
Zingzillas Play N Groove Panzee
Zingzillas Play N Groove Panzee £29.99
Panzee plays two Zingzillas songs, and has loads of fun dance moves to perform.
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Top video toys for Girls

Friday, July 30th, 2010

If you want to check out the great girls toys at Hamleys then you'll find some amazing video toys

BARBIE® Video GirlBARBIE® Video Girl
This Barbie® is a hot shot…literally. Create films from Barbie® doll's point-of-view via a real video camera positioned inside her necklace. Instant playback is also possible due to the stylish video screen encased in Barbie® dolls back. Includes USB plug-in cord.

Vtech Kidizoom Video CameraVtech Kidizoom Video Camera
From battling monsters under the bunk bed to digging for gold in the garden, this exciting new video recorder enables little ones to capture all their adventures on film. Featuring a built in video editor, 4 x digital zoom, colour LCD screen, games and more, budding little movie makers can dream of the big screen with the Vtech Kidizoom Video Camera.

Top 10 Boys toys for Christmas 2010

Friday, July 30th, 2010
Hamley's have been the first UK Toy shop to make predictions about what toys they think will be top this year!
If you want to check out the great toys at Hamleys then you'll find some amazing toys for boys!

MeccanoMeccano 50 Models

Meccano has been a favourite for generations and this year is no exception. The Meccano 50 Model Set is the most advanced set in the Multi Models collection. It combines the traditional values of Meccano such as mechanics and movement and includes all the stylish designs that you would expect. Packed with 605 pieces, a Power Tool and a 6V electrical motor, the set builds up to 50 distinctive models from a crane to a helicopter.
This is a true classic boys toy that will be fun for dad to join in with and help! Ideal for firing that imagination and learning some hands on skills. Suitable for ages 8 plus

Ferrari F1 Electric Ride-On

Ferrari F1 Electric Ride-On

The Ferrari F1 has been designed in conjunction with the engineers of Ferrari and assembled by hand to ensure the precision, build quality and durability demanded by owners of an adult Ferrari is matched in the child version. Driven by a powerful 12V motor, the Ferrari F1 has a sophisticated electronic gearbox with two forward gears and a reverse gear. Capable of handling most surfaces, its spacious interior allows children up to age 6 to drive in comfort. Kids always love cars and Ferrari is a real classic car for them to love!
A pricey present though with the Ferrari F1 Electric Ride-On costing £460.00

Turbo Twister

The coolest and craziest remote controlled car around, Turbo Twister performs spins, wheelies and complete 360 degree flips. Turbo Twister also features flashing LED's which produce an impressive floor show.

Stinky The Garbage Truck

Stinky by name, stinky by nature…feed Stinky cars and watch him gobble them up and spit them out. An enthralling and entertaining character, given enough encouragement Stinky will also break into an all-singing, all-dancing routine. And with myriad movements, lights, sounds and phrases, Stinky will keep kids guessing for hours as to what he'll say, or do, next.

PaperJamz Guitar

Paper Jamz provides an instant rock star experience. The guitar is easy to play and completely portable as well as featuring three fantastic play modes: 'Perfect Play', where any one of three integrated songs is played simply by strumming the guitar; 'Rhythm Play' where skill is required to play along in time to the music, just like the real guitarist; and 'Freestyle Play' where aspiring music moguls can use majors, minors and sevenths to create their own amazing hits. Paper Jamz is available in various designs and kids can plug in their headphones, enabling them to rock out in peace, without riling the parents.

Beyblade Metal Fusion Super Vortex Battle Set

This unique 'No Pocket' Stadium offers the ultimate Beyblade experience. The set includes a stadium plus two exclusive Metal Fusion tops with launchers, ripcords, assembly tools, an official rule book and tournament grid. Also included are two codes to battle online at for hours of fun.

Kung Zhu Hamsters

The newest creation from the makers of Zhu Zhu Pets™, it's Kung Zhu Ninja Warriors vs. the Kung Zhu Special Forces. Train Kung Zhu™ pets in the Training Centre, before waging war in the Kung Zhu™ battle arena and witnessing the contest between Ninja and Special Forces. Only one Hamster will emerge victorious. The song says 'everybody was kung-fu fighting'. This Christmas, even the Hamsters will be…

Armouron Action Set

The Armouron action set allows you to create your very own suit of armour. The set includes helmet, chest and body armour, shield and gauntlet. The sets come in blue or red but can all be customised to ensure that you have your very own suit of armour.

Lego Hero

The new Hero Factory follows on from the success of the Bionicles LEGO. The story is simple: The galaxy's one stop shop for the effective elimination of evil, the HERO FACTORY designs, builds and dispatches robot heroes to fight villains, solve crises and restore peace across the universe.

Lego Duplo

This deluxe set features great elements, such as two DUPLO figures, windows, a wagon base, a building plate and lots of other bricks. Comes in a deluxe storage box and includes an inspirational building booklet.

Ben10 Ultimate Alien Disc Ultimatrix

The Alien Disc Ultimatrix is the key to unlocking alien sound and light effects. Simply slide the clear mini disk from the 10cm figures into the Alien Disc Ultimatrix wristband to unleash them. Includes Ultimate Humungousaur clear mini disk (others sold separately). Ben 10 is an ever popular toy for boys!

Jet Pack Buzz Lightyear

Recreate the opening scene from Toy Story 3 with Jet Pack Buzz Lightyear. The 12" figure comes complete with a rocket pack incorporating afterburner jet lights & sounds. To help little ones on their way to infinity and beyond, Jet Pack Buzz Lightyear also comes with laser arm lights, movie phrases, retractable helmet and is fully articulated.

Dr Who Sonic Screwdriver

The Doctor's multipurpose tool is a Gallifreyan device, with numerous settings, easily controlled at the press of his thumb. After the Doctors previous one was destroyed during a confrontation with Prisoner Zero in the village of Leadworth, this new sonic remains to be an essential part of the Doctor's Equipment. The new sonic screwdriver is larger and has a luminous green light.

Robin Hood Chess Set

Robin Hood and his Merry Men have been favourite characters for generations. This year their characters have been re-created as a chess set. The set depicts all the best loved characters including Maid Marian and the Prioress of Kirkless as the Queens, Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Nottingham as the Kings while Friar Tuck features quite rightly as a Bishop.


Mindflex™ is a lightweight headset containing sensors for the forehead and earlobes that measures your brainwave activity. When you focus your concentration, a small foam ball will rise on a gentle stream of air. Relax your thoughts and the ball will descend. By using a combination of physical and mental coordination, you must then guide the ball through a customisable obstacle course. This interactive experience is unlike any other as players compete in the ultimate mental marathon!