Tag Archives: retro

LEGO levels up its Super Mario partnership with LEGO Super Mario 64 ? Block

LEGO has taken its partnership with Nintendo’s Super Mario to a new level, this time through the launch of the LEGO Super Mario 64 ? Block, an icon from the video game series that celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, for a real trip down memory lane. The new launch …

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Nostalgia trip | From Hungry Hungry Hippos to Pound Puppies, Brits reveal their best-loved toys of the 1980s

Hungry Hungry Hippos, Pound Puppies, and the TreeTots Family Treehouse have all been named among the top ten most era-defining toys of the 1980s, according to a survey of some 40,000 nostalgic British parents this year.  Taking participants on a trip down memory lane to an age dominated by terrestrial …

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Bandai UK releases the Timber Tots Song amid ‘heavy investment plans’ for the retro ’70s toy line

Following the successful revival of the hit ’70s toy line, Timber Tots, Bandai UK has detailed plans for a round of heavy investment into the retro children’s brand, kicking things off with the release of the Timber Tots Nursery Rhyme. The new song has been created to inspire a new …

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Argos reveals the Top Ten Gifts that Got Away in nationwide poll of the presents adults still miss

Nintendo’s Game Boy, Mr Frosty, and the iconic Furby have all made it into the top ten gifts that the hearts of British adults still ache over not receiving at Christmas when they were children, a nationwide poll from Argos has revealed. Billed as a Top Ten Gifts that Got …

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Anderson Entertainment signs new ITV Studios deal that allows it to grow portfolio of toys, figurines and more

Anderson Entertainment, the home of the iconic retro properties Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, UFO, and Space: 1999, has signed an agreement with ITV Studios that will enable it to expand its portfolio into toys and figures, as well as publishing, gifting, homewares and clothing. The new agreement allows Anderson Entertainment, the …

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Pressure Games launches Kickstarter for its retro-inspired active-tech toy hybrid Countdown

Pressure Games, a toy development unit that aims to combine active, social and imaginative play to today’s demand for tech toys, has launched its Kickstarter campaign for its already international award-winning concept, Countdown. Countdown is a retro-inspired tech toy that comes with more than 12 reflex, logic, and movement puzzles …

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Gaming Innovation: From console wars to family gaming together

Argos launched its Book of Dreams, Mattel is bringing The Masters of the Universe franchise back to the mainstream, and everywhere you turn, people are wearing flatcaps and collecting vinyl records. It’s fair to say that the current taste for the nostalgic is fierce. At this time of year, it’s …

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Gibsons goes retro as ‘demand for vintage soars’

Gibsons is tapping into the modern day nostalgia for all things retro with its latest games and puzzles line-up, looking to brands like Land of Lost Content from the British designer, Wayne Hemingway for inspiration. Leading the company’s look back to the pre-digital times is it new Vintage Fashion and …

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