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Hubelino Marble Run Review

As soon as the Marble Run arrived my children were über excited. Well they always are when nice people send us toys to check out and write reviews. With this Hubelino Marble Run though they were extra excited, you see in our house building toys rule supreme and we also love marble runs. So it was…

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2013 Dream Toys Granny Knows Best Top 13 Toys

I’ve already highlighted the toy Eleven Dream Toys for Christmas 2013, but that’s not the whole story my toy loving friends… oh no. The Toy Retailers Association not only choose the top Eleven Toys of the year they choose the their top fifty. In a move away from their traditional way of organising the top…

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2013 Dream Toys Top Eleven Toys For Christmas!

2013 Dream Toys Time! It’s that most excellent time of year again when the Toy Retailers Association released the toy boffins who have been cooped up all year-long. These people spend their lives playing with all of the toys that are released and I mean ALL of them. They are allowed a basic ration of…

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Charlie LEGO

Why You Should Never Give Your LEGO Away

When I was at college I was talking to my dad on the phone, as you do, and he asked me a question that I’ve regretted answering the way I did ever since. He said “Is it ok if we give your old LEGO to Poseidon (not the God, we actually know a now chap…

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The Entertainers Christmas Toy Shop

The Entertainer’s Christmas Shop Unleashed For Another Year

Every year after the last jingle of the Christmas bells. After the last recycling lorry has picked up the final remnants of that years discarded present wrappings, one man is entrusted to one of the saddest jobs in the whole of the toy industry, bar none. Dave’s job was handed down to him from his…

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Charlie and The Wooden Trains

The Slow Toy Awards A Refreshing Toy Industry Change

Yesterday evening I was setting up my new Toychief Facebook page (my old one was Ordertoys) and I stumbled upon a fantastic award ceremony that happened recently in Harrods, the Slow Toy Awards. The idea of the Slow Toy Awards which is only in its second (or is it third?) year (so I can forgive…

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Christmas Presents

Christmas Present Ideas For Children Of All Ages

This is a Guest post: – Joanne Stephens is a freelance writer who enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with her three children. When she’s not poking around the internet, she can usually be found crafting or practicing her nature photography. Christmas will be here before we know it, and while it’s a special time…

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Let Toys Be Toys Montage of toys aimed at boys or girls

Pink is for Boys, Blue is For Girls, Let Toys Be Toys

I was just reading about the new “Let Toys be Toys” campaign being championed by Tesco, Boots, Sainsbury’s, The Entertainer and now Toys R Us in the October issue of ToyNews. I of course agree that this can only be a good thing. The power of marketing and making certain toys just for girls and…

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The state of Ordertoys and its soon to be new name…..

Today I’ve decided that yes I am going to change the name of this blog once and for all. For months and months the name of this blog “Ordertoys.co.uk” has been iritating me, its been constraining me to have to write in a certain way that was just not truthful to who I am as…

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Best New Toys 2013 – 34 Of The UK Toy Fair 2013 Best Toys

Today is a great day for anyone involved in the Toy industry, because today is the day the Toy Fair 2013 – Best New Toys 2013 opens up and hot of the presses is their tip top list of the Best New Toys 2013. This is the definitive list of their favorite 34 toys that…

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UK Toy Fair 2013 – 60th Edition – Day 1 – Pictures & Videos

Today the UK Toy Fair 2013 kicks off for the 60th time in the Olympia down in London. Sadly due to Snow, my Son’s Birthday, my carpentry course and a January spent avoiding doing my taxes, yet again I can’t make it this year. I am though going to be keeping an avid eye on…

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50 of The Most Popular Toys In The UK Right Now

On Toychief we have many posts and close to 400 toys now, but I felt we needed to have a Most Popular Toys In The UK Right Now page so Parents can quickly and easily see what is popular with other Parents out there in the Intertubes. I know when I buy toys for my…

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