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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Scalextric Quick Build Demolition Derby set plays nice with Lego

24 January 2013 23:29 GMT / By Stuart Miles & Chris Hall

Scalextric Quick Build Demolition Derby Set: that's the Scalextric set your kids are going to most want later in the year, so make a note of it now so you are prepared.
Launched at the London Toy Fair this week, the Scalextric Quick Build set will, says Hornby: "Introduce a younger fan to the Scalextric brand with its new push-fit construction concept, allowing racers to build their own Scalextric car."

Coming with two cars to start with, the set allows you to build, race, and then destroy your creations - it's where the demolition derby element comes in, around a 5m-long figure of eight course.
Players will be able to customise their car with clip-on wheels, decal sheets and mix-and-match parts and  as Pocket-lint found out at the Toy Fair - with Lego too. Yep, that's right, the system is compatible with standard Lego pieces. Aces.
The set costs £99.

Mega Bloks building toys gets a Barbie makeover


Mega Bloks and Barbie give building toys a stylish makeover this Spring

The world’s No.1 fashion doll breaks ground in the building toy category with the New Mega Bloks Barbie Collection

Mega Bloks and Barbie are set to transform construction play for girls with the UK launch of Mega Bloks Barbie – the first-ever Barbie building collection designed specifically for girls.
Following a successful launch in North America on 12.12.12,  the Canadian toy company will now be rolling out the range worldwide launching  in the UK on 9th March.

Mega Bloks Barbie invites girls to build, design and decorate their own Barbie world with compatible playsets and mini-fashion figures. From a Luxury Mansion to a Fashion Boutique and even Barbie doll’s signature pink convertible car, Mega Bloks Barbie is making over one of the fastest growing toy categories, one pink block at a time.

Combining girls’ love of storytelling and customisation with construction play, the Mega Bloks Barbie line encourages girls to build and play. By capitalising on the inherent nature of imaginative Barbie role play, every design element in the Mega Bloks Barbie collection encourages girls to create, customise, design, style and accessorise over-and-over again even after they are done building.

“Mega Bloks and Barbie know how girls play. Through our collective brand heritage and expertise in product research and development, we have created a completely new Barbie play experience,” said Vic Bertrand, Chief Innovation Officer, MEGA Brands. “With a focus on creative play and customisation, the possibilities for girls are endless.”

Bringing together Mega Bloks’ 27 years of building toy expertise and Mattel's five decades of insights on what girls love with the Barbie brand, these two industry leaders have joined forces to create an entirely new offering in the fast-growing building toy category – inviting girls to “See what happens when you build ‘n style with Mega Bloks Barbie”.

“We know what girls want in Barbie’s world – to imagine, explore and discover,” said Stephanie Cota, Senior Vice President Global Marketing, Barbie, Girls and Games at Mattel. “The Mega Bloks Barbie collection invites girls to build Barbie’s world in a way that is true to the Barbie brand – fashionable and aspirational.”

The Essential “Building Blocks” for Girls
The Mega Bloks Barbie collection engages girls in the building process by giving them everything they need to build, design and decorate their very own Barbie world. By introducing construction play through Barbie, girls create an emotional connection to building, while completing a Mega Bloks Barbie playset inspires a sense of confidence and accomplishment. Research in child development has shown that children significantly benefit from playing with building blocks and toys, delivering long-term benefits well beyond the playroom.

“Combining block play with open-ended and imaginative play, children experience an extraordinary level of brain building,” said Dr. Maureen O’Brien, developmental psychologist, child play expert and product research consultant for MEGA Brands. “This combination of play patterns encourages exploration and storytelling, building context for children and a better understanding of the world around them.”

A Construction Toy “Built” for Girls
Mega Bloks Barbie lets girls literally build Barbie doll’s world – piece by piece. The full collection includes compatible Build ‘n Style playsets, such as: Luxury Mansion, Fashion Boutique, Pet Shop, Convertible, Pool Party, and so much more.

Unique to Mega Bloks, most playsets include removable “building plates” – platforms on which girls build each room – for easy building and styling play. And for the classic Barbie fashion and hair play, all Mega Bloks Barbie playsets include one or more mini-fashion figures of Barbie and her friends with interchangeable hair styles and outfits.

The Mega Bloks Barbie line will be available in store on 9th March.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Winx Club Building Blocks due autumn 2013

Cobi Poland will produce a range of building sets based on the girls' property.
A range of Winx Club Building Blocks will hit toy shelves in autumn 2013.
Poland-based Cobi – one of the biggest manufacturer of construction blocks in Europe – will produce the series of building sets.

It has signed a deal with Rainbow, owner of the girls' property and TV show Winx Club, which airs on Nickelodeon in the UK.

A statement read: "The production of Cobi's blocks is European and guarantees the high standard ABS, and strong play value which they have succeeded in achieving with other brand partnerships like Jeep, Boeing and McLaren. 

"The magic and dynamism of the Winx world will provide the basis for a huge range of engaging collections, which Cobi aims to release from autumn 2013."

Disclose DK Books about LEGO

The new 2013 DK pamphlet has revealed nine new LEGO DK books, six of which have pictures. Included are LEGO Star Wars Brickmaster containing Clone Commander Gree and Commando Droid minifigures, LEGO Legends of Chima: The Quest for Chi and LEGO Minifigures Character Encylopedia.

When have further information about the rest of the books, we will keep post.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Another LEGO Duplo Disney Princess Ariel's Set

LEGO Duplo Disney Princess Ariel's Magical Boat Ride (10516)


Set sail on a romantic castle boat that's fit for a princess with Ariel, Sebastian and Prince Eric in this LEGO Duplo Disney Princess Ariel's Magical Boat Ride (10516) playset!

Plan a magical boat ride for Ariel and the charming Prince Eric! Help them spend a sunny day floating past the pretty pink castle in the golden boat. Recreate iconic scenes from the Disney animated movie! Play and build with pastel LEGO® DUPLO® bricks and flowers!

The LEGO Duplo Disney Princess Ariel's Magical Boat Ride (10516) features:

  • 2 LEGO® DUPLO® figures: Ariel in human form and Prince Eric
  • Castle, arch, golden boat and a Sebastian-decorated brick
  • DUPLO bricks include transparent, rounded, green and pastel-colored bricks and flowers
  • Take a boat ride past the castle with Ariel and Prince Eric!
  • DUPLO products are fun and safe for younger hands
  • Castle measures over 7" (18cm) high, 4" (12cm) wide and 1" (4cm) deep
  • Arch measures over 3" (10cm) high, 5" (14cm) wide and 1" (4cm) deep


LEGO Duplo Disney Princess Ariel's Undersea Castle (10515) available by Brickstoy soon

Swing, slide and search for treasure with Disney Princess Ariel, Flounder and Sebastian at their underwater playground in this LEGO Duplo Disney Princess Ariel's Undersea Castle (10515)!

Dive into a Disney Princess adventure with Ariel's underwater playground. Play with Ariel on the seaweed swing while Flounder glides down the big water slide. Don't forget to search for the treasure-filled chest!

The LEGO Duplo Disney Princess Ariel's Undersea Castle (10515) features:
  • Ariel figure and Flounder
  • Slide, swing, seaweed, chest and a Sebastian-decorated brick
  • Accessories include transparent, rounded, and decorated seashell DUPLO bricks, mirror and jewel bricks, and other assorted pastel-colored bricks and flowers
  • Ariel figure features mermaid tail
  • DUPLO products are fun and safe for younger hands
  • Slide measures over 7" (20cm) high, 4" (12cm) wide and 4" (12cm) deep
  • Swing measures over 6" (17cm) high, 5" (14cm) wide and 2" (7cm) deep

Anyone interested in these item, please contact info@brickstoy.com


Character Building Series 3 What’s in The Box – Updated

Character Building Series Three – What’s in The Box
Build your Doctor Who micro-figure collection with all new Series 3 micro-figures featuring characters from the hit TV show.

Each highly detailed and fully articulated micro-figure is sealed within a secret bag, so you never know which Doctor Who Micro-figure you are going to get! 

And every character has its own Doctor Who display base and collectors leaflet highlighting all the characters available in Series 3.

There are 12 micro-figures to collect. One supplied. Dalek micro-figures do not include display base.

  • Handbot
  • Dalek
  • Doctor
  • CyberController
  • Ood
  • Sontaran Trooper
  • Amy Pond
  • Madame Kovarian
  • Vashta Nerada
  • Rory Williams
  • Judoon Trooper
  • River Song

New Playmobil Blind Pack Figures Series available in February 2013

New Playmobil Blind Pack Figures Series available in February 2013. If anyone interested, please email to info@brickstoy.com

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

LEGO Marvel Superheroes Video Game Press Release

LEGO Marvel Superheroes Video Game Press Release
Marvel super heroes are assembling for an action-packed, brick-smashing good time! Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, The LEGO Group and Marvel Entertainment announced today that “LEGO Marvel Super Heroes” will be available beginning Fall 2013 for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, the Wii U system and Windows PC, as well as the Nintendo DS handheld system, Nintendo 3DS handheld system and PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment system. “LEGO Marvel Super Heroes” is the first instalment in the highly successful LEGO videogame franchise to feature famous Marvel characters.

“LEGO Marvel Super Heroes,” coming Fall 2013

“LEGO Marvel Super Heroes” complements the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes construction toy collection, which brings the characters, vehicles and action of Marvel’s renowned universe to the world of LEGO build-and-play adventure. There are currently eight iconic scenes from the X-Men, Iron Man and Spider-Man franchises available and more construction sets tied to the new “Iron Man 3″ feature film will launch later this spring.

“LEGO Marvel Super Heroes” offers an original storyline in which Nick Fury calls upon Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor, Spider-Man, Wolverine and other heroes spanning the Marvel Universe to save Earth from such threats as the vengeance of Loki and the hunger of Galactus, Devourer of the Worlds.  LEGO and Marvel fans will enjoy classic LEGO videogame adventure and humor, while playing as their favorite Marvel characters.

“We’re very excited to bring a myriad of classic Marvel characters to life in LEGO form for some fun, family-friendly gameplay in ‘LEGO Marvel Super Heroes,’” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games Publishing. “Players will brave the ultimate mission to save the world as they explore famous landmarks in LEGO New York and take the adventure beyond Earth to iconic locations in the Marvel Universe.”

“Fans of both LEGO and Marvel have wanted this game for years, and we’re addressing that demand with more Marvel Universe characters than ever in a console game,” said TQ Jefferson, Vice President, Games Production, Marvel Entertainment.  “If you’re a fan of Spider-Man, the Avengers, Fantastic Four, X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy or scores of other Marvel characters, this is the game for you.”

In “LEGO Marvel Super Heroes,” players will unlock more than 100 characters from across the Marvel Universe, including fan favorites like Spider-Man, Iron Man, Wolverine, Captain America, the Hulk, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Deadpool, Loki and Galactus! The game will pack in a plethora of super-cool character abilities, combat-like action sequences, epic battle scenes, puzzle-solving and a unique story told with playful LEGO humor.

“LEGO Marvel Super Heroes” is being developed by TT Games and will be published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. For more information, please visit http://videogames.lego.com/en-us/lego-marvel-super-heroes.

Monday, January 7, 2013

New Playmobil Carry Around Sets arrival

Playmobil has new Carry Around Sets available. They are: 5418 Horse with House, 5419 Princess with Castle, 5420 Knight with Dragon and Castle and 5421 Police and Thief. If anyone interested in these sets, please contact info@brickstoy.com

Sunday, January 6, 2013

New LEGO 2013 Modular Building (10232 Palace Cinema)

Is LEGO really launched this item in Year 2013? This set is a MUST BUY item for collectors. Once we have more updated news about this set, we will keep post.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

LEGO Legends of Chima to outpace Ninjago sales--News from Toysnew 20 December 2012

LEGO says its new entertainment franchise Legends of Chima will be a hit with boys – just like the Ninjago brand is.

The firm even expects Chima sales to grow 30 per cent more in 2013 than Ninjago did in 2012.
Legends of Chima toys arrive in the UK from January 1st, 2013, and products will be priced from £5 to £70.

“We believe Chima will be the must-have toy for boys next year,” LEGO senior brand manager Sally-Ann Weekes told ToyNews. 

“Legends of Chima is more than just a new play theme; it’s a complete LEGO entertainment franchise. Following in the footsteps of Ninjago, Chima is the big bang for us in 2013.

“Continuing to develop our own IPs is a key part of our evolution. Each year LEGO boys want something new and Legends of Chima will provide this, whilst at the same time introducing new boys to our portfolio.”
And despite the toy giant expecting Chima sales to grow more than Ninjago did in 2012, LEGO says there’s still plenty of life in its top-selling Ninjago property, which launched in early 2011.

“Each year the big bang drives a lot of growth within the LEGO portfolio and Chima is no exception. The forecast for growth is 30 per cent versus Ninjago this year,” added Weekes.

“The Ninjago brand still remains one of the most successful and popular IPs to date for us. With a new story line and products for next year, we fully expect its success to continue next year.”

The Chima line will include construction play-sets, social game Speedorz, six Hero Factory-style Buildable Figures, and board games, with the latter two arriving in August. There will also be further Speedorz launches throughout 2013. 

To support the Chima launch, LEGO will be hosting a nine-month UK road show known as the Chima Challenge. These events will include Chima Speedorz contests with national league tables, pop up cinemas screening live episodes of Legends of Chima, as well as the chance for kids to meet Chima characters Laval and Cragger in person.

Chima’s play theme follows a conflict between six tribes – three good (Lions, Eagles and Gorillas) and three bad (Crocodiles, Ravens and Wolves).