Archive for the "Toys" Category

31.Dec.2013 Lego Space: Building the Future by Peter Reid (No Starch Press)

When I was a kid, two of my favourite things were my Space Lego and a book by Stewart Crowley, Spacecraft 2000 to 2100AD. Crowley’s book was notable mainly for its assortment of amazing early 1970s science fiction book cover illustrations that were repurposed/licensed to accompany Crowley’s history of the Terran Trade Authority and its […]

16.Jul.2012 Toys: Where are the roller derby fighting tops?

Here’s a small diversion into the world of children’s toys. I’m just back from taking my daughter to the local toy shop. She was after some Beyblades – spinning tops that fight each other – to play with her brother. In one corner of the store were the Beyblades – with their metallic styling and […]