Forgotten Movie Toy Lines From The 1980s & 1990s

How many of these movie toys from the 1980s and 90s did you play with? Netflix documentary series The Toys That Made Us has been a blast of nostalgic brilliance. There’s nothing Age of Dad enjoys more than wallowing in the plastic moulded glories of yesteryear. But while The Toys That Made Us has episodes dedicated […]

Big Kids Aisle

Smyths Toys To Open ‘Big Kids Aisle’ For Adult Play

Dads rejoice – we’re officially allowed to get stuck in at the toy shop. There are no two ways about it: as much as we want our toy purchases to please the kids, us parents want to play with the damn things too. Recent Netflix series The Toys That Made Us hammered home just how […]

Star Wars Characters Who Should Get A Spin-Off

10 Star Wars Characters Who Deserve A Spin-Off Before Obi-Wan

There could be a new Obi-Wan Kenobi movie in the works, but there are other Star Wars characters who should get a spin-off first, says Chris Edwards. A bit like a chesty cough, the rumours of Ewan McGregor reprising his role as Star Wars character Obi-Wan Kenobi just won’t go away. And now that an […]

Blue Peter Named ‘Best Children’s TV Show Ever’ – But Is It Really?

It may be the longest running kids’ TV show ever, and a national treasure – but was Blue Peter ever really that big a deal for most kids? Children’s BBC show Blue Peter is the best kids’ TV programme of all time. This, at least, is the opinion of a panel of experts at the […]

How You Can Play In The FA Cup

Here’s How You & Your Kids Can Play In The FA Cup (Well, Sort Of)

The People’s FA Cup is about to kick-off, which means only one thing: sporting glory awaits. If you’re anything like me, when you look at your rapidly declining physique in the mirror and reflect on where it all went wrong, you also think back to sporting glories of the past – remembering the hopes your younger […]

Low ABV Beers That Still Pack A Flavoursome Punch

There was a time when the idea of drinking any beer under 5% ABV was simply unthinkable. It was a time when you would think nothing of sinking eight pints of Stella, during its 5.2% heyday, partying till 3am, and then getting up for work the next morning. Indeed, those were the good times – […]

Scrapped Pixar Ideas

7 Amazing Ideas Scrapped By Pixar

Pixar has shaped many a childhood (and adulthood) and continues to be the benchmark in feature animation. It’s baffling to think that Toy Story was released nearly 23 years ago, with the company – now owned by Disney (which now owns pretty much everything) – having no less than 16 Oscars to its name, and […]

11 Best LEGO Ninjago Sets

Are you bricking it over what to get the kids for Christmas? We do the work for you by counting down the best LEGO Ninjago sets. The LEGO Ninjago Movie just hit cinemas across the UK this past weekend. The film is the third big-screen LEGO movies, following the, erm, LEGO Movie, and last year’s […]

Star Wars Toys

Why Are The New Star Wars Toys So Rubbish Compared To The Originals?

Star Wars toys used to be magic in the old days. But the Force, says Chris Edwards, is decidedly crap with the new ones. When I was five-years-old I successfully piloted the Millennium Falcon into the heart of the second Death Star, blew up its core reactor and escaped just in time to avoid becoming […]

All The Things You Have To Watch To Make It A Proper Christmas, According To Dads

It’s Christmas once again, which means – as much as anything else – a chance to sit down and watch all your favourite Xmas movies and TV specials, as you do every single year. (Hey, it’s a time for tradition!) But Christmas means something different to everyone, and we all have our own version of the age-old […]