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Plug-n-Play Retro TV Games Arcade Kit with 200 Games

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Plug and play your way back to the future with the Retro TV Games Controller.

This handheld controller looks and feels like the gaming controllers we adored in the 80s, yet plugs straight into your modern TV for a gaming experience we could only dream of back then. Compact and ultra-portable, this retro controller is perfect for the whole family. You will get lost in endless hours of action and fun, playing a range of shooting, arcade, puzzle and sports based games.

Plug the Retro TV Games Controller into your television and get your fingers at the ready with its integrated mini joystick and A, B buttons. Once plugged in youâ€re all set for a nostalgic gaming session with the 200 strong, on-board retro gaming library.


  • Wired retro gaming controller featuring mini joystick and A, B buttons
  • 200 retro games
  • RCA cables for television connection
  • Requires television to function
  • Made from rubber and ABS plastic
  • Games include: Racing Fighter, Aerial Warfare, Police vs Thief, PongPong, Space Base, Wonderball and Apple Chess
  • 3 x AAA batteries required (not included)

Please note: Only works with PAL Video System. (which is the primary system for TVs in SA)

7-in-1 Solar Space Fleet

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Create your own space station with the 7 in 1 solar rechargeable space fleet! Fun and easy to assemble for children and adults alike; this solar space toy kit enhances creativity and space investigation. Powered by a solar panel or micro rechargeable battery, the kit allows you to create 1 of 7 lunar models at a time! Suitable for both indoors and outdoors, the 7 in 1 solar rechargeable space fleet is an inventive and entertaining way to learn about space.


  • Educational and fun space toy kit
  • 7 lunar models to create
  • Powered by Solar or micro rechargeable battery
  • Suitable for indoor or outdoor use
  • Tools may be required.
  • Age 10 +

Space Coaster DIY Rollercoaster

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With the ingenious Space Coaster you can build a spectacular, gravity-defying rollercoaster for… marbles! Featuring white-knuckle twists and turns, as well as a loop-the-loop, you can watch your marbles navigate the course at super speeds! Two separate tracks allow the marbles to whizz around the roller coaster before the motorised elevator transports them to the beginning of the ‘ride’ to start all over again. The fun just keeps on rolling!

space coaster roller coasterFeatures:

  • Comes flat-packed for build-it-yourself fun
  • Automatic circulation means that the marbles keep on rolling
  • Features a loop-the-loop, gravity-defying twists and turns and a motorised elevator
  • Looks impressive
  • Steel marbles included
  • Great fun for grown-ups

My Train Journey for Train Lovers (fits most iPhones/Smartphones)

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The ultimate in fantasy adventure: Mi Train Journey offers you all the mystery and thrill of rail travel without the tedium or expense of actually sitting on a train!

Simply film a journey on your smartphone, or even better download someone else’s, then slot your phone into the miniature carriage window and press play to create this quirky desk distraction.

While watching cross continental adventures or familiar daily trips (an exotic excursion perhaps... or even just your homeward commute), you’ll find yourself relaxing to the meditative monotony of the ultimate trip!

** note: Mi Train Journey fits most Smartphones - max phone size = 14 x 7 x 2.5cm


  • Miniature replica of a train carriage – inside and out!
  • Download or film inspiring train journeys to play through the carriage window
  • Passenger figurine & accessories included
  • Most phones can be charged as usual while in the window

Da Vinci Catapult

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Get a deeper understanding of one of history's great geniuses with this fully working, scale model of a Leonardo Da Vinci Catapult.

Leonardo Da Vinci - artist, musician, writer, architect, inventor, engineer and so much more. Making up part of his enormous body of work is the Codex Atlanticus, a twelve-volume set of drawings and writings, which included designs for weaponry.

Now for the first time you can build and test out your very own working scale model of a Leonardo Da Vinci Catapult taken from the Codex Atlanticus. Have fun assembling the ingenious design, and then test it by flinging the soft clay balls (included) over an amazing15 feet. The model is made of wood and when fully assembled measures in at an impressive 41cm x 25cm x 16cm. It's the perfect educational and entertaining gift for hobbyists, model builders, and school children.

Discover more about Da Vinci with this hands on catapault.


  • Scale model of a Leonardo Da Vinci design
  • Includes soft clay balls for firing
  • Easy to assemble
  • Made of wood
  • Fully working catapult
  • Item dimensions: 41cm x 25cm x 16cm

Space Coaster (Glow in the Dark)

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Have you ever had a toy that you wanted to stay up and play with all night? The beautiful and exhilarating glow-in-the-dark Space Coaster for marbles is one such hot item.

Take the challenge and build the spectacular, gravity-defying rollercoaster for yourself and then sit back and admire your handiwork as the marbles go on the ride of their lives! Watch as your marbles navigate the course, featuring white-knuckle twists and turns and a loop-the-loop, at super speeds!

Separate tracks allow the marbles to whizz around the roller coaster before the motorised elevator transports them to the beginning of the 'ride' to start all over again. A ball is kept running perpetually through the maze by the two entry and exit ramps set up with each track, so that even without your intervention the fun just keeps on rolling!


  • Comes flat-packed for build-it-yourself fun
  • Automatic circulation means that the marbles keep on rolling
  • Features a loop-the-loop, gravity-defying twists and turns, and a motorised elevator
  • Glow-in-the-Dark for night time displays
  • Steel marbles included
  • Great fun for the whole family
  • Requires 1 x R14C battery (not included)

Inflatable Roller Wheel

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This inflatable kid-sized Roller Wheel has been designed with roly-poly fun in mind! It’s the perfect size for youngsters to climb through or roll around in and suitable for use both indoors and out. Complete with a collection of colourful balls inside that jiggle and bounce around as the wheel rotates, this interactive toy really captures kids’ imaginations. What’s more, because it’s made from durable inflatable plastic, it’s suitable for use both indoors and out – just be sure to use it on the grass if you’re outside to avoid any potential punctures!   As well as being brilliant fun, the Roller Wheel also helps children sharpen skills like coordination, cooperative play, physical strength, visual and auditory stimulation and more. Plus, because it comes with pump that makes inflating it easy, you won’t get out of puff before the playing begins!


  • Inflatable Roller Wheel – designed for kids to climb through or roll around in
  • Suitable for use both indoors and out
  •  Holds up to 80 pounds (approx 5stone 7pounds / 36kg)
  •  39 inch inner diameter
  •  Do not use on or near public roads
  • Do not use on or near to water
  •  Do not use the Roller Wheel on or near to steep gradients
  •  Adult supervision recommended at all times
  •  Thumbs Up accepts no liability for injury or damage to users or third parties caused by the Roller Wheel
  • Pump included
  • Suitable for ages 8+

Musical Play Mat

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Become a one-man-band with this interactive Musical Playmat!

Complete with MP3 input, speakers, microphone and different instrument sounds, the mat offers hands-on fun for kids of all ages and musical abilities. Connect an MP3 player to groove along with your favourite tunes or make your own medley with the 8 musical instruments, 3 scratch pads and 4 different drum sounds. You can even sing along karaoke style using the microphone headset!

Entertaining for the whole family, the Musical Playmat is an ideal kick start for the budding musician or performer in your household.


  • Built-in amplifier for CD/MP3 Plug in
  • Built-in speakers
  • Microphone headset included for Karaoke
  • 24 Key control buttons
  • 8 Musical instruments
  • 4 different drum sounds
  • 3 Scratch sound effects
  • Requires 4 x AA batteries

Drum Play Mat with Speakers and Mic-Headset

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Practise your beats with this all-in-one playmat!

Play along to background music, feed in your own music via CD or MP3, or sing along with the microphone. The 8 built-in musical instrument sounds will help you on your way to creating a full blown band all on your own!

Follow along to the rhythm of the background music or let loose with your own beats using the 8 piece drum set. Not only will your drumming improve, but you can also sing karaoke style using the microphone to really put some polish on your performance. Hours of high tempo fun!


  • Speakers for CD/MP3 Plug in
  • Background music to help you follow the rhythm
  • Microphone headset included for Karaoke
  • 8 musical instrument sounds
  • 2 modes to select
  •  Requires 4 x AA batteries (not included)