Sir Alex Ferguson celebrated through the years by Topps

As the world comes to terms with the shock news that Sir Alex Ferguson will be leaving Manchester United at the end of the season, Topps took to Twitter to post their own fitting tribute.

Being the longest serving manager in the premier league has some advantages, namely being getting yourself on the most Match Attax cards.

I just love this nostalgia filled image, and just had to share it with you all. Not just for the changing clothes and ever receding hairline, but also for the changing style of the actual Match Attax cards and premier league stickers. I do wish I had some of those retro early ones.

So how many of these Sir Alex Ferguson stickers and Cards did you have?

Moshi Products and Clay Buddies – Review

As you all know by know my youngest is a Huge fan of Moshi Monsters, Absolutely crazy for them at the moment. So imagine his joy a few weeks ago when he was sent a massive parcel to review from the wonderful people at Click Distribution, full to the brim of Moshi Products. He was actually really under the weather on the day it came, but the postman certainly cheered him up when he saw all the goodies.

In the amazing parcel he had:

  • Topps Moshi Monsters Mash Up cards and Sticker album. He’s been collecting the Mash Up cards for a while now and has loads but it was his first ever sticker book and he loves it. I think there will be plenty more trips to the corner shop for stickers from now on.
  • Moshi Zippsters which are really cool miniature Moshling figures which you attach to your bag, jeans, coat, anything with a zip basically.
  • The big brother style version of the Zippster, which is the Moshi Monsters Keychain. The Keychain figure is slightly bigger than the Moshling figures you get and look wonderful hanging from your backpack. Each Keychain also comes with a Charmling, which is a small metal Moshi which fits on a Charm Bracelet. You need to get the Bracelet separately though, so Jacob has just hooked it on his backpack with the other key rings now.

The thing we definitely have had the most fun with though are the Moshi Monsters and The Pirates Clay Buddies sets.

The Moshi Monsters Clay Buddies are available in either a single pack (£2.99) or the Deluxe box (£5.99). In each pack you get instructions on how to mould your Moshi Monster, all the clay you need, plus various cardboard pieces which you attach onto your clay figure with sticky little velcro squares.


The added bonus of the Deluxe box is you get 2 characters to make, plus how to make one a super Moshi, so you can make 3 different Moshi’s in all. Plus you also get a snazzy background setting to place your finished creations in.

First of all I thought that this would be way to hard for any of us to manage. I’m not very artistic myself, and I know that Thomas doesn’t have much patience so I pictured this being a disaster. I was really wrong though as once we got into the swing of it me and Thomas had a great time. I was surprised how well Thomas read the instructions and the finished figures look great I think. He was also incredibly pleased with himself and it gave him a real lift for the day.

Jacob was probably a bit too young for this activity, he did sit and watch for a bit but didn’t want to join in and got bored after a while. He was thrilled by the finished article though, and is very proud of his Clay Buddy Display.

The Pirates Clay Buddies were great too. The boys went to see the film just before we made them and so Thomas was especially pleased to be making Clay versions of the characters as he loved the film and hasn’t stopped talking about it since he came home.

We found the Pirates Clay buddies to be easier to mould than some of the Moshi Monsters, as they were just legs,arms,head body and then add the various cardboard pieces to complete the look. So if you’re looking to try out Clay Buddies but are maybe like me put off by your lack of artistic skill Maybe try out the Pirates first and then step up to the Moshi’s when your hooked. I say that because I do think that once you’ve made one you’ll want to go back and make another. They are so much fun to make together with the kids. Highly recommended for an Easter Holiday Activity.




Topps Launch My London Sticker Collection

Topps are launching a new sticker book, nothing new there you might say, but hold on this one has a bit of a twist…it’s only available in London.

The My London sticker collection is a fun filled book of stickers and facts all about our capital city. The book is aimed at Londeners who perhaps want to teach their children about the sights and sounds contained within their city, and also visitors who can enjoy filling in their sticker book with the various monuments and attractions, and also visit a few of them along the way.

With the summer holidays just around the corner, the My London sticker collection is a great way for the kids to enjoy a bit of fun collecting all the stickers to fill their books, whilst also learning about iconic landmarks, famous sporting venues and notable historical figures of the city.

As well as all the sticker fun to be had there are lots of money off vouchers and exclusive offers for a variety of family activities, and also the opportunity to win the ultimate London entertainment package for your family. Prize includes a meal at Planet Hollywood, Family theatre ticket, and a nights accommodation at a top London hotel, as well as passes to a variety of top attractions like Madame Tussuad’s, The EDF London Eye and the Sea Life London Aquarium.

Stickers will be available from: WH Smith, WH Smith Travel, Co-op, Martin McColls newsagents and other independent news retailers.

Find Ferdinand Match Attax Competition

Calling all Rio Ferdinand fans – Match Attax are currently running an amazing promotion where you can get the chance to meet the man himself, and even take him on at a game of Match Attax while your at it!

101 special limited edition signed Rio Ferdinand cards have been hidden inside packs of Match Attax all around the world, with the lucky finders getting the chance to come and meet the England Captain at a special Match Attax event at the end of the season.

There are 100 special Silver foiled cards to be found and one extra special Gold card which wins you the bragging rights of playing Match Attax with Rio.

When a special card is found you need to register it online at and your on your way to the exclusive event.

So happy hunting everyone, and get opening those Match Attax packets and become your very own Charlie Bucket, Come on join in everyone….”I’ve got a golden ticket”

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Topps Premier League 2011 Sticker Collection goes 3D!

3D is cool at the moment, theres no denying that. All of a sudden we have 3D films, TV’s, and now even 3D football stickers!

The brand new Topps 2011 Premier League Sticker collection has got onto the 3D bandwagon, and produced some amazing 3D football stickers for the new album. There are 42 3D stickers to be found, and every team in the Premier League is included as there will be a 3D Sticker of the star player from every club.

Every 2011 Sticker book comes with a pair of 3D glasses, so you can watch as your favourite players jump off the page before your very eyes.

Also as if introducing 3D stickers was not a big enough innovation for one season, Topps have also added a special Club hero sticker for every team. Players like Liverpool’s Robbie Fowler, Arsenal’s Thierry Henry and Tottenham’s David Ginola all feature on their teams pages.

There are over 450 stickers to collect in total, but for me and my son the pleasure is not only in collecting the stickers but reading all of the detailed information about the Teams, Players and stadiums.

So the only thing let to say is “Lets start collecting all over again!”, Well at least looking for the players and sticking them in his album keeps Thomas quite for a while :)

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