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Funrise signs multi-year toy license with Caterpillar

Funrise has entered into a new multi-year toy license with Caterpillar, the globally recognised construction equipment manufacturer. Under the agreement, Funrise will distribute and market a line of realistic toy machines based on Cat construction machines. The Cat toy line from Funrise is expected to include machines in a wide range …

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More than 200 Boots stores in the UK face closure

More than 200 Boots stores across the UK could be closed in a cost-cutting move currently being explored by its American owners, Walgreens Boots Alliance. The shops – largely in areas where more than one Boots store is operating – are under review for possible closures. The review will take …

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Powerpuff Girls land in Burger King for global toy promotion

The original ambassadors of girl power continue to celebrate 20 years of saving the world through a new partnership with Burger King that sees the arrival of four exclusive Powerpuff Girls toys. Cartoon Network Enterprises has secured a new promotion with the global food chain to introduce the four exclusive …

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The education-focused June issue of ToyNews is ready to read now

The education-focused June edition of ToyNews has arrived and is available to read online, on your iPad, laptop or smart device now. This is a month filled with exclusive reveals, interviews and features. ToyNews is privileged to exclusively unveil the 2019 Connected Play Landscape from the tech toy and play …

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The MadeForMums Toy Awards returns for 2019 and is open for entry now

The MadeForMums Toy Awards are making their return for 2019, and the organisers are encouraging toys companies to submit their entries now. The annual, consumer-facing awards celebrate the best toys at every age and stage from newborn to preteens – and are judged by child testers, child influencers and toy-industry …

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Disney launches first full trailer for Frozen 2

Having tantalised fans around the world with the release of its teaser trailer this February, Disney has delighted Frozen fans everywhere with the first Frozen 2 full trailer launch. Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel make their return to voice the Arendelle princesses, Elsa and Anna, while Josh Gad once again …

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