The independent outfit - best known for its best-selling game Maponimoes - is looking to plug a gap in a market it believes remains 'vastly underserved'.
The firm is confident that the plans it has in place will ensure supply in any transition period and that TOMY UK, along with its retail partners, will have a successful 2019
The firm is making its debut on the world stage at Nuremberg's Spielwarenmesse this month, armed with the Angry Birds license.
Gunton joined Character Options in 2015 and has worked on many of the firm’s key brands. She is currently heading up responsibility of the Peppa Pig master toy collection.
In this newly created post, Hollis will further build Rocket and its brands' profiles at retail by developing and implementing a strategy to drive listings and retail presence.
Last year, Spin Master alleged that the magnetic transformation feature in Alpha group’s Screechers Wild toys infringed on its own patents covering its Bakugan toys.
Despite a drop of seven per cent in toy sales for the year, the UK market still brought in an impressive £3.3 billion.
According to the firm's press release, Sparkle Girlz has seen strong brand growth since its beginnings, now distributing its products globally.
For the five weeks to December 29th, the toy retailer posted a 13.5 per cent increase in the overall like for like sales while total sales increased 22.4 per cent.
The Peppa Pig toymaker has had a strong start to the financial new year will demand and popularity for products continuing.
“Lottie has become a firm favourite in our toy box and now we have a fantastic opportunity to work with Ian and the team to continue the growth of the brand across our broad network of retail partners in 2019 and beyond.”
The show is still open for registration for independent brick and mortar toy retailers and Toymaster members.
The Asmodee card game - in which players race to spot the only matching symbol between two cards - has grown in popularity every year since its arrival on the scene in 2011.
However, the company's CEO maintains that Build a Bear is a strong brand at retail
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New PJ Masks and PAW Patrol pre-school products will be supported alongside Marvel lines with opportunities across Influencers, brand partnerships and events high on the PR agenda for 2019.
Davis will be at the show next week to promote Tenable, a board game adaptation of the ITV quiz show he hosts.
The kids' title will showcase Hasbro's brands and new collectable lines in a bi-monthly publication.
The UK's B2B toys brand is due to move publisher to the B2B specialist Datateam Media Group
The event celebrates industry leaders for their outstanding contributions in toys, licensing and entertainment in eight categories, to be recognised that evening.
Held on December 4th 2018 at last year’s winning Bar Europa, the competition featured nine participants, mixing and shaking for all they were worth.
This year’s World Rummikub Championships - held in Jerusalem this November - welcomed representatives from 32 nations from across the globe. Today, it is estimated that more than 50 million gamers play Rummikub around the world.
Exclusive news, exclusive interviews and big features make up this year’s seasonal offering of ToyNews.