The May issue of ToyNews is now available to read online, and on your iPad, here.
This month, The Entertainer’s Stuart Grant finds time in his schedule to take the helm at ToyNews Towers as well as quizzing the key execs at LEGO, Mattel, Spin Master, Bandai, VTech, LeapFrog, Vivid and HTI on this year’s major launches.
Meanwhile, the ToyNews continuing series on toy inventors delves in to the murky depths of Dragon’s Den, and talks face to face with those who have survived the lair.
Elsewhere, we explore what some of this year’s Toymaster attendees will be showcasing at the summer event, while Jakks Pacific talks Nintendo toys and its new Hero Portal range and we question Simba Smoby on 2014 successes.
This month also sees out mystery shopper head to Norwich in search of a girl’s toy and, seeing as it’s the Retail Issue, we list the most up to date contact details and buyers for the UK’s biggest toy retailers in our Guide to toy retail.
In addition, we shine a spotlight on Big Jigs’ Rail rebrand as well as offer you a host of our regular exclusives from NPD, Dubit, Generation Media, Toyshop UK, Jon Salisbury, Steve Reece and David Smith.