The August issue of ToyNews is now available to read online, and on your iPad, here.
This month, we take an in-depth look at how Minecraft is making a splash in the toy space as well as investigate what Scotland’s vote on leaving the UK could mean for the UK toy industry.
Elsewhere, we speak to Sambro managing director Nikki Samuels about a successful year so far, and with our Toy and Game Inventors Workshop only a few months away, we continue our Inventors series by talking to Leslie Scott, the creator of Jenga.
Our Retail Advisory Board stress the importance of flexibility in the run up to Christmas and we shine a spotlight on Fergus & Fogg’s Toy Emporium in our Indie Retailer Focus.
This month also sees our mystery shopper head to Kent in search of a family friendly board game.
In addition we offer a run down of the latest products in our plush sector guide and dolls, jewellery, crafts and more round up, as well as a host of regular exclusives from NPD, Dubit, Generation Media, ToyShop UK, Jon Salisbury, Steve Reece and David Smith.