The October issue of ToyNews is now available to read online, and on your iPad, here.
This month, we take a look at some of the top licences to hit the toy sector this year, and ask: is it possible to predict the next blockbuster licence?
Elsewhere, we find out what TV, radio and print have to offer toy companies in our kids media special as well as shine a spotlight on the Frozen and the merchandise born from the highest grossing animated film of all time.
We also celebrate ten years of Peppa Peg in our Anatomy of a Blockbuster Licence feature and look at how video game property Disney Infinity has performed in the toy space ahead of the arrival of Disney Infinity 2.0.
The October issue also boasts interviews with key licensors ahead of BLE, Warner Bros’ Preston Kevin, BTHA head of operations Majen Immink and Zeon’s Rob Hughes.
All this, along with a licensing head to head as Nickelodeon’s Mark Kingston and ITV’s Trudi Hayward quiz each other on everything from hairstyles to the Village People.
In addition, we offer a run down of the latest products in our tech toys and gadgets and wooden toys sector guides.
Of course, we wouldn’t be complete without our host of regular exclusives from NPD, Dubit, Generation Media, ToyShop UK, Jon Salisbury, Steve Reece and David Smith.