Our most read stories of May 2016

Well, that’s May over and done with.

If you’re feeling nostalgic already, or just had a fairly busy month, catch up with May’s most popular stories on ToyNews below.

The top ten is as follows:

1. App-inspired board game Plague Inc smashes Kickstarter goal within days

2. Hasbro appoints David Henderson as country manager UK and Ireland

3. Toys R Us steps up ecommerce offering to battle the likes of Amazon

4. Magic: The Gathering documentary lands on Netflix

5. LEGO responds to claims of ‘increased violence’ among building sets

6. Sales of Hasbro’s Chewbacca mask soar as ‘Chewbacca Mom’ video goes viral

7. Amazon set to open more physical stores

8. Crayola will turn kids’ drawings into plush toys with new service

9. INTERVIEW: Build-A-Bear MD Roger Parry on the firm’s new strategy for the year ahead and why the UK market is a major contributor

10. New MyIDolls range aims to provide kids with ‘a healthier body image’

About Robert Hutchins

Robert Hutchins is the editor of ToyNews and its sister title, Licensing.biz. He has worked his way from Staff Writer to Editor across the two titles, having spent almost eight years with both and what now seems like a lifetime surrounded by toys. You can contact him by emailing robert.hutchins@biz-media.co.uk or calling him on 0203 143 8780 You can even follow him on Twitter @RobGHutchins if ranting is your thing...

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