WOMEN OF THE YEAR 2016: Jacqui Tobias, Moose Toys

Based in Melbourne, Australia, Jacqui Tobias is the mastermind behind a range of smash hit collectable toy lines including Little Live Pets and this year’s big craze, Shopkins.

She has been instrumental in making Shopkins Moose Toys’ biggest brand in its 20-year history, with over 200 million Shopkins characters sold worldwide to date.

As one nominator stated: “Her creative flair has been fundamental in enabling Moose to thrive in overseas markets.”

The ToyNews Women of the Year 2016 networking and awards event will take place at London’s Soho Hotel on July 21st, 2016. The winner of this year’s Woman of the Year Award will be selected from this year’s list of 30 outstanding individuals. Click here to book tickets to the Awards.

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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