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Hasbro turns to Voice technology for latest Monopoly edition

Board game fans will be able to hear the voice of Mr Monopoly for the first time ever, when Hasbro launches its new-audio driven Voice Banking edition of the popular title next month. A new, cashless spin on the iconic board game, Monopoly Voice Banking will come with a small …

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SmartGames launches new compact travel game, Colour Catch

SmartGames has launched a new one player compact game, designed for families on the move this summer, in the form of Colour Catch. The new title gives kids aged seven and upwards the task of helping the salamanders and frogs catch their bugs for dinner. As part of the 48 …

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Skyrocket Toys taps Import Services as logistics partner to meet ‘high consumer demand in UK’

Skyrocket Toys, the US tech, consumer electronics and gaming specialist, has selected Import Services to grow its European presence through UK distribution. The business has already established its markets across the US and is now stepping up efforts here in the UK. According to a press release, there is already …

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Big Potato celebrates successful gaming event partnership with Forbidden Planet

The Shoreditch-based party game company, Big Potato is celebrating the success of a recent link up with the pop culture specialist Forbidden Planet to host its own tabletop gaming event. Described as a ‘match made in heaven,’ the event saw Big Potato’s team of game demoers set up within five …

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BTHA calls for Government action as it finds 58 per cent of toys sold via online marketplaces are unsafe or illegal

A report conducted by the British Toy and Hobby Association into the sale of toys via online marketplaces found that 58 per cent of those selected for assessment did not comply with the UK toy safety regulations. The findings have prompted the industry body to call for widespread change and …

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Egmont Publishing will “shake up kids’ magazines” with Ryan’s World title

Egmont Publishing will be part of the ongoing global domination of Ryan’s World, having just secured the rights to publish the official Ryan’s World magazine and books. Ryan is the seven year old star of RyanToys Review, a YouTube channel that attracts 60 million views a month in the UK …

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BlogOn Toys Awards returns for third year “bigger and better than ever”

Continued success for the now annual BlogOn Toys Awards will see the event – celebrating bloggers and influencers from across the UK – return for its third year, promising to be ‘bigger and better than ever.’ The September BlogOnToys event, now relocated to Bracknell, is already selling brand space fast …

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Wow! Stuff unveils the Harry Potter Invisibility Cloak

After months of secrecy around the subject of Harry Potter Invisibility Cloaks, Wow Stuff and Warner Bros. Consumer Products have revealed that the innovative AR product will go on sale from June 19 across the UK. The magical illusion costume comes with a unique authentication code that allows users to …

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Alpha Animation & Toys welcomes Anne-Marie Noon to the marketing outfit

Alpha Animation & Toys UK has recruited toy industry professional, Anne-Marie Noon to the marketing team at a time of ‘impressive growth for the global animation and entertainment group.’ Noon boasts an impressive background in the toy industry that includes stints in toy buying at John Lewis & Partners, followed …

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Connected Play Landscape grows 150 per cent as Collabsco reveals its 2019 outlook

The Connected Play Landscape is on a clear path of evolution, expanding a full 150 per cent (year to date 2018) to span upwards of 262 companies that now straddle the worlds of physical and digital play, according to research conducted by the tech-toy space specialists, Collabsco. One year on …

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