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Pokémon pops-up in Harrods for special half term activities

The Pokémon Company International has launched a month-long pop-up in Harrods’ famed Knightsbridge store in London, featuring a host of special Pokémon activities for fans and families his half term. The pop-up opened on Friday, February 14th, with a special area in Harrods themed after the Galar region, which is …

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Mark Hamill and Lena Headey lead all-star voice cast for Mattel’s Masters of the Universe: Revelation

Mattel Television and Netflix have revealed the cast of the upcoming Netflix anime series, Masters of the Universe: Revelation, a new series based in the iconic He-Man, Skeletor, Teela, and cast of classic characters. The series is being produced by Mattel Television with Adam Bonnett (Descendants), Christopher Keenan (Justice League, Batman …

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New York Toy Fair: The Toy Association’s Jennifer Lynch reveals what’s hot at this year’s show

As soon as someone finds out you work in the toy industry, the next question to follow is almost always the same: what are the hottest toys this year? Luckily, those attending Toy Fair New York  (February 22nd to 25th 2020) can get a jump start on their response as …

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Bandai named exclusive Funko distributor across Japan

The Japanese manufacturer and toy licensee, Bandai, has been named the exclusive distributor for Funko products across Japan, in the latest global move from the pop culture specialist. Under the new deal, Bandai will take full control of the distribution channel in Q4 of this year, with the goal of …

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Kidicraft bolsters its team with business development manager Peitr Cutler

The UK puzzles specialist, Kidicraft has bolstered its management team with the appointment of Peitr Cutler to the role of business development manager for the north of England. Cutler boasts 15 years’ experience as a key accounts manager, working with licensed, branded products in toys, textiles, luggage, stationery and housewares. …

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New York Toy Fair: Konami readies to showcase latest Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game line up

Konami Digital Entertainment is taking to New York Toy Fair, kicking off later this week and into next, with a new 2020 Yu-Gi-Oh Trading Card Game line up. This year will see a swathe of staggered releases among the popular trading card game portfolio that will include duelling accessories, movie …

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Spin Master is shaking things up for Etch A Sketch’s 60th year with major new collaborations

Spin Master is shaking things up for its iconic red-framed drawing toy, Etch A Sketch in 2020, as the crafty brand celebrates its 60th anniversary with a swathe of new collaborative projects. As part of its celebrations, Etch A Sketch has teamed with a number of other big names in …

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Disney reveals toys and products line up for both Mulan and Onward

In a double whammy for the studio, Disney has revealed the consumer products portfolio for not one but two of its upcoming blockbuster movies, detailing the toy lines and licensed products line-up for both Mulan and its new animated feature film, Onward. Hasbro, Mattel, and Funko join the ranks of …

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Kids Insights continues global expansion with launch of Kids Insights Brazil

Kids Insights, the kids’ market intelligence specialists, and part of The Insights People, is continuing its plans for global expansion with the launch into its eighth market with the establishment of Kids Insights Brazil. The move marks the fourth continent to now house a Kids Insights unit, and will mean …

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Netflix picks up Spin Master’s latest animated series Mighty Express

Spin Master Entertainment’s new CG-animated series Mighty Express has been picked up by Netflix to debut globally (excluding Canada) in September this year. The 52 x 11-minute series is executive produced by Spin Master Entertainment’s EVP Jennifer Dodge and co-CEO Ronnen Harary, alongside the Canadian outfit, Atomic Cartoons, providing animation …

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