Tessa Clayton

A former Chief Sub of Red magazine, Tessa Clayton is the Digital Editor of Licensing.biz and ToyNews. As a freelance journalist she specialised in writing about parenting and family life, and has contributed to a wide variety of publications and websites including Tesco online, Mother & Baby, Livingetc, Junior, Boots Health & Beauty, Practical Parenting and babycentre.co.uk. Get in touch at tessa.clayton@biz-media.co.uk

Outright Games to launch ‘DC League of Super-Pets’ video game in 2022

Outright Games has revealed the first-ever look at the forthcoming ‘DC League of Super-Pets’ video game as part of DC Kids FanDome, the 24-hour, immersive, global virtual event that took place this weekend. The game, which is inspired by the Warner Bros film due in theatres in summer 2022, is …

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Barbie gives L’Oréal Professionnel’s Steampod a limited-edition pink makeover

Fans of L’Oréal Professionnel’s innovative Steampod hair styler will be thrilled to know that a new, limited-edition pink Barbie model is set to the hit the shelves this month. With over 2.2 million followers on her @BarbieStyle Instagram page, Mattel’s Barbie is a recognised fashion influencer. So when L’Oréal Professionnel …

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Animal Planet roars into Burger King with King Jr Meal toys

Animal Planet, a member of the Discovery Inc family of brands, today announced its collaboration with Burger King on a collection of paper-based King Jr meal toys and activities in an effort to inspire young animal lovers around the world as well as reduce the kids’ meal plastic footprint. Animal …

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Toy & Gift Show to rebrand in 2022 to INDX Toys & Nursery

Following a successful show at Cranmore Park in Solihull this September, The Independent Toy & Gift Show has announced that it is joining the umbrella group of INDX trade shows. When it returns in 2022, it will do so under the INDX Home Banner, rebranded as the INDX Toys & …

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OnePoll survey reveals “safe” Halloween costumes for kids

A recent OnePoll survey of 2,000 American parents of children ages 0 to 10 asked them to weigh in on which “offensive” Halloween costumes they believe should be banned from stores. According to respondents, costumes to avoid include pandemic-related costumes, such as hazmat suits (32%), and also portrayals of cultural …

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Kick-off for University Games’ Christmas media campaigns

Games and puzzles specialist University Games has set in motion its Christmas media campaigns, which include primetime TV, radio and high-profile online campaigns for the iconic table football game Subbuteo as well as significant digital campaigns for several of their other bestselling family games. The heavyweight media schedule for Subbuteo …

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From PLAYMOBIL With Love: toy company releases James Bond Aston Martin DB5 – Goldfinger Edition

One of the most iconic cars in cinematic history, James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5, has been released today by PLAYMOBIL. The legendary vehicle from Goldfinger (1964) is synonymous with the 007 film series and has now been adapted into an authentic replica by PLAYMOBIL for the first time, in a …

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NEW for Spielwarenmesse 2022: The Internationale Spieleerfindermesse – Game Inventors Convention comes to Nuremburg

In recognition of the thriving global board games scene, Spielwarenmesse is introducing a new element for 2022, by bringing the successful “Internationale Spieleerfindermesse” from Haar to Nuremberg. The Game Inventors’ Fair was developed by Tom Werneck, founder and chair of the Bavarian Games Archive, whose colleague Christian Fürst-Brunner has also …

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