Home / Featured

Featured

A life in miniature: Modiphius Entertainment on the colossal miniatures business

It’s a fair distance travelled from his days organising underground raves in the 1990s that Chris Birch, founder of Modiphius Entertainment, now finds himself in a three-storey London office block overseeing the production of wargaming miniatures with his wife and business parter Rita. But while the parallels between organising crowds …

Read More »

“If you build it, they will come”: Fiesta Craft’s Rob Trup on the retail experience

Retail can be tough at the moment. Customers are stepping less often into shops and their minds progressively retrained by the net sellers to think primarily about online shopping. Even if they do show up, some cheekily use you as a showroom simply to go away and order products on …

Read More »

Tabletop tech? “We’re only scratching the surface”

Zai Ortiz and Nolan Bushnell are heavyweights in the world of film and gaming with a common goal; to deliver immersive storytelling through board games, the likes we’ve never seen before. That’s the aim of X2 Games, and that’s what its first release, St Noire is capturing with Amazon Alexa …

Read More »

Over 30 million toys received at Christmas ‘are neglected by March’, says new study

Around 23 per cent of the toys children receive for Christmas are neglected less than one month later, contributing to the 32 million toys across the UK that sit unused. These are the latest stats to emerge from a study into the extent of unused toys in Britain, following the …

Read More »

Hit kids’ series and toy line Larva embarks on licensing programme with Riverside Brands

Riverside Brands is continuing to grow its roster of clients in the children’s entertainment space, having picked up the popular animated property, Larva. Created by South Korea’s TUBA, Larva follows the comic capers of Red and Yellow, two cheeky larvae who live beneath a city storm drain. Since launch, Larva …

Read More »

Posh Paws named EMEA plush partner for kids comedy series Sunny Bunnies

CLPG has signed the soft toy specialist Posh Paws to develop a range of plush for its children’s CGI-animated comedy series Sunny Bunnies for fans across EMEA. Posh Paws will be producing a range of feature and standard plush toys, infant plush and cushions featuring the popular Sunny Bunnies characters …

Read More »

“The time to make toys responsibly is now,” says Junko’s Peter Rope

“It’s time to make toys more responsibly now, not in five or ten years’ time,” is the strong message to come from Peter Rope, the brains behind the eco-friendly arts and crafts construction toy brand, Junko. With the issues around the impact of single use plastics on the world around …

Read More »