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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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“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 …

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Opinion: Is it game on for Panini and Topps this football season?

Greg Lansdowne is a freelance writer and communications professional, specialising in the collectables industry. An avid collector, his professional interest began when he wrote Stuck on You – The Rise and Fall of Panini Stickers in 2014. It’s a big year that lies ahead in the world of collectable trading …

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