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LEGO brings pop culture home with LEGO Art launch featuring Marilyn Monroe, the Beatles, Marvel and Star Wars

What have Marilyn Monroe, The Beatles, the Marvel Universe, and the cast of iconic characters from Star Wars all got in common? Answer, they’re all the subject of a new pop-culture focused LEGO Art launch aimed directly at the adult fans. The LEGO Group has launches a new canvas for …

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Jazwares teams with UFC to launch first action figures and role-play toys

Toymaker Jazwares has joined forces with the global mixed martial arts organisation, UFC, to bring the world of this adrenaline fuelled sport to the action figures and role-play aisles. Available for pre-sale at Ringside Collectibles, the Jazwares UFC collectable line will be landing on Amazon in the coming weeks, and …

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Nitro Circus and Quibi team up for Life Size Toys entertainment series

The adrenaline loving daredevils at Nitro Circus has partnered with the team at Quibi to launch a new entertainment series that will transform favourite childhood toys into some of the most outrageous stunts caught on camera. Not content with feats such as a skyscraper-to-skyscraper backflip, or the first backflip into …

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Retro Revival: Microskaters on why kids are turning to rollerblading to fight lockdown boredom

With retro-revival all the rage, and kids and youngsters kicking about with very little else to do this past three months, it’s no real surprise that the UK has seen a resurgence in skating. A trend started online, with platforms such as Instagram and TikTok being used to showcase skills …

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Harrods and John Lewis will cut hundreds of jobs as coronavirus crisis impacts UK retail

Both Harrods and John Lewis have detailed their intentions to cut hundreds of UK jobs in response to the coronavirus crisis. According to reports, Harrods is planning to cut as much as 14 per cent of its 4,800 strong workforce, while John Lewis Partnership has stated that some of its …

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles lands CG cinematic reboot with Seth Rogen producing

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is in for a CG animated cinematic reboot, courtesy of Point Grey Pictures and Nickelodeon, with Hollywood’s Seth Rogen among the new feature film’s producers. Distributed by Paramount Pictures, the feature film will be Nickelodeon Animation Studio’s first CG theatrical production, and will be overseen by …

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UK government to allow e-scooters on the roads in 12 month trial

E-Scooters will be allowed on Britain’s roads for the first time from Saturday, July 4th, the Department for Transport has confirmed. A trial relaxation of the laws keeping them from the streets will be applied to rental electronic scooters as the Government explores ways to introduce greener travel post-lockdown. It …

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Licensing Week Virtual brings in more than 32,000 unique views and 2,900 digital meetings

The Global Licensing Group is celebrating the success of the first Licensing Week Virtual event, a five-day online event that totalled more than 32,000 unique content views and 2,900 digital meeting and replaced the annual Licensing Expo in Las Vegas this year. Run in partnership with Licensing International, the online …

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IMC Toys launches its new collectable pet range VIP Pets

IMC Toys has launched VIP Pets, the company’s new range of pet-themed collectables aimed at children aged five years and upwards. The new range taps into the appeal of pet characters and both the current surprise and creative hair styling trends. The fashionable pet-dolls share a passion for hair with …

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Learning Resources partners with Numberblocks for themed MathLink Cubes ranges

Learning Resources has partnered with the BAFTA award-winning animated children’s TV series Numberblocks to launch a new Activity Set based on the firm’s top-selling MathLink Cubes brand. The new MathLink Cubes Numberblocks Activity Set will be available through major retailers later this year. MathLink Cubes is a linkable construction toy …

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