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LEGO introduces multiplayer mode to LEGO Super Mario and LEGO Luigi range

The LEGO Group is bringing an all-new multiplayer mode to its LEGO Super Mario universe, enabling kids and fans to connect LEGO Mario and LEGO Luigi figures for heightened social play. The new development for the franchise will now see children able to connect their LEGO Mario and LEGO Luigi …

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IMC Toys hails launch of new content and e-commerce platform ‘a monumental moment’ for the firm

IMC Toys has billed the launch of a new platform that combines content with e-commerce by suggesting products based on videos being watched and driving viewers directly to retailers as a “monumental moment” for the international toy firm. Through its Kitoon OTT (Over-The-Top) platform, IMC Toys has become the first …

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Exploding Kittens launches first licensed title Exploding Minions with Illumination and Universal

The hit tabletop games publisher, Exploding Kittens has launched its first licensed game, Exploding Minions, developed in collaboration with Illumination and Universal Brand Development. The new game is a Minions-inspired take on its flagship Exploding Kittens card game, drawing on the appeal of one of the most successful animation franchises …

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Global toy craze Cats vs. Pickles lands first long form animated series and first publishing plans

Cats vs. Pickles, the global collectable toy craze that has rocketed to success across the world’s toy markets in recent months, has landed its first extended original TV series, a move that is expected to ‘unlock the IP’s potential for international marketing, licensing, and additional consumer products.’ The move is …

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LEGO Education and NASA launch STEAM learning series ahead of the Artemis I mission

LEGO Education has detailed a new collaboration with NASA to launch a free digital STEAM learning series this September, designed to spark curiosity and engagement in STEAM through the upcoming Artemis I mission. Called Build to Launch: A STEAM Exploration Series, the 10-week series includes interactive episodes and open-ended prompts …

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Asmodee’s Aconyte Books details first Marvel novels inspired by Atomic Mass Games’ tabletop title Crisis Protocol

Asmodee Entertainment’s fiction publishing arm, Aconyte Books, has partnered with Atomic Mass Games to launch a new trilogy of Marvel novels inspired by the popular tabletop miniatures game, Crisis Protocol. The first of the series – Target: Kree – is scheduled to land this summer and tells the action adventure …

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LEGO expands its Nintendo partnership to bring Luigi into the LEGO Super Mario universe

Super Mario’s often-forgotten brother, Luigi, is stepping out of the shadows and into the LEGO Super Mario universe as the toymaker extends its partnership with Nintendo to unveil the LEGO Super Mario Adventures with Luigi Starter Course. Featuring an interactive LEGO Luigi figure, this is the latest extension of the …

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Hasbro scraps Cara Dune figures in wake of The Mandalorian’s Gina Carano firing

Hasbro has canned its plans to produce any more action figures of The Mandalorian character Cara Dune, after the actress Gina Carano was fired by Disney last week over a series of controversial social media posts. Reports that the toy maker was no longer approved to produce the character’s action …

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Toyish Labs ‘reimagines toy retail’ with Clixo store and workshop space to let kids ‘unleash their creativity’

The award winning toy studio, Toyish Labs, has opened its first retail and workshop space, making the firm – the team behind the origami-inspired Clixo toy range – a new hybrid of toy design entity and retail name, and setting the outfit off on its mission to ‘reimagine what a …

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Egmont Magazines is launching a new LEGO Explorer magazine this month

Egmont Magazines is launching a new LEGO Explorer magazine, a monthly publication designed ‘to build curious minds’ and inspire readers to design their own LEGO models and ‘unleash their creativity.’ The magazine has been developed by Egmont Publishing with the support of official LEGO designers and aims to combine the …

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