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Stateside | US toy firm on mission to lift women’s sports with first talking plush sports stars

An American toy company is on a mission to not only change the face of sports toys but also the narrative around women’s sports with the launch of a new series of talking plush toys dedicated to some of the country’s biggest names in the genre. Sports Bigs has made …

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LEGO unveils its tallest Marvel build to date with Spider-Man franchise’s The LEGO Daily Bugle

The LEGO Group has welcomed the tallest LEGO Marvel set to date to its collection with the launch of the LEGO Daily Bugle set, an intricate brick-version of the newspaper building made famous through Marvel’s Spider-Man. The new build – one that weighs in at 3,772 pieces to stand at …

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Stateside | US online retailer CAMP launches first e-commerce platform for children to shop

The US online retail, media, and family experience company, CAMP has launched the first e-commerce platform geared towards children, allowing kids to ‘shop safely online’ and spend cash given to them by their parents on presents to send to friends and family. Called Present Shop, the platform allows kids aged …

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Thames & Kosmos’ The Adventures of Robin Hood makes Spiel des Jahres shortlist as 2021 finalists are unveiled

The Adventures of Robin Hood, the popular tabletop title published by Kosmos Games and distributed in the UK by Thames and Kosmos UK, has been shortlisted for the prestigious Spiel des Jahres title this year. The awards are recognised as the most coveted in tabletop gaming and are split into …

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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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