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Cyberpunk franchise returns to the tabletop with card game and board game in development

Crowds were wowed at this year’s E3 consumer show when Keanu Reeves took to the stage to announce the upcoming video game – and his own appearance within it – , Cyberpunk 2077. Now, the title has gone and picked up fresh points with the gaming fanbase, with news that …

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Alpha Group’s Reg Sookee completes 100 mile cycle for Shooting Star Children’s Hospice

Alpha Group UK’s Reg Sookee has completed a gruelling 100 mile bike ride to raise money for the UK children’s charity, Shooting Star Children’s Hospice. Sookee finished the challenge in a time of five hours 57 minutes and managed to raise over £1,200 through his efforts for the organisation. After …

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Fundamentally Children expands team with industry’s own Tracey Devine-Tyley

Fundamentally Children has strengthened its front line by signing Tracey Devine-Tyley to its expanding squad, welcoming the toy industry expert to the role of head of sales and marketing. Life-long Liverpool fan, Devine-Tyley boasts an illustrious career in the toy industry, having served with both Rubies and KD. She will …

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Wicked Cool Toys joins eSports movement with LAMO universe launch

Wicked Cool Toys was looking to set a new precedent in video gaming culture’s vastly expanding world of esports when it previewed the LAMO universe at this year’s New York Toy Fair as one of the first toy company to spot the opportunity in the growing entertainment sector. The LAMO …

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Cartamundi to launch The Gruffalo games compendium in UK inventor talent first

Magic Light Pictures has turned to the expertise of the UK’s toy and game design community for the development and launch of a new compendium of family and children’s games based on the now iconic Gruffalo IP. Produced under license by Magic Light Pictures and put into production by Cartamundi, …

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Big Potato takes gamers back to the ’90s with Blockbuster pop up at Gen Con

It was a real throw back moment for visitors of the Big Potato booth at Gen Con last weekend, as the Shoreditch-based outfit transported gamers to the heady days of the Blockbuster video rental business. The smell of popcorn, the Z-list horror and those equally horrific blue and yellow uniforms …

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Funko continues to deliver with Q2 sales up 38 per cent

Funko has smashed its Q2 earnings and outstripped all expectations of the pop culture collectables specialist with a very healthy net sales increase of 38 per cent. The Washington-based company is continuing to deliver the goods for 2019, having seen second quarter sales grow to $191.2 million for the second …

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Rainbow Designs named licensed plush partner for Peter Rabbit 2

Rainbow Designs has been confirmed as the licensed plush partner for Penguin Ventures and Sony Pictures Consumer Products’ Peter Rabbit 2, the sequel title to the 2018 box office hit. Amid a swathe of new licensing partners for the upcoming film, Rainbow Designs has been selected to head up the …

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Wynne-Jones IP to tackle industry’s copycat issues with Code of Conduct launch

At next month’s Toy and Game Design Conference, Victor Caddy – trademark and design attorney and partner at Wynne-Jones IP – will be unveiling a ‘Code of Conduct’ initiative aimed at tackling the issue of copycat product in the industry. To be clear, a copycat product in this sense is …

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Spin Master unveils new collectable, trading card and AR-fused franchise, Dragamonz

Spin Master has lifted the lid on a new toy franchise that looks to blend collectable figures with the action of a trading and battling card game, all while using the power of AR technology. A leap forward in the hybrid toy stakes, Dragamonz is a line of collectable eggs …

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