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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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Farm Toys Online owner launches dedicated dinosaur toys online shop

The owner of Farm Toys Online has launched a new specialist online platform, dedicated this time to dinosaur toys. Business owner, Julia Lowe and her head of marketing Kelly-Anne both struck upon the idea of creating the specialist online outlet, when they spied a gap in the market for an …

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Brainstorm partners with Aardman for Shaun the Sheep and Wallace & Gromit lines

The science and learning toy specialist, Brainstorm, is readying to launch a pair of very special, licensed Torch & Projectors for the autumn/winter season this year, thanks to an exclusive partnership with Aardman Animation. The British animation studio’s iconic Shaun the Sheep will be projected onto bedroom walls up and …

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