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LEGO reveals new Harry Potter sets

Harry Potter has swooped back into the limelight, this time via the release of a swathe of new LEGO Harry Potter building sets. The latest releases each take inspiration from iconic scenes in the Harry Potter film series from such works as Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and …

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Spin Master’s PAW Patrol Little Heroes PAW Awards return “bigger and better”

Spin Master Entertainment’s PAW Patrol is once again championing little heroes across the UK with the return of its PAW Patrol Little Heroes PAW Awards this year. The Awards programme is set to be “bigger and better than before” with individual sponsors for the Awards, from high profile organisations that …

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Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame obliterates box office records with $1.2 billion opening

Disney and Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame has already obliterated all number of records in its $1.2 billion worldwide launch; an opening that came in $600 million ahead of Infinity War. The movie’s debut has now set a new benchmark for the global box office. Avengers: Endgame is the resulting instalment of …

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Cozmo and Overdrive firm Anki ‘to lay off entire staff and close down business’

Anki, the robotics company behind the likes of Cozmo and Anki Overdrive is laying off its entire staff and shutting up shop, according to reports from The Verge and Recode. In a meeting on Monday morning, CEO of the US company, Boris Sofman told staff that all jobs would be …

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The NPD Group reveals the UK’s best-selling infant toys

The NPD Group has detailed the latest insights into the best-selling infant and baby toys, underpinning the UK’s spot at the fourth largest toy market in the world, with the highest per capita spend in Europe. The Group has confirmed that British consumers spent £3.3 billion on toys in 2018, …

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Police bust ‘fake LEGO gang’ in China with £30m seize

Chinese authorities have busted a gang accused of making and selling $30million worth of counterfeit LEGO. Officers raided a Chinese toymaker which was allegedly manufacturing fake LEGO products in the city of Shenzhen, with four people now arrested. According to the BBC, more than 630,000 finished products were seized, including …

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Toy shop selling only sustainable toys opens its doors in Hove

An independent toy retailer with the mission to only sell sustainable toys to its customers has opened its doors in Hove, marking a first of its kind in the city. Timeless Toys store owner, Susan Luxford set out on the task of going plastic free after observing the kind of …

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Ravensburger celebrates British puzzle artists at AIS Show this week

Ravensburger is showcasing its vast rang of British puzzles, depicting iconic landmarks, buildings and eccentricities that make British life unique at the AIS Show taking place this week. Images from British artists and agencies feature among Ravensburger’s extensive puzzle portfolio this year, with more than 80 per cent of its …

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Tru Kids’ Richard Barry: “We’re a little start-up company now”

Toys R Us has likened itself to “a little start-up company”, operating under the Tru Kids banner, as plans for the retailer’s comeback in time for the Q4 shopping period emerge. The New York Post reports that Tru Kids Brands – a licensing firm formed last year by creditors of …

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