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Epoch strengthens its Aquabeads unit with industry brand specialist Kim Nicholls

Epoch Making Toys has strengthened its arts and crafts brand, Aquabeads with the appointment of Kim Nicholls as its new brand manager. Nicholls joins the firm from her previous role at Vivid Toy Group, bringing with her a wealth of experience in the toy industry that she will utilise in …

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Vote for the top character and toy brands of the past year in the Licensing.biz Powerlist 2019

ToyNews’ sister title, Licensing.biz is bringing its popular Licensing.biz Powerlist back for 2019, celebrating the top 100 most influential brands across the character and entertainment, brands and lifestyle, art and design, and sports licensing sectors. With the return of this annual celebration of the hottest brands and licenses within the …

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PhatMojo named master toy partner for Paddington’s new TV series and third film instalment

Copyrights Group has named PhatMojo its new master toy partner for Paddington across the US, Canada, Latin America, Australia, and New Zealand. Under this new partnership, PhatMojo will create product ranges tied into all new media content being developed for the popular children and family IP, including the new TV series …

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Spiel des Jahres success for Asmodee UK with Just One and Wingspan among winners

It’s been another successful Spiel des Jahres (Game of the Year) awards for the board game giant, Asmodee UK this year, who has seen not one but two of the titles it distributes take home the accolade that is to board gaming what the Academy Award for Best Picture is …

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Moose Toys’ exclusive FAO Schwarz event sees Goo Goo Galaxy sell out in two hours

An exclusive launch event held at New York’s flagship FAO Schwarz toy shop for Moose Toys’ newest collectable line has been hailed a success, in which the new DIY slime toys sold out ‘within a matter of hours,’ according to reports from the store. Moose Toys is looking to maintain …

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Jazwares unveils world’s first Fortnite RC vehicle at San Diego Comic Con

Jazwares has unveiled the world’s first Fortnite remote control vehicle to fans of the hit video game franchise – and its subsequent toy line – at this year’s San Diego Comic Con. Until now, Jazwares’ toy range had consisted of a cast of six-inch action figures and a piñata llama. …

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Little Tikes launches pre-school collectable line Springlings Surprise!

Little Tikes has launched a new pre-school collectable toy line in the shape of Springlings Surprise! – a collection of springy, plush animals that will hit shelves this autumn. The range has been launched as the pre-school brand continues to celebrate its 50th anniversary in the toy space this year; …

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French dronemaker Parrot is grounding its toy drone business

The French dronemaker, Parrot has grounded its toy industry operations in a move that will see the outfit focus attention on governmental and commercial developments. The company has confirmed that it has stopped the production and development of any drone but the Anafi and its variations, and no longer has …

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