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People of Play announces schedule for Virtual POP Week

People of Play (POP) has announced the official schedule for its Virtual POP Week, which runs from November 15–20, 2021. The week includes The Toy & Game International Innovation Summit, POP Duo Keynotes Legends & Leaders, Networking in the POP Pub Rooms, Entertainment on the Fair Stages, TAGIE Awards and …

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FAO Schwarz opens in Milan with dedicated FUNKO space

The first continental-European store of FAO Schwarz has opened in Piazza Cordusio, in the heart of Milan. Funko Europe has collaborated with FAO Schwarz to create a 14 sq m space within the store with iconic Funko touches and exclusive products. The Funko offering will be dialling up its endless categories …

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Board Game Atlas revamp enhances user experience

Board game community, knowledge base and price aggregation tool Board Game Atlas has made a major revamp to its games pages. New tools and streamlined information now allow users to quickly find anything they might be looking for that relates to board games, whether that is to make a purchase …

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tonies launches Shrek, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and favourite classical masterpieces

Tonies has added six new Tonies to its extensive range of stories, songs and audio. Expanding the tonies Disney range are Minnie and Mickey Mouse with Mickey and Friends and Minnie: When We Grow Up, while Shrek is also coming to tonies with the Dreamworks story of dragons, donkeys and fairy tale characters. …

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Tickets for Spielwarenmesse to be released on 17 November

The world’s leading trade fair for toys is back, and will be opening its doors again from 2 to 6 February 2022 after a one-year gap. Visitors from the specialist retail trade will be able to secure tickets from 17 November. Spielwarenmesse is renowned for showcasing trends and innovations, and …

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Bandai UK secures distribution for Star Trek toys across Europe and Mexico

Bandai UK has announced the distribution of a Star Trek licensed toy and collectables range. The initial phase of the three-way collaboration between Bandai UK, ViacomCBS Consumer Products and Playmates, will see an extensive range introduced in the UK, ROI, France, Benelux, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Iberia, Italy, and Mexico for …

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Funrise to launch range of Rocket League replica cars

Funrise has announced a new partnership with video game developer Psyonix to create a range of customisable and remote-controlled Rocket League replica cars, in a deal brokered by IMG. The new Rocket League branded collection will feature several customisable cars, including mini-RCs and full-size RCs that allow players to bring the video …

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The Entertainer announces its biggest ever Santa’s Grotto for 2021

The UK’s fastest-growing, family-owned high street toy retailer, The Entertainer, has teamed up with Mattel to deliver its biggest ever Santa’s grotto experience this Christmas. Groups will be invited to Santa’s grotto digitally and will be given a virtual tour of his North Pole home. This will include the kitchen …

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Star Wars fans can ‘bring home the bounty’ this festive season with weekly product drops

Disney and Lucasfilm today launch ‘Bring Home the Bounty’, a global consumer products, games and publishing campaign to debut new Star Wars products every Tuesday from today through 21 December, helping fans find the perfect bounty for their family, friends and themselves this Christmas. The eight-week programme, launching across UK & …

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Casdon Toys boosts 100 role-play areas in schools across the country

With role-play at the heart of Casdon Toys, the company launched its ‘Helping out in the Home Corner’ initiative this summer, which would see primary schools across the country benefit through an interactive and resource-led programme while also enhancing home corners in their classrooms. As schools returned this September, 100 …

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