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Rob Trup launches toy shop marketing campaign The Real Store Club

I still remember my first visit, as an excitable four year old, to the now long gone Kendrick’s Toys in Temple Fortune, North London; where, shelf upon shelf, toys towered with the packaged promise of fun. It was a moment that imprinted a memory that would stay with me for …

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Trump halts plans to hit toys with suspension of $300bn worth of tariffs on China

The Trump administration has halted its plans to impose tariffs on $300 billion worth of List Four goods, which would have included a 25 per cent tariff on some tabletop games, toys and video games. The suspension of the planned $300 billion worth of additional tariffs on selected goods from …

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Rummikub Classic secures big win at Imagination Gaming Family and Education Game Awards 2019

Rummikub Classic is celebrating a major win this week, having secured the Family Classic Award in the Imagination Gaming Family and Education Game Awards 2019. The seventh annual, international family and education games awards saw panels of educational professionals and family game enthusiasts assess and identify games from around the …

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Disney partners with Wildlife Conservation Network for The Lion King Protect the Pride campaign

Disney has partnered with the Wildlife Conservation Network’s Lion Recovery Fund in a move to raise awareness around conservation and the crises that much of Africa’s wildlife currently finds itself in. Inspired by the release of the latest CGI adaptation, The Lion King this July, the campaign – titled The …

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PAW Patrol hits the road for UK intu shopping centres tour this summer

The cast of Nickelodeon’s hit pre-school TV series, PAW Patrol will be hitting the road this summer and autumn with a UK tour designed to thrill fans and support retailers across the country. Spin Master – producers of the show that continues to be one of Nick Jr’s top-rated pre-school …

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Paramount Pictures reignites plans for ‘Britain’s Disneyland’ theme park

A delayed project to open Britain’s largest theme park in Kent – our own ‘answer to Disneyland,’ is back on, having signed a new deal with the Hollywood film studio, Paramount Pictures. The studio pulled out of plans to be the London resort’s title sponsor two years ago, but has …

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Gibsons undertakes #Gibsons100 Challenge to raise money for Jigsaw4U charity

Celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, Gibsons has not been able to sit still, undertaking the #Gibsons100 challenge and encouraging every member of the team to raise money for the children’s charity, Jigsaw4U. Members of the team have spent the first half of the year either getting active or commit …

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Licensing Expo 2019 sees another year of growth

Licensing Expo, the international licensing show that took place in Las Vegas last month, has seen yet another year of growth as the show results herald a successful 2019 event. Of the hundreds of exhibitors at the show that ran from June 4 to 6, more than 150 were new …

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Hot Wheels live show to crash into Europe in 2020

Mattel’s Hot Wheels brand is landing in Europe with a touring live show that will bring full-sized Monster Trucks that perform all manner of stunts to the UK, Poland and Denmark next year. The European leg of the tour follows the brand’s live show launch in the US earlier this …

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British tennis star Johanna Konta reveals love of the Bananagrams game as Wimbledon takes off

Bananagrams is fast adding to its list of celebrity fans, following the discovery that the British number one tennis star Johanna Konta has a newfound obsession with the word tile game. Konta is the latest among a plethora of famous fans of the game, joining the likes of Dame Judi …

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