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Barbie named ‘Fashion Icon 2021’ by Fashion Icon Awards and Arab Fashion Council

This year, the Fashion Icon Awards and Arab Fashion Council (AFC) has named Barbie the Fashion Icon for 2021. In tribute to Barbie, fashion designer Jeremy Scott presented Moschino’s archive collection inspired by Barbie and received the Council’s Medal of Honor. Lebanese superstar Maya Diab, who was named the first …

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Disguise extends Hasbro/eOne partnership into Latin America and Australia/New Zealand

Disguise, Inc. has announced an amendment to its licensing agreement with Hasbro/eOne, expanding its international rights into countries in Latin America as well as Australia and New Zealand. In a partnership that commenced at the start of this year, Disguise is designing, marketing, manufacturing and distributing costumes and costume accessories …

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Toys R Us and Babies R Us returning to UK in 2022

Toys R Us today announced it has signed a long-term exclusive licence agreement for Toys R US ANZ to run digital and physical retail commerce for Toys R Us and Babies R Us in the United Kingdom. The milestone is an acknowledgment of the successful relaunch of both brands in …

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Visitor registration for Toy Fair 2022 is now open

The British Toy & Hobby Association announced today that registration has opened for visitors and media to attend Toy Fair 2022. Following a hiatus in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 68th Toy Fair will return to Olympia London from Tuesday 25 – Thursday 27 January. Press Day is …

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Kids Industries CEO Gary Pope appointed as Products of Change children’s ambassador

Kids Industries’s co-founder and CEO Gary Pope has been appointed as the children’s ambassador for Products of Change, the global educational hub and membership organisation driving sustainable change within the consumer products sector and beyond. Kids Industries is the only full-service marketing agency that specialises in the family market. Products …

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Transformers, Power Rangers and Fortnite reveals from Hasbro Pulse Con 2021

Hasbro Pulse Con 2021 is available now to watch exclusively on the Hasbro Pulse Fan Fest YouTube channel. The event included exclusive product and entertainment reveals from Hasbro brands, including Power Rangers, G.I. JOE, Transformers, Fortnite and more. During the Power Rangers brand team panel, new Lightning Collection products were revealed: 6” Dino Fury …

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

Bandai UK Ltd 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 …

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Brand Licensing Europe partners with ExpressTest by CignPost to facilitate testing needs for international attendees

Brand Licensing Europe has partnered with ExpressTest by CignPost to facilitate all testing requirements for international attendees. Anyone needing to take a day two test to enter England will be able to purchase a ‘click and collect’ testing kit to be picked up at ExCeL. The tests can be self-administered …

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DC and Warner Bros reveal new toys inspired by DC Super Heroes

Hot on the heels of a record-breaking DC FanDome, DC and Warner Bros Consumer Products have revealed more products inspired by DC Super Heroes. Multiple retailers including the DC Shop and Walmart have unveiled toys, collectables and apparel, with the DC Shop offering more than 60 exclusive DC FanDome 2021 …

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Trends UK partners with Hanky Panky for ‘That’s Magic!’ launch

Hanky Panky – It’s Magic has partnered with Trends UK as the distributor for the “That’s Magic!” brand. Celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, Hanky Panky is the number-one manufacturer of magic sets worldwide, and is behind some of the bestselling magic sets in the UK. Its portfolio includes Paul …

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