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Elves Behavin’ Badly: Sam Thompson reveals top 10 festive pranks

Celebrity Sam Thompson, who is fronting the Elves Behavin’ Badly Pranksmas campaign to inspire the nation to get pranking, has shared his all-time top 10 favourite pranks as inspiration for people to carry out during the festive season and beyond. But in the meantime, behind the scenes, the Elves Behavin’ Badly have turned the tables on him. The pesky duo have out-pranked Sam by giving his house …

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Mums Choice Awards winners revealed

UKMums.TV has announced the winners of the Mums Choice Awards 2021. Now in its seventh year, the Mums Choice Awards programme is designed to give mums a clear insight into what products in the market are favoured by their peers. Organised and published by parental publication UKMums.TV, the awards are …

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Small Business Saturday Q&A I Giddy Goat Toys

Small Business Saturday, the grassroots, non-commercial campaign that highlights small business success and encourages consumers to ‘shop local’, is back on 4 December. In the run-up this weekend’s event, the campaign has been running its annual ‘Small Biz 100’ initiative, highlighting 100 small businesses (one every day leading up to …

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Amazon UK teams with charity In Kind Direct to deliver toys to families in need

Amazon UK is collaborating with charity In Kind Direct to deliver games and toys to children in vulnerable situations across the UK this Christmas. Customers can donate toys by visiting amazon.co.uk/donateatoy. The items will then be distributed by Kind Direct to families across the UK. Last year more than 6,700 toys were …

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Toys”R”Us to open US flagship store with two-storey slide and ice-cream parlour

WHP Global, the parent company of Toys”R”Us, is to open a new two-storey flagship store inside New Jersey retail centre American Dream. The store, set to open in mid December, will be the first US Toys”R”Us flagship store and will feature a modern two-level retail concept that spans 20,000 square feet. …

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ToyPro signs with Spacetoon TV and IMPS to produce Smurfs toys for MENA

Spacetoon, the family edutainment content provider, producer, and broadcaster, has recently partnered with IMPS to bring The Smurfs to MENA through Spacetoon TV channel, entertaining on-ground branded events and new toys. Based on this partnership, the two parties are to work on re-introducing the show to young audiences in MENA …

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New series of Hey Duggee in pipeline

BBC Studios and CBeebies have commissioned a fourth series of multi-award-winning hit animation Hey Duggee from Studio AKA. Duggee and The Squirrels will return for 40 brand new episodes of the much-loved show. Hey Duggee is a fun, inclusive and educational series devised by Grant Orchard, senior director of Studio …

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Mattel’s CEO attends White House meeting with President Biden to discuss supply chain issues

Mattel Inc Chairman and CEO Ynon Kreiz has attended a White House roundtable meeting with President Biden and leading U.S. CEOs to discuss supply chain and the holiday shopping season in the U.S. Mr. Kreiz said: “I was encouraged by President Biden’s commitment to support the private sector in mitigating supply chain disruptions, including …

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LEGO Group unveils Carousel of Creativity in Covent Garden

The LEGO Group has launched its LEGO Carousel of Creativity festive display, which celebrates kids’ limitless imaginations.  Fans can visit the LEGO Carousel of Creativity in Covent Garden and experience “a world where anything is possible”. It features brick-built characters who challenge the norm, from a firefighting dragon to a …

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Hey Duggee, Noggin and Bakugan among nominees for 2022 Kidscreen Awards

Kidscreen, host of the global kids’ entertainment industry’s leading awards for excellence, has announced the shortlisted entries that are continuing in the competition through a final round of judging. The winners will be be revealed on February 15 at a gala awards ceremony during Kidscreen Summit 2022. The nominees are: …

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