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Le Toy Van on its 25th year: “We’re not perfect but we’re making progress to being plastic free”

It’s a big year for the wooden pre-school toy specialist, Le Toy Van, who is busy making final preparation for not only 2020’s big Toy Fair season, but its own milestone celebrations, having hit its 25th anniversary this year. Over the next 12 months, the family-run business – now a …

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Hasbro reveals first wave of DreamWorks’ Trolls World Tour toys

Hasbro has revealed the first wave of its movie tie-in toy line for the DreamWorks Animation and Universal animated adventure, Trolls World Tour. The global toymaker joins the movie’s growing portfolio of licensing partners as it prepares for its cinematic release this April. In the toy sector, Hasbro is joined …

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Hornby celebrates major 100th anniversary milestone

The iconic British railway modelling specialists, Hornby is celebrating a major milestone as it gears up the celebrations of a journey that commenced a full century ago this year. Ready to celebrate its centenary “with a bang”, Hornby has detailed the staggered launch of a collection of anniversary products, each …

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Mattel enters the collectables market with Cloudees launch

Mattel has entered the collectables market for 2020 with the introduction of its innovative new Cloudees brand, a surprise pet character hidden in the cosy depths of a soft and fluffy cloud. Designed to bring together all of the most popular trends in the girls’ collectables space, including unboxing, surprise …

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Fundamentally Children rebrands as Dr Gummer’s Good Play Guide

It’s already becoming a week for re-branding, as Fundamentally Children – the home of The Good Toy Guide – has revealed its new identity for 2020 and beyond as Dr Gummer’s Good Play Guide. The new, simplified messaging of the organisation has been created to highlight the focus of the …

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Spin Master teams with Rubik’s Cube to launch new Perplexus Puzzles range

Spin Master is teaming up with the world-famous Rubik’s Cube to launch a new range of Perplexus Puzzles with a twist, in a new deal brokered by The Smiley Company, the master licensee for Rubik’s. Together the pair will develop a co-branded Rubik’s x Perplexus range, which will feature a …

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Kidicraft continues to build its 3D puzzle line with new Animal Planet range

On the heels of its DC Comics Superman and Batman puzzle range launch last week, Kidicraft is continuing to bolster its licensed products output for 2020, this time detailing a raft of new Animal Planet puzzles for kids. The Animal Planet range will initially launch in just the 63-piece puzzle …

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Trends UK named official distributor of new NERF Bunkr battle zone range

Trends UK has been named the official distributor of the new NERF Bunkr range, a battle zone system aimed at taking NERF blaster action to the next level, under license of Hasbro. The NERF Bunkr features an array of innovative and unique NERF-branded inflatable obstacles, suitable for both indoor and …

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University Games completes two-year Paul Lamond merger with new corporate branding

The final piece of University Games’ two-year merger of Paul Lamond Games has fallen into place, with the unveiling of the company’s new corporate branding. Marking a fresh start for 2020, the new logo is to be rolled out by University Games across the world. Richard Wells, managing director of …

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Asmodee, Mojo Nation and UK Games Expo partner on Art of the Tabletop student initiative

Asmodee has teamed up with Mojo Nation and UK Games Expo to launch an initiative aimed at encouraging more illustration and graphic design students to consider careers in board games. Launching in February, the Art of the Tabletop initiative will see students from several universities across the UK tasked with …

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