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Hasbro taps WildBrain CPLG for licensing across the Nordics

Hasbro has appointed WildBrain CPLG as its new sub-representative in the Nordics, including Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Finland, Faroe Islands and Greenland beginning January 1, 2020. Under the new agreement, WildBrain CPLG will represent Hasbro’s merchandise, publishing, promotions and short-term location based entertainment businesses across the Nordic region. “As Hasbro …

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Jazwares named master toy partner for YouTube sensation CKN Toys

Jazwares has been named the master toy partner for the YouTube sensation CKN Toys in a new deal brokered by the licensing agency, Haven Global. The new line of toys will launch to coincide with the debut of a pre-school short form series on Nickelodeon and Nick Jr, with toys …

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Mothercare’s sales slide further in UK and overseas

Mothercare’s losses have deepened further in Britain and overseas after the baby and mother retailer placed its UK business into administration last month. Group sales fell by 8.4 per cent to £452.3 million in the six months to October 12, as pre-tax losses widened to £21.2 million from £18.5 million …

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Mojo Nation details Play Creators Festival 2020

Mojo Nation has dated its Play Creators Festival 2020, a three-day event boasting conferences, pitching sessions, awards and networking opportunities for those working in the world of toy and game design. Taking place at London’s Stamford Bridge, the full line-up of events forming next year’s Play Creators Festival are: Monday September 7th (Evening) …

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Skyrocket UK sees ‘steep growth trajectory’ for Blume Dolls as brand lands top ten NPD spot for November

Skyrocket UK is reporting ‘a steep growth trajectory’ across the toy space for its recently launched Blume Dolls brand, crediting the line among those to have helped the business to make ‘an incredible impact on the UK toy market,’ this market. The dolls, with over the top, squishy hair and …

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20 year old entrepreneur excites Truro shoppers with ambitious new toy shop

A toy shop owner has been making local headlines across Truro in Cornwall, praising the 20 year old entrepreneur for ‘igniting and exciting the local shopping scene.’ Harry Stacey, the proprietor of Truro’s Harry’s Toy Chest, caused a clamour among the locals this past weekend when he officially opened the …

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Sony Pictures Television acquires Octonauts and Peter Rabbit team Silvergate Media

Sony Pictures Television has acquired Silvergate Media, stake holders in the pre-school hit Octonauts, and production team behind the Peter Rabbit television series, in a bid to strengthen its presence within the children’s entertainment space. Under the deal, Sony Pictures Entertainment has taken a 100 per cent control of Silvergate …

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ToyNews to run London Vitality Big Half Marathon for Toy Trust fundraiser

Pre-empting the need to shift the Christmas excess somehow, ToyNews’ own Robert Hutchins has struck upon no better idea than to undergo mile after mile of unbearable stitch and cramp pain in the name of the Toy Trust. On Sunday, March 1st, 2020, ToyNews – alongside a toy industry’s worth …

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The BTHA unveils line-up for tenth annual Design Student Seminar at Toy Fair 2020

The British Toy and Hobby Association has detailed the lineup for the tenth annual Design Student Seminar at Toy Fair 2020. The event will take place on Thursday, January 23rd in the Apex Room at Olympia, London, where more than 120 students will be in attendance as the BTHA hosts …

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Ravensburger to launch pre-school puzzles for The Adventures of Paddington Bear

Ravensburger is set to develop a collection of pre-school puzzles for the much anticipated, animated TV series The Adventures of Paddington. Under this extended partnership with The Copyrights Group, the company will create a range of jigsaws scheduled for launch in autumn 2020. Set to air on Nick Jr. from …

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