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Spielwarenmesse 2020 finalises Toy Business Forum and TrendGallery speaker line-up

Toy market developments, coming retail trends and the onslaught of digitisation will all be up for discussion at the upcoming Spielwarenmesse toy fair next January as the show finalises it Toy Business Forum and TrendGallery line-up. A multitude of topics directly affecting the global toy business will be covered over …

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Ravensburger brings Minecraft to the tabletop space with new analogue game

Ravensburger has joined the tenth anniversary celebrations of the popular video game title, Minecraft, by bringing the best-selling gaming title to the tabletop space with its own analogue game. Developed in collaboration with Mojang, Minecraft: Builders & Biomes brings players together in a shared, in-person experience complete with mobs to …

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John Adams, Ravensburger and Posh Paws among UKMums.TV’s Mums Choice Awards winners

After months of testing by mums and their little ones the results of this year’s Mums Choice Awards have recently been revealed on the parental website UKMums.TV. The Mums Choice Awards are designed to give mums a clear insight into what products in the market are favoured by their peers. …

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The Independent Toy and Gift Show champions sustainability with Wooden Toys theme for 2020

Indie retailers with a love of toys are being encouraged to “join the independent revolution” by joining the industry for the sustainability-focused Independent Toy and Gift Show taking place in April 2020. Renowned for being a ‘trade show with a difference,” the Independent Toy and Gift Show will once again …

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Pioneer Europe readies for Disney Frozen II UK release with balloon and party ranges

In anticipation of the release of the Disney film, Frozen 2 – opening in UK cinemas this Friday, November 22 – Pioneer Europe has launched a new range of licensed balloons and party products. The new Qualatex and Pioneer Party ranges feature Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and Olaf on magical balloon …

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LEGO unveils the LEGO Technic App Controlled Top Gear Rally Car

The LEGO Group has revealed the results of its first collaborative effort with BBC Studios’ Top Gear with the unveiling of its LEGO Technic App Controlled Top Gear Rally Car. The new launch is an authentic looking GT Rally car for fans aged nine years and above and will be …

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Putting neutral into gear: What’s the toy industry doing for gender inclusivity?

After some 60 years of dominating the fashion doll market with its Barbie brand – not without its fair share of controversies just as much as its successes – Mattel finally drew a firm line in the sand on the topic of gendered play last month, when it launched Creatable …

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Scooter specialist Neon introduces the light-up Neon Ghost at Chicago Toy and Game Fair

The Dublin-based outdoor toy company, Neon, has bolstered its scooter portfolio with the introduction of Neon Ghost, a new light-up scooter featuring controllable and customisable lighting. Launched to Walmart, the new line has reportedly been met with a strong, positive response from parents and kids. “We wanted to give kids …

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Nickelodeon and Paramount drop first trailer for the newest SpongeBob SquarePants movie

SpongeBob SquarePants is about to make his third big screen outing in a new feature film called The SpongeBob Movie 3: Sponge on the Run. Nickelodeon dropped the first trailer for the third feature film last week, with the tagline ‘We’re not in Bikini Bottom anymore.’ Directed by Tim Hill, …

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Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic fail the John Adams Buzz Off challenge

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic downed racquets at the ATP World Tour Finals in London to bring their on-court rivalry to the Buzz Off challenge, a nerve-tingling buzzer game from John Adams. Featured on BBC Breakfast, the world’s top three male tennis stars attempted to master the challenge …

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