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Modiphius launches Agatha Christie – Death on the Cards in first party gaming move

The world of the beloved mystery author Agatha Christie is making its way to the party gaming scene, thanks to the efforts of the tabletop gaming experts at Modiphius. Marking both a first for the team best-known for its success with wargaming titles such as Fallout and the recently released …

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Hasbro unveils The Lion King Mighty Roar Simba in its latest Disney collaboration

If you thought Hasbro’s Furreal range of doe-eyed animatronic characters couldn’t get any cuter, think again – because it’s only gone and pulled this little number off. The global toymaker has detailed a new partnership between its own Furreal brand and Disney’s The Lion King, to launch Disney’s The Lion …

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Wow! Stuff’s Richard North: Warner Bros and Harry Potter deal was “best moment of my career”

Each month, ToyNews catches up with an industry bigwig to ask a series of personal and prying questions. This month, it’s Wow! Stuff founder and CEO Richard North’s turn for a grilling. What have the past 12 months been like over at Wow! Stuff ? It’s been… weird. We are …

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Spiel des Jahres 2019 shortlisted titles revealed

The nominees for the Spiel de Jahres trophy, board gaming’s biggest award, have now been revealed, with the brimming party game scene striking a particular chord this year. This year, the panel of German critics have pulled together a list of titles that lean towards the lighter end of the …

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Generation Media raises over £1000 for Toy Trust after fancy dress Quiz Night success

Generation Media has raised 0ver £1,000 in funds for the industry charity, the Toy Trust by hosting a ‘G’ themed fancy dress Quiz Night. Over 60 industry members, from the likes of media owners such as Disney to bods at Super Awesome, competed in teams as they all battled it …

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Istanbul Toy Fair ‘growing year on year’, say 2019 show organisers

Industry professionals from the Turkey Toy Association are heralding its 2019 Instanbul Toy Fair as a major success and urging the international scene to put next year’s show in their industry calendars. Hosted by TUYAP and Turkey Toy Association, the teams behind the show have credited this year’s event in …

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Playmobil renews intu’s family club sponsorship with major toy donation

Playmobil has renewed its sponsorship of the shopping centre owner intu’s family club after more than 100,000 children joined the initiative within a year of its launch. The retail brand launched the scheme last May to create an all-year-round programme of interactive activities and exclusive offers for families, following research …

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Changes at Indiegogo sees crowdfunding platform welcome new CEO

Changes are afoot at the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo where a new CEO has stepped in in the shape of the former Reddit man, Andy Yang. Yang takes over from the company’s outgoing CEO, David Mandelbrot.  The move takes place alongside several other employees said to be leaving the firm. Indiegogo …

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BeyBattle Burst sees surging demand in MENA as fans ready for 2019 Asia Championship

BeyBattle Burst has reinforced its position as one of the most popular action collectable toys for boys in the Asian market, following a season of strong sales and the success of another BeyBattle Burst Asia Championship. BetBattle Burst, the official trademark across MENA, is currently one of the region’s best …

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