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Panini and Epic Games launch new Fortnite Trading Cards collection

The collectable stickers and trading card specialist, Panini, has detailed the launch of its new line of official Fortnite trading cards, scheduled to land at retail this week. The new range has been developed in partnership with Epic Games, owners of the Fortnite franchise. The video game drops players on …

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Play-Room Toy Buying event cancelled as UK Government pause lockdown relaxation

AIS Play-Room has cancelled its upcoming toy buying event owing to the temporary pause on lockdown easing measures as stipulated by the UK government over the past week. The event was scheduled to take place on Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th of September. The group has initially received confirmation that …

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Zimpli Kids to donate 100 per cent of Rainbow Baff Bombz profits to the NHS

Zimpli Kids is donating 100 per cent of the net profits from its Rainbow Baff Bombz to NHS Charities Together, in a show of solidarity and appreciation of the effort of the NHS throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Rainbows have become a symbol of support for the NHS over the past …

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Toynamics welcomes Emma Finch to national account manager role for Skip Hop and Hape brands

Toynamics UK and Ireland has appointed Emma Finch to the role of national account manager. Finch previously worked at Skip Hop UK and brings with her a great experience of the nursery industry. In her new role, Finch will be active in integrating the Skip Hop and Hape ranges with …

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Design-led pre-school brand Lemon Ribbon eyes master toy partner in franchise-building plans

The brand extension, collaboration and licensing agency, Glue Creative Thinking is embarking on a mission to bring the children’s lifestyle brand and online platform, Lemon Ribbon, into the pre-school toy space by ‘tapping a gap in the market for a design-led pre-school property.’ Lemon Ribbon is an online activity hub …

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Jazwares and Hasbro have teamed up for a retro revival of Micro Machines

Jazwares and Hasbro are teaming up for a retro revival that will delight all fans of the ’80s and ’90s collectables hit, Micro Machines, with the relaunch of the entire line, including new play-sets and Micro Machine vehicles. The new retro-launch has landed at Target and Walmart stores across the …

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TOMY to launch ‘extensive marketing campaign’ for pre-school toy line Ricky Zoom

TOMY is launching an extensive marketing campaign for its newest line, Ricky Zoom that will promote and celebrate the growth of the toy manufacturer’s licensed toy product offering and support its network of retailers. Partnering with property owner Hasbro as Master Toy Licensee, TOMY has created an innovative and engaging …

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Panini is bringing its NFL/NFL Players Association sticker collection to the UK and Eire for second year

The collectable sticker books and trading card specialist, Panini, is bringing its NFL/NFL Players Association sticker collection back to the UK and Eire for the second year running. The 2019 was the best-selling NFL sticker book collection in the UK and Eire since the early 1990s. The new collection comprises …

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LEGO and the National Trust launch Young Explorers competition for ‘stay-cationing’ families this summer

The LEGO Group UK and Ireland has teamed up with the National Trust to launch the first Young Explorer competition, in which the pair will encourage kids across the UK to get creative in the outdoors this summer. To coincide with National Play Day on August 5th, and National Trust’s …

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