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Miniland, dantoy and LEGO win big at 2021 Play for Change Awards

Toy Industries of Europe (TIE) has revealed the winners of the 2021 Play for Change Awards. The winning entries were announced by jury chairman John Baulch during a virtual ceremony during which EU Commissioner for Equality, Helena Dalli, underlined the important role of the toy sector in driving positive change …

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Casdon Toys continues expansion with another new senior hire


Casdon Toys is expanding its team further with the appointment of Kate Watson as UK National Account Manager. A familiar face in the toy industry, Kate has previously held positions with Schleich UK and Hasbro, and brings a wealth of experience to the role at Casdon, where she will have responsibility for managing all national accounts …

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ViacomCBS Consumer Products to share Diversity & Inclusion insights plus new toy research during BLE Day 2 keynote

ViacomCBS will share insights from its corporate Diversity & Inclusion efforts with a specific focus on its recently conducted toy research study during Brand Licensing Europe’s second day keynote. Mark Kingston, Senior Vice President, International, ViacomCBS Consumer Products will lead the keynote and review the impact on culture, community and …

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Mattel Creations announces the Hot Wheels x Gucci Cadillac Seville

Mattel Creations, the design collaboration and direct-to-consumer platform of Mattel Inc, is adding to its growing list of creators with a unique Hot Wheels collectible to mark high-end fashion house Gucci’s 100thanniversary. The limited-edition Hot Wheels x Gucci Cadillac Seville, inspired by a scale model of the legendary Seville by …

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Rubies to bring Numberblocks characters to life with new costume license

Rubies, the world’s largest manufacturer and distributor of fancy dress, has welcomed yet another impressive license to their extensive portfolio with the announcement that the company is the official dress-up licensee for children’s TV show Numberblocks, One of the biggest shows on television and online, Numberblocks is a BAFTA award-winning …

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Make it a cool Yule with Endless Games’ newest release, Hip Town

The latest pop culture board game from Endless Games is Hip Town, a fun – and very funny – take on hipster culture. Suitable for trendsetters ages 13+, Hip Town sees players compete to create the trendiest neighborhood in Hip Town, where it takes style, street smarts and a sense of …

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Dubai Miracle Garden partners with The Smurfs to bring their enchanting village to the UAE

To celebrate its 10th year, Dubai Miracle Garden – the world’s largest natural flower garden – is unveiling a new attraction aimed at kids and kids-at-heart. An all-new Smurfs Village will be a feature of the winter season, where the world of the beloved blue creatures will be displayed as landscape …

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Almost HALF the toys sold by third-party sellers on online marketplaces could be lethal to kids, says shocking new report

Nearly half the toys tested in a recent study that were purchased from third-party sellers via online marketplaces could choke, strangle, burn, poison and electrocute children, according to a shocking new report commissioned by the British Toy and Hobby Association. Launching today, the BTHA’s new campaign – calling for urgent …

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Dead Heads rejoice! Fun In Motion release Grateful Dead themed Shashibo magnetic puzzle cubes

Fun In Motion Toys has signed a worldwide licensing agreement with Rhino Records to produce a collection of Shashibo magnetic puzzle cubes featuring the iconic artwork of celebrated band Grateful Dead. The Grateful Dead was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 1994 and received a Grammy …

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Asmodee and Z-Man Games launch World of Warcraft®: Wrath of the Lich King® – A Pandemic System Board Game

Blending the fun of the cooperative Pandemic gameplay system with the thrill of epic World of Warcraft quests for a gripping tabletop experience, Asmodee and Z-Man Games’ World of Warcraft®: Wrath of the Lich King® – A Pandemic System Board Game invites players to become heroes of Azeroth to defeat …

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