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Jazwares named global master toy partner for new pre-school series Dino Ranch

Jazwares has been signed as the global master toy partner for the forthcoming pre-school animated series Dino Ranch, granted the rights to design and produce toys across categories like figures, plush, play-sets, role play, vehicles, and musical instruments. The announcement has been made by Boat Rocker Studios, the IP owners …

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Toy Plus tapped as master toy partner for new CGI comedy adventure MiniMecs

The international toy company, Toy Plus has been tapped to develop and produce the master toy line for Ferly and APC Kids’ new CGI comedy adventure series, MiniMecs. The deal will see Toy Plus develop toy vehicles, figurines, and play-sets based on the series, targeting the show’s demographic of children …

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Steve Pasierb: ‘Debunking the myths around toy safety is a global effort’

Our fellow member nations of the International Council of Toy Industries (ICTI), their collective thousands of members, and The US Toy Association’s more than 1,000 members work day-in and day-out to ensure the quality and safety of toys and games before they reach store shelves. Unfortunately, in the United States, …

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VanchCard UK launches “game-changing” AR-infused trading card game

A Manchester-based team of gamers, developers and play-enthusiasts is looking to push the UK’s status as the home of innovation in the toy space with the launch of a new AR infused trading card series called Full Evolution. The new trading card game and app aims to offer a new …

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Three kids’ and toys shops in running for Best Small Shop in the UK award

Two independent shops tailored to children and families, and one olde world store dedicated to Harry Potter products have made the shortlist in this year’s Best Small Shops in the UK awards. Moo Like a Monkey in Folkestone, Small Stuff in Sheffield, and Oliver’s Brighton have been named among the …

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Kano and Disney partner on the Disney Frozen 2 Coding Kit

Kano and Disney have partnered for the launch of the new Disney Frozen 2 Coding Kit, a build-it-yourself coding experience that allows kids to take on the magical role of Elsa via its motion sensor and creative coding experience. Launched today, kids can simply pop open the box and follow …

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Posh Paws celebrates official launch of its Frozen 2 plush toy range

Posh Paws International is celebrating the official launch of its Disney Frozen 2 plush toy collection this week, just over one month ahead of the film’s UK cinematic release on November 22 this year. Film goers and fans of the franchise, which took off phenomenally well in 2013 when Frozen …

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Ravensburger bolsters licensed jigsaw offering with Barbie 60th and School of Roars collections

Ravensburger has bolstered its licensed jigsaw puzzles collection this season, having secured partnerships with both Mattel to develop a line of Barbie 60th anniversary puzzles for the US market, and Atlantyca Entertainment to launch a new School of Roars line to Italy. The tabletop expert will produce School of Roars-branded …

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Mattel’s Richard Dickson joins esteemed keynote line-up at this year’s CHITAG Inventor Conference

Mattel’s president and COO, Richard Dickson will be joining a line-up of esteemed keynote speakers, including David Fuhrer, MD of BlueSquare Innovations, and Robert Fuhrer, owner of NexToy at this year’s CHITAG Inventor Conference. The Chicago Toy and Game Group has now detailed the 2019 schedule and speaker line-up for …

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