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BBC Studios launches Hey Duggee exhibition at London’s Design Museum

BBC Studios launched its new partnership with the Design Museum to throngs of families and children today, when it officially opened a new exhibition celebrating the success and design behind its hit CBeebies series, Hey Duggee. The Designing Duggee exhibition will run from October 25 to 28 and allows fans …

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Mothercare brings in KPMG to asses new options; floats franchise idea for UK

Mothercare has brought in the restructuring experts KPMG to assess what options the retailer has for its UK business, including a potential second CVA and the sale of its business, reports have suggested. Mothercare has been trying to sell its business in the UK, but has so far not managed …

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Smart Toys and Games brings global hit 30 Seconds board game to the UK

Smart Toys and Games is bringing the internationally popular 30 Seconds title to the UK, marking the first multi-player game among the firm’s award-winning Smart Games collection. In this fast-paced general knowledge game, players have 30 seconds to describe five names on their chosen card, for their teammates to guess. …

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Zimpli Kids makes play for sensory toy market as Gelli Baff emerges as popular choice

Zimpli Kids is making a play for the sensory toy market, citing Gelli Baff as a popular choice among those looking for educational and developmental products, as well as toys for children with autism. The company’s popular line of make-it-yourself slime has been picked up by a number of social …

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Devon toy shop dedicated to sustainable products named among UK’s most exciting start-ups

A Devonshire toy shop that specialises in selling only sustainable and ethical toys and gifts from around the world has been named among the UK’s most exciting start-ups. Good Things – based in Totnes in Devon – was among the finalists gathered at an event at the House of Parliament …

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Spin Master celebrates successful return of PAW Patrol Little Heroes PAW Awards

Spin Master UK is celebrating the success of its second ever PAW Patrol Little Heroes PAW Awards, a series of awards handed to ‘champion children’, with each based on the characteristics of the pups from the hit Nick Jr. TV animation. For the second year running, awards were handed to …

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Hasbro to build live immersive experience around Monopoly with Selladoor Worldwide

Hasbro has embarked on a new partnership with the international theatre producer Selladoor Worldwide to develop a new, immersive experience around its iconic Monopoly brand. Due to open at a secret location in London in 2020, the Monopoly experience is expected to incorporate a 75-minute segment featuring challenges for teams …

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Alexa Chung and Orson Fry make up star-studded 30th Perudo World Championships

The 30th Perudo World Championships, hosted once again by Paul Lamond and University Games, proved to be a star-studded affair this year with the fashion designer and TV presenter Alexa Chung on hand to present the winner’s trophy to none other than her boyfriend, Orson Fry. The world’s finest Perudo …

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Golden Bear signed as master toy partner for new animated pre-school series, Love Monster

Golden Bear has been signed as the master toy partner for the forthcoming Boat Rocker Studios children’s series, Love Monster. The partnership will see Golden Bear produce licensed Love Monster products for the UK, Ireland and Australia across a range of categories, including plush, plastic, role play, electronic learning aids, …

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Mattel launches BTS collectable mini figures in latest K-Pop collab

Mattel is making a play for the pop culture collectables market with the launch of a new line of mini figures inspired by the global phenomenon and K-Pop band, BTS. The toymaker made the announcement via Twitter when it declared: “Because who doesn’t love tiny surprises?!? Show you love by …

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