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Panda Mony Toys launches webisode series based on original toy line Alter Nation

The independent US toy firm, Panda Mony Toys has partnered with the animation production team, Lil’ Critters Workshop to develop an online series based on the company’s original toy IP, Alter Nation. The first webisode title ‘Glitch’ premiered November 6, with new episodes rolling out every Wednesday, each running roughly …

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Bandai Namco talks plans for a whole new kind of Tori

It was at the height of May that Bandai Namco, the Japanese video games giant, detailed its intention to redefine the ‘toys-to-life’ sector with the announcement of Tori, a new platform that would combine physical toys with mobile app game play. While the UK was preoccupied with the spectacle of …

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Generation Media: Is it time for Netflix to be afraid?

As BBC iPlayer plans to overhaul its platform to compete with other major streaming services, Generation Media’s Lauren Coombs asks – should Netflix worry about the growing competition? At the time of writing this article BBC iPlayer had just announced that it was undergoing a dramatic overhaul to compete with …

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ITV’s This Morning presents its own top 12 toys for Christmas 2019

LEGO Hidden Side, Owleez, and the Toniebox Starter Box have each made it onto what has been quoted as perhaps ‘the most influential top toys for Christmas’ list this year, presented on ITV’s This Morning earlier today. Curated by This Morning’s consumer editor, Alice Beer and demo expert Steve Wilson, …

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Art + Science welcomes Verity Groom to international sales and marketing role

Art + Science International has bolstered its team with the appointment of Verity Groom as international sales and marketing manager. Groom will become an integral part of the team as her role will see her responsible for increasing international sales opportunities and managing partnerships, as well as raising brand awareness …

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Spin Master “on track to deliver top line growth for full year” despite dip in Q3

Spin Master remains ‘on track to deliver top line growth for the full year,’ it has said, despite a dip in its Q3 financials for 2019. The global children’s entertainment company has released the results for the third quarter, ended September 30, 2019, citing that the company has “made solid …

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Moo Like A Monkey: “To succeed on the high street we need to be more than a shop”

Charlotte Khan may be relatively new to the toy scene, having been operating her high street independent children’s shop, Moo Like a Monkey for little over 18 months now, but in that time, Khan and her shop have certainly made an impression on the independent retail scene. Just this month, …

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Mothercare to implement phased closure of all 79 UK stores

Mothercare made it official last night that administrators have been appointed to implement a phased closure of the retailer’s 79 UK stores, in a move that puts at risk some 2,500 jobs. A statement released just after close of business yesterday confirmed that Zelf Hussain, Toby Banfield and David Baxendale …

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Generation Media’s KidsCon makes return for 2019

Generation Media’s KidsCon is making its return for 2019, following the success of its inaugural event last year. The follow up event, KidsCon19 will take place at the Vue Cinema in London’s West End, where visitors will be treated to a morning exploring children’s screens usage, from mobile to cinema, …

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