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Fundamentally Children launches the Christmas Good Toy Guide 2019

Around 65,000 printed copies of the Christmas Good Toy Guide are set to be distributed across the UK over the coming weeks, via three channels, including The Sunday Times, NCT, and the Good Toy Guide testing network. This year’s distribution shows a 1300 per cent increase on the 5,000 distributed …

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Frozen II, Nintendo and Disguise fuel 18 per cent sales growth for Jakks Pacific

Disney’s Frozen II, Disguise and the Nintendo license has helped Jakks Pacific to the strongest quarter in year on year sales the toymaker has seen in the past five years.  Net sales have increased 18 per cent to $280.1 million compared to the $236.7 million for the same period in …

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LEGO celebrates 30th anniversary of Tim Burton’s Batman with 1989 Batmobile

LEGO has unveiled the latest product in its ongoing partnership with Warner Bros and DC Comics with the launch of the brick recreation of the 1989 Batmobile. Based on the now iconic vehicle of choice from the classic film, this latest rendition of the Batmobile – a fine recreation of …

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Spring Fair boosts global retail programme with international Sourcing sector

Christmas may well be blocking the view for the moment, but Toy Fair season is well and truly on the horizon with 2020 just around the corner, and already Spring Fair is making moves to evolve its popular Birmingham show with its latest initiative. The annual home and gift retail …

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SmartGames unveils new multi-level logic game, Atlantis Escape

The multi-level logic game specialist, SmartGames has unveiled its latest single-player puzzle challenge game, Atlantis Escape, a title it believes ‘will be making a splash this A/W.’ Challenging children aged eight and upwards, the aim of Atlantis Escape is to escape the city before it disappears underwater. Using their cognitive …

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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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