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Clock counting down on plans to revive The Evil Dead 2 board game on Kickstarter

With just over one week remaining on Kickstarter and with over 50 per cent of its crowdfunding goal still to achieve, it’s going to be a photo finish for a campaign to revive a previously ill-fated Evil Dead 2 The Board Game. As it heads into its final week on …

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Spielwarenmesse plugs into baby and infant market as sector hits €7.2bn in Germany alone

Spielwarenmesse will be tapping into a rapidly expanding and vastly diversifying baby and infant market for its 2020 toy fair, welcoming visitors to discover the latest innovations in the market at its Nuremberg show next year. It’s part of a move to better plug into the growing market, and follows …

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Channel 5’s Milkshake! picks up season two of Pirata & Capitano

Channel 5’s children’s block, Milkshake! has picked up a second season of Millimage’s popular pre-school show, Pirata & Capitano. It follows the success of season one on the channel when it landed late summer of 2018. Consisting of a further run of 52 11-minute episodes, the new season will continue …

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Generation Media: TV’s great resolve

Kids’ TV audiences are declining, as children spend more time across digital channels, but traditional linear still holds its own. Generation Media’s Michaella Williams explores below. When it comes to observing children’s device and media habits today, it is increasingly easier for us all to assume that digital channels are …

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Toy and Game Conference 2019: “The next hit toy will be something well-loved and well-worn”

The next hit toy will not be a bolt out of the blue, but will be something based on the well-loved, well-worn, and will ring of nostalgia, rang the predictions from London’s own toy design studio, FUSE at this week’s Toy and Game Design Conference. Delivering a talk on innovation …

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The Board Game Book returns to Kickstarter for Volume 2

Following the industry-wide success of his first volume, Owen Duffy, the lead author of The Board Game Book, is taking to Kickstarter to crowdfund money and awareness for the follow-up edition, The Board Game Book, Volume 2. To be published by the specialist geek and gamers publishing house, Clyde & …

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Toy and Game Conference 2019: “The Copycat Code of Conduct will fuel innovation in the toy industry”

The Toy and Game Copycat Code of Conduct will aim to fuel and reward innovation within the toy industry, while crack down on the controversial issue of products of similar look and style launching within the toy industry. Victor Caddy, director and partner of trademarks and design at Wynne Jones …

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Posh Paws secures glistening new deal with Swarovski for high-end plush

Posh Paws is making a play for the high-end plush market through a new partnership with Swarovski to manufacture and supply a new range of Swarovski-approved plush products. In a deal brokered by Licensing Link Europe, the collection will be created under the Chic & Love brand that not only …

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Alpha Animation and toy and licensing personality Mark Slater-Hyndman passes away

Mark Slater-Hyndman, Alpha Animation’s UK and Ireland general manager, has died, having lost a long-fought battle with cancer. The much-loved industry personality was an active member of the licensing and toy community, notably his great work for the UK licensing fund-raising charity, The Light Fund, as well as the toy …

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