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Universal Brand Development taps Warner Bros’ former VP of licensing, Paul Bufton

Warner Bros Consumer Products former VP of licensing and business development EMEA, Paul Bufton has joined the Universal Brand Development unit, taking on the role of vice president of consumer products for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Bufton joined Universal this past month and now reports directly to Vince Klaseus, …

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Green Board Games and Lagoon to be fully incorporated into Asmodee Group fold

Green Board Games is to be fully incorporated into the Asmodee Group fold, it has finally been confirmed, some months after the board game giant acquired the UK outfit’s parent company Searainbow Group back in April this year. Under the terms of the acquisition of the European and Asian publisher, …

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The Games & Puzzles and BLE special issue of ToyNews is online and on desks now

In a special games and puzzles and Brand Licensing Europe double-up, the latest issue of ToyNews has landed and is ready to read online, on your iPad, laptop or smart device now. Our games and puzzles coverage kicks off with an industry exclusive as ToyNews talks to Asmodee about the …

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PlanToys and Moluk triumph at London’s Junior Design Awards

Two of the international toy brands distributed here in the UK by LittleConcepts were championed at the Junior Design Awards in London this year, where both Moluk and PlanToys picked up wins in best toy categories. The Swiss brand Moluk won the prestigious Platinum award in the Best Toy Design …

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Sainsbury’s will close 125 stores but open plenty more with Argos branch moves planned

Sainsbury’s may be closing 125 stores across its portfolio of supermarkets, convenience stores and Argos branches, but will be opening even more across new locations in which its presence will make ‘a larger impact on the firm’s operations.’ The grocer has said that it expects to close up to 15 …

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Stephen Davies named MD of BBC Studios Consumer Products and Licensing

Stephen Davies has been appointed managing director of BBC Studios Consumer Products and Licensing in a move which brings together all of the BBC commercial subsidiary’s UK publishing and licensing businesses together for the first time. Davies is currently the director for live entertainment, music and motion gallery at BBC …

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Elmo’s World to land on UK’s Tiny Pop channel in January 2020

Elmo is landing on the UK’s children’s channel, Tiny Pop in January next year, with a new and reimagined Elmo’s World series. It will consist of a run of five-minute interactive episodes covering pre-school topics, live action films and co-operative thinking games. Produced by Sesame Workshop, the non profit organisation …

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US: Alex Brands lands major schools campaign with Rube Goldberg Machine Contest

The iconic Slinky is making its way to thousands of classrooms across the US this autumn as an official sponsor of the 2019-2020 Rube Goldberg Machine Contest. The partnership, formed between the Slinky brand owner Alex Brands and Rube Goldberg, will celebrate not only the engineers behind both concepts – …

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Mattel launches first gender inclusive fashion doll line with Creatable World

Mattel has launched its first gender inclusive fashion doll line in Creatable World, a new customisable doll line that offers ‘endless combinations’ as kids are encouraged to create their own characters from a wardrobe of options, accessories, and wigs. In Creatable World, dolls do not conform to any gender stereotype, …

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Bricklive and Penguin partner on The Snowman and the Snowdog magical tour

The Snowman and the Snowdog are to be immortalised in brick form – well, for just long enough to celebrate the festive season at least, thanks to a new partnership between Penguin Ventures and Bricklive. Together, the pair will produce a new Christmas activation for The Snowman and The Snowdog …

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