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Islands in the stream: Generation Media on the future of content viewing

With the promise of a bold new future of streaming content at the hands of 5G network on the horizon, and a raft of newcomers including Disney+ threatening to dig into the content distribution pie; weighing up the linear TV and SVOD debate is more important than ever. Luckily, Generation …

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LEGO launches Rebuild the World campaign to nurture kids’ creativity

LEGO has launched a new campaign to help nurture the creative skills of the next generation under the banner Rebuild the World. The campaign will offer 100 children the chance to meet inspiring figures from society, including musician Mark Ronson, and David Aguilar – the 19 year old who famously …

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Burger King takes plastic toys off the menu in significant move to address plastic waste

Burger King is scrapping plastic toys from the menu in a move to take ‘significant action’ in addressing the issue of plastic waste. The fast food chain will no longer give away plastic toys with its children’s menus, and intends to encourage customers to bring in old promotional plastic toys, …

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Final nominees for the Toy & Game Innovation Awards revealed

The final nominees for the 12th Annual Toy & Game Innovation Awards, hosted by The Chicago Toy and Game Group, have been revealed. Voted on by industry experts, retailers and consumers to honour the top toy and game innovators from around the world, the TAGIEs are recognised as one of …

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Register for Toy Fair 2020 now and learn about the show’s new Influencer Day

Registration has now opened for media and visitors to attend Toy Fair 2020 – the 67th Toy Fair to be held once again at London’s Olympia next January. Organised by the British Toy & Hobby Association, the 2020 event will run from January 21 to 23 and will host a …

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Hornby Hobbies and Corgi re-release iconic Harry Potter models amid demand boom for the franchise

Hornby Hobbies and the Corgi brand have re-released a line of Harry Potter die-cast products, tapping into the current resurgence for the Wizarding World brand at retail. Last year, the British toy model and hobby specialist teamed up with Warner Bros. to kick-start a three year licensing partnership for the …

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International success for Avocado Smash puts Ridley’s Games on path to become ‘global player’

Ridley’s Games is on the path to become a global player within the games industry, according to its brand owner Wild & Wolf who is celebrating a year of ‘incredible growth’ for its games division over the past year alone. Ahead of the unit’s first London Toy Fair exhibition, Wild …

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Spin Master launches its animated series Super Dinosaur on Amazon Prime Video

The toy and entertainment company, Spin Master has partnered with Skybound Entertainment to grow the reach of its animated series, Super Dinosaur with a slate of new broadcast deals and consumer products. Together the pair is releasing a run of 13 episodes from season one of the kids’ adventure series …

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Gibsons pledges to eliminate all plastic packaging from its products by 2021

Gibsons has pledged to eliminate all plastic packaging by 2021. The UK independent games and puzzles specialist has placed sustainability at the core of its operations for the past few years, moving to focus more of its efforts on reducing waste through design and innovation in the sector. By the …

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Funko makes play for Hollywood with Warner Bros film in the works

Funko has made a move for Hollywood with plans of a new film inspired by its popular Funko Pop figurines now in the works. The new title will be developed in partnership with Warner Bros and Warner Animation Group, serving as an extension of a collaboration with the studio that …

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