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USAopoly to launch Toy Story collector’s chess and deck-building card game

USAopoly has detailed its latest collaboration, this time with Disney and Pixar for a raft of Toy Story licensed games. The range – which includes a Collector’s Chess Set inspired by the franchise, and a co-op deck-building game called Toy Story: Obstacles and Adventures, will land this autumn. Disney and …

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Kosmos Games gives hit videogame Cities Skylines the tabletop treatment

Kosmos has partnered with Paradox Interactive to bring the hit video game Cities Skylines to the tabletop space with its first board game adaptation. Taking its gameplay from the digital title, Cities Skyline – The Board Game challenges players to work cooperatively as a team of urban developers, or to …

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Bricklive secures partnership with Nickelodeon for PAW Patrol exhibit

Live Company Group, the team behind the popular Bricklive event, has detailed a new licensing partnership with Nickelodeon to bring new PAW Patrol themed promotional exhibits to its offering. Bricklive touring exhibits consist of a series of themed tours created from a popular choice of toy building brick. Exhibits have, …

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Mattel rejects merger bid from MGA Entertainment

Mattel has rejected another merger offer from MGA Entertainment’s CEO Isaac Larian, the boss of the Bratz Dolls maker revealed earlier this week. Now widely reported across business media, MGA Entertainment made the proposal in a letter to Mattel’s CEO Ynon Kriez, but was rebuffed in a response that stated …

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LEGO lands on XBox’s Forza Horizon 4 with LEGO Speed Champion expansion

Amid some of the biggest reveals at the ongoing E3 videogaming conference, that included an apparance from Keanu Reeves, LEGO has managed to secure headline space, thanks to its latest collaboration with Xbox. The Dutch toy brand is continuing its successful push across the world of videogaming, this time landing …

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HTI Group confident in pocket money and playground craze space with Fruitopia

HTI Group is confident that Fruitopia – a new collectable brand forming part of the firm’s new pocket money business model – will help the company keep in line with the fast-moving playground craze space this year. Bringing “a fruity twist” to the playground, the new scented range includes a …

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Hasbro’s Magic: The Gathering is getting its own Netflix animated series

Hasbro’s fantasy card game franchise, Magic: The Gathering is heading to a new home on Netflix, as plans get underway to develop the title into a new animated series. The series Magic: The Gathering will feature a new storyline that expands on the game’s power-wielding heroes, called Planeswalkers in the …

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Character Options takes its brands to UK’s YouTubers with Character Kidz launch

Character Options is taking its brands directly to the UK’s wealth of up and coming YouTubers with the launch of its first Character Kidz Show, an event delivering a carnival of filming opportunities for those plugged in to the social media space. Character Kidz will take place in central London …

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Cartamundi to grow international footprint with United States Playing Card Co acquisition

Cartamundi, the Belgian toy and playing cards specialist, it to purchase The United States Playing Card Company from its parent company Newell Brands, in a bid to build out its international portfolio. USPC is an acclaimed playing cards manufacturer across the US and Spain. This acquisition will now allow Cartamundi …

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Geomag, Epoch and Kids@Play among brands joining Good Toy Zone’s summer tour of UK

Geomag, Epoch, Kids@Play, TOMY and Learning Resources will each be joining Fundamentally Children’s Good Toy Zone this summer, as it hits the road for a UK tour of family consumer events. To kick off the summer of activity, the Good Toy Zone will be heading to three unique events – …

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