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Learning Resources welcomes Thomas Baker to head of sales EMEA role

The toy industry and baby product expert, Thomas Baker has taken up a new role with the education-focused toy firm, Learning Resources, joining the team as its new head of sales EMEA. Baker takes up his position with the firm as it enters into the next stage of growth, He …

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Preparations being made for ‘significant relaunch’ of Chuggington next year

Preparations are being made for the significant relaunch of the children’s brand, Chuggington as it readies to return to screens and the toy aisle via its master toy partnership with Alpha Group. IP owner, Herschend Entertainment Studios is expanding its leadership team with Natalie Setton, who joins the team as …

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Barbie scoops Best Licensed Dress Up win at 2019 Licensing Awards

Barbie was awarded the prestigious accolade for Best Licensed Dress Up & Partyware Range at the 2019 Licensing Awards this week, following a recently launched partnership with the adult dress up partner, Smiffys. Emerging victorious amid some strong competition, the brand accepted the award at Tuesday night’s event at The …

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Bandai UK launches education-led campaigns for Bananas and National Geographic

Bandai UK has detailed the launch of two major education-led campaigns this week for its popular Bananas and National Geographic brands. Working with the children’s weekly newspaper, First News, the toy company has developed a comprehensive schools resource campaign by developing lesson plans and activities linking to the National Curriculum’s …

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Simon’s Cat pounces into plush with social commerce platform Teespring

The global content creator Endemol Shine Group is launching a new line of plush toys inspired by its hit animated property, Simon’s Cat. The new launch arrives courtesy of a collaboration with the social commerce platform, Teespring. Available for pre-order, the Simon’s Cat Plush is based on the lovable white …

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Radio’s Annie Nightingale take bus down memory lane for Board Game Club’s Ticket to Ride London launch

The ‘70s sensation and BBC radio presenter, Annie Nightingale regaled an audience with tales of fashion, music, and social politics from yesteryear at a special launch event for Days of Wonder and Asmodee UK’s Ticket to Ride London edition last night. To a backdrop of relics of London’s history of …

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Retailers call for ‘urgent government action’ to save a high street in strife

Retailers are calling for urgent government action to help high streets in their struggle for footfall and sales as new data reveals that the number of shops, pubs and restaurants closing is rising at the fastest rate in ten years. According to the research, around 16 stores closed their doors …

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Wow! Stuff celebrates Innovation category win at Licensing Awards 2019

Wow! Stuff is celebrating a big win at last night’s Licensing Awards 2019 with its tongue firmly in its cheek, after trumping competition in the Innovation category for its Harry Potter Invisibility Cloak. Partnering with the team at Warner Bros, Wow! Stuff’s Harry Potter Invisibility Cloak uses AR and green …

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Going to BLE? Here’s 35 things you don’t want to miss at this year’s show

If you’re willing to believe that we’re a third of the way into September already, you’re most likely more than aware that Brand Licensing Europe is just around the corner. Blink, and next you’ll know, you’ll be three pints deep at the opening night drinks and wondering what the next …

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