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Posh Paws adds Ragtales to growing line-up in long-term commitment to gift market

Posh Paws International has picked up the traditional soft toy and rag doll brand, Ragtales, adding the range to its portfolio and growing its own presence in the gift market on step further. Its noted that the addition of Ragtales was ‘an obvious choice’ to bolster Posh Paws’ long-term commitment …

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MGA Entertainment takes over Hamley’s window display with Poopsie Slime Surprise

MGA Entertainment has taken over Hamley’s London flagship store’s window with a display celebrating two new product launches this season from its collectable slime brand, Poopsie Slime Surprise. The best-selling collectable slime brand will be showcased in a vibrant display from September 5 to October 28 this year. The display …

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LittleConcepts launches ten new lines from sustainable toy firm Plan Toys

Toy and gift distributor LittleConcepts is launching ten new children’s products from the reputable sustainable wooden toy brand PlanToys. PlanToys is recognised widely for its adoption of an eco-efficient concept in its toy-making processes, one that’s been in place since 1981. This concept has always motivated PlanToys to take advantage …

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Rock Saws gets royal treatment with range of Queen puzzles

Zee Productions is continuing to roll out a raft of titles designed to shake up the puzzles sector with artwork from some of rock music’s most iconic albums, this time turning its hand to the legendary stadium rockers, Queen. In partnership with Bravado, the sub-division of Universal Music and licensing …

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YouTube fined $170m over its mishandling of children’s data in the US

YouTube has been fined $170m to settle allegations that it had collected the personal information of thousands of children in the US, without their parents’ consent. The Federal Trade Commission fined Google $136m and the company will pay an additional $34m to New York state to resolve similar allegations, in …

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HTI continues global expansion plans with Hong Kong showroom dedicated to pocket money and bubbles ranges

HTI is to open a new showroom in Hong Kong this autumn, getting the jump on the Hong Kong Toy Fair and underlining the firm’s ambitious plans for continues global expansion in the coming years. The new showroom will move from the current Kwun Tong location to TST East and …

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Spin Master and TOMY among winners at 2019 Play Creators Awards

Spin Master, TOMY, and the team behind the Rubik’s Cage have been named among the worthy winners at this year’s Play Creators Awards – an award event for the toy design and inventor community held on the first night of Mojo Nation’s Play Creators Festival. Held at London’s Under the …

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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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