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Hasbro will open its first branded theme park in Canada in partnership with Galaxyland

Canada is to welcome its firth Hasbro branded theme park, thanks to a new licensing agreement that will transform its current Galaxyland into a destination for fans of all of the global toy maker’s franchise brands. Galaxyland powered by Hasbro will play host to the likes of My Little Pony, …

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Netflix and Mattel Televisions are rebooting He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

It’s been made official, Mattel and Netflix have the power, and are wielding it to delight the children in us all, with the return of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. The pair is producing an original CG animated adventure series that will reimagine the popular toy franchise with …

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Mattel makes sustainability pledge: “100 per cent recycled products and packaging by 2030”

Mattel has underlined its commitment to sustainability with a statement to ensure both its products and packaging are 100 per cent recycled, recyclable, or made from bio-based plastics by 2030. As part of the commitment, Mattel will launch an environmentally sustainable version of its Fisher-Price Rock-a-Stack in the first half …

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Gibsons donates £10,000 worth of puzzles to Royal Marsden and MIND charities

Gibsons, the family-owned, jigsaw puzzle and board game company, has been busy spreading Christmas cheer, having gifted £10,000 worth of jigsaw puzzles to the Royal Marsden and the mental health charity, MIND. On top of the donation, staff at Gibsons have been providing gifts to local children in support of …

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Ravensburger bolsters sales and marketing teams with triple appointment

Ravensburger has bolstered both its sales and marketing units in the run up to the New Year with a slate of new appointments. Anne Kidgell has joined the sales team as National Account Manager, re-joining the toy industry after an 11 year hiatus spent in the confectionery industry, which included …

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Keeping pre-school lit: Catching up with Halilit’s Judith Stark

Notoriously competitive and increasingly cramped, even at the best of times the pre-school space has not been one for the faint of heart. Throw into the mix the matter that 2019 has seen shelf space diminish once again with the collapse of Mothercare’s UK operations, and a high street finding …

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Tru Kids Brands and TTPM host fifth People’s Play Awards on YouTube channel

Tru Kids Brands partnered once again with the leading toy review site, TTPM and a whole host of of popular YouTubers to reveal the winners of the fifth annual People’s Play Awards. In response to kids’ current love for watching their favourite YouTube stars, the two industry leaders decided to …

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Gaming Innovation: From console wars to family gaming together

Argos launched its Book of Dreams, Mattel is bringing The Masters of the Universe franchise back to the mainstream, and everywhere you turn, people are wearing flatcaps and collecting vinyl records. It’s fair to say that the current taste for the nostalgic is fierce. At this time of year, it’s …

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Hornby Hobbies celebrates award winning year for Chunkies, Airfix, Scalextric, and more

For Hornby Hobbies, the past 12 months have signalled somewhat of a return to form. Not only has the heritage British toy brand seen rising revenues and narrowing losses, but has made it a year of award winning brands across its portfolio. Over the course of 2019, Hornby has managed …

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