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University Games and Paul Lamond venture North to launch Game of Thrones 3D puzzles

University Games and Paul Lamond will be venturing north of The Wall – and certainly the M25 – when it breaches the gates at Birmingham’s NEC next week to launch its new collection of Game of Thrones 3D puzzles at this year’s Autumn Fair. Following the epic, if not opinion-dividing, …

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Hasbro’s Cluedo mansion to undergo renovation with Houzz campaign partnership

Colonel Mustard and the cast of Hasbro’s iconic board game, Cluedo will soon be enjoying a freshly renovated room, thanks to a new partnership with Houzz. The global toy and board game company is teaming with the architecture and interior design specialists to update the classic Cluedo murder-mystery board game …

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The nation’s toy retailers speak as the Independent Toy Awards winners are revealed

Marvin’s Magic, Winning Moves, Tobar, and Golden Bear are just some of the names to have picked up Gold in this year’s Independent Toy Awards, featuring among an extensive list of gold, silver and bronze finalists in a competition celebrating the best of the industry. Published by Toy Shop UK, …

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Accentuate Games takes Gold at Independent Toy Awards 2019 for Rats to Riches

Sibling inventors, Graeme and Fiona Fraser-Bell, the duo behind the guess-the-accent game, Accentuate, have secured their first Gold medal at the Independent Toy Awards 2019. The pair took the top spot in the Board Game category for their latest title Rats to Riches, the first creation from Singaporean student Eugene …

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Hipster vibes: Hippychick’s Julia Minchin on 20 years of success and building a sustainable future

The kitchen table story is one wellknown within the toy industry, perhaps more so than any other, for the simple reason that for those of a particular mindedness – the likes of which are intrinsically drawn to this line of business – play comes naturally. Beyond the literal act of …

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Ravensburger’s BRIO and GraviTrax take limelight at The Big Feastival and Car Fest South

While others may have been melting in their skin this past bank holiday, Ravensburger was busy rubbing shoulders with a line-up of artists and entertainers, with activities across two UK family-friendly festivals: Car Fest South and the Big Feastival. The Big Feastival – held on Blur bassist Alex James’ farm …

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Barbie partners with Izzy Wheels for wheelchairs that reflect individuals through fashion

Mattel’s iconic fashion doll brand, Barbie is aiming to break new ground for the topic of inclusivity in the toy box, with a new collection wheelchair designs that champion diversity and self-expression through fashion. The toy maker has partnered with Izzy Wheels to introduce four limited-edition designs, each inspired by …

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Toys R Us Canada president resigns from top post after 20 years with the firm

Toys R Us Canada’s president, Melanie Teed-Murch, has resigned from her post after more than two decades with the company. A spokeswoman said that the toy industry veteran had handed in her resignation to accept a new opportunity, the details of which have not been disclosed. On top of this, …

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BlogOn Toys to host Warner Bros. as DC celebrates 80 years of Batman

DC, the home of superheroes Batman and Superman, will be attending BlogOn Toys for the first time this September, as part of an extensive campaign celebrating 80 years of the caped crusader. BlogOn Toys takes place at The Coppid Beech Hotel Bracknell, Berkshire, on September 21, coinciding with Batman Day …

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