Law & Politics

Hasbro finds “greater platform to influence culture and play” in eOne amid corporate social responsibility update

Hasbro has said that the acquisition of Entertainment One, the content and entertainment group – and powerhouse behind some of the pre-school sector’s biggest including Peppa Pig and PJ Masks – has given the firm a “greater platform to influence culture and play.” The statement was made by the company’s …

Read More »

Toymaker Sawdust and Rainbows urges UK businesses to pay the Living Wage at crucial time for workers

Sawdust and Rainbows, the manufacturer of indoor wooden climbing frames, is urging its own stockists and more UK business to pay the real Living Wage, highlighting the importance of employers acting now to ‘do the right thing’ during this year’s Living Wage Week (November 9th to 15th). Founder and managing …

Read More »

VTech and LeapFrog join the TerraCycle toy recycling programme

The children’s educational toy and developmental learning products specialists, Leapfrog and VTech, have become the latest toy manufacturers to join the TerraCycle initiaitive of bringing greater sustainability measures to the toy space. The newly announced recycling programme allows fans to send in select VTech and LeapFrog electronic learning devices and …

Read More »

Zuru and Toi-Toys end three year litigation as European toy maker agrees not to sell Water Bombs

The European toy company, Toi-Toys ha agreed to cease all trade on its Water Bombs product in 48 countries around the globe, including the USA and member states of the EU, following the conclusion of a dispute between its operations and the global toymaker, Zuru. The litigation between Zuru and …

Read More »

Juratoys acquires Belgian toy brand Lilliputien as it eyes pre-school market growth

The French educational toys and games specialist, Juratoys, has acquired the Belgian toy brand Lilliputiens, a firm that has excelled in the activity and developmental toys market for the past 25 years. The Lilliputiens brand values are rooted in values of encouraging clever creativity and development among its core audience …

Read More »

Hasbro and sustainability: “Changes in the toy sector may appear tiny, but there’s a big shift in mentality in the background”

It was four weeks ago that Toy Industries of Europe named Hasbro among the Gold award winners of its inaugural Play for Change Awards, championing the company’s efforts in propelling the momentum of the sustainability movement across the toy industry with its own Toy Recycling Programme. Having launched with great …

Read More »

Hunter Price named sole UK and European partner for FinGears magnetic rings pocket money toys

Hunter Price has secured an exclusive partnership with FinGears as the sole UK and European distributor of the magnetic fidget rings, Magni-Rings Powered by FinGears pocket money toy line. Under the terms of the agreement, Hunter Price will be the sole partner to sell the pocket money toys in the …

Read More »

UK Government must act now, says BTHA as issue of online sales of unsafe toys worsens

Despite repeated warnings from the British Toy and Hobby Association, unsafe toys, which could cause serious harm to children, are still being sold via third-party sellers on online marketplaces. With the Christmas shopping season fast approaching and the full response to the Online Harms legislation expected this autumn, the organisation …

Read More »

“Future is bright for Rubie’s” as private investment group takes control of the costumes specialist

Rubie’s Costume Company has promised ‘quality and innovation’ to its licensing partners, as well as the ‘best tools to service customers’ for its retail network as the company looks to start its new chapter up the ownership of an investment group. Earlier this month, a US bankruptcy court judge approves …

Read More »

Next boss warns that traditional retail employment has ‘become unviable’ in wake of Covid-19

The chief executive of the department store, Next, Lord Wolfson has issued a warning to the traditional retail sector that employment has ‘become unviable’ in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic that has accelerated a change in the way consumers shop. The retail boss has expressed concern that thousands of …

Read More »