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Electro pop band Metronomy taps Gibsons for official tour merchandise puzzle

The UK’s independent games and puzzles specialist, Gibsons, has teamed with the electro pop band Metronomy to supply the group with a bespoke jigsaw puzzle as part of its merchandise offering for its upcoming tour. The band approached Gibsons’ national account manager Kim Garrod while planning its tour in summer …

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LEGO launches LEGO Replay to recycle used and old bricks and play-sets

The LEGO Group has launched its latest initiative, LEGO Replay, a pilot programme that will recycle old and used LEGO bricks by donating them to children’s non-profits in the US. The effort is a collaboration with Give Back Box, Teach For America, and Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston. The …

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Jazwares named global master toy partner for new pre-school series Dino Ranch

Jazwares has been signed as the global master toy partner for the forthcoming pre-school animated series Dino Ranch, granted the rights to design and produce toys across categories like figures, plush, play-sets, role play, vehicles, and musical instruments. The announcement has been made by Boat Rocker Studios, the IP owners …

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Toy Plus tapped as master toy partner for new CGI comedy adventure MiniMecs

The international toy company, Toy Plus has been tapped to develop and produce the master toy line for Ferly and APC Kids’ new CGI comedy adventure series, MiniMecs. The deal will see Toy Plus develop toy vehicles, figurines, and play-sets based on the series, targeting the show’s demographic of children …

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Smyths Toys Superstores reveals its own top toys for Christmas 2019

Smyths Toys Superstores has revealed its top toys for Christmas 2019, with a list featuring a mix of classics like NERF and PAW Patrol, as well as a collection of new names tackling the market this year. Sinead Byrne, joint head of marketing at Smyths Toys shared her thoughts on …

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Made For Mums reveals Made For Mums Toy Awards 2019 winners

Spin Master’s Owleez, MGA’s LOL Surprise and Wow Stuff’s Harry Potter invisibility cloak have all made this year’s Made For Mums Toy Awards 2019 winners’ list, alongside no less than 52 other must have products for this Christmas. MadeForMums, the UK’s leading parenting site for product reviews, has revealed the …

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Coolabi Licensing eyes wooden toys, educational lines and plush for Giraffes Can’t Dance

Wooden activity toys, educational ranges, and of course, plush in “all its various forms,” are top of the bill for Coolabi Licensing as the firm looks to build out a comprehensive toy line for the modern classic children’s book title, Giraffes Can’t Dance. last week, the company secured the global …

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Posh Paws celebrates official launch of its Frozen 2 plush toy range

Posh Paws International is celebrating the official launch of its Disney Frozen 2 plush toy collection this week, just over one month ahead of the film’s UK cinematic release on November 22 this year. Film goers and fans of the franchise, which took off phenomenally well in 2013 when Frozen …

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Ravensburger bolsters licensed jigsaw offering with Barbie 60th and School of Roars collections

Ravensburger has bolstered its licensed jigsaw puzzles collection this season, having secured partnerships with both Mattel to develop a line of Barbie 60th anniversary puzzles for the US market, and Atlantyca Entertainment to launch a new School of Roars line to Italy. The tabletop expert will produce School of Roars-branded …

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