Licensing

Chicago Toy & Game Group reveals its Young Inventor Challenge winners

The Chicago Toy and Game Group has revealed the winners of the CHITAG Young Inventor Challenge: Spring Edition, announced in association with its sponsors this year, Mattel, Magformers, Scholastic, and the American Specialty Retailer Association. Launched in May in response to Covid-19, this special edition of CHITAG’s annual autumn Young …

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New CBeebies series Monty & Co eyes toy, publishing, and arts and crafts deals

Monty & Co, the new pre-school series to have landed on CBeebies earlier this month and devised by the team behind the likes of the Muppet movies, Mopatop Shop, and Chucklevision, is eyeing an early move into the toy aisle through the appointment of its global licensing agency, Licensing Link …

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Panda Mony Toys taps FanGirl Consulting in plans ‘to shake up the toy industry’

Panda Mony Toys’ plans to shake up the global toy industry with the introduction of its Alter Nation action figure toy line has taken another step towards reality, with the appointment of the pop culture brand and licensing specialist, FanGirl Consulting. Founded by the former Hasbro executive, Anita Castellar, FanGirl …

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Games Workshop celebrates ‘best financial year in the company’s history’

Games Workshop is celebrating what it has hailed ‘the best financial year in the company’s history,’ having reported a revenue of £269.7 million for the 12 months to May 31st 2020. That’s an increase of over £10 million on the £256.6 million it totalled for the same period in 2019. …

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ToyNews is returning to print – Here’s how to get involved

After a brief pause and moment to recalibrate, ToyNews is making its comeback to the print market with a striking new look, bold redesign and larger format September issue. From this September, the wait will be over, and ToyNews will be back to continue its mission to inform and entertain …

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Panini to launch 2020 Tour de France sticker and card collection this summer

Panini is launching an exclusive 2020 Tour de France sticker and trading card collection this summer, with the range hitting shelves and Panini’s online store from August 6th this year. The new collection features a 64 page album full of information about the teams and competitors taking part in the …

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Thames & Kosmos hails the arrival of My City on UK shores

The hotly anticipated legacy game My City has finally landed in the UK, courtesy of the games specialist Thames & Kosmos. The family-oriented game has been developed by the world-renowned game designer Reiner Knizia and was in the running for the Spiel des Jahres award which took place earlier this …

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Hasbro and Peppa Pig support Team GB with Tokyo Olympics children’s campaign

Hasbro has detailed a new collaboration with Team GB in the UK that will see Peppa Pig join the British Olympic team as a special children’s ambassador to get kids excited for the summer Olympics in Tokyo. The event has been rescheduled from 2020 to 2021, a move that was …

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