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Kids Insights launches its Global Insights Reports with the appointment of Utku Tansel

Kids Insights, part of the Insights People, has launched its new Global Insight Reports – an initiative which will cover eight sectors including devices, video games, cosmetics, fashion and will be launching with its first toys and games report this March. The reports will be based on Kids Insights surveying …

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44 Cats season two to roll out globally on Nickelodeon this Q3

44 Cats, the popular children’s series from the European animation powerhouse, Rainbow, is ready to launch its second season to the global stage, making its debut on Italy’s Rai Yoyo channel this week. Pay TV partners Discovery Kids and Nickelodeon will begin broadcast of the second season to audiences across …

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Posh Paws launches its DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls World Tour plush line

Posh Paws has officially launched its latest licensed plush line, a new collection inspired by DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming feature film, Trolls World Tour. Scheduled to premiere here in the UK on April 13th this year, Trolls World Tour is the much anticipated sequel to the 2016 blockbuster hit Trolls, and …

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Extensive LEGO exhibition to make its UK debut at Leicester’s Highcross

An extensive LEGO exhibition is landing in Leicester next month, taking up residence in Hammerson’s flagship destination, Highcross, and marking a UK first for the show. Ryan McNaught’s Brickman Experience – the original of the Brickman’s four touring LEGO exhibitions – will showcase some of the world’s largest and most …

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Asmodee Group is now opening its games portfolio up to interactive and video game developers

The Asmodee Group is doubling down on its licensing plans through a new strategy that will take the board game goliath’s portfolio of brands and IP into the interactive video games and digital games market. In the firm’s latest move, it is opening the floodgates to developers in the video …

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Peter Andre, Spencer Matthews and Harry Judd celebrate 75 years of Thomas and Friends

Peter Andre, Spencer Matthews, and Harry Judd have teamed up to deliver a digital story showcase, Reading with Friends, to mark the 75th anniversary celebrations of Thomas & Friends. To celebrate the storytelling of Thomas & Friends’, the three fathers read aloud a story from the first book up to …

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Ravensburger North America unveils Disney Hocus Pocus, Disney Jungle Cruise, and Back to the Future board games

Disney’s bewitching classic, Hocus Pocus is making the leap from the library of seasonal favourites and into the world of tabletop gaming, as the IP joins a roster of newly revealed board games from Ravensburger North America this year. The 1993 fantasy comedy, starring Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker …

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Beano partners with World Book Day to support its Share A Million Stories campaign

Beano has partnered with World Book Day this March 5 to support its Share A Million Stories campaign for a special edition, one-off comic strip titled A Million Stories in One. The special strip sees Dennis reading and mashing up classic children’s tales to entertain Bea and Gnasher all in …

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A bountiful Toy of the Year Awards for Mattel ends with four major category wins

Mattel celebrated its most bountiful Toy of the Year Awards – the annual awards ceremony that precedes New York Toy Fair each year – to date, with a total of four wins across Action Figure of the Year, Game of the Year, Infant/toddler toy of the year, and Vehicle of …

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Wow! Stuff celebrates Innovation Award win at TOTYs for its Harry Potter Invisibility Cloak

Wow! Stuff spent the weekend celebrating a major win at the 2020 Toy of the Year Awards, where the UK toy firm took to the stage to collect the Innovation Award for its popular Harry Potter Invisibility Cloak. Fighting off competition from the likes of industry giants such as Mattel …

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