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Toy Fair’s Greenhouse Area sells out in show of strength for new toy companies

Toy Fair’s commitment to supporting new toy companies in the Greenhouse Area goes from strength to strength for 2020, having already sold out the space for next year’s show. The Greenhouse Area is dedicated to smaller, start-up companies looking to cement their place in the toy industry, and gives smaller …

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Spielwarenmesse readies for registration phase for this year’s ToyAwards

The registration phase for the Spielwarenmesse Toy Awards is due to get underway in just a matter of weeks, and the awards organisers are urging the industry to get involved in this year’s event. Registration will open on September 14 this year, while winners will be revealed at the opening …

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KidsKnowBest explores: What does the ViacomCBS merger mean for kids’ entertainment?

The merger – or reunification – of CBS and Viacom makes perfect sense on paper. The deal brings brands such as Nickelodeon, Paramount TV, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS Network, and Showtime all under one roof, boasting a combined portfolio of over 140,000 TV episodes and 3,600 movies, according to ABC …

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Zuru to launch Tangle Pets to UK market this October

The global toy manufacturer, Zuru, has detailed a new extension to its popular Tangle range, with the introduction of Zuru Tangle Pets. The sensory fidget toy and accessory line will welcome the new addition as it launches to the UK market this October. Over the past two years, more than …

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Big Potato takes gamers back to the ’90s with Blockbuster pop up at Gen Con

It was a real throw back moment for visitors of the Big Potato booth at Gen Con last weekend, as the Shoreditch-based outfit transported gamers to the heady days of the Blockbuster video rental business. The smell of popcorn, the Z-list horror and those equally horrific blue and yellow uniforms …

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Vivid details launch campaign for innovative Nestlings ‘birth-day’ next month

After what Vivid has called a ‘long gestation period’ in its wait to launch its innovative new Nestlings line, the toy maker has finally detailed its plans for the big event next month. To mark the toy line’s ‘birth-day,’ this September, Vivid will release curated YouTube content developed in partnership …

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MGA Entertainment introduces Pop Pop Hair Surprise collectables

For anyone who may have already spotted the above picture of MGA Entertainment’s Isaac Larian doing the rounds across social media this week, this is not simply another attempt of the global toymaker’s CEO to break the internet. The image does in fact mark the launch of MGA’s latest collectable …

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Toyology partners with Novotel for Toy Chest children’s playtime initiative

Toyology has formed a partnership with Novotel, the chain of hotels belonging to the Accor portfolio, to launch a new toys and children’s zone initiative across its UK properties. Under the partnership, the team at Toyology has created a Toy Chest containing a portfolio of playthings that will sit in …

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