Marketing

US toy giant Walmart reveals its own top toy picks for Christmas 2020

The US toy giant, Walmart has revealed its own top toy picks for the Christmas season, featuring no less than 36 of the products its tips as the hottest toys for 2020. The list, understandably features a large portion of Walmart exclusives, including lines from LEGO, Mattel, and Ryan’s World, …

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SmartMax launches latest expansion to its best-selling My First range

The award-winning pre-school magnetic construction sets brand, SmartMax, is expanding its My First collection with the launch of three new sets this summer. Joining the ever-growing line-up this season is the My First Vehicles, Animals, and Sounds & Senses, each designed for kids aged one to five. The launch marks …

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Playmobil starts its countdown to Christmas with latest Advent Calendar line-up

Playmobil is starting the countdown to Christmas early with the unveiling of this year’s collection of Playmobil Advent Calendars, featuring figures, animals, vehicles, and accessories behind every door. The toymaker is marking the season with the launch of four new calendars this year, including the Christmas Toy Store, the Playmobil …

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Toynamics kicks-starts Skip Hop distribution with retailer marketing support

Toynamics has begun its exclusive distribution of Skip Hop products to retailers across the UK and Ireland, delivering the pre-school brand’s products across seven categories including changing bags, on-the-go accessories, bath time, nursery gear, playtime, baby gyms, and the zoo toddler essentials. These ranges combined have over 150 quality products …

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Zuru teams with Fanbytes to bring 5 Surprise Mini Brands to the UK through TikTok campaign

The global toy firm Zuru is bringing miniature versions of favourite households brand to the UK and Ireland in the form of 5 Surprise Mini Brands, a range that has already launched to much success in the US and Canada. Zuru has now partnered with the Gen Z marketing experts …

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Hasbro details its first virtual convention Hasbro PulseCon to launch this month

Hasbro is launching a two-day convention to give fans unprecedented access to Hasbro brands, music and entertainment, marking a first for the global toymaker as it prepares to host the all-virtual event Hasbro PulseCon later this month. Taking place on September 25 and 26 this year and running exclusively on …

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Mattel’s Hot Wheels reignites partnership with YouTube’s The F2

Hot Wheels has renewed its partnership with the YouTube superstars F2 Freestylers – the hosts of the biggest football YouTube platform in the world – to create a series of head to head challenges that merge football freestyling and the collectable car brand. Mattel first procured the partnership back in …

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Moose Toys underlines mission to ‘keep ahead of the innovation curve’ with latest Christmas picks

Moose Toys is keeping ‘ahead of the innovation and design curve’ this season, as it unwraps a trio of new launches in the youth electronics and fashion dolls sectors. Squeakee the Balloon Dog, Gotta Go Flamingo and the fashion doll line FailFix are each tipped to be big numbers for …

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Into the wild: How The Den Kit Company is taking us all back to nature

Given nothing but a tarpaulin, some rope, and a billhook, Kay Miller – one half of the founding duo of the Den Kit Company – didn’t just McGuyver her way to creating shelter for the night during her Forest School teacher-training, but lit the spark of the inspiration that has …

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LEGO and IKEA’s long awaited collaboration ‘devises new way for creative play in the home’

The fruits of a collaboration between IKEA and The LEGO Group have finally been unveiled, as the two brands join forces to launch BYGGLEK, a new storage system featuring LEGO studs and a special LEGO brick set. The collection will be sold in IKEA stores and online from October 1st …

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