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BlogOn Toys Awards returns for third year “bigger and better than ever”

Continued success for the now annual BlogOn Toys Awards will see the event – celebrating bloggers and influencers from across the UK – return for its third year, promising to be ‘bigger and better than ever.’ The September BlogOnToys event, now relocated to Bracknell, is already selling brand space fast …

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Thames & Kosmos, Chad Valley and Rollplay among 2019 Outdoor Toy Awards winners

Thames & Kosmos, Chad Valley and Rollplay have been named among the winners of the 2019 Outdoor Toy Awards. Last weekend, Toyminators of all ages gathered together at St Matthews Academy in South East London to put this year’s shortlisted selection of outdoor toys to the test. The team at …

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Hip-hop culture brand Mass Appeal is on a mission to diversify the kids’ toy space

The US media and entertainment company Mass Appeal is looking to play a role in diversifying the toy box and evolving the state of play of the current pre-school space, turning its attention to developing toys with a hip-hop twist. Since the brand’s formation in 1996, Mass Appeal has made …

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Aurora World celebrates week-long YooHoo meet and greet on island of Herm

Aurora World, the company behind the globally successful YooHoo brand, is chalked its week-long May half-term holiday YooHoo meet and greet event up as a hit. The special event was held at a popular Channel Island tourist destination during the last school holiday. Scheduled from May 27 to 31, the …

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Craft Buddy’s Crystal Art Card Kits receive Good Toy Guide recommendation

The expert team at Fundamentally Children, founded by child development psychologist, Dr. Amanda Gummer, has endorsed Craft Buddy’s Crystal Art Card kits, adding the range to the recommended products in its Good Toy Guide. Described as ‘painting by numbers with the added sparkle of crystals,’ the therapeutic benefits of Craft …

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Mojo Nation reveals inaugural Play Creators Awards finalists

The toy and game design body, Mojo Nation has revealed the finalists of its inaugural Play Creators Awards, an event launched to celebrate the achievements of the toy and game designer community. The Awards will take place at London’s Under the Bridge on Monday, September 2, where R&D teams, freelance …

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Sales boom for Marvin’s Magic as the entertainment “sees global renaissance”

Sales at the 30 year old entertainment and magic specialist, Marvin’s Magic are reportedly ‘booming,’ this year on an international scale, thanks to what owner Marvin Berglas has put down to “a renaissance for magic.” Berglas – who also occupies the title of vice president of The Magic Circle – …

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Character Options takes its brands to UK’s YouTubers with Character Kidz launch

Character Options is taking its brands directly to the UK’s wealth of up and coming YouTubers with the launch of its first Character Kidz Show, an event delivering a carnival of filming opportunities for those plugged in to the social media space. Character Kidz will take place in central London …

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Geomag, Epoch and Kids@Play among brands joining Good Toy Zone’s summer tour of UK

Geomag, Epoch, Kids@Play, TOMY and Learning Resources will each be joining Fundamentally Children’s Good Toy Zone this summer, as it hits the road for a UK tour of family consumer events. To kick off the summer of activity, the Good Toy Zone will be heading to three unique events – …

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Board Game Club to celebrate the launch of The Board Game Book

Board Game Club’s next event is taking an unusual turn as the June event prepares to help launch the latest must-read for any board game fan, Owen Duffy’s The Board Game Book. As an official supporter of this Kickstarter-funded guide, Board Game Club will also be giving five copies away as prizes to guests. Taking …

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