Media & PR

One Animation expands its digital team with new hires from Hasbro and Amazon

The content creation and licensing studio, One Animation is expanding its digital team with two new hires in the form of the former Hasbro executive, Kelly Joeman, and Amazon’s Tuan Nguyen. Joeman (pictured left) will take up the newly created role of senior manager, audience development, while Nguyen has been …

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Toy Shop UK reveals the 2021 Independent Toy Awards Winners

STEAM-inspired play, sustainability, and pop culture licensing have emerged as key themes among the winners of this year’s Independent Toy Awards, revealed this week by the awards’ organiser, Toy Shop UK. The 14th annual iteration of the coveted awards, the ITA have been established in order to showcase what the …

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Hasbro’s two-day fan event Hasbro Pulse Con to make its return this October

Hasbro is promising fans across the US, Canada, and the UK the chance to celebrate its popular brands through brand panels, exclusive content, and over 50 new products reveals when its consumer facing online event, Hasbro Pulse Con makes its return this October. Celebrity appearances, exclusive Pulse Premium Member opportunities, …

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UKMums.TV’s coveted Mums Choice Awards now open for 2021 entry

Returning for its seventh consecutive year and designed to offer consumers insight into some of the best products on the market, the Mums Choice Awards 2021 are now open for entry. Organised and published by the online parenting website, UKMums.TV, the Mums Choice Awards have become a widely recognised and …

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LEGO expands its Build & Talk series to help families talk about online safety

The LEGO Group has expanded its Build & Talk series of tools designed to help families talk about online safety and privacy for children, with a new story-style adventure. The move to bolster its online safety content follows recent research in which it was found that online one in six …

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Sony’s Funimation completes $1.175bn acquisition of anime platform Crunchyroll

The Sony owned Funimation Global Group has completed its acquisition of the anime platform, Crunchyroll from AT&T in a deal that closed out at $1.175bn. Finalising a deal that was first detailed in December 2020, it now sees the Crunchyroll business welcomed into the Funimation fold – a partnership made …

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Book of Beasties celebrates ‘massive positive response’ to 500 Smiles children’s mental health awareness campaign

The Mental Health Awareness children’s card game, Book of Beasties is celebrating the ‘massively positive response’ to its 500 Smiles Campaign; having delivered more than 300 kits to schools across the UK in support of the mental health of pupils around the country. The success of the campaign, states the …

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UK Games Expo success for Coiledspring as its portfolio secures multiple award wins

It was an almighty return to in-person board gaming that Coiledspring Games observed over the weekend, when it witnessed multiple titles from its portfolio of tabletop games secure major wins at the UK Games Expo People’s Choice and Judges Choice Awards. No fewer than five of the titles it currently …

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The BlogOn Toy Awards 2021 is now open for entry

The BlogOn Toy Awards is making its return this year with the fifth iteration of its Annual toys awards ceremony since it was successfully launched in 2017. Billed by the organisers as ‘the perfect way for toy companies big and small to raise product awareness,’ the awards now receive on …

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First ever Trading Card Games auction for Heritage brings in $3.4m as Pokemon tops the bill

A sealed Pokemon Booster Box stole the spotlight at Heritage Auctions’ first Trading Card Games event this month, when the First Edition Base Set drew 115 bids before selling for an impressive $384,000. The first of its kind event exceeded all pre-auction expectations when it went on to take a …

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