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Playmobil takes total of four accolades at Dadsnet Awards 2019

Playmobil has added to its roster of 2019 award wins having taken home a total of four trophies from this year’s Dadsnet Awards. First to secure a gold medal was the 9487 Mars Space Station, a playset for those wanting to explore space, accompanied by two astronauts and a fully furnished …

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New series of Planeta Junior’s Gormiti fuels toy sales across Europe, Russia and Canada

The broadcast success of Planeta Junior’s Gormiti is driving the success of its licensed toy line across Europe, Canada, and Russia, according to the producers and owners of the animated comedy-action series. Planeta Junior has closed various agreements with worldwide broadcasters across Spain, France, Canada, the UK, Italy, Greece, Poland, …

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Little Tikes introduces Little Stiglet, the new face of its Wheelz and Flyers range

Little Tikes has appointed a new member of the team in the form of Little Stiglet, the new face of its Wheelz and Flyers category. Little Stiglet will front an on and offline campaign from mid-October through to spring/summer 2020. Launched on social media, the disruptive campaign will tease viewers …

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LEGO is open to the idea of a toy rental scheme in search for sustainable options

LEGO is open to the potential of an officially backed LEGO rental service, the Danish toymaker has told attendees of last week’s Financial Times conference in a talk on the future of manufacturing. It’s one of many ideas that the company is currently exploring amid the demand today for companies …

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Petit Collage “becoming favourite among British parents” in bumper year for award wins

It’s been quite the year for the eco-friendly children’s toy and gift brand, Petit Collage, who has racked up no fewer than nine wins across several prestigious trade and consumer product awards in 2019, setting the team up for a strong Christmas performance. Falling in under the Wild and Wolf …

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BLE 2019: Entertainment One see continues growth for Peppa Pig, PJ Masks and Ben & Holly

Entertainment One has reported a strong performance for its popular pre-school IP Peppa Pig, PJ Masks, and Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom across the UK. The licensor unveiled a raft of new partnerships and marketing activity designed to put the properties firmly into the spotlight at Brand Licensing Europe 2019 …

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The Games & Puzzles and BLE special issue of ToyNews is online and on desks now

In a special games and puzzles and Brand Licensing Europe double-up, the latest issue of ToyNews has landed and is ready to read online, on your iPad, laptop or smart device now. Our games and puzzles coverage kicks off with an industry exclusive as ToyNews talks to Asmodee about the …

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PlanToys and Moluk triumph at London’s Junior Design Awards

Two of the international toy brands distributed here in the UK by LittleConcepts were championed at the Junior Design Awards in London this year, where both Moluk and PlanToys picked up wins in best toy categories. The Swiss brand Moluk won the prestigious Platinum award in the Best Toy Design …

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Elmo’s World to land on UK’s Tiny Pop channel in January 2020

Elmo is landing on the UK’s children’s channel, Tiny Pop in January next year, with a new and reimagined Elmo’s World series. It will consist of a run of five-minute interactive episodes covering pre-school topics, live action films and co-operative thinking games. Produced by Sesame Workshop, the non profit organisation …

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