Media & PR

Kids’ magazine publishers sign up for Wastebuster’s plastic toy recycling scheme Recycle to Read

A group of the UK’s biggest names in children’s magazines, including DC Thomson and Redan Publishing has signed up to become founding members of the education, research, and recycling programme, Recycle to Read, a campaign aimed at creating a more circular economy for children’s toys. This week will see the …

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Dragomino named winner of coveted Kinderspiel des Jahres 2021

The spin-off title of the popular Kingdomino tabletop gaming title, Dragomino, has been awarded the coveted Kinderspiel des Jahres 2021, part of the globally revered Spiel des Jahres or Game of the Year awards held in Germany. Developed by Bruno Cathala, Marie Fort, and Wilfried Fort, Dragomino is published by …

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Mookie Toys and Smart Toys and Games secure major wins at Loved By Parents Awards 2021

Both Mookie Toys and Smart Toys and Games are celebrating major wins at this year’s Loved by Parents Awards, the 11th iteration of the annual awards event that sees products voted on by parents themselves. Mookie Toys took home an impressive seven Platinum accolades among 11 award wins this year …

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The Toy Association and Spielwarenmesse to bring World of Toys Pavilion to Toy Fair New York

The Toy Association has struck up a new partnership with Spielwarenmesse eG to bring its international World of Toys Pavilion to Toy Fair New York 2022. The deal marks the first time Toy Fair New York will be hosting the platform. The opportunity has been made possible by the newly …

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Spielwarenmesse launches ToyAcademy platform for year-round insight and expert talks

Spielwarenmesse is launching a new platform to host talks spanning some of the biggest topics to be affecting the international toy industry, from retail to sustainability. Called the ToyAcademy, the platform will welcome experts from across the global industry to share their insight and stance on important factors affecting the …

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MadeForMums opens its MadeForMums Toy Awards 2021 for entry

MadeForMums has opened entries to the MadeForMums Toy Awards 2021, the annual consumer facing awards to celebrate the best toys at every age and stage, from newborns to preteens. The MadeForMums Toy Awards are judged by an army of child testers, with the help of their parents, the MadeForMums editorial …

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Sawdust and Rainbows picks up multiple awards at Loved by Parents 2021

Sawdust and Rainbows has scooped multiple awards for its best-selling wooden indoor climbing frame, the Wee’UN in this year’s Loved by Awards Awards, including Best Wooden Toy and Best Activity Toy. The Northern Ireland-based start-up proved to be a favourite among judges, picking up three platinum awards for its Pikler …

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Stateside | The Toy Association celebrates 105th anniversary this week

The North American toy industry organisation, the Toy Association is celebrating its 105th anniversary today, June 9th, 2021, marking over a century of working with government, consumers, and its members to raise awareness of the importance of toys and play. Established in 1916, the Association has been at the forefront …

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Creative Play Awards 2021 now open for entries as the event returns for the 14th year running

The Creative Play Awards 2021 is now open for entries, recognising the best creative toys, games, books, and resources available for young children, and supporting learning through creative play. Despite the challenges of last year, the awards witnessed a record number of entries received in 2020, encouraging high hopes for …

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LEGO details first livestream LEGO CON offering exclusive reveals and fan content

LEGO has detailed its inaugural LEGO CON, a two-hour live event that will offer fans and families VIP behind the scenes access to the latest developments from the toy maker, as well as a platform to share their passion with the global LEGO audience. During the live livestream show, attendees …

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