Media & PR

Generation game: youngster challenges 97-year-old to 2 Way Words tournament

Youngster Charlie Pelling challenged a near-centenarian to a literal generation game, after reading the age guide on the side of a board game’s box. When he saw that the age guide on his favourite word game said ‘from eight to 108’, Charlie told his dad Derek that he would like …

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A Toy Store Near You season 4 to premiere on Christmas Day

On Christmas Day, The Nacelle Company, the studio behind The Toys That Made Us (Netflix), Behind The Attraction (Disney+), and Center Seat: 55 Years of Star Trek (History) will unwrap the fourth season of its acclaimed documentary series, A Toy Store Near You on Amazon Prime Video. The five new episodes of this season’s series, directed by Nacelle …

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Mums Choice Awards winners revealed

UKMums.TV has announced the winners of the Mums Choice Awards 2021. Now in its seventh year, the Mums Choice Awards programme is designed to give mums a clear insight into what products in the market are favoured by their peers. Organised and published by parental publication UKMums.TV, the awards are …

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Small Business Saturday Q&A I Giddy Goat Toys

Small Business Saturday, the grassroots, non-commercial campaign that highlights small business success and encourages consumers to ‘shop local’, is back on 4 December. In the run-up this weekend’s event, the campaign has been running its annual ‘Small Biz 100’ initiative, highlighting 100 small businesses (one every day leading up to …

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Hey Duggee, Noggin and Bakugan among nominees for 2022 Kidscreen Awards

Kidscreen, host of the global kids’ entertainment industry’s leading awards for excellence, has announced the shortlisted entries that are continuing in the competition through a final round of judging. The winners will be be revealed on February 15 at a gala awards ceremony during Kidscreen Summit 2022. The nominees are: …

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Covid latest: BTHA issues safety update ahead of January’s Toy Fair

With the London Toy Fair just weeks way and the Omicron coronavirus variant becoming a global concern, the British Toy and Hobby Association has issued a press statement regarding the safety precautions it is taking to safeguard visitors to the January event. “In light of the recent update from Government with regards to the …

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John Adams seeks ‘Board Director’ (dress code: PJs)

Board game-loving Brits can live the dream this festive season, as UK-based toy and games company John Adams is searching for someone to stay at home in their pyjamas and play board games all day long. Getting stuck into a family game is a key part of the Christmas festivities, and …

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Wow! Stuff takes home six more awards

Toy innovation company Wow! Stuff been awarded six prizes at the Mums Choice Awards, hosted by UKMums.TV, one of the UK’s leading parenting websites. All of the toys entered into the Awards are tested by parents and played with by their children. “The awards are designed to garner genuine feedback …

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Over 20,000 children celebrate BABY born’s 30th birthday with iChild

Leading nurturing doll brand BABY born teamed up with educational resource provider iChild to bring BABY born into nurseries and schools across the UK this autumn, to celebrate the brand’s 30th birthday. It marks the third partnership between iChild and BABY born, known for their ever-popular range of dolls and …

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Fat Brain Toys crowns winner of its 5th Kidventor Challenge

Fat Brain Toys has announced the winner of its Kidventor Challenge for 2021. The Kidventor Challenge invited children aged six to thirteen to submit toy or game ideas for the chance to have their concept manufactured and sold around the world. Past winners have achieved commercial success and monetary benefit. …

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