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Spielwarenmesse readies for registration phase for this year’s ToyAwards

The registration phase for the Spielwarenmesse Toy Awards is due to get underway in just a matter of weeks, and the awards organisers are urging the industry to get involved in this year’s event. Registration will open on September 14 this year, while winners will be revealed at the opening …

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Toy & Game Innovation Awards organisers urge the industry to get voting for 2019 event

The Chicago Toy and Game Group is urging the industry to get their nominations in for the best innovators, designers, retailers, PRs and marketers in the toy and game space before voting for this year’s Toy & Game Innovation Awards closes on August 15. Winners will be honoured at an …

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The Independent Toy & Gift Show returns for 2020 with dates and sponsors revealed

The Independent Toy & Gift Show is making its return for 2020, once again with its emphasis on keeping the independent retailer at the heart of what it does, and the promise of a slap-up lunch thrown in as standard. From bespoke offers, to unique merchandising solutions and access to …

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Rubik’s Brands celebrates USA’s fastest Cubers at Baltimore Nationals

Baltimore in the USA has once again welcomed a collection of the country’s most elite puzzlers, having played host to this year’s Rubik’s Cube CubingUSA Nationals Event. Each year, hundreds of global speedcubers travel from across the States to attend the event, each carrying with them the hope of earning …

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Vote for the top character and toy brands of the past year in the Licensing.biz Powerlist 2019

ToyNews’ sister title, Licensing.biz is bringing its popular Licensing.biz Powerlist back for 2019, celebrating the top 100 most influential brands across the character and entertainment, brands and lifestyle, art and design, and sports licensing sectors. With the return of this annual celebration of the hottest brands and licenses within the …

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Spiel des Jahres success for Asmodee UK with Just One and Wingspan among winners

It’s been another successful Spiel des Jahres (Game of the Year) awards for the board game giant, Asmodee UK this year, who has seen not one but two of the titles it distributes take home the accolade that is to board gaming what the Academy Award for Best Picture is …

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Wow! Stuff’s Harry Potter Invisibility Cloak up for Licensing Awards 2019 Innovation award

Wow! Stuff’s Harry Potter Invisibility Cloak is up for its second award of the year, in less than three months of its last. Following its success in winning Innovative Toy of the Year at Sweden’s annual Toy Awards 2019, the Cloak has been nominated as a finalist at The Licensing …

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The tech-focused July edition of ToyNews is online to read now

The tech-focused July edition of ToyNews has arrived and is available to read online, on your iPad, laptop or smart device now. This month’s issue is once again filled with exclusive interviews and features, kicking off with insight from some of the industry’s boldest thought leaders, and an exclusive analysis …

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Mental wellness card game Book of Beasties shortlisted in the Healthcare Estates IHEEM Awards

A card game devised to promote the message of mental wellness, Book of Beasties, has been shortlisted for its second award, this time at the Healthcare Estates IHEEM Awards. The Institute of Healthcare and Estate Management (IHEEM) has recognised the West London-based Book of Beasties in its annual awards, shortlisting the psychologist endorsed …

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