Media & PR

TOYMASTER PREVIEW: 8th Wonder

Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, 8th Wonder excels in creating bespoke wooden and plush lines for various big brands. It’s safe to say the company has sky-rocketed in the licensing world since its initial launch into licensing back in the 1990s, with deals with Hey Duggee, Mr Tumble, Go …

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Moose Toys named one of the UK’s best workplaces

The UK’s best companies to work for based on employee feedback have been revealed for 2022, with Moose Toys proudly ranking among the best in Britain. Compiled by Great Place to Work, The UK’s Best Workplaces Awards were held at Tobacco Dock in London on 28 April, recognising the best businesses in …

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Spin Master reports strong Q1 2022 financial results

Spin Master has announced its financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2022.  Toy revenue increased by $95.3 million or 37.3% to $350.9 million, driven by growth in all product categories, particularly Preschool and Dolls & Interactive and Wheels & Action. Toy Gross Product Sales increased by $102.8 million or …

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JAKKS Pacific reports highest Q1 net sales in 14 years

JAKKS Pacific, Inc. has reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022. In summary:  Net sales were $120.9 million, up 44% compared to $83.8 million last year Highest Q1 net sales since 2008 Costume business more than doubled vs. Q1 2021 Net loss attributable to common stockholders …

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THE INSIGHTS FAMILY I Kids demanding meaningful interactions with brands

The Insights Family surveys more than 469,040 kids aged 3–18 and 228,800 different parents a year across 22 countries in 6 continents. Its latest report, Making It Matter, highlights changing family dynamics and the importance of organisations taking a “family first” approach. Here, in its latest feature for ToyNews, the company outlines …

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Registration now open for Kids India

Exhibitor registration is now open for Kids India, which takes place from 15 to 17 September 2022 at a new location, the Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai. The trade show – to be held at India’s largest event and conference centre – aims to create the ideal conditions for interested toy …

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Mattel announces new sustainability goals

Mattel, Inc. has announced a new goal to reduce plastic packaging by 25% per product by 2030. This new target is featured in the company’s 2021 Citizenship Report, published today, which provides a progress update on Mattel’s Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) strategy and established goals. Mattel’s ESG strategy and goals …

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Bing teams up with NSPCC for Childhood Day 2022

Acamar Films is partnering with leading children’s charity NSPCC for this year’s Childhood Day, with Bing joining the charity’s 2022 fundraising efforts to help keep children safe. Childhood Day is the charity’s flagship day of fundraising that brings everyone in the UK together to protect children. Whether it’s by fundraising, …

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Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson to speak at this year’s Toy Industry Day

The British Toy & Hobby Association’s annual Toy Industry Day will this year feature as a speaker Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE, Britain’s best-known and greatest Paralympic athlete, a BBC Sports Personality of the Year and holder of the OBE and DBE. Despite being born with spina bifida, Grey-Thompson has won …

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Wentworth Wooden Puzzles wins The Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Wentworth Wooden Puzzles, which creates its unique handcrafted puzzles from its base in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, has been awarded The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade for substantial year-on-year growth in overseas sales over six years. The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the country …

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