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LOL Surprise, Fortnite and Boppi the Llama among Argos’ Top Toys for Christmas

We’re still less than half-way towards Christmas and already, Argos has detailed its predicted top toys for the festive season this year, featuring one Booty Shakin’ Llama, a walking Buzz Lightyear and an appearance from LOL Suprise. The list of 12 toys tipped to be the hottest picks this Christmas …

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Asmodee UK and Coiledspring Games celebrate big wins at UK Games Expo Awards

Both Asmodee UK and Coiledspring Games are celebrating a successful run at this year’s UK Games Expo that took place across the end of May, having secured major wins in the annual UK Games Expo Awards. The UK gaming scene had much to celebrate as the powerhouse in tabletop gaming …

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Wild & Wolf’s Petit Collage takes Recommended seal in Parents’ Choice Awards

In a double-whammy, Wild & Wolf’s eco-friendly children’s gifts and toys brand Petit Collage has been handed a Recommended seal at the 2019 Parents’ Choice Awards, as well as shortlisted in the 2019 Junior Design Awards. The brand’s own Shine Bright Magnetic Play Sets range garnered recognition at the Parents’ …

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Spiel des Jahres 2019 shortlisted titles revealed

The nominees for the Spiel de Jahres trophy, board gaming’s biggest award, have now been revealed, with the brimming party game scene striking a particular chord this year. This year, the panel of German critics have pulled together a list of titles that lean towards the lighter end of the …

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Generation Media raises over £1000 for Toy Trust after fancy dress Quiz Night success

Generation Media has raised 0ver £1,000 in funds for the industry charity, the Toy Trust by hosting a ‘G’ themed fancy dress Quiz Night. Over 60 industry members, from the likes of media owners such as Disney to bods at Super Awesome, competed in teams as they all battled it …

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Istanbul Toy Fair ‘growing year on year’, say 2019 show organisers

Industry professionals from the Turkey Toy Association are heralding its 2019 Instanbul Toy Fair as a major success and urging the international scene to put next year’s show in their industry calendars. Hosted by TUYAP and Turkey Toy Association, the teams behind the show have credited this year’s event in …

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BeyBattle Burst sees surging demand in MENA as fans ready for 2019 Asia Championship

BeyBattle Burst has reinforced its position as one of the most popular action collectable toys for boys in the Asian market, following a season of strong sales and the success of another BeyBattle Burst Asia Championship. BetBattle Burst, the official trademark across MENA, is currently one of the region’s best …

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Jazwares named master toy partner for US YouTube star Blippi

Jazwares has been named the master toy partner for the popular YouTube star Blippi, charged with building a line around some of the online character’s most watched content and opening experiences. The new range will span collectable blind bags, figures, vehicles, play-sets, plush, novelties, musical instruments, bath toys and more. …

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More than 800 companies donate to Spielwarenmesse’s charity support campaign

Around 800 companies who exhibited at Spielwarenmesse earlier this year have made donations spanning cuddly toys to traditional board games to numerous welfare institutions in and around Nuremberg, as well as SOS Children’s Villages across Germany. The donations – made following this year’s successful Spielwarenmesse in February – filled more …

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Disney-Pixar release latest Toy Story 4 trailer

Disney has released the second full-length trailer for this summer’s Toy Story 4, offering audiences a better idea of just who Duke Caboom – the daredevil bike riding toy voiced by Keanu Reeves – really is. Toy Story’s famed collection of original toys, including Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the Potato …

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