Media & PR

PlayMonster plans to become top ten UK games manufacturer with Playtime PR

PlayMonster has laid out its ambitions to ‘become one of the top ten games manufacturers in the UK’ through investment in its marketing approach and the appointment of Playtime PR. With a growing portfolio of games for all audiences, PlayMonster Games has enlisted the specialist toys and games agency to …

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Funko brings FunKon to Hollywood with three-day virtual and in-person fan event

The pop culture and consumer products company, Funko is bringing its fan-facing virtual FunKon to Hollywood with a three day event featuring celebrity appearances, behind the scenes content from Funko’s Hollywood store, a host of giveaways, and more. Following on from the success of its other recent virtual events like …

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Nerd is the word | The Insights Family explores the UK’s booming Kidult market

Jurassic Park and Transformers mash-ups, LEGO sets exploring themes of travel, history, science – and iconic worlds of science fiction, of course – and a healthy gaming scene that simply continues to expand and capture new audiences; the toy space is no longer one bound by age restrictions. Here, The …

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Hasbro and eOne’s new comedy series Ninja Express to launch on CBBC this July

Hasbro’s global entertainment studio, eOne, has launched a new kids’ animated series to the global stage, an ‘absurd 2D and 3D mix of animated comedy’ for six to 11 year old kids, titled Ninja Express. The series – c0-produced with Creative Conspiracy and Frogbox – follows the antics of a …

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Rainbow High and Four of Diamonds release new single Turn Your Colour Up

MGA Entertainment’s Rainbow High is dancing its way onto screens across the globe, partnering with the girl brand Four of Diamonds to launch a new single titled Turn Your Colour Up, which lands complete with a trending dance routine. When the track dropped at the weekend, Four of Diamonds took …

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Astronauts, speed building, and new product reveals: LEGO CON 2021 pulls out all the stops

NASA astronauts, high speed car chases, and official global exclusive product reveals; LEGO certainly pulled out all of the stops to ensure the resounding success of its first all-digital fan-facing event, LEGO CON over the weekend. The two-hour livestream entertained fans and families with an array of guest appearances, from …

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Wicked Vision, Learning Resources and Little Tikes among Outdoor Toy Awards 2021 winners

Wicked Vision, Learning Resources, Little Tikes, and ZURU have been named among the winners of this year’s Outdoor Toy Awards, an awards event hosted by Toyology that made its return this year to champion the best products for kids’ and families’ outdoor play activities. Featuring ten categories, this year’s iteration …

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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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