Media & PR

Stress-free travel planning for Spielwarenmesse 2022

In advance of the Nuremberg Toy Fair, which runs from 2 to 6 February 2022, the Spielwarenmesse team is reminding visitors to Germany to familiarise themselves with the latest travel regulations. Before travelling to Germany, visitors must have evidence of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test. In addition, …

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Alicia Silverstone joins lineup for Genius of Play’s ‘Once Upon a Playtime’ podcast

The Genius of Play, The Toy Association’ nonprofit initiative dedicated to helping parents raise healthy and happy kids through play, has announced the launch of “Once Upon a Playtime“, a first-of-its-kind storytelling podcast that invites listeners to rediscover the value of play through real-life, personal stories of actors, artists, entrepreneurs, …

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Spin Master launches STEAM initiative to inspire children and families to learn through play

Spin Master Corp, the global children’s entertainment company, is launching a STEAM-inspired initiative to give children and families hands-on learning activities that replicate the art and science of toy-making. Available at Future-of-Play.SpinMaster.com, the DIY activities take a look behind the curtain, showing kids how their favourite toys are made, with simple, …

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The Toy Zone reveals every country’s must-have toy

With mere days of Christmas shopping time remaining, U.S. toy review site The Toy Zone has analysed Google global search data to see which toys are being hunted for by frantic parents around the world. The Toy Zone team also analysed the most popular toys by category, breaking down the …

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The Insights Family releases Future Forecast 2022 report

Kids, parents, and family market intelligence experts The Insights Family have launched their annual Future Forecast 2022 report, which predicts some of the key trends in the kids, parents and family universe to watch out for next year. Predictions include: Direct to consumer retail to accelerate among kids, due to its …

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Asmodee to make strategic investment in Exploding Kittens

Asmodee, the leading worldwide platform in modern board games, has announced the signing of a strategic investment in Exploding Kittens, the hit tabletop game creator. “Exploding Kittens has been a long-time partner of ours, combining amazing creativity and innovation capabilities and the ability to reach a wide audience,” says Stéphane …

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Spielwarenmesse podcast: an interview with Hape founder Peter Handstein

With the Nuremberg Toy Fair just weeks away, the Spielwarenmesse team have released their latest podcast. This time the subject is Hape (aka Toynamics), leading manufacturer of wooden toys sold in over 60 countries. Owner Peter Handstein has been committed to the issue of sustainability since he founded the business …

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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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