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“Disney+ will be a standout in the market,” says firm as more content is revealed

Disney+ marks a “bold step forward in a new era for the company,” is the message to emerge from the official launch details of Disney’s new streaming service. The new platform will launch on November 12th this year armed with content from the worlds of Marvel, Pixar, classic Disney, Star …

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LIMA details its annual UK Licensing Essentials Course

The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) will host its annual UK Licensing Essentials Course next month, exploring licensors’ and licensees’ adaptation to the retail environment and how today’s children are interacting with licensed brands. The course will take place on May 23rd at 54 Buckingham Gate in London, and …

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The games-focused April issue of ToyNews is ready to read now

The games-focused April edition of ToyNews has arrived and is available to read online on your iPad, laptop or smart device now. This month, ToyNews shines the spotlight on the ever popular gaming sector by taking a deep-dive into the UK’s gaming culture, from home grown talent in our extensive …

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Board Game Club celebrates fifth birthday with fastest filling event to date

Board Game Club celebrated its fifth birthday with its fastest-filling event to date last Thursday, April 4th reaching maximum capacity in just 29 minutes of opening its doors at Soho’s Century. Guests enjoyed not only a menu of old favourites and brand new games from a host of inventors all …

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LEGO, Hasbro and Funko join $5million donation for Avengers Universe Unites charity launch

LEGO, Hasbro, Funko and Amazon have donated over $4 million in Avengers: Endgame toys and products to the Starlight Children’s Foundation, an initiative that will see the haul sent to children’s hospitals across the US. The donation was made as part of the launch of Avengers Universe Unites, a charity …

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LIMA reveals 2019 International Licensing Awards finalists

The ballot for the 2019 International Licensing Awards has been finalised, featuring 154 nominees vying for the prestigious industry honour. For the first time in the Awards’ 33-year history, submissions and judging have been held online, encouraging more international submissions than ever before. The judging panel included nearly 150 executives from …

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Fundamentally Children partners with 360 Play for Good Toy Zone initiative

Fundamentally Children has secured a new partnership with 360 Play for its parent and family education-focused Good Toy Zone. The first phase of this new partnership will see three play days, showcasing Good Toys in 360 Play’s Stevenage venue, with the Good Toy Zone team on hand to promote play …

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Over 30 million toys received at Christmas ‘are neglected by March’, says new study

Around 23 per cent of the toys children receive for Christmas are neglected less than one month later, contributing to the 32 million toys across the UK that sit unused. These are the latest stats to emerge from a study into the extent of unused toys in Britain, following the …

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Masters Traditional Games and Semmalina named Green Board Games Indie Retailer of the Month

The independent toy shops, Masters Traditional Games in St Albans and Semmalina Star Bags of London have been named The Green Board Game Company’s Independent Retailer of the Month for January and February, respectively. First up, Green Board Games has recognised the mastery in Masters Games, for delivering a ‘robust …

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