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Mojo Nation details Play Creators Festival 2020

Mojo Nation has dated its Play Creators Festival 2020, a three-day event boasting conferences, pitching sessions, awards and networking opportunities for those working in the world of toy and game design. Taking place at London’s Stamford Bridge, the full line-up of events forming next year’s Play Creators Festival are: Monday September 7th (Evening) …

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ToyNews to run London Vitality Big Half Marathon for Toy Trust fundraiser

Pre-empting the need to shift the Christmas excess somehow, ToyNews’ own Robert Hutchins has struck upon no better idea than to undergo mile after mile of unbearable stitch and cramp pain in the name of the Toy Trust. On Sunday, March 1st, 2020, ToyNews – alongside a toy industry’s worth …

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Spin Master’s Hatchimals WOW steals TV Hat Trick with

Spin Master’s recently launched Hatchimals must be getting used to the spotlight by now, having hit a TV Hat trick this past week when it appeared on last Friday’s The Late Late Toy Show, Phillip Schofield’s How to Spend it Well at Christmas, and ITV’s This Morning. Along with positive …

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Squishmallows sees “phenomenal sales” following ITV’s This Morning appearance

The popularity of the new collectable craze, Squishmallows, was cemented, according to the product’s UK distributor Innovation First, when the squishy toy line made its appearance on ITV’s This Morning and the show’s Best Toys for Christmas Gift Guide. The toy’s appearance helped to compound a “phenomenal year” of sales …

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Bank Attack named Phillip Schofield’s Must Have Game on ITV’s How to Spend it Well at Christmas

Toy manufacturers and industry PR companies watched on with baited breath when ITV aired its annual How to spend it well at Christmas with Phillip Shofield this week, as they waited to discover just what products would be put front and centre of the series’ toy extravaganza. In what has …

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CHiTAG has revealed its 2020 TAGIE Awards winners

The Chicago Toy & Game Group revealed the winners of its 12th annual TAGIE Awards last month, the event created to recognise the top toy and game innovators from around the world. The TAGIE Awards are the preeminent awards programme, honouring innovation and excellence in the industry. Winners were announced …

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Eco-friendly toy line JUNKO to appear on Channel 4’s Buy It Now for Christmas

The eco-friendly toy brand, JUNKO, is to take a starring role in an upcoming new Channel 4 special that gives inventors and sellers the chance to showcase their wares in front of a live audience of shoppers and retail buyers. Called Buy It Now for Christmas, the show is hosted …

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Generation Media raises over £2,500 for The Toy Trust through another successful KidsCon

Generation Media descended upon Leicester Square’s Vue cinema in full force this week to host KidsCon 2019, an event that raised over £2,500 for The Toy Trust. The morning was designed to appeal to the audience of marketing professionals from across a host of industry’s, looking to communicate effectively with …

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SweetDreamers celebrates Ewan the Dream Sheep success at Mother & Baby Awards

SweetDreamers, the baby and toddler toy specialist, is celebrating the recent success of its popular Ewan the Dream Sheep at this year’s Mother & Baby Awards. The sleeping aid took home Gold for Best Baby Toy at the awards ceremony, organised to highlight the best brands in the baby and …

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The winners of the 2019 Creative Play Awards have been revealed

Orchard Toys, Ravensburger, and John Adams are just some of the names to feature among the list of winners of this year’s prestigious 2019 Creative Play Awards. Sponsored and organised by Creative Steps magazine, which promotes creative play as vital in a child’s development, the awards recognise the best products …

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