Media & PR

Fundamentally Children launches the Christmas Good Toy Guide 2019

Around 65,000 printed copies of the Christmas Good Toy Guide are set to be distributed across the UK over the coming weeks, via three channels, including The Sunday Times, NCT, and the Good Toy Guide testing network. This year’s distribution shows a 1300 per cent increase on the 5,000 distributed …

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Spring Fair boosts global retail programme with international Sourcing sector

Christmas may well be blocking the view for the moment, but Toy Fair season is well and truly on the horizon with 2020 just around the corner, and already Spring Fair is making moves to evolve its popular Birmingham show with its latest initiative. The annual home and gift retail …

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Panda Mony Toys launches webisode series based on original toy line Alter Nation

The independent US toy firm, Panda Mony Toys has partnered with the animation production team, Lil’ Critters Workshop to develop an online series based on the company’s original toy IP, Alter Nation. The first webisode title ‘Glitch’ premiered November 6, with new episodes rolling out every Wednesday, each running roughly …

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Generation Media: Is it time for Netflix to be afraid?

As BBC iPlayer plans to overhaul its platform to compete with other major streaming services, Generation Media’s Lauren Coombs asks – should Netflix worry about the growing competition? At the time of writing this article BBC iPlayer had just announced that it was undergoing a dramatic overhaul to compete with …

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ITV’s This Morning presents its own top 12 toys for Christmas 2019

LEGO Hidden Side, Owleez, and the Toniebox Starter Box have each made it onto what has been quoted as perhaps ‘the most influential top toys for Christmas’ list this year, presented on ITV’s This Morning earlier today. Curated by This Morning’s consumer editor, Alice Beer and demo expert Steve Wilson, …

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Generation Media’s KidsCon makes return for 2019

Generation Media’s KidsCon is making its return for 2019, following the success of its inaugural event last year. The follow up event, KidsCon19 will take place at the Vue Cinema in London’s West End, where visitors will be treated to a morning exploring children’s screens usage, from mobile to cinema, …

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Playmobil’s Mars Space Station named Overall Rainbow Toy Awards Champion

The results of the eleventh annual Rainbow Toy Awards have been revealed, first announced at a ceremony live online at www.rainbowawards.co.uk today at 10.00 am. The entries were received at the Rainbow Toy Awards HQ and each one was scrutinised by the team of tiny toy testers. Each tester is …

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New UK Rubik’s Cube Speedcubing Champion crowned at John Adams-sponsored event

A new UK Rubik’s Cube Speedcubing champion has been crowned, following an intense final of the UK Cube Association’s Speedcubing Championship in Stevenage this past weekend. Supported by John Adams Leisure with a Rubik’s branded sponsorship deal, the three-day event saw more than 300 speedcubers frm 27 different countries battle …

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Read the latest issue of ToyNews online and in print now

The latest issue of ToyNews has landed and is online to read on your mobile, smart device or laptop now, simply by clicking here. This month, ToyNews tackles some of the biggest topics in the toy space at the moment, including a close up look at the gender divide and …

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