Media & PR

Gibsons to star in ITV’s Made in Britain, a behind-the-scenes series documenting the UK’s iconic brands

The independent jigsaw puzzle and board game company, Gibsons, is to play a starring role in this week’s episode of ITV’s Made in Britain, a behind-the-scenes look at how some of the country’s most iconic brands are made. Having been approached by the production company, Daisybeck Studios last autumn, the …

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Eco-friendly building kit Toyi takes home the iF Design Award 2021 for Best Product

The Istanbul-based creators of the eco-friendly creative building kit, Toyi, are celebrating a major win, having been awarded the iF Design Award 2021 in the Product category. Toyi caught the attention of judges this year for its ability to invite children to explore their surroundings in new and creative ways, …

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Playmonster UK launches Design A Bug competition to UK primary schools with My Living World and KiddyCharts

Playmonster UK is inviting pupils from the UK’s 20,000 primary schools to create their own weird and wonderful insects and bugs as part of its Design A Bug competition launched this week, and stand the chance to win a visit from the naturalist and TV presenter, Nick Baker. Developed in …

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LEGO celebrates its fans’ diversity with the first LGBTQIA+ rainbow themed set

The LEGO Group has launched its first ever LGBTQIA+ set, designed to celebrate the diversity of its LEGO fans around the world and inspired by the iconic rainbow flag used as a symbol of love and acceptance by the community. The new set features 11 monochrome minifigures, each with its …

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HEXBUG looks to dial up UK awareness around new launches with Full Volume PR agency

The HEXBUG toy brand is looking to dial up its UK awareness with the appointment of the consumer PR agency, Full Volume to help work on the launch of several new ranges from the firm. The Ancoats agency has been briefed to not only drive the national recognition of HEXBUG’s …

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Toy Shop UK opens its 14th annual Independent Toy Awards for entries

Toy Shop UK is hosting its 14th annual Independent Toy Awards this year as the online platform opens its 2021 awards programme for entries from now until August 12th. Suppliers are being urged to send in their hero product entries across any of the 30 categories in this year’s event. …

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Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit named Children’s Ambassador for The Queen’s Green Canopy initiative

Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit has been selected as the Children’s Ambassador for The Queen’s Green Canopy initiative, a special Platinum Jubilee project that will see a nation-wide tree planting take place in honour of the Queen in 2022. The Queen’s Green Canopy initiative was launched this week under the theme …

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Thames & Kosmos’ The Adventures of Robin Hood makes Spiel des Jahres shortlist as 2021 finalists are unveiled

The Adventures of Robin Hood, the popular tabletop title published by Kosmos Games and distributed in the UK by Thames and Kosmos UK, has been shortlisted for the prestigious Spiel des Jahres title this year. The awards are recognised as the most coveted in tabletop gaming and are split into …

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Pollock’s Toy Museum to reopen after ‘overwhelming response’ to fund raising campaign

Pollock’s Toy Museum in Fitzrovia has detailed its plans to reopen this month following the ‘roaring success’ of a Save Pollock’s Toy Museum crowdfunding campaign that ran online earlier this year. A rally of support from across the general public, as well as a number of toy community individuals, saw …

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The Spring/Summer issue of ToyNews is ready to read online now

The ToyNews Spring/Summer issue it available to read online, on your smartphone, iPad, or desktop now, featuring exclusive interviews, features, insight, market data, and more – all at your fingertips. In this issue of ToyNews, we kick proceedings off with an exclusive chat with Exploding Kittens’ Joeri Hoste about the …

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