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Gibsons calls out Amazon and eBay third-party sellers over product price inflation

Gibsons has urged families and consumers shopping for its ranges of games and puzzles to avoid paying the inflated prices certain items are being sold at on platforms like Amazon and eBay by sellers looking to unfairly capitalise on the growing demand for home entertainment amid the global lockdown measures. …

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Funko Games: “The future of gaming? Things are going to get weird”

Jay Wheatley, general manager of Funko Games has a simple vision of the future of tabletop gaming as it continues to push boundaries and draw in new audiences, and that’s that things are going to ‘get weird.’ It’s an idea that strikes a particularly sweet chord with the man now …

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Marvin’s Magic broadcasts daily magic shows for kids via Facebook Live

Marvin’s Magic has moved its jaw-dropping showmanship into the world of online entertainment, providing kids and magic fans with a daily dose of magic broadcast via its Facebook Live page. Designed as a means to offer entertainment, and a bit of light relief from the gloom surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 …

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Asmodee releases free Print and Play boardgames for families to keep playing through lockdown

Asmodee has released a set of free downloadable board games as part of its new Print and Play initiative, allowing families without access to the physical games to be able to continue their love of gaming throughout lockdown. The online portfolio of games available to download includes the likes of …

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Silvergate’s Octonauts makes a splash in Latin American and the Middle East

Silvergate Media’s pre-school animated series, Octonauts, is making a splash in new markets with recent broadcast deals that bring the award-winning show to audiences in Latin America and the Middle East for the first time. In a deal brokered byPanaderia, Mexico’s TV Azteca has acquired the broadcast rights to Los Octonautas, marking the …

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Dr Gummer’s Good Play Guide launches Play at Home Fest for May Bank Holiday

Dr Gummer’s Good Play Guide has launched an online family festival to put play back at the heart of the home, as families worldwide face school closures, lockdown, self isolation, and social distancing measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Play at Home Fest will offer themed virtual stages …

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VTech launches Learn Through This campaign to help parents and teachers educate kids from home

VTech Electronics North America has launched its own initiative to support families and children through this period of upheaval called Learn Through This; a campaign that uses its VTech and LeapFrog brands to support teachers and parents with tools for teaching kids at home. VTech and LeapFrog are offering resources …

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The Wizarding World launches Harry Potter At Home hub of activities, videos, puzzles and more

The team behind the Wizarding World of Harry Potter has detailed the launch of its Harry Potter At Home hub, a free online collection of child-friendly activities, videos, puzzles, illustrations, quizzes, creative ideas, and more. The new hub has been designed to bring the Wizarding World into the homes of …

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CITV picks up Jetpack’s animated comedy Buck and Buddy in newest broadcasting slate

The independent kids and family distributor, Jetpack Distribution, has secured a string of new broadcast deals for its portfolio of children’s shows, including Daisy & Ollie, Emmy & Gooroo, Buck & Buddy, and Talking Tom and Friends. The Jetpack shows will be airing this year across a series of international …

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Children’s Media Conference rebrands as Children’s Media Community for 2020 as it moves its content and conference online

The Children’s Media Conference, now in its 17th year, is temporarily becoming The Children’s Media Community for 2020, in response to the cancellation of its planned conference in Sheffield from July 7th to 9th due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With a revised theme of ‘Still Here Right Now’, CMC will …

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