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Spin Master considering global roll-out of Scholarship programme ‘based on market interest’

Spin Master will be considering the expansion of its new Future of Play Scholarship Programme across its 28 global offices, based on the level of interest expressed within the individual markets. Last week, the global entertainment powerhouse and toy maker detailed the launch of a programme to support the education …

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Andrew Laughton raises £10,000 for charity with 110km walk; Golden Bear smashes through Toy Trust target

Toy industry stalwart, Andrew Laughton, marked the end of his tenure as BTHA Chairman and with MGA by completing a 110km walk from the MGA offices in Milton Keynes to the BTHA HQ in Central London, and raising almost £10,000 for the Toy Trust charity in the process. Laughton followed …

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Jazwares continues team expansion with appointment of new SVP of communications

The global toy maker, Jazwares has appointed a new senior vice president of communications in the form of Sara Rosales, an accomplished communications executive boasting 20 years toy industry experience. In her new role, Rosales will focus on corporate communications, brand public relations, the company’s philanthropic efforts, working with digital …

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Toy Trust fundraisers complete ‘event like no other’ and reach almost 26,500km in 80 hours

A mammoth 26,425 kilometres has been reached by participants from across the toy industry in this year’s Toy Trust Challenge to cover the distance of an Around the World journey all within 80 hours. Industry representatives from all areas of the toy space, from manufacturers and retailers, to licensors and …

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Roger Howard retires from Casdon after 45 years of service

Roger Howard, one of the industry’s longest serving members, has stepped away from the toy chest this week – retiring from Casdon Toys after 45 years of service. Howard joined the team at Casdon in July 1976, when he was just 16. Starting as an office junior, Roger was put …

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They’re still going! Toy Trust Around the World fundraisers pass 22,000km

Participants in this year’s Toy Trust Challenge are still at it, navigating not only the roads, woodlands, and lakes, but scorching temperatures in the bid to raise essential funds for the UK children’s charities myAFK and Handicapped Children’s Action Group. The mission: to travel the distance of an around the …

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KidsKnowBest expands senior team with three key hires

The youth-focused creative agency, KidsKnowBest is continuing its plans for expansion with the appointment of three new senior hires across its data, research, and strategy teams. Thomas Fink has been appointed as Data and AI consultant, while Helen Lockett takes up the role of Associate Research Director. Ed Hallinan Rhodes, …

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Spin Master launches programme to support toy and entertainment careers of underrepresented communities

Spin Master has launched a new programme to support the education and career advancement of individuals from under-represented communities across the toys, entertainment, and digital games spaces. Through the Spin Master Future of Play Scholarship, the global toy and entertainment firm has committed to investing up to $100,000 a year …

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Today’s the day… The Toy Trust Around the World in 80 Hours challenge gets underway

Teams and individuals from across the industry are triple checking their laces, supplies packs, and length of their cycling shorts this morning, as the Around the World in 80 Hours Toy Trust Challenge gets underway. Today marks the start of an 80 hour countdown, over the course of which, members …

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