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Improving rights of children in toy-making business is regulator’s next mission

The Ethical Toy Program has made a move to advance the rights of children of migrant workers in the global toy industry through a new partnership with Save the Children. This new partnership will broaden well-being programmes to support migrant parent workers and launches a webinar series exploring innovation, opportunities …

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TIE calls out illegal traders and online platforms as fake toys top EU’s Safety Gate list of concerns

Fake toys have topped the list of concerns presented within a European report warning consumers about dangerous goods and products across the region. A total of 655 public alerts for toys were submitted on the Europe-wide warning system known as the EU Safety Gate last year, with toys from illegal …

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Craft Buddy secures supplier agreement with London and Whipsnade Zoos

The craft and hobby designer, Craft Buddy will be supplying the international conservation charity ZSL (the Zoological Society of London) two Zoos – London Zoo and Whipsnade Zoo – with products from its Crystal Art brand. The new supplier agreement also includes a programme of in-store demo days, so that …

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Panini is launching a Tour de France sticker album as famous yellow jersey turns 100 this year

The race is on for collectors to become King of the Sticker Album this summer as Panini prepares to launch its first Tour de France sticker album. The news was wonderfully first reported by the French newspaper, Le Journal du Dimanche, which detailed promotional posters featuring the defending champion Geraint …

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Celebrate 150 years of the Periodic Table in this superhero card game

The matter that this year marks the 150th anniversary of the periodic table would have, astonishingly, passed many of us by. That’s not the case, however, for card game designer and science-nut, Richard Cope who is marking the occasion with his newest invention; a game designed to teach children about …

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“The time to make toys responsibly is now,” says Junko’s Peter Rope

“It’s time to make toys more responsibly now, not in five or ten years’ time,” is the strong message to come from Peter Rope, the brains behind the eco-friendly arts and crafts construction toy brand, Junko. With the issues around the impact of single use plastics on the world around …

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Funskool’s exports to surge 50 per cent as Indian toymakers profit from US-China trade war

The Indian toy manufacturer, Funskool is eyeing significant growth for its export business this year, thanks to the launch of its newest facility in Ranipet, India. The firm, that manufactures its own toy brands from its headquarters in Chennai and distributes brands such as Hasbro, Disney and Takara Tomy across …

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Gale Force Nine Games is re-releasing the Dune board game, 30 years after its original launch

Board game developer, Gale Force Nine Games is tapping into the retro revival with the re-release of the sci-fi board game Dune, 35 years after its original launch. It was revealed last year that Gale Force Nine had secured the rights to the retro game based on Frank Herbert’s iconic …

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