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New Fortnite Battle Royale collectables to be unveiled at Birmingham’s Insomnia Gaming Event

A swathe of new mini-figures and play-sets in the Fortnite Battle Royale Collection will be revealed to the public with a Battle Bus “airdrop” experience at the Insomnia Gaming Event in Birmingham this week. Visitors to the Fortnite Battle Royale Collection stand on Friday, April 19th will be the first …

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Lisle Licensing to grow new animated series 44 Cats in the UK

The international content and animation studio, Rainbow has tapped Lisle Licensing to grow its new music-driven animation, 44 Cats across the UK. The move has been billed as a “fantastic addition” to the Lisle Licensing portfolio as the firm’s director, Francesca Lisle looks to build out its portfolio of licensees …

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Tabletop tech? “We’re only scratching the surface”

Zai Ortiz and Nolan Bushnell are heavyweights in the world of film and gaming with a common goal; to deliver immersive storytelling through board games, the likes we’ve never seen before. That’s the aim of X2 Games, and that’s what its first release, St Noire is capturing with Amazon Alexa …

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Popin is bringing eco-friendly playgrounds into the home with new launch

A team of toy developers is launching a new eco-friendly indoor playground for children and families living in urban areas with limited space for toys and play. Popin has today released details of Popin Playground, an indoor playground made from recycled materials that expand into full-sized play equipment, and folds …

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The Good Toy Guide partners with Scandinavian Toy Institute in latest expansion

The Good Toy Guide is joining forces with the Scandinavian Toy Institute to bring its Good Toy certification and brand support to toy makers across the region. The new partnership will enable toy manufacturers to gain the Scandinavian body’s certification if their products carry documented play and learning values. An …

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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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