Product Development

Panini launches Premier League Adrenalyn XL PLUS trading cards

Panini has announced the launch of new Premier League Adrenalyn XL PLUS trading cards. Following the huge growth and success of the 2021/22 Premier League Adrenalyn XL collection, the biggest-selling football trading card collection in the UK, Panini has released a fully updated set with brand new cards, checklist, binder …

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World of EPI to create multicultural dolls and collectibles for two new Disney series

Leading multicultural toy manufacturer World of EPI (Entertainment, Publishing and Inspiration) has announced a  collaboration with Disney Consumer Products, Games and Publishing to create fashion dolls, collectible figurines and accessories for the new Disney+ series The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder and the upcoming Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur series …

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Z-Man Games gives award-winning Love Letter game a Star Wars spin

Asmodee and Z-Man Games have launched Star Wars: Jabba’s Palace – A Love Letter Game. The new adventure pairs Love Letter’s signature social deduction gameplay with the iconic stories of the Star Wars galaxy for “a game of rebellious bravery and clever deceit”. In this quick and accessible family card game, …

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Ravensburger invests in board game crowdfunding platform Gamefound

Ravensburger is investing four million euros (4.5 million US$) in the Polish start-up Gamefound. The international board game crowdfunding start-up is the first to receive funding from Ravensburger’s innovation and investment programme, Next Ventures. “With Gamefound, we are investing in a strong team of founders with industry expertise; a start-up …

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LEGO Technic unveils McLaren Formula 1 Race Car

LEGO Technic has debuted the McLaren Formula 1 Race Car for fans and collectors of both brands. Designed in close collaboration between engineering experts from the LEGO Group and McLaren Racing as the new Formula 1 race car was in development, the new model plays homage to the team’s 2021 season …

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Zapf Creation cuts single-use plastic production by 65 tonnes in one year

In the first year of its commitment to plastic-free packagaing, Zapf Creation has cut production of single-use plastic by over 65 tonnes – the equivalent weight of 10 African elephants. The manufacturer behind Baby Annabell and BABY born, the UK’s two leading nurturing doll brands, committed to plastic-free packagaing in …

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Four new characters join the Tonies lineup

Children’s audio system tonies has added Tangled, Princess and the Frog, Octonauts and 101 Dalmatians to its roster of storytelling offerings. Full details are as follows: Disney Tangled Running time: approx. 30 minutes, suitable for ages 3+, narrated by Cindy Robinson When the kingdom’s most wanted – and most charming …

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Character Options adds new properties to its Eco Plush collection

Character Options’ 100 per cent recyclable range of licensed plush is the next sustainable chapter for its eco-conscious product offering. Following the successful launch of Peppa Pig Eco Plush in 2021, Character Options showcased the extended range at London Toy Fair 2022, including super-soft eight-inch characters from the worlds of …

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PLAYMOBIL reveals 5-year sustainability plan and Discover the Planet range

Horst Brandstätter Group, owners of the PLAYMOBIL and LECHUZA brands, has set itself ambitious corporate sustainability goals. By 2027, the group of companies is to be climate-neutral and responsible for zero greenhouse gas emissions. The Group is already involved in off-shore wind parks and is to invest around 50 million …

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