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Asmodee leads gaming sector growth amid tricky year for toys

Asmodee has taken its place on the podium as a leader in sales of the board gaming sector, having been highlighted as the driving force behind one of the UK toy and games’ industry’s only growth categories this year. The past 10 months have not come without their challenges for …

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Mattel to launch six-week Barbie Store Fashion pop-up at Liverpool One

Mattel is gearing up for the opening of a six week Barbie Store Fashion Pop-Up in Liverpool One this weekend, debuting limited edition clothing and accessories for kids and adults. A range of Barbie dolls will also be available at the pop up, including Barbie Fashionistas, Barbie Career Dolls, and …

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Three kids’ and toys shops in running for Best Small Shop in the UK award

Two independent shops tailored to children and families, and one olde world store dedicated to Harry Potter products have made the shortlist in this year’s Best Small Shops in the UK awards. Moo Like a Monkey in Folkestone, Small Stuff in Sheffield, and Oliver’s Brighton have been named among the …

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Sylvanian’s elephant family becomes toymaker’s fastest selling line in 20 years

It’s been a strong year for Sylvanian Families, the iconic anthropomorphic toy line that sees the likes of otters, hedgehogs and now elephants adopt humanistic lifestyles, according to the high street toy retailer, The Entertainer, who has reported sales of the toy brand up 25 per cent year on year. …

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Hamleys reveals its top ten toys for Christmas

Hamleys has turned to this year’s tech toy line-up to inspire shoppers to part with their Christmas shopping cash this season, unveiled what it predicts to be its top ten toys for the festive period this year. LEGO’s AR infused launch, LEGO Hidden Side tops the bill of this year’s …

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Hasbro reveals latest Star Wars toy line-up in Triple Force Friday YouTube event

Hasbro has lifted the lid on an extensive raft of new Star Wars in the run up to the Star Wars triple Force Friday event taking place on October 4th this year. The line-up was revealed via a global livestream event on YouTube, hosted by Warwick Davis, and starring a …

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Sainsbury’s will close 125 stores but open plenty more with Argos branch moves planned

Sainsbury’s may be closing 125 stores across its portfolio of supermarkets, convenience stores and Argos branches, but will be opening even more across new locations in which its presence will make ‘a larger impact on the firm’s operations.’ The grocer has said that it expects to close up to 15 …

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Tru Kids Brands is putting the bang back in retail with Candytopia partnership

Tru Kids Brands is launching a new, full-sensory, brand and play experience to put the bang back into toy retail via a new partnership with Candytopia. Together, the pair launch the Toys R Us Adventure, an immersive experience for kids and families. The concept will launch in Chicago, at Brookfield …

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