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PAW Patrol hits the road for UK intu shopping centres tour this summer

The cast of Nickelodeon’s hit pre-school TV series, PAW Patrol will be hitting the road this summer and autumn with a UK tour designed to thrill fans and support retailers across the country. Spin Master – producers of the show that continues to be one of Nick Jr’s top-rated pre-school …

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Jamie Raven launches own magic theatre in Bluewater as ‘demand for magic sets soars’

Paul Lamond and University Games has echoed sentiments made last month about the rising demand for magic sets among kids and families, fuelled by the success and growing popularity of the magician Jamie Raven. The illusionist wowed audiences and judges with his skills during the 2015 series of Britain’s Got …

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Big Potato celebrates successful gaming event partnership with Forbidden Planet

The Shoreditch-based party game company, Big Potato is celebrating the success of a recent link up with the pop culture specialist Forbidden Planet to host its own tabletop gaming event. Described as a ‘match made in heaven,’ the event saw Big Potato’s team of game demoers set up within five …

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BTHA calls for Government action as it finds 58 per cent of toys sold via online marketplaces are unsafe or illegal

A report conducted by the British Toy and Hobby Association into the sale of toys via online marketplaces found that 58 per cent of those selected for assessment did not comply with the UK toy safety regulations. The findings have prompted the industry body to call for widespread change and …

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One Harry Potter toy is sold every five minutes in the UK as franchise hits £44m in value sales

The Harry Potter franchise is conjuring up some impressive sales figures, as the NPD reveals that one Harry Potter toy is sold every five minutes here in the UK. The figure puts the Wizarding franchise second only to Disney’s Star Wars in terms of value sales. The NPD points out …

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Aurora World celebrates week-long YooHoo meet and greet on island of Herm

Aurora World, the company behind the globally successful YooHoo brand, is chalked its week-long May half-term holiday YooHoo meet and greet event up as a hit. The special event was held at a popular Channel Island tourist destination during the last school holiday. Scheduled from May 27 to 31, the …

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LOL Surprise, Fortnite and Boppi the Llama among Argos’ Top Toys for Christmas

We’re still less than half-way towards Christmas and already, Argos has detailed its predicted top toys for the festive season this year, featuring one Booty Shakin’ Llama, a walking Buzz Lightyear and an appearance from LOL Suprise. The list of 12 toys tipped to be the hottest picks this Christmas …

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Profit growth of 51 per cent sees Trunki making further gains in Europe

Magmatic, the company behind the popular Trunki brand, has increased profits by 51 per cent and made further gains across Europe, according to its latest set of accounts. The Bristol-based company, founded by Rob Law in 2006 and known for its children’s ride-on suitcase, has seen earnings (EBITDA) rise to …

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Gruffalo toys, books and games showcased at immersive London pop-up this half-term

Toys, books and performances from MC Grammar are to take centre stage at a dedicated pop-up shop in London’s Covent Garden, celebrating all things Gruffalo this half-term week. The launch is part of Magic Light Pictures’ ongoing 20th anniversary celebrations of the iconic children’s literary character. Spread over two floors, …

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Playmobil renews intu’s family club sponsorship with major toy donation

Playmobil has renewed its sponsorship of the shopping centre owner intu’s family club after more than 100,000 children joined the initiative within a year of its launch. The retail brand launched the scheme last May to create an all-year-round programme of interactive activities and exclusive offers for families, following research …

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