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Jazwares and Hasbro have teamed up for a retro revival of Micro Machines

Jazwares and Hasbro are teaming up for a retro revival that will delight all fans of the ’80s and ’90s collectables hit, Micro Machines, with the relaunch of the entire line, including new play-sets and Micro Machine vehicles. The new retro-launch has landed at Target and Walmart stores across the …

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Barbie and Uno sales help Mattel to better than expected second quarter earnings

Barbie and Uno has seen both kids, families, and Mattel through the coronavirus pandemic as the global toymaker beats it quartlery sales expectations, buoyed by a surge on families keeping their kids entertained through lockdown. Mattel said it was expecting its sales to improve in the coming months, compared with …

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Tactic Games to grow UK indies and garden centre business with Inside Out Toys

Tactic Games UK has partnered with Inside Out Toys in a distribution deal to grow the Tactic brand here in the UK and strengthen relationships with independent toy, gift and garden centre customers. Effective as of August 1st, Inside Out Toys will focus on promoting a selection of Tactic’s made-in-Finland …

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Brand Licensing Europe 2020 to be all-virtual event called Festival of Licensing

Brand Licensing Europe will not be taking place in its physical form this year, but has transitioned to an all-virtual, four-week long global event called Festival of Licensing. Running from October 6th to 29th this year, the large scale virtual gathering promises to be ‘the most inclusive global licensing event …

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Edx Education’s Heather Welch: “Educational toys are going to hit a stride like never before”

Until only recently, Edx Education had sold its products through Amazon, an evolution itself of the business it built some 25 years ago sourcing and distributing learning products to schools across the UK. Having found success in the space, and in response to the ongoing demand for such products, the …

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Spin Master ‘encouraged by the revival of brick and mortars’ as it details post-lockdown plans

The global toy company Spin Master has struck a note of optimism for the course of the rest of the year, having outlined its plans to support its retail partners with stock, promotional plans and TV support for its most popular lines. The company has been ‘encouraged’ by the revival …

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British online shopping habits could be here to stay, says new survey

The pandemic has accelerated consumers’ move to online shopping, with new research into consumer behaviour indicating that the majority of Brits now plan to stick to their lockdown online buying habits from here on out. According to a survey commissioned by DS Smith, the London-based packaging specialist, retailers have seen …

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Ciaran Fitzpatrick steps down as Toymaster Chairman as Chris Blatcher takes on role

Changes to the Toymaster Board will see the longstanding Chairman, Ciaran Fitzpatrick step down from his role of 13 years. The toy industry stalwart will continue on as a non executive director and Chairman of the Merchandise Committee. Taking on the new mantle of Chairman of the Toymaster buying group …

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LEGO opens its first shop and online platform in Saudi Arabia

LEGO has opened its first retail destination – and an online platform – in Saudi Arabia; a new 157sqm store housed in the Red Sea Mall in Jeddah. The store will be operated by the local franchisee, Kamal Osman Jamjoom Group. The new site will feature the latest launches and …

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