Retail

Indie sector gets first dibs on two new Exploding Kittens games

Exploding Kittens, the hit tabletop game creator, is bringing two new games to the table this spring – Zombie Kittens and Poetry for Neanderthals: Not Safe for Work Edition. On a mission to ignite game night in households up and down the country, the two new titles come hot on the …

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The Entertainer supports World Autism Acceptance Week

The Entertainer has announced a partnership with the National Autistic Society (NAS), the UK’s leading charity for autistic people and their families, to support World Autism Acceptance Week. To mark World Autism Acceptance Week (28 March – 3 April), The Entertainer is donating 10% of all profits of Ready Steady …

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Yoto adds 16 Disney stories to its library

Yoto, the audio platform for kids behind the critically acclaimed and award-winning Yoto Player and recently launched Yoto Mini, has added 16 additional titles to its ever-expanding library of Disney favourites. The titles, which include Star Wars: The Original Trilogy, The Muppets Most Wanted and Frozen 2, can simply be inserted into a Yoto device …

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THE INSIGHTS FAMILY I Gen Z and the rise of social shopping

In its latest feature for ToyNews, kids, parents and family research specialist The Insights Family takes a closer look at Gen Z’s spending habits – and what they might mean for brands. Ecommerce is taking off within the family industry. When kids and parents couldn’t leave the house to browse the …

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LEGO unveils new Star Wars Diorama sets

The LEGO Group is unveiling a new collection of LEGO Star Wars Diorama building sets to help fans relive their favourite scenes from the original trilogy in LEGO brick form.    The three new sets span iconic scenes from Star Wars: A New Hope and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back to give …

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Dolu brings licensed Mattel ranges to the UK

After working in partnership with Mattel for the past six years in other territories, Dolu has confirmed that this year it will be supplying licensed toys, including Barbie, Fisher Price and Hot Wheels-branded products, to the UK market. The new items, all available for delivery from the beginning of May, …

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Bigjigs Toys concession launches at baby store Newbie and Me

Newbie and Me, an independent family-run baby store in the North of England, has added an exclusive Bigjigs Toys toy shop to its offering. Newbie and Me, which has shops in Telford, Leeds and Crewe, is exclusively stocking Bigjigs Toys’ wooden toys, as well as some of Bigjigs’ distribution brands such …

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Gibsons marks the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with royal-themed puzzles

On 6 February 2022, Her Majesty The Queen became the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, 70 years of service, having acceded to the throne on 6 February 1952 when she was just 25 years old. In celebration of this historic occasion, family-owned jigsaw puzzle and board game …

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Princess Peach joins the LEGO Super Mario universe

The LEGO Group has announced that LEGO Peach will be entering the universe of LEGO Super Mario, a product line developed together with Nintendo. LEGO Peach joins LEGO Mario and LEGO Luigi for fans to continue to build out their very own LEGO Super Mario adventures. Players will now be …

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Tiger Tribe joins the Bigjigs Toys family

Bigjigs Toys Ltd has announced that it is now the UK distributor of the Australian toy brand Tiger Tribe. Founded by Melbourne couple Anthony and Naomi Green in their garage, Tiger Tribe is a family run business that creates fun and thoughtful children’s toys and gifts. Bigjigs Toys Ltd were drawn to Tiger …

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