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World Book Day: The Entertainer launches the Big Book Rehoming campaign with The Salvation Army

The high street toy retailer, The Entertainer is encouraging kids and families to read together this World Book Day with the launch of its Big Book Rehoming initiative, its charity drive that will aim to support the one in 11 children from disadvantaged homes in the UK who don’t own …

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LEGO City and LEGO Technic help toymaker to record sales in full year results

LEGO appears to be bucking the trend of the toy industry, having reported record sales and a rise in profits in its latest financial results. The Danish toymaker has seen a strong demand for its Harry Potter licensed lines, as well as its LEGO City lines such as the Police …

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Vicki Marler-Hausen to spearhead marketing plans for FAO Schwarz and Discovery in new Redlands Distribution role

Redlands Distribution has hired Vicki Marler-Hausen of Elmer Marketing to spearhead the marketing and PR for the company’s portfolio of internationally recognised brands, including FAO Schwarz and Discovery. Marler-Hausen will take on the role of marketing consultant in the UK and will liaise closely with Redlands’ CEO Mark Handley and …

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The Source sees year on year growth in robotics toys as it eyes expansion into the wider toy sector

The gift, gadget, and games retailer The Source Wholsesale is expanding its range of educational and robotic toys following a year in which it saw a year on year growth of the category and having spotted a longevity of the market. A relative newcomer to the toy sector, The Source …

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Argosy Toys fights plans for development that will ‘obscure its shop from customers’

The owners of the Southend independent toy shop, Argosy Toys are going head to head with developers and their proposal to build a block of nine flats that ‘will obscure the shop’s popular advertising mural wall.’ Owner of the store have stated that should the plans by RG Airspace Developments …

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The Independent Toy Awards 2020 are now open for entry

The 2020 Independent Toy Awards, founded by the online directory Toy Shop UK, are now open for entry. Championed as unique within the industry for being the only awards voted for by the nation’s independent toy retailers who list themselves for free on the directory, the awards are open to …

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Sponsored content: OnBuy.com is revolutionising the global marketplace industry

Cas Paton is the CEO and founder of OnBuy.com. Here, he outlines how the company is disrupting the global marketplace industry, and why its unique approach benefits sellers. The online marketplace sector has come a long way since its birth in the 1990s. Services like Amazon and eBay were some of …

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Schleich UK unleashes its virtual Red Rabbits campaign across retailers this Easter

Schleich UK’s is unleashing a warren’s worth of virtual Red Rabbits across participating retailers in the UK and Ireland his Easter, as part of its latest retail initiative. The Easter campaign will be activated globally and is a digital upgrade from the successful 2019 Red Rabbit Campaign. This year’s event …

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Funko makes toy push with new line Snapsies, launches shop-in-shop with Hamleys and debuts new board game titles

Funko has now partnered with Hamleys Russia to launch a new Funko shop-in-shop in the toy retailer’s flagship Moscow store – helping the firm step its international efforts up a level. The partnership between the two titans kicked off with a launch party to amplify the shop within a shop …

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Pokémon pops-up in Harrods for special half term activities

The Pokémon Company International has launched a month-long pop-up in Harrods’ famed Knightsbridge store in London, featuring a host of special Pokémon activities for fans and families his half term. The pop-up opened on Friday, February 14th, with a special area in Harrods themed after the Galar region, which is …

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