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Epoch launches new Sylvanian Families campaigns to support indie retailers on the high street this Q4

Epoch Making Toys is updating the loyalty scheme for its flagship brand Sylvanian Families in a move to ramp up its support of its independent retailer network in the run up to the October half term and Christmas shopping period. As part of its efforts, Epoch is launching two in-store …

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MadeForMums reveals its Top Christmas Toys 2020 winners

The MadeForMums Top Christmas Toys 2020 winners have been revealed, championing an expansive feast of toys voted the best of the year so far by UK children, families, and experts in the field. Spanning the sectors, names such as Laser Battle Hunters, Hatchimals Pixies Crystal Flyers, Gotta Go Flamingos, and …

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OnBuy details plans to span 140 countries by 2023 in latest globalisation move

OnBuy, the online marketplace that has set out its mission to rival Amazon and eBay, has detailed its latest plans for globalisation, aiming to scale up to span 140 countries by the year 2023. The platform will start with 40 initial sites by the end of this year, and has …

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Forbidden Planet teams with BBC Studios and Titan Merchandise on ‘most ambitious Doctor Who merch project ever’

Geek pop culture and hobby retailer, Forbidden Planet has partnered with BBC Studios and Titan Merchandise to launch an exclusive apparel and giftware range for Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious, in what it has billed its ‘most ambitious Doctor Who merchandising project ever.’ Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious is a …

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Hamleys to open new shop within Liverpool ONE shopping destination

The iconic toy retailer Hamleys is landing in Liverpool this month, setting up shop within Liverpool ONE in time for the Q4 Christmas shopping surge. The news was first reported this morning by The Liverpool Echo. Last month, the 260 year old toy retailer insisted it was pushing forward with …

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IKEA underlines commitment to child’s play as it joins The Toy Association

The Swedish retailer, IKEA, has highlighted its commitment to the toy space by joining the Toy Association a its newest member. The international brand is now among around 1,000 manufacturers, distributors, and retailers that make up the organisation’s membership. Work has been ongoing between the US toy industry body, the …

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MGA Entertainment to host ‘world’s biggest viewing party’ for LOL Surprise REMIX toy and album launch

MGA Entertainment is celebrating the launch of its LOL Surprise REMIX, the latest evolution for the LOL Surprise franchise that will bring the fashion dolls into the world of music, with a global live streaming event taking place this month. In preparation for the special event – being hosted on …

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Games Workshop sees online sales surge over lockdown as latest financials beat expectations

Games Workshop is continuing to play its role as the Great British success story, having reported that trading in the three months to August 30th was ahead of the board’s expectations thanks in part to a solid online performance. The miniature wargaming company has said current estimates show sales of …

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Hornby partners with Macmillan Children’s Books to celebrate Adventure on Trains series new release

Hornby has struck up an official partnership with Macmillan Children’s Books to celebrate the publication of Kidnap on the California Comet, the second title in the book publisher’s Adventures on Trains series. To celebrate, Hornby is hosting a dedicated page on its website where visitors can meet the authors, read …

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Retail giant Alibaba named among first keynote speakers for Festival of Licensing

The world’s largest retailer, Alibaba is joining the iconic Smiley brand, and the global brand management company, Authentic Brands Group as the first keynotes to be revealed for this year’s Festival of Licensing Live Stage agenda. A month-long virtual celebration of the global licensing industry running from October 6th to …

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