Retail

shopDisney gears up for Halloween with exclusive line of Hocus Pocus merchandise

With Halloween fast approaching, the Disney Store is ahead of the game. “This year, an extra special line exclusive to shopDisney is Hocus Pocus, celebrating the classic film and getting people excited for next year’s sequel on Disney+,” says Karen Austin Billinghurst, Buying Director, The Disney Store. The store’s Hocus …

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Asmodee and Z-Man Games launch World of Warcraft®: Wrath of the Lich King® – A Pandemic System Board Game

Blending the fun of the cooperative Pandemic gameplay system with the thrill of epic World of Warcraft quests for a gripping tabletop experience, Asmodee and Z-Man Games’ World of Warcraft®: Wrath of the Lich King® – A Pandemic System Board Game invites players to become heroes of Azeroth to defeat …

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Hasbro bridges cultural divides with fun new spin on Mahjong


Hasbro is introducing a modern spin on the classic game Mahjong, called Not Your Ma’s Jong, created by married couple Jennifer Guo and Adam Szakacs. Not Your Ma’s Jong helps celebrate and bridge their diverse cultures – Chinese and Jewish – with a fast-paced and fierce variation of the classic pastime. When …

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Santa take note: Walmart releases Top-Rated by Kids Toy List

Walmart has revealed its highly anticipated list of the hottest toys for the 2021 holiday season. Selected by “kid experts”, this year’s list includes 39 toys, 16 of them Walmart exclusives.   The toys fall into six categories, Awakening Imagination, Edutainment Expression, Fresh Air Fun, Not So Pretend Pets, On-Screen and Streaming Favorites and Timeless Toys. …

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EPOCH making toys launches its virtual personalised Show Cloud showroom in sup

EPOCH making toys has underscored its commitment to its retail network once again, this time with the launch of its own virtual personalised Show Cloud showroom, an online showroom for the industry. Show Cloud, the online show room for the toy industry, has helped retailers deal with various challenges presented …

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The Entertainer celebrates its 40th anniversary with £27,000 giveaway

The Entertainer is giving away £27,000 in gift vouchers as part of its 40th anniversary celebrations this year, deciding to ‘give back to its customers’ through the big giveaway, as well as hosting free to attend parties in all of its stores across the UK. The £27,000 giveaway is open …

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One Animation’s Oddbods lands exclusive retail partnership with Argos and Sainsbury’s

The award-winning content creation, distribution and licensing studio, One Animation has secured a new deal with the UK retailer, Argos for its popular CB-animated property, Oddbods. Under the partnership, and starting this month, an exclusive range of Oddbods plush, clothing, and dress-up will be launched at Argos and Sainsbury’s stores …

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US retail giant Target ramps up Disney partnership and launches its Top Toys list for 2021

The US retail giant, Target is expanding on its Disney partnership with plans to roll out Disney Store shop-in-shops across 160 of its own locations across the US in time for this year’s holiday season. The ongoing pairing continues to be a hit among US shoppers, who this year will …

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Autumn Fair launches its own app to help visitors ‘discover more’ including sustainable and Made in Britain product

Sustainability and Made In Britain Product Trails are listed among the features of an official app being launched by Autumn Fair and the show’s organisers this year, as the Birmingham retail trade show prepares to get underway early next month. The new app has been designed as an easy-to-use digital …

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Bambola Toymaster’s John Testori appointed to Board of Directors of Toymaster Ltd

John Testori, the owner of the popular Jersey toy shop Bambola Toymaster, a long serving member of the UK toy buying group, is to be appointed to the Board of Directors of Toymaster Ltd as a non-executive director. Testori will take up the role from September 1st this year. Having …

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