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Nearly 1 billion boxes from online shopping to enter British homes this Christmas

Leading sustainable packaging provider DS Smith estimates that as seasonal shoppers continue to turn to the internet for their gifts, consumers will have more packaging in their homes than they can recycle. The data showed that last Christmas, Brits who shopped online bought an average of 20 gifts. With the …

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Disguise’s Funko Pop! masks out in time for Christmas

Leading costume design and manufacturing company Disguise, Inc. has announced that its complete line of Funko Pop! Masks is available on Amazon just in time for the holidays. Disguise’s Funko Pop! Masks are oversized masks that capitalise on the iconic aesthetic of Pop! and feature top characters from leading licensors …

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WildBrain appoints JAKKS Pacific as master global toy partner for Chip & Potato

WildBrain has appointed JAKKS Pacific, the leading toy and consumer products manufacturer, as master global toy partner for its hit animated preschool brand, Chip & Potato. Additionally, Netflix has picked up Season 3 of Chip & Potato (20 x 11’) plus three seasonal specials (3 x 22’). An original series …

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Exploding Kittens relaunches fan-favourite ‘Happy Salmon’

Exploding Kittens, the hit tabletop game creator, has announced the relaunch of popular fast-paced card game Happy Salmon, recently acquired from North Star Games. Designed by Quentin Weir and game developer Ken Gruhl, who has since joined the Exploding Kittens team as a Senior Game Designer, Happy Salmon has been …

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Aardman and Fenwick unveil Shaun the Sheep festive window display

Multi-award-winning independent animation studio Aardman has announced a festive partnership with department store Fenwick. The Fenwick Newcastle store has unveiled its much-anticipated Christmas window theme – this year featuring Aardman’s family favourite Shaun the Sheep. The event was live-streamed on Facebook to a global audience of tens of thousands, with viewers tuning in from as far afield as …

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DreamToys must-have Christmas toys revealed

DreamToys, the annual initiative run by the Toy Retailers Association, took place yesterday. DreamToys traditionally marks the real countdown to Christmas and encourages gift givers not to leave purchases to the last minute in order to avoid disappointment. The list of ‘must-have’ toys is decided by a panel of retailers …

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Genius Brands’ ‘Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten’ exceeds 70 million views on Kartoon Channel

Genius Brands International is celebrating a new milestone of over 70 million views to date for Kartoon Channel!’s flagship series, Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten, as the comedy-adventure ends its first season with the final episode debuting on October 22, 2021. Starring and executive-produced by Arnold Schwarzenegger, the animated series premiered on April …

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One for the Christmas list? New edition of Britain’s Toy Car Wars hits the shelves

Anyone who loves toy cars (and that’s a lot of people) will appreciate a copy of Britain’s Toy Car Wars: The War of Wheels Between Dinky, Corgi & Matchbox making its way into their stocking this festive season. The History Press is releasing a new, expanded edition of the popular …

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White Paper – Kids Industries explores: Children and COVID-19

The following research and White Paper has been conducted and written by Kids Industries, a research, strategy, and creative agency for the children’s and family market in the UK. Kids Industries researcher, Aleksandra Szczerba offers up her insight into the developing COVID-19 situation, and how children are managing in these …

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