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MYSTERY SHOPPER: Online indie special

Previously, Mystery Shopper went online to evaluate the websites of the UK?s biggest toy retailers. This time, our mystery punter is taking a tour of the web?s independent online toy shops, in search of a role play toy for a boy aged three. Our budget is just £15, including delivery.



In a new regular feature, our Mystery Shopper will travel the UK to test toy retailers. Shops are judged on customer service, layout, range, price and overall experience. This month we visited East London with a budget of £20 to find a gift for an eight year-old boy.

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Mystery Shopper: Worcester

This month, ToyNews’ Mystery Shopper puts five toy shops in this midlands city through their paces to see if this quiet town could offer up a top-shelf shopping experience on par with southern city High Streets.

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Mystery Shopper: Bath

This month ToyNews’ Mystery Shopper heads to scenic southwestern town Bath. With no time to relax in the world-famous Roman Baths, we got to work visiting as many toy shops as we could find, and the verdict is...

Mystery Shopper: Greater Manchester

Celebrated for its influence on music, fashion and much loved shopping destinations, Mystery Shopper heads to Greater Manchester to find an educational present for a three year old girl

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The Copyrights Group is one of the licensing arms within The Vivendi Group. Acquired by Vivendi in 2016 Copyrights manages the licensing for a portfolio of properties to include Paddington Bear. Some of the other companies within the Vivendi Group include Universal Music Group, and their licensing arm Bravado, Gameloft and Studiocanal to name a few.