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The April issue of ToyNews is now available to read online, and on your iPad.
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The April issue of ToyNews is now available to read online, and on your iPad, here.

The issue introduces readers to the first in a series of features on toy inventors and the trials, tribulations and successes of getting your design from paper to prototype, to retail.

Meanwhile, Cartamundi talks 2014 and what the toy firm is getting excited about this year, while 20th Century Fox discusses The Simpsons 25th Anniversary, and why retailers will be celebrating with them this year.

This month also sees our Mystery Shopper take to Oxfordshire in search for an exploration toy and we offer a comprehensive look at the latest products in pre-school, games and puzzles and RC products.

In addition, we shine a spotlight on Rubie’s collection of Batman lines in our regular Anatomy of a Blockbuster Toy feature as well as offer you a host of regular exclusives from NPD, Dubit, Generation Media, Toyshop UK, Jon Salisbury, Steve Reece and David Smith.


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Digital Marketing Executive - Toys & Games

Vivid is Britain’s biggest toy company and the 20 largest in the world. With offices across the globe, they sell an amazing portfolio of toys and games to over 60 countries. Vivid is best known for its association with blockbuster brands and is very excited about future opportunities around the world.


UK Sales Agents

Liberty House Toys have been appointed as the exclusive UK distributor for the BiOBUDDi brand, and we are pleased to introduce this new unique, innovative and exciting range of 100% environmentally-friendly toy building blocks. We are seeking experienced sales agents with existing network in the toy retail market.

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Head of Product Development & Marketing

Our client is a privately owned French toy and games manufacturer which sells through distributors in forty countries. The company develops and sells innovative electronic interactive toys and games for the educational and gaming markets, and also takes suitable licenses. To progress its successful business development a Head of Product Development & Marketing is to to recruited.

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Licensing Systems Administrator

The Contract System Coordinator is a newly created role to support the deal term entry process into Mattel’s new Contract Management System for its Licensing business. The role will support the Business Teams at the Deal & Amendment phase of the contracting process and act in conjunction with the System Administration team.