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This month, we take an in-depth look at how Minecraft is making a splash in the toy space.
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The August issue of ToyNews is now available to read online, and on your iPad, here.

This month, we take an in-depth look at how Minecraft is making a splash in the toy space as well as investigate what Scotland's vote on leaving the UK could mean for the UK toy industry.

Elsewhere, we speak to Sambro managing director Nikki Samuels about a successful year so far, and with our Toy and Game Inventors Workshop only a few months away, we continue our Inventors series by talking to Leslie Scott, the creator of Jenga.

Our Retail Advisory Board stress the importance of flexibility in the run up to Christmas and we shine a spotlight on Fergus & Fogg's Toy Emporium in our Indie Retailer Focus.

This month also sees our mystery shopper head to Kent in search of a family friendly board game.

In addition we offer a run down of the latest products in our plush sector guide and dolls, jewellery, crafts and more round up, as well as a host of regular exclusives from NPD, Dubit, Generation Media, ToyShop UK, Jon Salisbury, Steve Reece and David Smith.


Featured Jobs

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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.