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Star Editions launches online shop for hit preschool series CoComelon and Blippi in Moonbug partnership

The personalised giftware specialist, Star Editions has opened an e-shop for CoComelon and Blippi, featuring exclusive products and an extensive range of toys, games, and customisable gifts for the globally popular preschool IPs. The launch of the online store is part of Star Editions’ ongoing licensing partnership with Moonbug Entertainment Ltd. It has …

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Andrew Welch joins Craft Buddy in newly created head of marketing role

The experienced toy industry personality, Andrew Welch, has joined the Craft Buddy team as its new head of marketing, a newly created position at the firm as it looks to develop its arts and crafts offering further. Welch brings with him more than 16 years of industry experience spent in …

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Bandai UK reveals Tamagotchi Pix to ‘allow players into the Tamagotchi world like never before’

Bandai UK is fortifying the Tamagotchi franchise with a new launch that allows fans to enter the Tamagotchi world like never before, called Tamagotchi Pix.  The device will be the first of its kind to feature a built-in camera that allows users to take pictures with their virtual pet and …

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Bandai Namco puts toy and game divisions merger in motion with new president

The wheels have been set in motion of a restructuring at Bandai Namco that will see the Japanese corporation merge its toy and gaming units ‘to better leverage its many IPs’ such as Pac-Man, Dark Souls, and Tekken. Upon the release of its latest financial results, Bandai Namco confirmed that …

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Bandai teams with Sanrio to launch Hello Kitty Tamagotchi

Bandai UK’s Tamagotchi is joining forces with the ever-popular Hello Kitty to allow users to enlist the help of the iconic Sanrio character to raise and nurture their digital pets. ‘It’s everything that is familiar to people who have played with Bandai’s virtual pet gadgets,’ says the firm, ‘but with …

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Bandai launches Yolkies to Gen Z through successful TikTok campaign with Fanbytes

A successful TikTok campaign to target a Gen Z audience with its new Yolkies collectibles is currently underway for Bandai UK. Encased in mystery eggs, the edible slime and collectible surprise egg characters have enthused a host of TikTokkers, with engagement and reach figures already exceeding expected targets. Kirsty Mackenzie, …

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Toei Animation taps Spacetoon and ToyPro to bring Dragon Ball Super animation and toy line to MENA

Toei Animation is looking to grow its global audience for its hit Dragon Ball Super franchise, teaming with Spacetoon to launch the series across TV, its SVOD platform Spacetoon Go, and a range of toys across MENA. The third season of the popular Dragon Ball Super series has already been …

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Bandai named exclusive Funko distributor across Japan

The Japanese manufacturer and toy licensee, Bandai, has been named the exclusive distributor for Funko products across Japan, in the latest global move from the pop culture specialist. Under the new deal, Bandai will take full control of the distribution channel in Q4 of this year, with the goal of …

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Bandai Namco talks plans for a whole new kind of Tori

It was at the height of May that Bandai Namco, the Japanese video games giant, detailed its intention to redefine the ‘toys-to-life’ sector with the announcement of Tori, a new platform that would combine physical toys with mobile app game play. While the UK was preoccupied with the spectacle of …

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