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BTHA presents six Golden Teddy Awards

The BTHA has presented six Golden Teddy Awards to six exceptional individuals representing a number of areas across the industry, all of whom have contributed considerably to the toy sector over many years. Golden Teddy Awards were presented to Russell Lipman (Wilton Bradley), Paul Wright (Mashal Toy Agencies), Mike Coe …

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Exhibitor applications for Toy Fair 2023 are now open

The British Toy & Hobby Association has announced that exhibitor applications for Toy Fair 2023 are now open. Toy Fair is to return to Olympia London from 24–26 January 2023, across the Grand and National Halls. Toy Fair brings together toys and games manufacturers, distributors and retailers under one roof …

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Toy Fair exhibitors donate 3,500 toys to KidsOut

The end of Toy Fair 2022 was marked once again with the annual Toy Fair Trolley Dash in aid of KidsOut, where generous exhibitors kindly donated thousands of toys and games which will go directly to help support children who have had to flee abusive homes. More than 35 staff …

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OPINION I The dangers of counterfeit toys – and how to fight back against the fakers

The explosion of online retail sites, coupled with toy shortages, during the Covid pandemic led many consumers to unknowingly purchase counterfeit goods – toys that are not simply sub-standard, but in many cases, pose a threat to children’s safety. Here, Rachel Jones, CEO and founder of SnapDragon Monitoring, a company …

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JOLLY GOOD SHOW! Toy Fair 2022 highlights

The 68th annual Toy Fair returned to Olympia London this week, welcoming back exhibitors and visitors from around the world. This was the first Toy Fair since the Covid-19 pandemic, and the only dedicated toy fair that has been able to take place this year. In 2022, special measures were …

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Toy Trust Media Auction breaks £1million mark

The BTHA has announced that the 2022 Toy Trust Media Auction has raised a fantastic £77,550 during Toy Fair 2022 and has now raised £1,072,390 since the auction has taken place at Toy Fair. The auction sees airtime and printed media slots generously donated by leading online, print and trade …

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Paper Engine, Casdon and The London Toy Company scoop Best Stand Awards at Toy Fair

Three exhibitors at this year’s Toy Fair were today awarded prizes by the event’s organising body, the British Toy and Hobby Association, for the design excellence of their stands.  Casdon, Paper Engine and The London Toy Company all scooped awards, presented by the BTHA’s Director General, Roland Earl. Paper Engine …

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There’s still time to place your bids in the Toy Trust Media Auction

The annual Toy Trust Media Auction of valuable airtime, magazine and online items is now live with current bids totalling £52,900. VIEW THE LIVE AUCTION PAGE AND PLACE BIDS HERE The auction will continue throughout today and tomorrow at Toy Fair 2022 at Olympia London and will close at 3pm on …

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Winners of the 57th Toy Industry Awards revealed

Barbie Day to Night Dreamhouse, Mattel and Smyths triumphed at this year’s Toy Industry Awards, winning Toy of the Year, Supplier of the Year and Toy Retailer of the Year, respectively. A TRA Outstanding Contribution Award was presented to Dream Toys’ Gary Grant for his individual contribution to the Dream …

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Meet the ToyNews team at Toy Fair 2022

The ToyNews team will be at Toy Fair, Olympia, all this week, and we’re really looking forward to meeting as many of you as we can and putting names to faces. Following the disappointment of Spielwarenmesse and Toy Fair New York being cancelled, I think we can all appreciate how …

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