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Character Group reports £5m profit despite pandemic challenges and anticipates growth for coming year

The Character Group is citing a ‘satisfactory full year trading report’ for a 2020 plagued with challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic that saw the company with a before tax profit of £5m on a turnover of £105m for the year ending August 31st. In its financial statement issued today, …

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Early Earners: ToyNews’ guide to the latest products in the pre-school sector

Housing some of the industry’s most established brands and toy manufacturers, as well as some of its biggest and most successful licenses, the pre-school sector sits at the very heart of the toy space. As such, it has been at the front line of this year’s evolving consumer trends, that …

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Here’s the long list of every toy on the DreamToys 2020 Christmas predicted best-sellers

This year’s long list of DreamToys – the predicted best-selling toys and games for Christmas 2020 – is a mix of ‘those that have kept families entertained over lockdown’ and boundary pushing innovation destined ‘to impress under the Christmas tree.’ Alongside the DreamToys Top 12 Toys for Christmas, the committee …

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2020 marks year of ‘slow play’ toys as DreamToys reveals its Top 12 Toys for Christmas

The year 2020 has called time on the era of collectables in favour of the ‘slow play’ toys like LEGO, Barbie and Monopoly as DreamToys unveils its ultimate Top 12 Toys for Christmas this year that swaps out some of the ‘fast sell’ items of 2019 with big brands, play-sets, …

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MadeForMums reveals its Top Christmas Toys 2020 winners

The MadeForMums Top Christmas Toys 2020 winners have been revealed, championing an expansive feast of toys voted the best of the year so far by UK children, families, and experts in the field. Spanning the sectors, names such as Laser Battle Hunters, Hatchimals Pixies Crystal Flyers, Gotta Go Flamingos, and …

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Character Options celebrates its Character Kids Big Weekend success

Character Options is still counting the views gained across multiple social platforms following the Character Kidz Big Weekend event which was held July 24th to 26th. According to the firm, the three-day virtual extravaganza has been labelled a success by all that took part. The nation’s Kidfluencers came together and …

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Character Options merges fashion dolls and cosmetics with Shimmer N Sparkle InstaGlam

Character Options is readying for one of its major launches of the season with the arrival of the InstaGlam girls, a range of stylish make-up compacts wrapped up in their own collectable doll. The range has been established under the Shimmer N Sparkle fashion brand and witnesses the meeting of …

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Character Options to host virtual summer festival Character Kidz Big Weekend

Character Options is hosting a virtual summer festival event of stories, videos, and TikTok coverage from some of the biggest influencer channels of the time with its three-day Character Kidz Big Weekend. A revised edition of last year’s successful London event, the three day festival will take place online and …

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Character Options to launch Ravel Tales to the UK following the brand’s successful US debut

Character Options is preparing to launch the new girls’ property Ravel Tales to the UK, following a highly successful debut for the plush pets brand in the US this May. Ravel Tails aims to combine collectability with creativity by encouraging kids to unravel their own plush pets, each hiding in …

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Toy Fair 2020: Hidden Side, Geomag, and Heroes of Goo Jit Zu secure Editor’s Choice Awards

LEGO’s Hidden Side Haunted Fairground has been crowned the overall winner of the Editor’s Choice Awards at Toy Fair 2020, with the Geomag Green Range– 100 per cent Recycled Plastic placed in second position. Character Options’ Heroes of Goo Jit Zu Marvel Super Heroes has secured third position in the …

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