Tag Archives: Christmas

Santa take note: Walmart releases Top-Rated by Kids Toy List

Walmart has revealed its highly anticipated list of the hottest toys for the 2021 holiday season. Selected by “kid experts”, this year’s list includes 39 toys, 16 of them Walmart exclusives.   The toys fall into six categories, Awakening Imagination, Edutainment Expression, Fresh Air Fun, Not So Pretend Pets, On-Screen and Streaming Favorites and Timeless Toys. …

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US News | Funko partners with Hallmark and Walmart to deliver a pop culture Christmas

Funko is expanding across the seasonal aisle this year thanks to an exclusive partnership with the US retailer Walmart that will see the pop culture specialist release Pop! inspired Hallmark ornaments and wrapping paper in time for the Christmas and holiday season. Hallmark has been a staple of the holiday …

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Scalextric’s Batman vs Superman tops the John Lewis ten toys for Christmas list

The Warner Bros. and DC Comics icon, Batman has swooped in on the first of the major retailers’ top Christmas toy predictions this year, having secured top billing within John Lewis’s Top Ten Toys for Christmas 2021. It’s Warner Bros Consumer Products’ partnership with the leading hobby brand, Hornby’s own …

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China Shipping Crisis | The Entertainer urges consumers to get their Christmas shopping early

With shipping from China reaching a crisis point that has seen costs skyrocket to all time highs amid a shortage of containers within the global supply chain, the UK’s independent toy retailer, The Entertainer is making its message to the consumer clear. Costs, shortages, and delays have hamstrung companies across …

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Online retailer Very.co.uk sees record-breaking Christmas trading period

The multi-category online retailer, Very.co.uk, has posted record-breaking Christmas and Black Friday results, having increased retail sales by 25.8 per cent year on year in the seven weeks up and including December 25th 2020. The Group has cited the results as its ‘best ever Christmas trading period’ following strong trading …

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Christmas container chaos is global as Greek toy retailer Jumbo sees major shipment delays

The Greek toy and gift retailer, Jumbo, has revealed that some 6,000 containers of the some of the best-selling toys this year, are stuck on cargo ships and shipping containers around the world, in an echo of the current chaos being experienced at UK ports. The firm, which operates stores …

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Hamleys launches its first eBay shop as the retailer broadens its online shopping capabilities

The iconic toy retailer, Hamleys, has launched its first eBay shop as part of the company’s plans to expand its online presence in the midst of an exodus to digital consumerism. Founded in 1760, Hamleys is famed worldwide for in-store experience and eye-catching window displays and its flagship Regent Street …

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Epoch Making Toys launches its Aquabeads CreateChristmas campaign across the UK

Epoch Making Toys Ltd has launched its new, festive Aquabeads CreateChristmas campaign across the UK, a seasonal initiative that aims to celebrate the power of creativity and family traditions during the holidays. To bring the campaign to life, Aquabeads has turned to a group of high-profile Instagram parent creators, tasking …

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Exploding Kittens and Pandemic among Black Friday board games sales surge at OnBuy

Sales of the popular Elan Lee board game, Exploding Kittens, surged by an impressive 511 per cent on the UK marketplace, OnBuy, who has since reported a record-breaking Black Friday that saw sales across the board total nearly £2.5 million in one day alone. According to the platform – established …

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Indie Insight at Heffers Games: “Shoppers tells us there is a joy and satisfaction in shopping in person”

Over the course of the last six years, Cambridge bookshop, Heffers has transformed its prime Trinity Street location into a haven of the local board gaming community, with an offering and insight so revered, that even the year’s instability around the coronavirus pandemic hasn’t stopped it winning retail awards. A …

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