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UK kids brand combining organic chocolate and sustainable puzzles grows business after funding success

The UK ethical toy and confectionery brand, PlayIn Choc, has surpassed its crowdfunding goal of £250,000 to scale up its business and bring its sustainable and organic products to wider audiences across the UK and global markets. PlayIn Choc is a genre-spanning UK start up that provides consumers not only …

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Finding Neverland | How adult fans are driving toy sales across the UK

There’s no shame in admitting it, toys, games, gaming, and play doesn’t have to have an age limit; something that a growing portion of the UK population can attest to. Last year, the UK’s kidult market hit new heights, fuelled by a pandemic that left grown ups and kids at …

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3D printed toys takes next leap as Little You partners with materials specialist Rize

Rize, a company on a mission to bring 3D printing to consumers everywhere, has partnered with the custom collectable toy platform, Little You, on an initiative to allow kids to turn their own creations into functional, 3D anime toy figures. Headquartered in Toronto, Little You lets children make unique, custom …

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Stateside | Panini America to launch Funko Pop! Trading Card collection

Collectables giants Funko and Panini America are witnessing their worlds collide, as the pair come together to launch a new Pop! product line, Funko Pop! Trading Card collection that will span multiple sports. Launching later this year, the initial series will feature six NBA players and six NFL players, hitting …

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Licensed collectables specialist Eaglemoss taps Norton PR for its first Advent Calendar campaign

The licensed collectables specialist and pop culture expert, Eaglemoss Hero Collector is entering into the advent calendars market for the first time, having appointed the PR, marketing, and digital agency Norton PR to spearhead its first campaign. The company plans to target fans and collectors at launch, as well as …

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Funko achieves record first quarter as net sales grow 38 per cent

Funko has seen record first quarter net sales increases across both its US and European markets, reflecting what the pop culture specialist has cited as ‘broad-based strength across geographies, products, and channels.’ Net sales grew 38 per cent to $189.2 million compared to $136.7 million in the first quarter of …

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Universal Monsters rise up in new NECA action figure partnership

National Entertainment Collectibles Association – NECA – has detailed plans for a full line of Universal Monsters action figures developed in close partnership with Universal Brand Development to capture the look of the horror world’s most iconic figures. Frankenstein’s Monster will rise up this July, depicting the classic monster from …

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Magic Box Toys launches T-Racers, a “revolutionary way of playing cars”

Magic Box Toys has detailed the launch of T-Racers, a new vehicle concept driven by a ‘mix and race’ initiative, that according to the firm ‘offers a revolutionary way of playing with cars.’ Each vehicle in the T-Racers collection is made up of three different parts, which can be interchanged …

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Where’s the fun in fungible? | Could the toy industry be key to unlocking the potential of the NFTs market?

For those who remember typing BRB into their MSN chat box, or anyone still wrestling with the WFH concept, there’s a new acronym in town, and it’s potential to shape the future of entertainment and the collectables space is boundless. It’s probably time we all got to know NFTs a …

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Hasbro lifts the lid on its first Ghostbusters: Afterlife collectable Mini Pufts

This week saw Sony Pictures scale things down for one of its biggest stars, when it released the first teaser clip of the upcoming Ghostbusters: Afterlife, featuring Paul Rudd and a cast of miniature Stay Puft Marshmallow Men with a video that has tantalised movie buffs the world over. Moving …

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