Tag Archives: construction toys

Amaroni adds 100% sustainable toy brand FabBrix to its roster

British toy distributor Amaroni has added to its expanding portfolio of eco-friendly toys by partnering with wooden construction toy company FabBrix, a brand already established in 15 countries. The environmentally friendly wooden building bricks developed by FabBrix are completely compatible with leading brand plastic bricks and yet are 100% FSC certified. Each FabBrix …

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Magnetic attraction | Magformers on reinvigorating a category and inspiring a generation through STEM

Since bursting onto the scene in 2016, Magformers has built a strong business in the construction category and galvanised the magnetic toy sector with its award-winning products. ToyNews catches up with Magformers UK managing director, David Kelly, to see what’s in the pipeline for the growing company Five years ago, …

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SmartMax expands its best-selling My First range with My First Acrobats

The award-winning pre-school construction sets brand, SmartMax, is expanding on its best-selling My First collection with the launch of My First Acrobats, a new range designed for kids aged 18 months to five. The new My First Acrobats collection features six differently shaped geometric building blocks and three metal balls, …

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Basic Fun pledges £10,000 worth of K’Nex to UK schools in new learning initiative

Basic Fun has pledged £10,000 worth of K’Nex resources to schools across the UK as part of the company’s campaign to promote the construction toy’s application to fun learning at all stages of a child’s development. Having launched the initiative on March 8th this year – coinciding with the re-opening …

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Homegrown | One man’s JUNKO and a transatlantic sales story

The next in a series of articles exploring and celebrating the homegrown British toy design and production scene across all stages of its development, this week, ToyNews catches up with the toy inventor, Peter Rope to learn about the international expansion of his flagship JUNKO brand – a popular attraction …

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Whirli learning: Selling toys the Whirligig way – inside the UK’s independent ‘make and do’ retailer

A former teacher-turned-coffee shop owner-turned-managing director of the UK’s biggest independent toy retailer outside of a buying group, Whirligig Toys’ Peter Allinson is a champion of the ‘things to make and do’ toy space. ToyNews takes a look at the working parts to find out what makes this toy retailer …

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STEM specialist No.66 Studios jumps on mini arcade trend with EnigmaBot launch

The tech toy and STEM specialist, No.66 Studios is bridging the gap between construction play and digital-physical interactive play with the launch of its EnigmaBot – Create Your Own Game Building Kits and Explore to the crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter. Developed to encourage kids and families to get hands on with …

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