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Surge in Disney+ subscribers amid global lockdown boosts demand for Hasbro’s ‘Baby Yoda’

The surge in subscribers to Disney+ amid global coronavirus lockdown measures has already provided a boost to Hasbro’s licensed toy sales, particularly, the global toymaker has stated, to the popularity of the ‘Baby Yoda’ character from the Disney original TV series, The Mandalorian. Demand for the character – officially called …

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Disney boss Bob Iger steps down as chief executive as Bob Chapek is promoted

Disney boss Bob Iger is stepping down from his role as chief executive with the studio. Disney has said that it has appointed Bob Chapek – the man previously responsible for the company’s parks and products division – to replace the longstanding Iger. Having led Disney through several blockbuster acquisitions …

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Ravensburger North America unveils Disney Hocus Pocus, Disney Jungle Cruise, and Back to the Future board games

Disney’s bewitching classic, Hocus Pocus is making the leap from the library of seasonal favourites and into the world of tabletop gaming, as the IP joins a roster of newly revealed board games from Ravensburger North America this year. The 1993 fantasy comedy, starring Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker …

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Ravensburger turns to the Marvel Universe for latest Villainous board game release

Ravensburger’s popular Villainous game is taking on the Marvel Comic Universe with the launch of Marvel Villainous: Infinite Power, featuring five of Marvel’s most popular – and most evil – villains. The new title – scheduled for launch this August – will feature new game mechanics, allowing players to accomplish …

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Disney reveals toys and products line up for both Mulan and Onward

In a double whammy for the studio, Disney has revealed the consumer products portfolio for not one but two of its upcoming blockbuster movies, detailing the toy lines and licensed products line-up for both Mulan and its new animated feature film, Onward. Hasbro, Mattel, and Funko join the ranks of …

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Pioneer Europe readies for Disney Frozen II UK release with balloon and party ranges

In anticipation of the release of the Disney film, Frozen 2 – opening in UK cinemas this Friday, November 22 – Pioneer Europe has launched a new range of licensed balloons and party products. The new Qualatex and Pioneer Party ranges feature Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and Olaf on magical balloon …

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Frozen II, Nintendo and Disguise fuel 18 per cent sales growth for Jakks Pacific

Disney’s Frozen II, Disguise and the Nintendo license has helped Jakks Pacific to the strongest quarter in year on year sales the toymaker has seen in the past five years.  Net sales have increased 18 per cent to $280.1 million compared to the $236.7 million for the same period in …

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Former Disney and Netflix execs launch Playper toy company with mission of ditching the plastic

A team of former Disney and Netflix executives have banded together to launch a new toy and connected play company with the mission of tackling the toy industry’s reliance on plastic. Playper is a company that specialises in paper-based, AR-enhanced construction toys and games, and has launched onto the scene …

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Tonies welcomes Cars and The Little Mermaid to its character and stories portfolio

The innovative new kids audio system, Tonies has added two new Disney characters to its range, welcoming Cars and The Little Mermaid to its collection of licensed characters and stories. The two new figures, Ariel from The Little Mermaid and Lightning McQueen from Cars, will be available to purchase on …

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