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Toy firms and retailers unite in calls for Government rethink over UK e-scooter laws

Outdoor toy and leisure companies and retailers are among those to have issued fresh calls for a Government rethink over the current laws on the public use of e-scooters amid the surge in popularity of the sector as an alternative mode of greener transport. Leaders in the outdoor recreation sector, …

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Opinion | Toon-age day stream: How Disney+ is about to change toy licensing for good

It almost seemed by design that Disney’s subscription based streaming platform, Disney+ launched just as the Coronavirus pandemic began to tighten its grip on the UK and force the world’s population inside and away from the entertainment venues of yesteryear. And in just a short space of time, its impact …

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Opinion | Lines of communication: Supporting mental health is more important than ever

Home-schooling, social restrictions, country-wide lockdowns and increased screen time among families that propelled the conversation around children’s mental well-being into the spotlight over the last few months, as concerns rise over the impact of the pandemic on the health of our younger generations. With this in mind, founder of the …

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Australian Toy Fair | Virtual platform ‘opens international shop window’ for global visitors

The 56th Australian Toy Fair, taking place this March, may not look anything like the 55 before it ever did – or ever imagined it would – with pandemic precautions forcing it onto an all-virtual platform this year, but that doesn’t mean the show will be any smaller for it. …

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Greener pastimes: ToyNews’ guide to the latest in sustainable toys

With greater consumer awareness surrounding the topic translating to fresh demand at retail, coupled with a retail landscape more conscious of the social and environmental impact of the products it lines its shelves with than ever before, the market for sustainable toys is an ever-increasing one – both in size …

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Environment | Build Your Own: “There’s real desire from retail and consumers to support sustainable”

Paper Engine’s Build Your Own division of eco-focused STEM crafting kits has only been on the scene one year, but it’s impact is already being felt industry-wide, having secured no fewer than four awards and celebrated a ‘hugely successful Christmas period’ last year.  ToyNews catches up with founder and origami …

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LEGO and Universal Music Group unveil first product line-up for LEGO Vidiyo

The LEGO Group has today unveiled the first range of products to arrive from its new LEGO Vidiyo platform, a collaboration with Universal Music Group that will enable kids to create their own music videos using LEGO Minifgures, new LEGO kits, and augmented reality technology. Teased last month, LEGO Vidiyo …

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Opinion | Expansion pact – How Toy Fair Everywhere is broadening the global toy community

For the president and CEO of the US Toy Association, Steve Pasierb, 2020 was a year of maneuvering through the shifting sands of an event landscape beholden to a pandemic that refused to play by the rules. One major pivot to the all-virtual platform later, and Pasierb is ready to …

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Homegrown | Rex London and the processes of “achieving something great”

The latest in a series of articles exploring and celebrating the homegrown British toy design and production scene across all stages of its development, ToyNews catches up with the internationally reaching gifting, toy, and craft specialist, Rex London to talk about the successes of 2020 and how a healthy retailer …

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The Pokemon Company ramps up TCG production amid ‘phenomenal demand’ and sell-out success

The Pokemon Company has stated that it is ramping up printing for the Pokemon Trading Card Game, following a surge in demand that has seen product sell-out across some of its newer launches. A statement issued to fans via its official website confirms that the Pokemon Company is “actively working …

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