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Homegrown | No monkeying around: The right royal welcome of Laurence King

The next 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 British born publishing house Laurence King to talk about its successful move into children’s toys, games, and activity kits, and how …

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Showcase 2021: Gibsons readies planet-friendly puzzles, traditional games, and the play detox

Contact: 020 8661 8866 Web: www.gibsonsgames.co.uk Email: sales@gibsonsgames.co.uk Planet-friendly puzzles, traditional gaming, and a year of detoxing through play Gibsons, the family owned jigsaw puzzle and games company, is ready to start 2021 with a fantastic range of new puzzle designs and even a new licensed family card game.  Gibsons’ …

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Kelvyn Gardner | Global licensing community pays tribute to industry’s ‘brightest star and biggest heart’

Tributes have been paid en masse from across the industry to ‘one of licensing’s brightest stars and biggest hearts’, Kelvyn Gardner, who very sadly died unexpectedly yesterday morning (January 26). As the tragic news broke throughout the evening, members from across the global licensing community were moved to share condolences …

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Showcase 2021: Ravensburger builds on ‘phenomenal success’ of Escape Puzzles

Contact: 01869 363 830 Web: www.ravensburger.com Escape Puzzles, leading license line-up, and GraviTrax’s natural phenomenon 2021 will see Ravensburger launch over 200 new products, building on a portfolio that has delivered strong growth throughout the last year. New additions to the award-winning GraviTrax interactive track system will continue to provide …

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Environment | “Toy recycling is key to educating children”: Wastebuster’s call to the industry

An underwater photographer turned campaigner, conservationist, and educator on the environmental impact of climate change and pollution on the world’s oceans, Katy Newnham is about to embark on her latest venture to help change the course of history. Last week, Wastebuster launched its Recycle to Read and Toy Take Back …

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Homegrown | Five Wild Ones and a mission to restore children’s routines

In the first of a series of articles exploring and celebrating the homegrown British toy design and production scene across all stages of its development, ToyNews dives into the thorny issue of maintaining structure at home through the country’s most chaotic chapter. We talk to the team helping make it …

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Brexit: “No good news story here” for small business toy sellers hit by rising import charges

Online toy sellers are among the thousands of UK small businesses feeling the immediate sting of a Brexit trade deal that has shown early signs ‘of being no good for anyone in the business of selling to the EU.’ Retailers such as the online toy shop Kiddimax have been left …

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Wastebuster calls on industry with Toy Take Back and Recycle to Read campaign

The environmental awareness platform, Wastebuster has partnered with Products of Change to bring together a cross-sector of stakeholders to share knowledge, resources, and finance, to develop an efficient, environmental, and sustainable means of recycling plastic toys. In partnership with EPPIC (Extended Plastics Partnerships for Innovation in Circularity) the programme will …

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New school: Award winning toy inventor Adam Borton and the launch of The Toy and Game School

The award-winning toy and game designer, Adam Borton, is a name well-known among some of the industry’s biggest toy companies, from Hasbro to Mookie, via Little Tikes; Borton is a product inventor with a track record for creating some of the top-selling games and toys on the market today. It’s …

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Showcase 2021: Asmodee UK prepares for a year of Dobble, Pokémon, Family Games and more

Contact: 01420 593 593 Web: www.asmodee.co.uk The year for Pokémon, Dobble, and Family Games Though in-person trade shows may be off the table this winter, Asmodee will still be offering a sneak peek at their most exciting products for 2021 at the third instalment of AsmoFair, its pioneering virtual trade …

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