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Sustainability in Licensing | The Insights Family: “Kids are becoming leaders in sustainable consumption”

Children’s consumption habits are changing and a new generation of consumers are looking to become leaders in shopping sustainably, is the message to emerge from day one of two of this week’s Sustainability in Licensing Conference. An opening presentation given by The Insights Family’s chief product officer, Jonathan Watson, highlighted …

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Moose Toys launches Akedo Ultimate Arcade Warriors its next ‘global action franchise mega hit’

Moose Toys is delivering a knockout new launch this summer and its ‘biggest boys’ launch to date’ with the arrival of Akedo – Ultimate Arcade Warriors, a battling action figure series that will launch with a new animated series, a licensing programme managed by WildBrain CPLG, and a special tournament …

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Disney confirms it’s in ‘consultation with group of UK Stores’ over closures

Disney has confirmed that it is holding consultations with an initial group of stores in the UK about their closure in its first official acknowledgement of speculation that all but its flagship London store was to shut up shop in the UK. Rumours have been circulating that Disney has been …

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Amazon waste investigation sparks UK government call for ‘more re-use and recycling of products’

An investigation into one of Amazon’s Scottish warehouses has compelled the UK government to call for ‘more re-use and recycling of products’ after it was discovered that the online giant is destroying millions of products a year. A spokesperson for the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, said the government is ‘looking …

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Wicked Vision, Learning Resources and Little Tikes among Outdoor Toy Awards 2021 winners

Wicked Vision, Learning Resources, Little Tikes, and ZURU have been named among the winners of this year’s Outdoor Toy Awards, an awards event hosted by Toyology that made its return this year to champion the best products for kids’ and families’ outdoor play activities. Featuring ten categories, this year’s iteration …

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Sustainability in Licensing | Toy industry sustainability needs ‘relentless innovation’, says ZURU

Sustainability in the toy industry will not be achieved in one move, but through ‘consistent and incremental improvements’, as well as relentless innovation, is the message being promoted by the international toy maker, ZURU, ahead of the Sustainability in Licensing Conference this week. Speaking with ToyNews before the online conference …

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Spin Master considering global roll-out of Scholarship programme ‘based on market interest’

Spin Master will be considering the expansion of its new Future of Play Scholarship Programme across its 28 global offices, based on the level of interest expressed within the individual markets. Last week, the global entertainment powerhouse and toy maker detailed the launch of a programme to support the education …

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Kids’ magazine publishers sign up for Wastebuster’s plastic toy recycling scheme Recycle to Read

A group of the UK’s biggest names in children’s magazines, including DC Thomson and Redan Publishing has signed up to become founding members of the education, research, and recycling programme, Recycle to Read, a campaign aimed at creating a more circular economy for children’s toys. This week will see the …

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Opinion | Channel hopping: Netflix becomes latest global brand to adopt direct to consumer retailing

With Netflix becoming the latest global brand to adopt a direct to consumer model for its portfolio of licensed merchandise, consumer products, and original series brand extensions, industry insights and intelligence expert and seasoned market analyst, Utku Tansel takes a look at the ever-strengthening trend of tapping into the consumer directly …

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Preschool series tackling depression and anxiety in kids eyes toys and games with Bulldog Licensing

The BAFTA-winning children’s television production house, Sixteen South has signed Bulldog Licensing as its global licensing agency for Odo, the new preschool series scheduled to premiere on Channel 5’s Milkshake this summer and KiKA later this year. Aimed at kids aged three to five, Odo is designed to teach young …

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