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The sustainability of Clementoni: “We must get consumers to realise the intrinsic value of toys”

It’s a challenge that Clementoni has presented to the toy industry, and one to rise to before the ‘small window of opportunity’ disappears entirely: Get consumers to realise the intrinsic value of toys and games to society, or suffer a catastrophic loss in the fight for a sustainable future. Clementoni …

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“We’ve been gearing up for this financial year”: Hornby returns to profit for first time in nearly a decade

The model railway company Hornby has seen a 33 per cent increase in revenue in the first half of the year, marking a return to profit for the first time in almost ten years. The company’s uplift arrives following a surge in interest for the Hornby Hobbies products over the …

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Award-winning plush specialist The London Toy Company to launch ‘huge toy range next year’

The London Toy Company – the plush artists formerly known as High Resolution Design – famed for pushing the envelope of plush design with licenses such as TfL and Harry Potter, has revealed its plans for the non-plush toy space next year. Founder and director, Joel Berkowitz, has told ToyNews …

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2020 marks year of ‘slow play’ toys as DreamToys reveals its Top 12 Toys for Christmas

The year 2020 has called time on the era of collectables in favour of the ‘slow play’ toys like LEGO, Barbie and Monopoly as DreamToys unveils its ultimate Top 12 Toys for Christmas this year that swaps out some of the ‘fast sell’ items of 2019 with big brands, play-sets, …

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White Paper: Climate Reality and how to start making the changes to your business – Trudi Bishop

For many years, Trudi Bishop, has been concerned about the impact that humans are having upon the planet Earth. Over the course of those years, ToyNews has been an avid and vocal supporter of those views and concerns and has made it its own determined mission to give the topic …

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Hasbro and sustainability: “Changes in the toy sector may appear tiny, but there’s a big shift in mentality in the background”

It was four weeks ago that Toy Industries of Europe named Hasbro among the Gold award winners of its inaugural Play for Change Awards, championing the company’s efforts in propelling the momentum of the sustainability movement across the toy industry with its own Toy Recycling Programme. Having launched with great …

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With no virtual alternative, Toy Fair 2021 really is cancelled – How does the industry feel?

There will be no virtual platform alternative to the 2021 London Toy Fair, the BTHA has confirmed, as it was announced this morning (Thursday, October 22nd) that next year’s London Olympia event has been called off, with plans to make its return in 2022. The toy and hobby industry body …

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Licensing Special – Space mission: How Moonbug Entertainment’s rocketing success is disrupting the pre-school space

It may be highly competitive, it may even be getting a little bit crowded at times, but there’s one thing that the pre-school sector hasn’t become in recent years – particularly now, as audiences shift their viewing habits and the means in which they engage with it – and that …

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Pride over profit: How Wow! Stuff is leading the exciting new wave of toy innovators (and revolutionising sustainable toys)

Separated by the miles between us, yet sitting face to face Zoom-style with the Wow! Stuff CEO Richard North, sustainability within the toy industry has become the major topic of conversation.  The toy and gadget entrepreneur is deep into another one of his mantras; having us picture him on his …

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In depth: Outdoor Learning, the future of play, and the potential for the toy space

A letter signed by 32 environmental and youth organisations, including The Wildlife Trusts and Friends of the Earth has propelled the conversation around Outdoor Learning and the impact it has on children’s education, resilience, and mental wellbeing back into the mainstream media. ToyNews looks in-depth at the potential that this …

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