Tag Archives: Features

EXCLUSIVE I Max Rangel, Spin Master’s CEO and Global President, on the key factors driving the company’s success

For the January/February issue of ToyNews, out now, Editor Kiran Grewal sat down with Max Rangel, CEO and Global President of global children’s entertainment company Spin Master, to discuss the recent developments at the company, including Spin Master ventures. Spin Master is a global children’s entertainment company focused on creating …

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The Winter issue of ToyNews is out now!

The perfect antidote to the gloom of winter, the latest issue of ToyNews is out now, packed with news, opinion, analysis, interviews and product roundups… in short, everything you need to keep abreast of our resilient and constantly evolving industry. The January-February magazine highlights the all-important upcoming events in the …

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Breaking news: Toy Fair WILL take place as planned

Given that no new Covid restrictions are being mooted for England, the British Toy and Hobby Association has released a statement regarding Toy Fair 2022: “Over the past months and weeks, we have continuously been monitoring the government regulations and industry guidance in order to best prepare and work towards delivering a …

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Opinion: How ‘retailtainment’ is powering LEGO’s success

Following the opening of LEGO’s flagship retail outlet in Barcelona, industry analyst Utku Tansel LLB, MBA, explores why the high street is still an important part of shopping, and how retailers can differentiate their in-store shopping experiences to respondto changing consumer needs. Online and physical are complementary to each other LEGO’s first …

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BLE EXCLUSIVE: Sine Klitgaard Møller on the LEGO Group’s sustainability initiatives

The LEGO Group is participating in the BLE Sustainability Activation in partnership with Products of Change at Brand Licensing Europe 2021. The event runs in person from 17-19 November with follow-up online content launching 22 November and online networking taking place 30 November – 1 December. Registration is free at …

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Safer toys, shorter time to market | Managing risks from the earlier stages of development

Sponsored content from API – The Household Goods and Toys Quality Experts Pandemic uncertainty continues to impact industries globally, including the world of toys. While some brands are thriving, many are facing unprecedented disruption caused by qualified workforce reductions, delayed shipments, unsteady demand, and increased pressure to accelerate their time …

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The Toy Project partners with Attic Self Storage on weekly toy collection service for London’s children in need

The London based self-storage company, Attic Self Storage, has partnered with the children’s charity, The Toy Project to run a weekly toy collection service across the UK’s capital to encourage families to donate their unwanted toys to children in need. The initiative has been stoked in a move to offer …

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Toy Shop UK reveals the 2021 Independent Toy Awards Winners

STEAM-inspired play, sustainability, and pop culture licensing have emerged as key themes among the winners of this year’s Independent Toy Awards, revealed this week by the awards’ organiser, Toy Shop UK. The 14th annual iteration of the coveted awards, the ITA have been established in order to showcase what the …

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Obituary | Those Licensing People founder and MD, Russell Dever

The vivacious and engaging founder of licensing agency, Those Licensing People, Russell Dever (aged 62), passed away on 11th August having sadly taken his own life after a long battle with depression. Renowned for his passion in children’s entertainment and content, his affection for the genre led him to found the …

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Mattel debuts new He-Man and The Masters of the Universe toys as first Netflix trailer lands

Mattel has lifted the lid on a new collection of toys and action figures inspired by the new animated Netflix series, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, a CGI reinvention of the cult classic series that has been developed for a new generation of fans. Detailed in a post …

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