Tag Archives: Games And Puzzles

Gibsons’ Virtual Trade Showcase is open for bookings now

The British games and puzzles specialist, Gibsons, is taking booking for its own Virtual Trade Showcase, the firm’s own event for prospective retailers hosted in the wake of the cancellation of this year’s Toy Fair season. The virtual show will take the form of an online conference and will give …

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The Toy Retailers Association reveals its Toy of the Year award winners

The Toy Retailers Association’s Toy of the Year Award winners have been revealed following a selection process reflective of the change of pace of the past year and the impact that the pandemic has had on the overall retail landscape. Yet, while online sales have accounted for just under half …

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US: Ravensburger launches Puzzles Fund the Cure Design Contest with the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation

Ravensburger has partnered with the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation to help piece together a cure for childhood cancer with the launch of the Puzzles Fund the Cure Design Contest. Running until January, 31st this year, the contest encourages children and teens to create a design that inspires hope. Ten of …

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Games, Puzzles and growing Kidult market fuel toy sector’s 2020 success, says NPD

The lockdown success of the games and puzzles market, a surge in the kidult market, and early Christmas trading all fuelled by the restrictions and implications of the Covid-19 pandemic, has helped the UK toy market hit a five per cent sales increase for its overall value.  According to the …

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Spin Master completes its acquisition of Rubik’s Brand with plans for further innovation across the Rubik’s Cube portfolio

The global toy maker, Spin Master has completed its acquisition of Rubik’s Brand Ltd and the world famous Rubik’s Cube following the announcement of its intention in October last year. Spin Master will look to continue the Rubik’s brand legacy with plans for further innovation across the entire Rubik’s portfolio …

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There and back again: The hobbyist market returns as ‘model making sees massive resurgence’

UK toy and hobby shops have cited a ‘massive resurgence in model making’ throughout 2020, driven by families and consumers turning to the more traditional pastimes such as construction kits, building sets, and games and puzzles to best navigate the social distancing measures and lockdown restrictions put in place over …

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YWOW Games continues mission to ‘revolutionise the puzzles market’ with new Mentos license

YWOW Games, an up and coming games and puzzles company on a mission to ‘revolutionise the market’ by combining global household brands with collectable jigsaw puzzles, has expanded its best-selling range through a new partnership with the confectionery brand, Perfetti Van Melle. The fast-growing company launched onto the scene with …

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Spin Master sees increases across boys action, games and puzzles, and plush in Q3 2020 results

Spin Master has seen gross product sales increase to $587.4 million in its third quarter financial results, a growth of 0.7 per cent that has been led by increases across its boys action and construction, activities, games and puzzles, plush and outdoor sectors this year. The marginal growth is an …

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Orchard Toys celebrates 25 years of Shopping List with Silver Ticket campaign

Orchard Toys is celebrating 25 years of its perennial best-seller, Shopping List with the launch of a consumer Silver Ticket campaign across limited edition boxes of the title that give shoppers the chance to enter a free prize draw. When entering, consumers will be given the option to state where …

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Spin Master acquires Rubik’s Brand in move that further strengthens its Games & Puzzles portfolio

The global children’s entertainment company, Spin Master, has reached an agreement to acquire the London-based Rubik’s Brand Ltd, owner of the world famous Rubik’s Cube. Invented by Ernő Rubik in 1974 and launched globally in 1980, the Rubik’s Cube became a worldwide  craze,selling hundreds of millions of units, and has …

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