Tag Archives: Games And Puzzles

University Games to remove single use plastic from portfolio as part of its Taking Steps to Protect Our Planet push

University Games is taking positive strides to improve their environmental impact in 2021, in its quest to be the most environmentally friendly games and puzzles company in the UK. As part of its plans, the games, puzzles and gift specialist has created a new ‘Taking Steps to Protect Our Planet’ …

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Global games and puzzles firm YWOW takes on US market with Kraft Heinz line-up

The international games and puzzle company, YWOW Brands has made its big move on the American market with the launch of a new range of Kraft Heinz branded novelty puzzles. The deal was brokered by Kraft Heinz’s exclusive licensing agency, Brand Central, and arrives as YWOW continues to make waves …

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Homegrown | Rex London and the processes of “achieving something great”

The latest 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 internationally reaching gifting, toy, and craft specialist, Rex London to talk about the successes of 2020 and how a healthy retailer …

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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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