Tag Archives: Games

New school: Award winning toy inventor Adam Borton and the launch of The Toy and Game School

The award-winning toy and game designer, Adam Borton, is a name well-known among some of the industry’s biggest toy companies, from Hasbro to Mookie, via Little Tikes; Borton is a product inventor with a track record for creating some of the top-selling games and toys on the market today. It’s …

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UK licensing agency Brand-Ward eyes toys, games and more for pre-school series Pikwik Pack

The UK-based licensing agency, Brand-Ward, has been tapped to represent Guru Studio’s latest pre-school series, Pikwik Pack across the UK and Ireland, with a focus on consumer products including toys and games. The licensing firm already represents Guru Studio’s True and the Rainbow Kingdom and will now add Pikwik Pack …

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Whirli learning: Selling toys the Whirligig way – inside the UK’s independent ‘make and do’ retailer

A former teacher-turned-coffee shop owner-turned-managing director of the UK’s biggest independent toy retailer outside of a buying group, Whirligig Toys’ Peter Allinson is a champion of the ‘things to make and do’ toy space. ToyNews takes a look at the working parts to find out what makes this toy retailer …

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Cartamundi builds Global R&D Center to ‘centralise vision’ for product innovation

Cartamundi, a leader in the manufacture of games and playing cards, is building a new Global R&D Center in Turnhout to work closely with Cartamundi’s R&D departments around the world. The new center, the firm states, will be ‘crucial for Cartamundi’s strength and digital transformation,’ and will act as the …

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Asmodee to launch PAW Patrol, Pixar, Marvel, and Minions licensed Dobble

Asmodee is launching four new licensed editions of its hit speed observation game Dobble this year thanks to a slew of partnerships with PAW Patrol, Pixar, Marvel, and Minions. Dobble, a game in which players must spot a single matching image between two cards, has grown into a national phenomenon …

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Mindfulness and detoxing through traditional toys will be ‘strong theme for 2021’, says Gibsons

Mindfulness and detoxing from the stress of life and its many digital devices will remain a strong consumer theme as we head into the New Year, according to the UK’s own Gibsons Games who witnessed a 33 per cent increase in puzzles sales across the last year. It’s just one …

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BrainBox Games enters the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in what will be ‘a huge year for the brand’

The popular educational games series, BrainBox is expanding its licensing activity into the Wizarding World with the release of its upcoming BrainBox Harry Potter in May next year. It marks a major development for the Green Board Games team, who has earmarked 2021 as a ‘huge year for the brand.’ …

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Epoch Making Toys sees 2021 as ‘year of huge potential for Super Mario Games’ after initial “resounding success”

EPOCH making toys has earmarked 2021 as a ‘year of huge potential’ for Super Mario Games, as the international toy firm prepares to bolster a range of official Nintendo licensed products launched to UK retail this autumn/winter. Its current portfolio, comprising the Super Mario Balancing Game that challenges players to …

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HABA to build its presence in the UK toy market through Amaroni partnership

The German toy manufacturer, HABA, has revealed its plans to build its presence in the UK toy market, having appointed Amaroni as its British sales distributor for HABA toys and games. The deal will kick in to effect from the end of 2020 onwards. For the past year, Amaroni has …

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