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Golden Bear debuts latest IP: Curlimals interactive plush

Golden Bear is introducing Curlimals, a range of entry-level animatronic soft toys. The company’s latest plush IP supports a long-term strategy to grow and develop its own brands to sit alongside an already strong business portfolio of licensed plush. Curlimals are cute woodland creatures that respond to touch with over 50 …

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Golden Bear strengthens team with five new hires

Golden Bear has announced the appointment of five new hires across its sales, marketing, and creative departments. The appointments come following the company’s recent reports of sales growth and further investment into its sales and marketing capabilities, and design facilities. Caroline Martin and Jonathan Williams (both pictured above) have been …

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Bing set for further success in the Nordics with new toy partner Maki

Acamar Films’ award-winning pre-school series Bing is poised for further growth in the Nordics, announcing Maki as the property’s new pan-regional master toy partner. The agreement follows the contract renewal with licensing agent Alicom, as Bing continues to deliver strong broadcast ratings across the region.   Bing’s global master toy partner …

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Strong sales and profit growth for Golden Bear

Golden Bear reported a growth in sales of 9.5% to £25.1 million in the 15-month period ending 31 March 2021.  Operating profit grew to £2.3 million compared to the previous figure of £1.2 million in the calendar year 2019. In the UK market, the company saw dynamic growth in the …

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Acamar Films renews Bing partnership with master toy licensee Golden Bear

Acamar Films, producers of the multi-award-winning TV show Bing along with Brown Bag Films, has renewed its licensing deal with master toy licensee Golden Bear. The EMEA agreement, which extends the partnership for a further four years, will run until 2025. Golden Bear has seen huge success with its Bing …

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MGA Entertainment names Julie Taylor its new sales director

MGA Entertainment UK and Ireland has appointed Julie Taylor as its new sales director, a role she will take up this autumn as she leaves her post of 15 years with Golden Bear. Based in the UK head office in Milton Keynes, Taylor will oversee the sales portfolio of all …

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Golden Bear makes raft of staff changes as it prepares for continued global growth

The British toy company, Golden Bear has detailed a raft of staff changes as it prepares for continued global growth this year and beyond. The firm will be bidding a fond farewell to sales director Julie Taylor, who is moving to a new position, and welcoming Becky Matthews (pictured left) …

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Golden Bear supports UK children’s charity Little Rascals Foundation with £850 donation

The UK toy firm, Golden Bear has handed over a cheque for £850 to the British children’s charity, the Little Rascals Foundation, donating money raised during its annual Christmas Quiz event last year to support children with disabilities across the country. The Little Rascals Foundation is a charity set up …

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Andrew Laughton raises £10,000 for charity with 110km walk; Golden Bear smashes through Toy Trust target

Toy industry stalwart, Andrew Laughton, marked the end of his tenure as BTHA Chairman and with MGA by completing a 110km walk from the MGA offices in Milton Keynes to the BTHA HQ in Central London, and raising almost £10,000 for the Toy Trust charity in the process. Laughton followed …

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MV Sports joins Hey Duggee toy partner line up as HTI bolsters portfolio with role play items

MV Sports has become the latest name in toys to sign up with the popular BBC Studio preschool property, Hey Duggee in a new deal to produce a range of branded scooters, ride-ons, and bikes. The first wave of product will launch at retail this autumn, joining the existing toy …

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