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The Wizarding World launches Harry Potter At Home hub of activities, videos, puzzles and more

The team behind the Wizarding World of Harry Potter has detailed the launch of its Harry Potter At Home hub, a free online collection of child-friendly activities, videos, puzzles, illustrations, quizzes, creative ideas, and more. The new hub has been designed to bring the Wizarding World into the homes of …

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Toy Fair 2020: University Games dials up the magic with new 3D Harry Potter puzzles

It’s with more than a dusting of magic that University Games is looking to enchant visitors and fans this season with its new series of 3D puzzles based on some of the most iconic buildings from the Harry Potter film franchise. Unveiled for the first time this London Toy Fair, …

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Putting the magic into Brighton: “We have to deliver the flipping best customer service we can”

Plucked straight from the cobbled streets of Diagon Alley and landed halfway up Brighton’s Trafalgar St., one of the city’s many centralised shopping destinations, resides Oliver’s Brighton, an olde world trinket store, dedicated to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter franchise. Your guide among its shelves upon shelves of officially …

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Hornby Hobbies and Corgi re-release iconic Harry Potter models amid demand boom for the franchise

Hornby Hobbies and the Corgi brand have re-released a line of Harry Potter die-cast products, tapping into the current resurgence for the Wizarding World brand at retail. Last year, the British toy model and hobby specialist teamed up with Warner Bros. to kick-start a three year licensing partnership for the …

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Amazon unveils its top ten toys for Christmas 2019

Mattel’s Pictionary Air, John Adams’ Bank Attack Game, and Asmodee’s Harry Potter Dobble have been named among the family-favourites tipped to be Amazon’s best-sellers this Christmas. The online giant has released its own Top Ten Toys for Christmas this year, some 146 days out from the big event, with a …

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USAopoly unveils Harry Potter: Death Eaters Rising tabletop game

The Harry Potter board games just keep on coming this year, as USAopoly unveils its latest Wizarding World themed creation in Harry Potter: Death Eaters Rising. Based on the fifth film in the iconic franchise, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Death Eaters Rising is a cooperative card …

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Wow! Stuff unveils the Harry Potter Invisibility Cloak

After months of secrecy around the subject of Harry Potter Invisibility Cloaks, Wow Stuff and Warner Bros. Consumer Products have revealed that the innovative AR product will go on sale from June 19 across the UK. The magical illusion costume comes with a unique authentication code that allows users to …

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One Harry Potter toy is sold every five minutes in the UK as franchise hits £44m in value sales

The Harry Potter franchise is conjuring up some impressive sales figures, as the NPD reveals that one Harry Potter toy is sold every five minutes here in the UK. The figure puts the Wizarding franchise second only to Disney’s Star Wars in terms of value sales. The NPD points out …

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Wow! Stuff’s Richard North: Warner Bros and Harry Potter deal was “best moment of my career”

Each month, ToyNews catches up with an industry bigwig to ask a series of personal and prying questions. This month, it’s Wow! Stuff founder and CEO Richard North’s turn for a grilling. What have the past 12 months been like over at Wow! Stuff ? It’s been… weird. We are …

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Wow! Stuff promises to push innovation with big franchise reveals at Distoy

Wow! Stuff may be remaining tight-lipped over just what it has in store for this year’s Distoy when the team behind the boundary-pushing Harry Potter Invisibility Cloak descends upon the London event, but promises a range that will continue to push the envelope on a ‘global scale.’ Following its recent …

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