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Funko names former Hasbro senior director Malcolm Ottley its new VP of sales for EMEA

Funko has appointed the former Hasbro senior director, Malcolm Ottley to the role of vice president of sales for its EMEA business, where he will take on a major strategic role heading up the outfit’s sales department. A toy sales veteran, Ottley joins the unit from Hasbro, where he spent …

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Hamleys reveals its Top Toy Picks for Christmas 2020

Classic brands such as Monopoly, Cluedo, Super Mario, and Play-Doh are tipped to cause a stir this Christmas, according to iconic British toy retailer Hamleys, who has today, unveiled its Top Ten Toys for Christmas 2020. While this year’s list is peppered with new interactive and educational tech toys, including …

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Hasbro crosses live action and animation in new global digital series NERF House X

Hasbro is reaching NERF fans across the globe with the launch of the sequel to its popular NERF House digital series, NERF House X, bringing live action and animation together  in a new ‘change of direction’ for the online content. To develop the series, Hasbro has teamed with Superdigital to …

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Hasbro president and COO John Frascotti announces plans to retire from the firm next March

Hasbro’s president and chief operating officer, John Frascotti, has revealed his plans to retire from his current position with the global toy company when his contract comes to an end on March 31, 2021. Frascotti will remain employed by the company for one year in the role of special advisor …

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Hasbro and eOne detail global broadcast partners for new My Little Pony: Pony Life series

Hasbro’s global entertainment studio, eOne has secured a strong line up of broadcast partners across most of the globe for the next latest chapter of the ever-popular My Little Pony brand. My Little Pony: Pony Life is a new series premiering in select territories this autumn, with a larger roll-out running …

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Smyths Toys releases its Top Ten Toys for Christmas 2020 with Star Wars, Super Mario and WWE on the bill

WWE, PAW Patrol, Pokemon, and Super Mario have all made the top billing as this week sees the international toy retailer, Smyths Toys, take its turn in listing its top toy predictions for Christmas 2020, pitting some of the world’s biggest and long-lasting toy brands against new launches in the …

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Amazon reveals its own top toys for Christmas 2020 list

Amazon has revealed its own top toys for Christmas, joining the raft of retailers to handpick their choice of predicted best-sellers this festive season. Selected by a team of Amazon toy experts, this year’s list takes inspiration from cult TV, movies, and video game characters, alongside unboxing trends and tech-centric …

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Toy Industries of Europe reveals the winners of its 2020 Play For Change Awards

Toy Industries of Europe has revealed the winners of its 2020 Play For Change Awards, its inaugural awards that focusing on the recognition of toys and practices that help children confidently navigate the world with respect for themselves, others and for the planet. Whittled down from a long list of …

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Hasbro and Renegade Game Studios to develop tabletop and RPG games for Power Rangers, Transformers, My Little Pony

Hasbro has turned to the hobby specialist, Renegade Game Studios to develop a line up of new strategy card and roleplaying games for its leading IP including Power Rangers, Transformers, My Little Pony, and GI Joe. News of the new partnership was first published in an exclusive piece with Forbes …

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The Walking Dead invades Magic: The Gathering in limited edition Secret Lair monster mash-up

Wizards of the Coast’s globally revered Magic: The Gathering has struck upon a ‘one-of-a-kind crossover with AMC’s The Walking Dead, to bring a super-limited-edition drop to the strategy card gaming franchise called The Walking Dead Secret Lair. The drop will include an all-premium foil set of cards, with all but …

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