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LEGO’s former chief executive to step down from board of directors

The former chief executive of LEGO, Kjeld Kirk Kirstiansen has confirmed he is to step down from his position on the Danish toymaker’s board of directors. The longtime chief executive said today that he would quit LEGO’s board next month, leaving his son Thomas as deputy chairman and the representative …

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Fox Consumer Products chief to leave post in wake of Disney merger

Twentieth Century Fox Film’s president of consumer products and innovation, Jim Fielding is exiting the firm in the wake of Disney’s $71.3 billion acquisition of most of Fox. Fielding is a consumer products veteran, and one of the high-ranking Fox managers to be leaving the company now that Disney has …

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LEGO triumphs over Chinese imitator in trademark battle

LEGO has beaten another Chinese imitator in its latest trademark battle, having now seen the UK IPO cancel the trademark of a company making ‘almost identical’ products. LEGO had been battling to get the trademark belonging to a company called Lepin for over a year. Its owner Longjun Toys had …

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Gale Force Nine Games is re-releasing the Dune board game, 30 years after its original launch

Board game developer, Gale Force Nine Games is tapping into the retro revival with the re-release of the sci-fi board game Dune, 35 years after its original launch. It was revealed last year that Gale Force Nine had secured the rights to the retro game based on Frank Herbert’s iconic …

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Toys R Us Canada launches major marketing campaign with Toronto Blue Jays sponsorship

Toys ‘R’ Us Canada appears to not be shying away from marketing spend this year, having signed a three-year sponsorship deal with the Canadian baseball team, the Toronto Blue Jays. The national campaign will include family activations, birthday celebrations and key marketing promotions, as it looks to drive engagement with …

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Northern Ireland’s Whites celebrates 25 years with Toymaster buying group

It was 63 years ago that Whites first opened its doors to residents of the Northern Irish town of Omagh, with its offering of hardware supplies and gifts. This week the store’s current owner of the family-run business, Ivor White was handed a plaque in recognition of 25 years’ membership …

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