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Scalextric’s Batman vs Superman tops the John Lewis ten toys for Christmas list

The Warner Bros. and DC Comics icon, Batman has swooped in on the first of the major retailers’ top Christmas toy predictions this year, having secured top billing within John Lewis’s Top Ten Toys for Christmas 2021. It’s Warner Bros Consumer Products’ partnership with the leading hobby brand, Hornby’s own …

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Hornby, LEGO, Playmobil and Zuru make Licensing International Excellence Awards short list

Hornby Hobbies, LEGO, Playmobil, and Zuru have joined a list of major global toy brands in the running for industry recognition at the 2021 Licensing International Excellence Awards taking place in August. Items such as Hornby’s The Beatles Eurostar Yellow submarine Model Train Set or LEGO’s Andy Warhol LEGO Art …

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Hornby pulls in first profit in nine years and promises “significantly more new releases” to come

Hornby Hobbies has turned a profit for the first time in nine years, pulling in a £300,000 pre-tax profit compared to the £3.4 million loss the year prior, highlighting the resurgence of the hobby market over the past year. The model train specialist has been at the centre of a …

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Hornby makes for ‘an impressive and interactive draw’ at John Lewis’ refurbished Edinburgh store

The hobby and model train specialist, Hornby is one among a number of brands taking centre stage at the newly refurbished John Lewis flagship Edinburgh store, located within the new St James Quarter, a 1.7million square foot retail and leisure development opening on June 24th. The store has recently undergone …

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Hornby is steaming onto TV screens this autumn with documentary series on UKTV’s Yesterday

Hornby will be steaming onto TV screens this autumn in a new observational documentary following the iconic British miniature model maker scheduled to broadcast on UKTV’s factual channel, Yesterday. Currently in production, the new series will follow Hornby’s staff of engineers and model makers, as well as collectors and model …

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Passionate about vintage toys? The BBC is looking for collectors and experts for a new TV series

The BBC has put a call out to toy collectors as its nation-wide search for experts and specialists within the vintage toys and memorabilia sector continues. Issuing a journo request via ToyNews, BBC Studios is on the lookout for top specialists to act as on-screen guides for a new series …

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Hornby takes fresh steps into franchise building with new licensing consultant Michele Pearce

Hornby Hobbies has taken the first steps forward in launching its Scalextric brand onto the global licensing scene with the appointment of its new licensing consultant, Michele Pearce. In her new role, Pearce will work to represent Hornby in the start of a new in-house licensing initiative, utilising her specialist …

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Hornby unveils its younger years PlayTrains range for 2021

Hornby Hobbies is tapping into the younger years market with the launch of PlayTrains, a new range of remote controlled, battery train sets and accessories. The new PlayTrains line features working lights, sounds, three speeds in both forward and reverse, and an easy to clip together track system that enables …

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“We’ve been gearing up for this financial year”: Hornby returns to profit for first time in nearly a decade

The model railway company Hornby has seen a 33 per cent increase in revenue in the first half of the year, marking a return to profit for the first time in almost ten years. The company’s uplift arrives following a surge in interest for the Hornby Hobbies products over the …

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Hornby partners with Macmillan Children’s Books to celebrate Adventure on Trains series new release

Hornby has struck up an official partnership with Macmillan Children’s Books to celebrate the publication of Kidnap on the California Comet, the second title in the book publisher’s Adventures on Trains series. To celebrate, Hornby is hosting a dedicated page on its website where visitors can meet the authors, read …

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