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Carte Blanche on why traditional toy firms should take note of digital properties

Carte Blanche made its name in the traditional sector with a history in giftware and plush, but the firm has successfully welcomed a digital string to its bow in the form of its Moshlings Collection. Carte Blanche brand manager Catherine Lawrence tells Billy Langsworthy why blending classic toys with digital works.

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INTERVIEW: ToyTown’s Brian Simpson

He may have only been in the industry three years, but Brian Simpson has already helped to lead ToyTown through an economic recession and into healthy expansion. Robert Hutchins asks about the retailer’s new stores in East Kilbride and Croydon, plus his plans for the future

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INTERVIEW: Gilles Sautier, VTech

Billy Langsworthy talks to VTech’s European CEO Gilles Sautier about the new InnoTab 3 and 3S, devices the company believes will be top sellers this Christmas

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INTERVIEW: Paul Solomon, Moose Toys

Moose Toys Paul Solomon tells ToyNews how the firm has high hopes for new brands The Zelfs, The Ugglys and Glitzi Globes following the success of The Trash Pack

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INTERVIEW: Dracco reveals plans for 2014

Entertainment firm Dracco has it fingers in many pies - from toy creation through to licensing, stationery, accessories and even confectionery - plus it has a 50 per cent stake in UK pocket money toy distributor The In Thing. ToyNews speaks to MD Henrik Andersen about its top toys for this year and plans for 2014

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INTERVIEW: Daniel Steel and Ben Hogg, Esdevium Games

Since the '70s, board games specialist Esdevium has grown into a diverse supplier of toys, from trading cards to collectables and hobby games – and it’s growing further. Dominic Sacco speaks to MD Daniel Steel and marketing exec Ben Hogg about the firm’s exciting slate of products.

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