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GP Flair names Julia Cake its new UK Country Manager

Julia Cake has been named the new UK Country Manager of the Surrey-based Flair PLC, following news that Simon Hedge is leaving his role as managing director this week. The former commercial director and manager of Magic Box UK brings with her 20 years of toy experience, having held previous …

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Jada Toys launches its B-Kind eco-friendly doll range built around compassion and kindness

The global toy manufacturer, Jada Toys has raised the curtain on a new, eco-friendly doll line designed to promote positive messages of kindness, creativity, and compassion under the new brand B-Kind. The range of dolls introduces children to Brianna, Koral, Ivy, Nora, and Daisy (B.K.I.N.D.) all of which are eco-friendly, …

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Simon Hedge to leave Managing Director role at GP Flair by end of July

Simon Hedge is stepping down from his role as managing director of GP Flair, having announced his intention to leave the company at the end of this month. Hedge has been part of the toy industry for more than 30 years and was a founding member of the former Flair …

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LEGO names Isabel Graham new head of marketing for UK and Ireland

The LEGO Group has named Isabel Graham its new head of marketing for the company’s UK and Ireland division, taking over the role from Marius Lang who steps up into the role of general manager for Benelux. Starting in October this year, Graham will be responsible for the LEGO Group’s …

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Spielwarenmesse eG sets up fundraising campaign for flood victims in Germany

Spielwarenmesse has set up a fundraiser to help victims of flooding in Germany rebuild their lives, following the devastation that took place in regions of the country this month, taking the lives of at least 170 people. Sustained heavy rainfall over Germany left a vast number of residential areas completely …

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Mattel’s Richard Dickson and Roz Nowicki to deliver keynote at Licensing Expo Virtual

Mattel’s president and COO, Richard Dickson and the firm’s head of global consumer products and franchise marketing, Roz Nowicki will be taking to the stage at the upcoming Licensing Expo Virtual next month, when the pair deliver the online conference’s Day Three Keynote address. In a fireside chat titled Mattel …

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Big Potato lifts the lid on its first ever jigsaw puzzle range featuring cryptic clues

The London-based independent games publisher, Big Potato has made a move for the puzzles market, having lifted the lid on its first jigsaw puzzles range. Launching itself into the market with two new titles, the games company has teased that its inaugural titles in the space – Night At the …

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Geek Retreat on track to open 60 stores by 2021 end as it moves into Dumfries

The geek culture retailer, Geek Retreat, is continuing on its ambitious plans for the UK with the successful launch of its new store in Dumfries, bringing its total numbers of shops around the country to 28. Situated on Church Crescent and providing five local jobs, the new Geek Retreat store …

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Obituary | Peter Lockey, co-founder of The Puppet Company

It is with great sadness that ToyNews reports that Peter Lockey, co-founder and director of The Puppet Company, passed away on July 1st 2021, following a six month battle with a brain tumour. Founded by Peter and his wife, Sue, The Puppet Company was established in 2001 with the aim …

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Playmobil teases major new partnership with classic TV IP The A Team

Playmobil could be igniting the passions of kidult audiences across the UK once again with another heavy dose of nostalgia. And this time it’s taking the form of The A Team. Playmobil UK has teased a new partnership in the retro property space, releasing an 11-second snippet via social media …

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