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Apha Group secures master toy rights for Keith Chapman’s newest pre-school series Camp Furly

Keith Chapman, the creator of the global hit PAW Patrol, has partnered with Studio Liddell in the UK, and Alpha Group to develop and produce a new CGI animated pre-school TV series, Camp Furly. The new series aims to inspire children to venture outdoors and connect with the environment and …

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Artist formerly known for prints: Laurence King Publishing is settling into the children’s games sector

From specialist publisher of art and design books, to a top pick of the independent retailers plugging into the ‘make and do’ market, and a growing name in the children’s games and gifts sector, Laurence King’s reputation is a steadily flourishing one. For a company that “stumbled into the children’s …

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PlayMonster introduces Snap Ships – “the biggest launch in the company’s history”

PlayMonster has billed it “the biggest launch in the company’s history,” marking the arrival of its new line of building toys for the US market called Snap Ships – a range of collectable and versatile modular building toys that has kids building – and battling – a line-up of spacecrafts. …

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Genius Brands and POW! Entertainment to develop Stan Lee Universe

Genius Brands has secured a new and ground breaking deal with Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment to create the Stan Lee Universe. Under the deal, Stan Lee Universe will assume worldwide rights to the name, physical likeness, physical signature, live-action and animated motion picture, television, online, digital, publishing, comic book, merchandising …

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ToyAid raises over £140,000 for Global’s Make Some Noise covid-19 charity campaign

Toy Aid, the charitable initiative set up by KidsKnowBest’s Joel Silverman and Wow! Stuff’s Richard North, has revealed the total money raised as part of Global’s Make Some Noise charity campaign to be an impressive £143,075. The Toy Aid movement’s aim was to raise money for charities that support disadvantaged …

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Spin Master hires consumer products veteran Heather Oster as VP global franchise development

Spin Master Entertainment has hired the consumer products veteran Heather Oster as its new VP global franchise development. The move comes just a Spin Master extends its partnership with Nickelodeon Movies to produce an upcoming feature animation based on the PAW Patrol franchise. The Hollywood consumer products veteran will work …

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Retro Revival: Microskaters on why kids are turning to rollerblading to fight lockdown boredom

With retro-revival all the rage, and kids and youngsters kicking about with very little else to do this past three months, it’s no real surprise that the UK has seen a resurgence in skating. A trend started online, with platforms such as Instagram and TikTok being used to showcase skills …

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles lands CG cinematic reboot with Seth Rogen producing

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is in for a CG animated cinematic reboot, courtesy of Point Grey Pictures and Nickelodeon, with Hollywood’s Seth Rogen among the new feature film’s producers. Distributed by Paramount Pictures, the feature film will be Nickelodeon Animation Studio’s first CG theatrical production, and will be overseen by …

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Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang make Playmobil debut with three new launches

Scooby-Doo and the cast of Mystery Inc. have leapt into action in the toy space once again, this time courtesy of a new range of building sets and collectables from the German toy manufacturer, Playmobil. For more than 50 years, the Great Dane Scooby-Doo and the four teen detectives of …

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Wow! Stuff named toy partner for Magic Light’s The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom, Zog, and The Snail and the Whale

Magic Light Pictures has tapped Wow! Stuff as its master toy partner for the company’s full catalogue of award-winning brands, including The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom, Zog, and The Snail and the Whale. The toy deal spans multiple territories, and products will be available across the UK, Ireland, Germany, …

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