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Spielwarenmesse postpones Nuremberg toy fair until Summer 2021

Nuremberg’s annual Spielwarenmesse is to take place in the summer of 2021, a move from its usual January/February slot in response to the current measures in place regarding the persistent Covid-19 pandemic. For the first time in the show’s long history, the large scale toy fair has been postponed until …

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Paper scissors, rock! Paper Engine talks its Build Your Own toy range success and the ongoing eco-movement

For 20 years, Keith Finch has been somewhat of a hero of the pop-up book scene. An origami entrepreneur, Finch has headed up his Paper Engine business since 2012, over which time he has designed and developed some of the most intricately striking imagery across the marketing and book publishing …

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Spin Master lifts the lid on Present Puppies, a surprise toy that unboxes itself

Spin Master has lifted the lid on its newest toy brand, Present Pets Puppies, a range of interactive pets that actually unbox themselves – taking the current toy trend to a whole new level. Anticipation is building for the line that has already been tipped as one of the top …

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Hasbro’s VP of consumer products Marianne James on becoming a pre-school powerhouse

When Hasbro first made clear its plans to take over the Entertainment One entity at the end of 2019, the writing was pretty much on the wall that 2020 was going to be an atypical year for the world of children’s entertainment, licensing, and toys. No one quite knew exactly …

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We’re back, now to the future: Read the new Sept/Oct issue of ToyNews online now

Eyes right – yep, if you’re reading this on your desktop device then that moving image right there in the corner, that’s the digital September/October edition of ToyNews all ready for you to read online, on your desktop or mobile device by clicking here. (If you’re currently on you’re mobile, …

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How The International Elf Service is taking families back to the traditional this Christmas

Inspired by the mind of JR Tolkein and his Letters from Father Christmas, Emily Beckloff began penning her own letters of correspondence with Saint Nick in 2009 as a means of adding a little extra festive magic for her own family under the name the International Elf Service. By 2014, Beckloff …

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MadeForMums reveals its Top Christmas Toys 2020 winners

The MadeForMums Top Christmas Toys 2020 winners have been revealed, championing an expansive feast of toys voted the best of the year so far by UK children, families, and experts in the field. Spanning the sectors, names such as Laser Battle Hunters, Hatchimals Pixies Crystal Flyers, Gotta Go Flamingos, and …

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“Clixo is my LEGO brick”: Toyish Labs CEO talks about what happens when origami meets construction toys

When the toy designer and the CEO of Toyish Labs, Assaf Eshet, finally struck upon his idea for Clixo, he believed he had stumbled across his LEGO brick. In his own words, Clixo ‘is the holy grail of his design journey,’ a concept that brings in the fundamentals of origami …

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Jakks Pacific strikes global master toy partnership with Haribo

The US toymaker, Jakks Pacific, has entered into a multi-year global toy licensing deal with the Haribo Group to create a new toy line based on its popular, continent-spanning gummy confectionery products. Jakks has secured the North American and EMEA rights to manufacture, market, and distribute the range of collectables …

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LEGO to invest $400m over next three years in its sustainability and social responsibility drive

The LEGO Group is to invest up to $400 million over the next three years in its sustainability and social responsibility initiatives, covering both long-term investments and ongoing costs that includes its ambition to make all of its packaging sustainable by the end of 2025. The company has made a …

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