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Forbidden Planet to open Europe’s largest comic book and pop culture store in Glasgow

Forbidden Planet is to open the UK and Europe’s largest comic book and pop culture store when it opens the doors to its new Glasgow location this week. Following a successful 31 years on Glasgow’s Buchanan Street, the pop culture and collectables specialist is relocating to Sauchiehall Street, where it …

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Mothercare to appoint administrators for UK business putting 2,500 jobs at risk

Mothercare has detailed its intentions to appoint administrators for its UK high street business of 79 stores, after the troubled retailer lost £36.3 million last year. Conceding that its UK operation would not return to profitability, the move will now put some 2,500 jobs at risk. Administration of its UK …

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Playmobil’s Mars Space Station named Overall Rainbow Toy Awards Champion

The results of the eleventh annual Rainbow Toy Awards have been revealed, first announced at a ceremony live online at www.rainbowawards.co.uk today at 10.00 am. The entries were received at the Rainbow Toy Awards HQ and each one was scrutinised by the team of tiny toy testers. Each tester is …

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Read the latest issue of ToyNews online and in print now

The latest issue of ToyNews has landed and is online to read on your mobile, smart device or laptop now, simply by clicking here. This month, ToyNews tackles some of the biggest topics in the toy space at the moment, including a close up look at the gender divide and …

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Mattel finds strength in BTS, Barbie and Toy Story 4 amid Q3 financials

The K-Pop sensation, BTS has helped Mattel to a positive third quarter result, after the launch of the band’s own doll line helped gross sales in the international segment grow by ten per cent. The pop outfit was joined by other strong performing licenses in the Mattel portfolio, including Barbie, …

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Aldi opens own online toy shop ahead of shoppers’ big Christmas spend

Aldi has opened its own online toy shop ahead of the major Christmas shopping season, offering online shoppers a dedicated portal to the retailer’s toy range. The digital destination is offering products from across its collection, including traditional wooden toys, ride ons, a whole host of games, as well as …

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Mothercare brings in KPMG to asses new options; floats franchise idea for UK

Mothercare has brought in the restructuring experts KPMG to assess what options the retailer has for its UK business, including a potential second CVA and the sale of its business, reports have suggested. Mothercare has been trying to sell its business in the UK, but has so far not managed …

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Alexa Chung and Orson Fry make up star-studded 30th Perudo World Championships

The 30th Perudo World Championships, hosted once again by Paul Lamond and University Games, proved to be a star-studded affair this year with the fashion designer and TV presenter Alexa Chung on hand to present the winner’s trophy to none other than her boyfriend, Orson Fry. The world’s finest Perudo …

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Keel Toys ramps up sustainability and launches eco-friendly Cuddleco toy line

Keel Toys is paving the path for sustainability in the plush aisle with revised manufacturing methods and the launch of its new brand, Cuddleco, a line of 100 per cent recyclable and sustainable soft toys. Cuddleco is a line of eco-friendly toys, manufactured and stuffed with 100 per cent recycled …

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Doors open at FAO Schwarz’s first European location in London’s Selfridges

FAO Schwarz – the oldest US toy retailer – has finally opened the doors of its new 22,000 square foot location in London, housing itself within the capital city’s flagship Selfridges. A 157-year-old New York toy shop, FAO Schwarz once upon a time occupied the General Motors Building on Fifth …

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