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Hasbro to launch ‘stay at home’ product range as CEO Goldner reports ‘surge in demand for toys and games’

Hasbro has seen a surge in demand for toys and games amid the coronavirus pandemic, the company’s CEO Brian Goldner has told CNBC. The company boss has cited a ‘great demand’ in its products, underlining that “in fact, our supply chains are back up and running in China.” Shares of …

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The Entertainer to close all stores from 5pm today but maintain online operations

The Entertainer is to close its high street stores from 5pm today, Monday, March 23rd, in light of the developing coronavirus pandemic. The UK toy chain made the announcement via its social media channels this morning. The move arrives following the call from the UK Government for family and individuals …

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UK turns to board games, puzzles, and crafting as suppliers and toy shops prepare families for school closures

When the world goes all topsy turvy, it would seem that the British public – the ones not occupying themselves with sitting on mountains of toilet paper and packets of pasta – are turning to the simple pleasures of jigsaw puzzling. This is the sentiment from the board games and …

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Board game sales surge 62 per cent on Bargain Max as customers shop for isolation entertainment

The online discount toy store, Bargain Max is reporting a 62 per cent surge in sales of board games, with data suggesting that it has become a go-to hobby for those in self isolation or working from home across the UK. The retail platform has told ToyNews that it has …

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Amazon suspends shipments on toys and all non-essentials amid coronavirus crisis

Amazon is suspending shipments of all non-essential items to its UK and US warehouses until April 5, to make space for vital items needed during the coronavirus outbreak. The US company is prioritising five categories of goods which it calls essential products, and which shippers can continue to send to …

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Zimpli Kids to utilise some UK production capacity for hand sanitiser

As an established UK manufacturer, Zimpli Kids has decided to quickly switch some of its UK production capacity to manufacturing high quality alcohol based hand sanitisers. Current demand for hand sanitiser has resulted in a shortage worldwide prompting Zimpli Kids to manufacture 60ml bottles of 62.5 per cent alcohol based …

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Opinion: Is the Wild West about to be tamed? – Fanattik’s Anthony Marks

Anthony Marks is MD of Fanattik a pop culture specialist, a gifts and collectibles licensee for 20th Century Fox, Universal Studios, and Paramount Pictures. He talks us through why the days of the Comic Con counterfeiter may just be numbered As a self-confessed geek I have no problem admitting that I have …

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Opinion: International trust and how to keep our young consumers onside – Trudi Bishop

In my on-going battle against plastic waste, I have previously written that it was time for brands to be more public about the actions they’re taking to be more sustainable. Consumers aren’t looking for perfection, but they are looking for action. Action by brands leads to increased trust and loyalty. …

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Eolo Toys looks to ‘break the mould’ of collectables space with Popetz launch

Eolo Toys is looking to break the mould of the current collectables space with the September launch of its Popetz range of plush characters with motion-activated unique sounds. The launch has been designed to bring new innovation to a market that has become “saturated with collectable plush and dolls”, according …

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What has a new LEGO and Nintendo partnership got up its sleeve for Mario?

Something fun is being built… is the tease that came from LEGO’s social media account in reference to a new partnership with the video game studio, Nintendo and a secret LEGO Super Mario project. The tease was drip fed via LEGO’s Twitter page yesterday, March 10 – now officially recognised …

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