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The Toy Trust donates £10,000 to Mozambique’s Cyclone Idai relief efforts

Following the devastating cyclone that has hit South East Africa, The Toy Trust Committee has agreed to donate up to £10,000 on behalf of the UK toy industry to two charitable relief efforts to help in the region. Christian Aid, Samaritan’s Purse and Shelter Box will all receive £3,325 from …

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Boots warns of possible store closures in the UK

The US owner of pharmacy chain Boots has warned of possible store closures in the UK as it tries to cut costs. Walgreens Boots Alliance said it would take “decisive steps” to reduce costs as part of a company-wide “significant restructuring”. The move comes after the chain said it had suffered its …

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“The outpouring of local emotion has been astonishing”: Rachel Lowe on the last days of Portsmouth’s U-Need-Us

Growing up, much of the renowned board game and puzzle designer Rachel Lowe’s childhood was set to the backdrop of Portsmouth’s U-Need-Us joke and toy shop. Some years later, Lowe found herself to be one of the 96 year old shop’s best-loved suppliers. This month, U-Need-Us closed its doors for …

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The Entertainer partners National Autistic Society for World Autism Awareness Week

The family-owned high street toy retailer, The Entertainer is partnering with the UK charity, the National Autistic Society to support World Autism Awareness Week which takes place this week (April 1st to 7th). Over the course of the week, The Entertainer’s Quiet Hour will run each morning for the first …

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Funskool’s exports to surge 50 per cent as Indian toymakers profit from US-China trade war

The Indian toy manufacturer, Funskool is eyeing significant growth for its export business this year, thanks to the launch of its newest facility in Ranipet, India. The firm, that manufactures its own toy brands from its headquarters in Chennai and distributes brands such as Hasbro, Disney and Takara Tomy across …

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1939 Games secures $3.6 million for digital collectable cards game

The indie game studio 1939 Games has just secured $3.6 million in funding to continue development of its digital collectable card game, Kards. A tech specialist with a passion for the history of WWII, Kards aims to bring an ‘authentic and premium experience to gamers,’ and can be played on …

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