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Consumer products development underway for Netflix’s newest pre-school series Buddi

Work is underway in the licensing efforts surrounding the newest early pre-school series to land on Netflix, Buddi – co-developed by the kids’ programming legend, Keith Chapman – with a consumer products programme led by the licensing expert Valerie Fry. Chapman – the much-loved name behind the likes of PAW …

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World Book Day: The Entertainer launches the Big Book Rehoming campaign with The Salvation Army

The high street toy retailer, The Entertainer is encouraging kids and families to read together this World Book Day with the launch of its Big Book Rehoming initiative, its charity drive that will aim to support the one in 11 children from disadvantaged homes in the UK who don’t own …

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LEGO City and LEGO Technic help toymaker to record sales in full year results

LEGO appears to be bucking the trend of the toy industry, having reported record sales and a rise in profits in its latest financial results. The Danish toymaker has seen a strong demand for its Harry Potter licensed lines, as well as its LEGO City lines such as the Police …

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World Book Day: Modiphius Entertainment and Agatha Christie – Death on the Cards

With World Book Day upon us, and London Book Fair only around the corner, it stands to reason that March is a month in which to celebrate the written word and the lengths to which it has shaped and influenced the entertainment space of modern day. It’s common at this …

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The Source sees year on year growth in robotics toys as it eyes expansion into the wider toy sector

The gift, gadget, and games retailer The Source Wholsesale is expanding its range of educational and robotic toys following a year in which it saw a year on year growth of the category and having spotted a longevity of the market. A relative newcomer to the toy sector, The Source …

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Opinion: Peter Jenkinson and the sustainability of play

This week’s industry opinion comes from Toyologist and industry expert, Peter Jenkinson who talks us through his observations of sustainability in the toy industry following this year’s Toy Fair season. Without doubt the biggest effect on the planet over the past couple of years has been that of the Attenborough… …

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Egmont launches petition to bring storytime into the national curriculum

Egmont has called for daily storytime to be made a statutory part of the school curriculum for key stages one and two, following a study that has revealed that children’s comprehension of reading suffers without it. The petition has been put forward by Munira Wilson, MP for Twickenham in an …

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Jens Nygaard Knudsen, inventor of the LEGO Minifigure dies aged 78

Jens Nygaard Knudsen, the inventor of LEGO’s iconic minifigures, has died at the age of 78. Nygaard Knudsen worked on creating the Danish toymaker’s popular mini characters – a design that has gone on to achieve global recognition and fandom – back in the 1970s, before the toy was launched …

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Funko makes toy push with new line Snapsies, launches shop-in-shop with Hamleys and debuts new board game titles

Funko has now partnered with Hamleys Russia to launch a new Funko shop-in-shop in the toy retailer’s flagship Moscow store – helping the firm step its international efforts up a level. The partnership between the two titans kicked off with a launch party to amplify the shop within a shop …

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Jazwares to develop new toy range for Squishmallows under the new Squishville brand

Kellytoy Worldwide’s hit line Squishmallows is about to hit the big time thanks to a new strategic partnership that will see Jazwares not only distribute the popular plush range across selected territories, but build a new line extension for the brand called Squishville. Squishville will include mini collectable plush, environments, …

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