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Opinion: One Dear World’s Winnie Mak on fighting prejudice from the toy box

It’s true that Britain is a brilliant and beautiful melt- ing pot of diversity. But walk into any regular high street toy shop, and you’d be hard pushed to find that diversity represented on the shelves. This was the challenge my husband Rafael and I faced, when we searched for …

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Three kids’ and toys shops in running for Best Small Shop in the UK award

Two independent shops tailored to children and families, and one olde world store dedicated to Harry Potter products have made the shortlist in this year’s Best Small Shops in the UK awards. Moo Like a Monkey in Folkestone, Small Stuff in Sheffield, and Oliver’s Brighton have been named among the …

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Made For Mums reveals Made For Mums Toy Awards 2019 winners

Spin Master’s Owleez, MGA’s LOL Surprise and Wow Stuff’s Harry Potter invisibility cloak have all made this year’s Made For Mums Toy Awards 2019 winners’ list, alongside no less than 52 other must have products for this Christmas. MadeForMums, the UK’s leading parenting site for product reviews, has revealed the …

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Klein Toys of Germany prepares for UK stock holding with Import Services

Theo Klein GmbH has appointed Import Services as logistics partner, to provide retail supply chain services, from product sources in the Far East and Germany, to customers in the UK and Eire. With a significantly enlarged product portfolio, including popular brand names such as Barbie, Bosch, Braun, Electrolux, Hot Wheels, …

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Jazwares acquires Wicked Cool Toys

Jazwares, a leading toy and consumer products company, has acquired Wicked Cool Toys Holdings. Headquartered in Bristol, Pennsylvania, WCT is a rapidly growing toy company that designs, develops, and produces licensed and owned properties, including plush, action figures, fashion accessories, and games. Judd Zebersky, chief executive officer and president of …

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Board of directors: Asmodee UK on the formation of its IP development platform Asmodee Entertainment

Anyone with half an eye on the board gaming space of late wouldn’t have failed to notice that Asmodee has been on a bit of a spending spree. Over the last two years, the gaming goliath has been on a growth trajectory, consuming a banquet of distributors to build out …

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French toymakers sign agreement to rid industry of gender stereotyping

Toymakers in France have drawn up a charter to rid toys and games of gender stereotypes, that the government has blamed for keeping girls from pursuing careers in maths, science and other STEM focused subjects. The charter for a ‘balanced representation (of gender) in toys’ was signed by the French …

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The Games & Puzzles and BLE special issue of ToyNews is online and on desks now

In a special games and puzzles and Brand Licensing Europe double-up, the latest issue of ToyNews has landed and is ready to read online, on your iPad, laptop or smart device now. Our games and puzzles coverage kicks off with an industry exclusive as ToyNews talks to Asmodee about the …

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Mattel launches first gender inclusive fashion doll line with Creatable World

Mattel has launched its first gender inclusive fashion doll line in Creatable World, a new customisable doll line that offers ‘endless combinations’ as kids are encouraged to create their own characters from a wardrobe of options, accessories, and wigs. In Creatable World, dolls do not conform to any gender stereotype, …

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