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Schleich is raising funds to support Australian wildlife following the nation’s bushfire crisis

Schleich has joined the worldwide drive to raise funds for Australian wildlife with a donation for every one of five different Australian wild life animal figures bought from its online shop from September 2019, until the end of March this year. Following the reports of the bushfire crisis and devastating …

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Sustainability is a “personal priority” for MGA boss as LOL Surprise Terracycle programme is extended to new countries

MGA Entertainment has extended its partnership with the international recycling company TerraCycle to include nine new countries in which its LOL Surprise Recycling efforts will be active. Under the expansion of the global project, MGA’s TerraCycle campaign will now reach Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, and the UK. …

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Little voice: Why we should be shouting loud and proud about our sustainability efforts

This week’s industry opinion comes from Trudi Bishop, a long time member of the toy and licensing community and founder of Bee Licensing. She is a firm advocate of the sustainability movement across toys and licensing and a regular fixture of ToyNews with her leading opinion on the topic. Sustainability …

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The Emoji Company: “Yes, we are looking at making a move on the toy category”

The globally renowned and literally iconic Emoji brand is formulating a move into the children’s sector through toys and a variety of animated content concepts that are still in discussion. Until now, Emoji has carved out a hugely successful licensing portfolio across the teenage and young adult market through lifestyle …

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Piecing it all together: From wellbeing to rock ‘n’ roll – how jigsaw puzzling has redefined its own image

It’s indisputable that jigsaw puzzles today aren’t what they used to be. And we can all breathe a sigh of relief for that, because if there was ever a sector in need of a real shot in the arm, it was one such as this. A sector formerly soaked in …

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LEGO taps into arts and crafts sector with brand new launch, LEGO Dots

The Danish construction toy maker, LEGO launched itself firmly into the arts and crafts sector this morning, with the grand public unveiling of its new line, LEGO Dots. Designed to tap into the “current appetite for a new mode of LEGO play,” while servicing a healthy arts and crafts, creative …

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Hawkin’s Bazaar enters administration following challenging Christmas

Hawkin’s Bazaar is the latest retailer to collapse into administration, it was reported at the end of last week, having struggled through what was a challenging Christmas for many. The retail chain has now suspended its website and is currently running clearance sales across a number of its 20 UK …

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Opinion: Time the toy industry looked at a Digital Future Beyond YouTube

This week’s industry opinion comes from Dylan Collins, CEO of SuperAwesome, the digital kids engagement platform. This week, Collins talks us through why the toy industry really should be looking at a future beyond YouTube. If I’d suggested to you at the beginning of 2019 that YouTube would be pulling …

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MGA boss confident in hitting “high, double digit growth” in 2020 following UK industry award win

MGA Entertainment boss, Isaac Larian, has expressed his confidence in achieving “high, double digit growth again” in 2020, following the company’s Toy of the Year Award win for the third year running. The home of LOL Surprise triumphed once again at this year’s UK Toy Industry Awards, where it took …

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Toy Fair 2020: LEGO will “continue to evolve the construction toys category” with new launches this year

Following what it has billed as a successful 2019, The LEGO Group is launching a new series of play innovations for the year ahead, as it looks to ‘continue to evolve the construction toys category.’ In the run up to Christmas 2019, LEGO saw on average on product sell every …

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