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Action toys surge 195.5 per cent for Spin Master but Q1 sales still suffer decline

Spin Master has seen a surge in sales growth of its boys action and high tech construction  category by 195.5 per cent, thanks to franchises such as How to Train Your Dragon, Monster Jam and the relaunch of Bakugan. The segment ended its Q1 trading period at $49.4 million, while …

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Character Group remains optimistic for 2019 trading as revenues grow to near £60m

The Character Group has seen operating profits for the past six months grow £1 million to £5.9 million, while revenues approach £60 million. The Oldham-based firm said it has delivered a strong first half performance with directors ‘optimistic about progress the business will make over this calendar year.’ The revenue …

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The Beano is launching into the pocket money toy space with RMS International

The iconic British kids’ brand, Beano is launching into the pocket money toys space, thanks to a new partnership with toy, activity and gift specialist RMS International. The new range will be aimed at kids, particularly boys, aged six to ten years old and will include a raft of toys …

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Trump threatens 25 per cent tariffs on all China exports as trade war raises its head again

Talks purporting to the raise of further tariffs on Chinese imports have emerged from the White House once again, sending financial markets across the globe into a decline. The surprise tweets from Donald Trump suggesting the move saw stocks in Europe and the US fall, following a sharp retreat in …

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Funko’s “very strong first quarter” sees sales grow 22 per cent

Funko continues to go from strength to strength, having just seen its net sales grow 22 per cent to $166.8 million in its first quarter trading results. In what the company’s CEO has cited as a “very strong quarter,” for the pop culture and collectables specialist, it looks to be …

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LEGO, Spin Master among big names returning for Toy Fair 2020

Toy Fair 2020 is shaping up to be “another busy and vibrant show,” say organisers who have seen an 84 per cent re-booking rat just three months after this year’s show. It’s a marked increase on the rate of re-booking this time last year. A successful sold-out Toy Fair 2019 …

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Cozmo and Overdrive firm Anki ‘to lay off entire staff and close down business’

Anki, the robotics company behind the likes of Cozmo and Anki Overdrive is laying off its entire staff and shutting up shop, according to reports from The Verge and Recode. In a meeting on Monday morning, CEO of the US company, Boris Sofman told staff that all jobs would be …

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