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Thames & Kosmos expands its Kids First range with Robot Factory as STEM kits maintain momentum with UK parents

Thames & Kosmos is continuing to expand its popular Kids First range with its latest addition, Robot Factory; a kit suitable for children aged five to seven that taps into the still strong demand for “good quality and re-playable STEM toys for early years primary school children.” The toy company …

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Craft Buddy sees early success for new festive arts and crafts ranges

The Crystal Art manufacturer, Craft Buddy has already seen over 2,000 placed on launch day alone for its newest seasonal product range. Only a matter of weeks after its introduction, the arts and crafts specialist has reportedly found early success with retailers from across the toy, arts and crafts, and …

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Scottish board game outfit Taxi Game sees sales surge as it readies five new launches for 2020

The Scottish outfit of developers behind the board game Taxi Game has witnessed a sales surge ‘eclipsing even the national increase in board game sales,’ thanks to an increase in demand for the entertainment medium by families spending more time together at home. The business has seen its best quarterly …

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UK government urges shoppers to help small business throughout Shop Local Week

UK shoppers are being urged to help out local businesses rebuild after the coronavirus pandemic and the impact of the lockdown measures by participating in a Government initiative called Shop Local Week. The campaign has been launched as part of the Enjoy Summer Safely message that encourages people to get …

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Indie Insight: The Toy Centre talks the current spike in traditional and outdoor toys

The Toy Centre is a family-run online retailer that believes in the power of traditional toys. When lockdown first hit the UK, it was a belief system that paid dividends; a combination of the hot spell that baked the country and the closure of schools across the UK, drove sales …

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Kids Insights: Animal Crossing among most popular titles as 8.8 million UK kids turn to video gaming during lockdown

More than 8.8 million children across the UK have turned to video gaming as the go-to hobby of the lockdown period, according to the latest report from the children’s industry analysts, Kids Insights, who has highlighted the hit Animal Crossing title as one of the most popular of current times. …

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