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Tonies launches new titles for summer – and a place to put them

Just in time for the long summer months, leading children’s audio system tonies has unveiled a line-up of brand-new content launching in June and July. The newest gang of Tonies include Peppa Pig’s George, Tee and Mo, Swan Lake, Pinocchio and Monty & Co, as well as PJ Masks superheroes Owlette, …

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‘Hornby: A Model World’ series 2 coming to UKTV

UKTV has commissioned a second series of Hornby: A Model World for its leading factual channel, Yesterday. Produced by Rare TV, the new series will once again go behind the doors of Hornby HQ in Margate, home to brands Hornby, Airfix, Scalextric and Corgi. Narrated by Sunetra Sarker (Ackley Bridge, …

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Hamleys’ L.O.L. Surprise! Jubilee activation draws in the crowds

L.O.L. Surprise! hosted an exclusive pop-up in Hamleys Regent Street over the bank holiday weekend to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.  Visitors were royally wowed as L.O.L. Surprise! took over Hamleys’ flagship store to showcase its new Queens range. Visitors celebrated the Jubilee with exciting activities including the chance to take …

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Green fingers start with Dantoy’s eco-friendly gardening kit

Leading sustainable toy brand Dantoy has designed a play set to inspire the next generation of horticulturists. Solid and durable, and designed to help develop fine motor skills, encourage creativity and imagination, the Dantoy BioPlastic Gardening Kit lets kids discover the world of gardening and will keep them entertained for hours. The …

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Schleich sets new vision: ‘Shaping Storytellers for Life’

Leading toy character manufacturer Schleich GmbH is redefining its purpose and brand story with the implementation of a new global brand strategy, including a new logo and new tagline, “schleich® – where stories begin”. Representing the largest single investment in the 87-year history of Schleich GmbH, the brand relaunch will …

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Jubilant improvement to UK footfall

There was an upsurge in the number of shoppers hitting high streets and retail centres over the Jubilee Bank Holiday, according the British Retail Consortium’s BRC-Sensormatic IQ data, as consumers took advantage of the long weekend and reasonable weather to get out and about.  Total UK footfall increased by 6.9% …

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Spielwarenmesse entices first-time exhibitors with special deal for 2023

After a two-year break imposed by the pandemic, Spielwarenmesse – the world’s leading toy fair – will be opening its doors again at the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre from 1 to 5 February 2023. The associated online platform, Spielwarenmesse Digital, which launched in 2022, will continue to act as a network for participants, …

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TOMY partners with Paramount for crowd-funded Star Trek U.S.S. Enterprise

TOMY has announced a large-scale crowd-funded Star Trek NCC-1701 U.S.S. Enterprise will be available for pre-order starting June 7, 2022, through July 8, 2022. Based on the starship from the original 1960s series, this offering for Star Trek fans creates a unique opportunity to own the definitive version of the …

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Hasbro announces MONOPOLY Throwback Token Vote winner

Following a month-long fan vote, Hasbro has announced that the Thimble token will return in the next generation of the MONOPOLY game later this year after receiving the most votes during the MONOPOLY Throwback Token Vote campaign. The “sewing companion” will take the place of the T-Rex token, after the …

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Yoto Mini wins prestigious Pencil at the Design & Art Direction Awards

Yoto‘s latest audio player, Yoto Mini, has earned a Wood Pencil – representing the best of the year in design – at the 2021 D&AD Awards in the Product Design, ‘Everyday Consumer Products’ category. Since 1962, D&AD has been inspiring a community of creative thinkers by celebrating the finest in design …

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