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Hasbro turns to Voice technology for latest Monopoly edition

Board game fans will be able to hear the voice of Mr Monopoly for the first time ever, when Hasbro launches its new-audio driven Voice Banking edition of the popular title next month. A new, cashless spin on the iconic board game, Monopoly Voice Banking will come with a small …

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SmartGames launches new compact travel game, Colour Catch

SmartGames has launched a new one player compact game, designed for families on the move this summer, in the form of Colour Catch. The new title gives kids aged seven and upwards the task of helping the salamanders and frogs catch their bugs for dinner. As part of the 48 …

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Skyrocket Toys taps Import Services as logistics partner to meet ‘high consumer demand in UK’

Skyrocket Toys, the US tech, consumer electronics and gaming specialist, has selected Import Services to grow its European presence through UK distribution. The business has already established its markets across the US and is now stepping up efforts here in the UK. According to a press release, there is already …

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Big Potato celebrates successful gaming event partnership with Forbidden Planet

The Shoreditch-based party game company, Big Potato is celebrating the success of a recent link up with the pop culture specialist Forbidden Planet to host its own tabletop gaming event. Described as a ‘match made in heaven,’ the event saw Big Potato’s team of game demoers set up within five …

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Egmont Publishing will “shake up kids’ magazines” with Ryan’s World title

Egmont Publishing will be part of the ongoing global domination of Ryan’s World, having just secured the rights to publish the official Ryan’s World magazine and books. Ryan is the seven year old star of RyanToys Review, a YouTube channel that attracts 60 million views a month in the UK …

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BlogOn Toys Awards returns for third year “bigger and better than ever”

Continued success for the now annual BlogOn Toys Awards will see the event – celebrating bloggers and influencers from across the UK – return for its third year, promising to be ‘bigger and better than ever.’ The September BlogOnToys event, now relocated to Bracknell, is already selling brand space fast …

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Wow! Stuff unveils the Harry Potter Invisibility Cloak

After months of secrecy around the subject of Harry Potter Invisibility Cloaks, Wow Stuff and Warner Bros. Consumer Products have revealed that the innovative AR product will go on sale from June 19 across the UK. The magical illusion costume comes with a unique authentication code that allows users to …

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Alpha Animation & Toys welcomes Anne-Marie Noon to the marketing outfit

Alpha Animation & Toys UK has recruited toy industry professional, Anne-Marie Noon to the marketing team at a time of ‘impressive growth for the global animation and entertainment group.’ Noon boasts an impressive background in the toy industry that includes stints in toy buying at John Lewis & Partners, followed …

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One Harry Potter toy is sold every five minutes in the UK as franchise hits £44m in value sales

The Harry Potter franchise is conjuring up some impressive sales figures, as the NPD reveals that one Harry Potter toy is sold every five minutes here in the UK. The figure puts the Wizarding franchise second only to Disney’s Star Wars in terms of value sales. The NPD points out …

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Thames & Kosmos, Chad Valley and Rollplay among 2019 Outdoor Toy Awards winners

Thames & Kosmos, Chad Valley and Rollplay have been named among the winners of the 2019 Outdoor Toy Awards. Last weekend, Toyminators of all ages gathered together at St Matthews Academy in South East London to put this year’s shortlisted selection of outdoor toys to the test. The team at …

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