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Dragomino named winner of coveted Kinderspiel des Jahres 2021

The spin-off title of the popular Kingdomino tabletop gaming title, Dragomino, has been awarded the coveted Kinderspiel des Jahres 2021, part of the globally revered Spiel des Jahres or Game of the Year awards held in Germany. Developed by Bruno Cathala, Marie Fort, and Wilfried Fort, Dragomino is published by …

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BRC welcomes Government’s rent moratorium extension as move is ‘made in the nick of time’

The British Retail Consortium has welcomed the government’s plans to extend the current rent moratorium on commercial properties, including retailers, to protect tenants from eviction to March next year, stating that the move has been made “in the nick of time.” The Treasury chief secretary Steve Barclay told MPs in …

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Smart Games scales up best-seller portfolio with new XXL versions of hit games

Smart Games is scaling things up somewhat this season, as the puzzle games specialist details the arrival of new XXL versions of three of its bestselling titles: Jump In’, Squirrels Go Nut’s, and IQ Puzzler Pro. Each XXL version of these popular titles come with extra large pieces and more …

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Costume specialist Rubies readies its Hello Summer campaign to celebrate getting together

The licensed costumes specialist, Rubies is preparing to launch a new Hello Summer campaign this July, a marketing initiative devised to celebrate the summer months through new online content and competitions for kids and dress-up fans of all ages. The company is encouraging customers to make up for lost time …

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Jazwares continues team expansion with appointment of new SVP of communications

The global toy maker, Jazwares has appointed a new senior vice president of communications in the form of Sara Rosales, an accomplished communications executive boasting 20 years toy industry experience. In her new role, Rosales will focus on corporate communications, brand public relations, the company’s philanthropic efforts, working with digital …

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Wow! Stuff welcomes hit gaming franchise Fall Guys to the Wow! Pods line-up

Mediatonic’s smash hit gaming franchise, Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout has joined the Wow! Stuff portfolio as the award-winning toy maker welcomes the IP to its character brand collectables range, Wow! Pods. Recognised as the breakout gaming hit of 2020, Fall Guys quickly established itself as one of the most joyful …

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Pokémon GO developers team with Hasbro and TOMY for Transformers AR game

Niantic, the team behind the wildly popular AR game Pokémon GO, has teamed up with Hasbro and TOMY to develop a new augmented reality title based on the Transformers franchise. Titled ‘Transformers: Heavy Metal’, the new game will see players battle with characters from the Transformers series in real world …

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LEGO launches first buildable sneaker in latest brand extension collab with Adidas

The LEGO Group has launched its first buildable sneaker, a LEGO brick building set based on the popular Adidas sneaker model, the Superstar. The move, a first in both the toy and streetwear space, is the latest development in the ongoing partnership between the Danish toy maker and Adidas Originals. …

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Mookie Toys and Smart Toys and Games secure major wins at Loved By Parents Awards 2021

Both Mookie Toys and Smart Toys and Games are celebrating major wins at this year’s Loved by Parents Awards, the 11th iteration of the annual awards event that sees products voted on by parents themselves. Mookie Toys took home an impressive seven Platinum accolades among 11 award wins this year …

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