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Import Services declares major milestone reached in warehouse expansion

Import Services, the logistics company that specialises in the toy industry, has declared a key milestone reached in the construction of the current extension to its quayside warehouse, which is now expanding alongside the container port. The firm has suggested that, with the first above ground infrastructure of a steel …

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The NSPCC is launching into the licensing space at Festival of Licensing

The National Children’s charity, the NSPCC is entering the commercial licensing market for the first time, with plans to launch itself into the space at next month’s Festival of Licensing Europe. The brand will be lead by the NSPCC’s Pantosaurus mascot, a bright yellow, friendly dinosaur known by millions that …

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Hasbro unveils Play-Doh Builder taking the brand into licensed construction play-sets

Hasbro is moving in on the construction category with the introduction of Play-Doh Builder, a new range from the arts and crafts focused brand that will allow kids to create their own constructed play-sets. The new range will launch in the US and globally this month with both classic building …

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Studio71 Games unveils As You ‘Wich, the firm’s first female-lead tabletop gaming title

Studio71 Games is making new history for itself having partnered with game designers Janelle Jones and Sanji Moore to launch the company’s first female lead tabletop gaming title. A creative, multi-player sandwich building card game, the new title has been ten years in development, but now ready to launch under …

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PlayMonster taps Wind Sun Sky to develop animated Snap Ships series

The global toy company Playmonster has teamed up with the award-winning entertainment company, Wind Sun Sky to develop a new animated series based on the firm’s recently launched Snap Ships brand. The series will be developed for streaming on YouTube. Season one of the series, Snap Ships: Dawn of Battle …

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Gibsons launches new puzzle advent calendar and ‘its bigger and better than ever’

Fueled by the success of its first jigsaw puzzle Christmas Calendar, a launch that won a Gift of the Year in 2019, Gibsons has unveiled a new jigsaw puzzle advent calendar, billed as bigger and better than ever before. Unlike the previous Gibsons advent calendars that first launched in 2018, …

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UK retail sees shopper numbers increase after ‘significant acceleration in activity’

Shopper numbers across the UK are on the increase, according to the latest research from Springboard this week, who has cited a 4.1 per cent rise in numbers across all retail destinations. In London and the south East, the increase has hit a near 7 per cent, marking a ‘significant …

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Aardman teams with funwish.com to launch Shaun the Sheep personalised episodes for fans

Aardman is taking the personalisation trend to the next level through a new partnership with the wish fulfillment platform, funwish.com that will allow fans to order customised wishes from Shaun the Sheep in the form of personalised videos. The five minute episodes, which are set on the farm, will be …

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Virtually Expo reveals UK Games Expo Awards winners for 2020

UK Games Expo has wrapped up a successful all-digital 2020 Covid-19 secure version of its annual offering this year with the big reveal of the winners of its UK Games Expo Awards. Not allowing the pandemic to stand in the way of its yearly event, organisers moved the show to …

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IDW Games delays launch of Metal Gear Solid tabletop title stating it ‘won’t compromise quality’

The revered games publisher, IDW Games has been forced to delay the release of the much anticipated Metal Gear Solid tabletop title for a second time, telling fans that it wouldn’t compromise its standards for quality to hit the 2020 release date. The news marks the second time the game …

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