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Jakks Pacific’s Q3 results exceed expectations as total sales take a dip to $242.3m

Despite a sales decline of around $38 million year over year to $242.3 million, the US based toy maker JAKKS Pacific has chalked its third quarter results up to a win, having exceeded expectations for sales, gross margin, and operating income. Excluding declines in sales of Frozen products and its …

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OPINION: All trick, no treat – but lockdown is one ghoul that the toy retailers will defeat

Saturday’s announcement from Prime Minister Boris Johnson couldn’t have been better timed; like a ghoulish trick played on the nation’s retailer scene, it tossed the proverbial egg at the window of the UK’s population of independent traders in true Halloween style. But, says Steve Reece – if the year 2020 …

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Hasbro appoints former WNBA president Laurel J Richie to its Board of Directors

The global play and entertainment company, Hasbro, has appointed the former president of the Women’s National Basketball Association, Laurel J Richie as an independent director to its Board of Directors. Richie served as president of the WNBA from May 2011 to November 2015. Prior to that she served as chief …

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Sunny Bunnies plush secures major retail commitment for 2021 as pre-school series lands on UK channels

The popular pre-school IP Sunny Bunnies has secured further commitment to its feature plush range with major UK supermarket chains, department stores, and online retailers through 2021, including the likes of Argos, Tesco, Amazon, and other independent toy retailers. The range, developed by the plush toy specialist, Posh Paws, launched …

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Bandai teams with Sanrio to launch Hello Kitty Tamagotchi

Bandai UK’s Tamagotchi is joining forces with the ever-popular Hello Kitty to allow users to enlist the help of the iconic Sanrio character to raise and nurture their digital pets. ‘It’s everything that is familiar to people who have played with Bandai’s virtual pet gadgets,’ says the firm, ‘but with …

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Bing brings in the IP protection experts Incopro as global demand for products continues to surge

Acamar Films has partnered with the brand protection experts Incopro to ensure the safety of its Bing products and live events as well as safeguard the trust of its consumers as the global demand for the pre-school property continues to surge. The London-based animation studio has seen a ‘significant acceleration’ …

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LEGO brings its latest Holiday campaign to TV, digital, Spotify and e-commerce

The LEGO Group has launched a new Holiday season campaign that celebrates the ‘magic of everyday’ as experienced by children as they create, explore, build, unbuild, and rebuild the world with LEGO. The new creative is part of the company’s Rebuild the World brand campaign. It journeys through a whimsical …

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Jazwares promotes Jonny Taylor SVP of Europe and welcomes Holly Oldham to managing director role

Jazwares its advances its plans for European expansion with the promotion of Jonny Taylor to the role of senior vice president, Europe, and the appointment of Holly Oldham to the position of managing director for the UK and Nordics. The latest development is part of Jazwares’ ongoing plans for European …

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‘Buy now, pay later’ option brought into The Entertainer and ELC as toy shop becomes among the first to adopt Klarna

The UK family owned high street toy retailer, The Entertainer, has become the first major toy retailer to offer Klarna as a payment option to all online consumers shopping across its thetoyshop.com and elc.co.uk platforms, allowing customers to buy now and pay later in regular installments. The payment option has …

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Baby Annabell teams with UK children and play experts for Ask the Experts campaign

The popular UK doll brand, Baby Annabell, has teamed up with some of the country’s leading children’s toy and play experts, including Dr Amanda Gummer and Heidi Skudder, to offer virtual advice and support for its online community in the brand’s new Ask the Experts campaign. In the run up …

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