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Robert Mann makes his return as Orchard Toys bids farewell to Mary Watson

Orchard Toys has appointed Robert Mann to the role of export sales manager, marking the industry exec’s return to the toy space after a four year spell working as an international business consultant. Mann comes in to replace Mary Watson, who after 19 years with the company, is stepping into …

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LEGO reveals new Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame sets

LEGO has detailed the launch of its new LEGO Avengers Super Heroes range, in collaboration with the upcoming Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame, which is in UK cinemas from April 25th. The new range of LEGO builds consists of five sets that offer builders from the age of six and older the opportunity …

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Whirligig gets in on online toy reviewing trend with its own toy testers

Independent toy shop, Whirligig is looking to tap into the online toy reviewer trend as it begins the hunt for toy testers to try out new products before it sells them. The successful applicant will be tasked with trying out games, puzzles and activities that the shop is considering adding …

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Over 30 million toys received at Christmas ‘are neglected by March’, says new study

Around 23 per cent of the toys children receive for Christmas are neglected less than one month later, contributing to the 32 million toys across the UK that sit unused. These are the latest stats to emerge from a study into the extent of unused toys in Britain, following the …

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Hit kids’ series and toy line Larva embarks on licensing programme with Riverside Brands

Riverside Brands is continuing to grow its roster of clients in the children’s entertainment space, having picked up the popular animated property, Larva. Created by South Korea’s TUBA, Larva follows the comic capers of Red and Yellow, two cheeky larvae who live beneath a city storm drain. Since launch, Larva …

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Debenhams shareholders ‘backing Mike Ashley as CEO’

Sports Direct has been contacted by shareholders in Debenhams, expressing their support for the appointment of Mike Ashley as its CEO, the company has said. The sports goods chain has also stated that the same shareholders have been in contact regarding the protection of their interests in the department store …

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Posh Paws named EMEA plush partner for kids comedy series Sunny Bunnies

CLPG has signed the soft toy specialist Posh Paws to develop a range of plush for its children’s CGI-animated comedy series Sunny Bunnies for fans across EMEA. Posh Paws will be producing a range of feature and standard plush toys, infant plush and cushions featuring the popular Sunny Bunnies characters …

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Bandai UK unveils launch campaign for Robozuna toy range

Bandai UK has unveiled its new launch marketing campaign to support its new Robozuna toy range this season. The campaign will include two new TV adverts and heavyweight advertising campaign across linear TV, digital and social channels, all of which will showcase an extensive range of battling robots from the …

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Haylie Duff and Moose Toys launch Pikmi Pops DoughMi range at LA event

Actress, cookbook author and kids’ fashion designer, Haylie Duff played second fiddle at an exclusive Los Angeles launch event over the weekend, where the star of the show was Moose Toys’ new Pikmi Pops DoughMi range. The new doughnut-themed plush range from Moose Toys’ Pikmi Pops line took centre stage …

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Celebrate 150 years of the Periodic Table in this superhero card game

The matter that this year marks the 150th anniversary of the periodic table would have, astonishingly, passed many of us by. That’s not the case, however, for card game designer and science-nut, Richard Cope who is marking the occasion with his newest invention; a game designed to teach children about …

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