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Board game specialist David Westnedge bolsters marketing team

The classic and traditional card and board games supplier David Westnedge has bolstered its marketing operations with the appointment of a new marketing officer, Lydia Batty. In her new role, Batty will assume responsibility for marketing products, brand management and book buying. Prior to joining David Westnedge, she kickstarted her …

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Asmodee UK scores marketing win for Dobble on ITV”s This Morning

Asmodee UK scored quite the marketing win for a selection of its tabletop and quick play party games last week, when it secured a prime slot on ITV’s This Morning with Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield. Its best-selling title, Dobble was highlighted as ‘the best game ever,’ in an emphatic …

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GUND launches new Line Friends plush collection

The popular plush toy creator, GUND, has turned to one of the fastest growing character brands on the world stage for its latest licensed range, with a collection of Line Friends plush available now. Line Friends features a series of memorable characters, originally created for use as stickers for leading …

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Eco-friendly toy kit Junko wins two European Product Design Awards

It’s been a year of steady brand building for the new eco-friendly construction toy Junko so far, and one that has just landed the indie toy firm two European Product Design Awards in the Construction Toy and Educational Toy categories. Junko’s Zoomer Kit has been handed the two prestigious awards, …

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Funko partners with Universal Games for its own mobile app game

Funko has partnered with Universal Games and Digital Platforms to launch a new mobile game featuring Funko Pop characters from across popular Universal franchises. Characters from the likes of Back to the Future, Jurassic World, Fantastic Plastik, Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon, and Universal Monsters can all be found …

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Wrebbit Puzzles and Hasbro among growing product partners for Downton Abbey

Wrebbit Puzzles, the team known for its range of detailed 3D puzzles, has joined Hasbro among a growing number of licensing partners for the popular period drama and upcoming film release, Downton Abbey. Amid a string of new licensing deals just announced for the Carnival Films production, Hasbro has detailed …

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Craft Buddy sees ‘upbeat retailer reaction’ at UK trade open days event

Craft Buddy is celebrating the success of its sell-out trade open days event; a three day event that saw UK retailers flock to the company’s Buckinghamshire headquarters to get a first look at the firm’s newest ranges. According to Craft Buddy, visitors to the open days were “full of praise” …

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Mattel partners with the European Space Agency for Samantha Cristoforetti astronaut Barbie

Mattel has created a new Barbie in the likeness of the European Space Agency’s only active woman astronaut, Samantha Cristoforetti, as part of the company’s own mission to encourage young girls into STEM subjects. The collaboration with ESA is part of Mattel’s aim to bridge the Dream Gap, a campaign …

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