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Interplay takes centre stage at Gloworm Festival with The Creative Play Zone

Interplay is heading to this year’s Gloworm Festival, where the toy brand will be at the centre of a dedicated play area for kids and families. The Creative Play Zone will feature some of Interplay’s best-loved brands and toys. Kids can have their faces painted with Interplay’s Face Paintoos, a …

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Big Potato has big plans for global growth, starting with Distoy

The Shoreditch-based party game specialist, Big Potato is not keeping its plans for world domination a secret, detailing a renewed focus on international expansion when it lands at Distoy this year. Distributed across 28 countries already, some of Big Potato’s UK bestsellers have proven to be just as popular in …

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Spielwarenmesse 2020: “Bookings are off to a flying start”

Exhibitor bookings for next year’s Spielwarenmesse in Nuremberg have got off to a flying start, according to the show’s organisers with newcomers and returning companies already signing up for the 2020 event. The world of toys is scheduled to gather again in Nuremberg from January 29 to February 2, 2020, …

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Schleich welcomes new marketing executive to UK force

Schleich is strengthening its marketing efforts across the UK and Ireland in what is shaping up to be a year of record growth for the firm here in the UK market. Leticia Gibney has been named the firm’s new marketing executive, further strengthening the team and supporting its marketing activity …

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Acamar Films details plans to take Bing global in new licensing move

Acamar Films, the London-based production company behind the award-winning preschool show Bing, has appointed three new licensing agents as it looks to build on the global appeal of the animated series. New agency appointments Megalicense for Russia, CPLG for CEE and Alicom Licensing for Nordics have been selected to work …

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Rockpool Licensing to line up tasty licensing platter for Becca’s Brunch

Rockpool Licensing has been named the UK and Ireland representative of the popular pre-school brand, Becca’s Brunch, charged with building the property across clothing, bedding, homewares and more. The JAM Media-owned Becca’s Brunch has already found success on the like of Nick Jr, where it has been a proven ratings …

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DJ Murphy wins Launch of the Year for LOL Surprise Magazine

DJ Murphy has been handed the prize for Launch of the Year with its LOL Surprise Official Magazine at this year’s ACE Newspaper and Magazine Awards. The new title launched in March last year as a four-weekly publication with every issue bagged and offering branded cover gifts. By the end …

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Space Invaders – The Board Game lands on Kickstarter for gaming brand’s 40th anniversary

The company responsible for creating Space Invaders, Taito, has now partnered with 612 Entertainment to launch a new Space Invaders board game onto the Kickstarter platform. Simply called Space Invaders – The Board Game, the title looks to recreate the iconic video game brand in 3D, physical play, while commemorating …

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LIMA marks ‘new era for licensing community’ with Licensing International rebrand

LIMA, the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association is marking the new era of the professional licensing community, rebranding itself as Licensing International from today. The new name, identity and visual language has all been designed to “better reflect the current state of the licensing industry and where it’s headed in …

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“25 per cent tariffs on toys will devastate our industry,” comes cry as trade war rages on

The Office of the United States Trade Representative has revealed that it has been ordered to “begin the process of raising tariffs on essentially all remaining imports from China, valued at approximately $300 billion.” The details emerges just days after US president Donald Trump more than doubled tariffs on $200 …

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