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London Toy Fair 2021 cancelled over Covid-19 restrictions

Toy Fair 2021 has been cancelled, the BTHA has confirmed in an update sent industry-wide today. Owing to the latest in government restrictions amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the BTHA, in conversation with London Olympia, have made the decision to cancel the 2021 event. The industry body has stated that …

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Allingham Games eyes UK and international distributor for award-winning The Good Life board game

Allingham Games, the independent design and publishing outfit behind the Play for Change Bronze award-winning tabletop gaming title, The Good Life, is eyeing partnerships for international distribution for the game championed for promoting the message of sustainable living and the ‘grow your own’ culture. The Good Life taps into the …

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Jakks Pacific’s Halloween costume division Disguise renews Halo and Minecraft deals with Microsoft

Disguise Inc. – the Halloween costume division of the toy and consumer products manufacturer, JAKKS Pacific – has renewed its licensing partnership with Microsoft and its hit gaming brands Halo and Minecraft. The renewal will give Disguise the worldwide rights to design, market, manufacture and distribute Halo costumes and accessories …

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Hasbro details plans for new Power Rangers film and TV adaptations with eOne and director Jonathan Entwistle

Hasbro and Entertainment One have detailed the plans to develop new film and TV adaptations of Power Rangers with the eOne team leading the development and production of the two projects. The Manchester-born director and producer, Jonathan Entwistle has been tapped to direct the new adaptations, following the success he …

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Schleich UK kicks off its Christmas 2020 campaign bringing digital engagement to physical retailers

Schleich UK has kicked off its Christmas 2020 campaign, a move to drive more fans to engage with the popular toy brand when shopping at retailers in the UK and Ireland, with the launch of a digital raffle initiative. Schleich is delivering Christmas themed POS to retailers across the UK …

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Hunter Price named sole UK and European partner for FinGears magnetic rings pocket money toys

Hunter Price has secured an exclusive partnership with FinGears as the sole UK and European distributor of the magnetic fidget rings, Magni-Rings Powered by FinGears pocket money toy line. Under the terms of the agreement, Hunter Price will be the sole partner to sell the pocket money toys in the …

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Eco-friendly plush finds spot alongside LEGO Mario in Selfridges’ top toy picks for Christmas 2020

Keel Toys’ sustainable range of eco-friendly plush animals has found itself rubbing shoulders with the familiar Top Toys for Christmas picks such as LEGO Mario, VTech’s Kidizoom and Spin Master’s Present Pets this year, as Selfridges puts its own spin the predicted top sellers for the 202 festive season. Earlier …

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One in four British shoppers avoid Amazon Prime Day to shop locally and support small businesses

New research has found that online events like Amazon Prime Day have encouraged as many as a quarter of Britons to keep as much spending as possible contained to small and local businesses negatively impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. According to a study undertaken by the team behind the global …

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BTHA 2020 Toy Retailer of the Year Awards to celebrate altruism and innovation in the year of Covid-19

Innovation and altruism will be at the heart of the 2020 Toy Retailer of the Year Awards this time around, as the BTHA outlines the theme of Special Recognition in areas above and beyond normal service. The change up to the Awards has been made in light of the events …

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Sequin Art appoints Gemma Asplen and John Sutton to director roles in move to drive growth

The toy and crafts manufacturer, Sequin Art has appointed Gemma Asplen and John Sutton as its two new directors. Asplen has been promoted from the position of general manager, while Sutton was previously its head of sales. The pair will now lead the team to drive its growth over the …

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