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Wearing face masks in UK shops will be compulsory from July 24th but not for all shop staff

Wearing a face covering in shops and supermarkets in England is to become mandatory from 24 July, with those who fail to comply set to face a fine of up to £100. The move will bring England in line with Scotland and countries across Europe, including Spain, Italy, and Germany. …

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Crazy Aaron’s named official Adopt-the-Pig sponsor of The Toy Foundation’s Toy Bank for 2020

Crazy Aaron’s – the name behind the popular Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty – has been named the official ‘Adopt-the-Pig’ sponsor of The Toy Foundation’s Toy Bank for 2020. Crazy Aaron’s sponsorship includes a $10,000 donation and the development of a special edition putty in The Toy Bank’s signature shade of …

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LEGO teases Nintendo latest: An officially licensed replica Nintendo Entertainment System

Having already successfully immortalised Super Mario and his nemesis Bowser in brick form, LEGO is stepping its partnership with Nintendo up a level with its latest tease, an officially licensed LEGO replica of the Nintendo Entertainment System. Images first appeared online this week of what appeared to be the LEGO …

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BlogOn Toy Awards 2020 now open for entries

The BlogOn Toy Awards 2020 are now open for entries, marking the fourth iteration of the annual awards event that this year will be sponsored by 34SP.com, and will see winners announced on October 5th this year. Following its successful launch in 2017, the BlogOn Toys Awards is billed as …

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Cartamundi appoints Ann Viaene as its first global Chief Marketing Officer

Cartamundi has appointed its first global Chief Marketing Officer in the form of Kraft Foods’ former director of chocolate brands in Benelux, Ann Viaene. The move has been made as Cartamundi continues to grow its global position as a leader in playing cards, card games, and children’s games. Viaene made …

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Marshmello and Moe Shalizi introduce Mellodees kids’ entertainment property – and toys are part of the plan

Toys and consumer products are all part of the wider plans for gradual expansion of a new children’s property created by music’s Moe Shalizi and Marshmello that aims to create a ‘cutting edge experience for children’ under the name Mellodees – a musically-driven video property. Mellodees will feature Dee the …

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Hornby launches its Ready to Play Harry Potter Hogwarts Express Set

Hornby has released its latest locomotive from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter with its newest Ready to Play, Remote Controlled Harry Potter Hogwarts Express Set. Fans of the magical world are being handed control of the franchise’s iconic train in the new battery powered, remote controlled edition that features …

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Character Options to host virtual summer festival Character Kidz Big Weekend

Character Options is hosting a virtual summer festival event of stories, videos, and TikTok coverage from some of the biggest influencer channels of the time with its three-day Character Kidz Big Weekend. A revised edition of last year’s successful London event, the three day festival will take place online and …

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Spin Master and Warner Bros are launching a Bakugan video game for Nintendo Switch

Spin Master, Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment, and WayForward have detailed the upcoming launch of Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia. a new role-playing video game that will arrive exclusively on Nintendo Switch later this year. The new video game is the latest extension of the Bakugan franchise that already spans its anime …

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Indie Insight: The Toy Centre talks the current spike in traditional and outdoor toys

The Toy Centre is a family-run online retailer that believes in the power of traditional toys. When lockdown first hit the UK, it was a belief system that paid dividends; a combination of the hot spell that baked the country and the closure of schools across the UK, drove sales …

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