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Trends UK’s Discovery Adventures lands sponsorship campaign on Discovery Channel

Trends UK’s Discovery Adventures brand will be enjoying a marketing boost these coming months, featuring in its own slot on Discovery Channel at weekend as part of the Discovery Adventures sponsorship bumpers. Available in over 11 million UK homes, the Discovery Channel is the broadest, youngest and current number one …

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PlayMonster taps industry vet Richard Gill for VP International role among global expansion plans

PlayMonster has welcomed toy industry veteran, Richard Gill to its line-up of specialists, tapping the former co-owner of McGill Assocs for the role of VP International – or Chief Explorer Monster. Gill brings over 30 years of experience to his new role, and will use that to develop and lead …

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Skyrocket Toys UK celebrates blooming success for new collectable doll line

YouTube stars Ruby and Bonnie wowed young fans last weekend as Skyrocket Toys UK, celebrated the hotly anticipated retail launch of its new collectable doll line, Blume, with a nationwide event across all 168 branches of The Entertainer on Saturday, July 27th. The pair descended upon The Entertainer’s Kingston store, …

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Epoch strengthens its Aquabeads unit with industry brand specialist Kim Nicholls

Epoch Making Toys has strengthened its arts and crafts brand, Aquabeads with the appointment of Kim Nicholls as its new brand manager. Nicholls joins the firm from her previous role at Vivid Toy Group, bringing with her a wealth of experience in the toy industry that she will utilise in …

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Vote for the top character and toy brands of the past year in the Licensing.biz Powerlist 2019

ToyNews’ sister title, Licensing.biz is bringing its popular Licensing.biz Powerlist back for 2019, celebrating the top 100 most influential brands across the character and entertainment, brands and lifestyle, art and design, and sports licensing sectors. With the return of this annual celebration of the hottest brands and licenses within the …

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PhatMojo named master toy partner for Paddington’s new TV series and third film instalment

Copyrights Group has named PhatMojo its new master toy partner for Paddington across the US, Canada, Latin America, Australia, and New Zealand. Under this new partnership, PhatMojo will create product ranges tied into all new media content being developed for the popular children and family IP, including the new TV series …

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Spiel des Jahres success for Asmodee UK with Just One and Wingspan among winners

It’s been another successful Spiel des Jahres (Game of the Year) awards for the board game giant, Asmodee UK this year, who has seen not one but two of the titles it distributes take home the accolade that is to board gaming what the Academy Award for Best Picture is …

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Moose Toys’ exclusive FAO Schwarz event sees Goo Goo Galaxy sell out in two hours

An exclusive launch event held at New York’s flagship FAO Schwarz toy shop for Moose Toys’ newest collectable line has been hailed a success, in which the new DIY slime toys sold out ‘within a matter of hours,’ according to reports from the store. Moose Toys is looking to maintain …

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Jazwares unveils world’s first Fortnite RC vehicle at San Diego Comic Con

Jazwares has unveiled the world’s first Fortnite remote control vehicle to fans of the hit video game franchise – and its subsequent toy line – at this year’s San Diego Comic Con. Until now, Jazwares’ toy range had consisted of a cast of six-inch action figures and a piñata llama. …

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