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Fortnite named Top Gaining Toy Property of the Year at NPD’s Toy Industry Performance Awards

Fortnite has been named Europe’s Top Gaining Toy Property of the Year by the NPD Group, who announced the video game IP among the winners of its Europe Toy Industry Performance Awards at Spielwarenmesse last night. The winners were revealed at an event held at the International Toy Fair in …

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GB eye expands European operations with new office and largest showcase to date at Spielwarenmesse

The poster and gift supplier, GB eye Ltd is expanding its European presence with the opening of its new office and the launch of its new giftware product ranges. Operating from its first overseas office in Antwerp, Belgium, GB eye Europe BV will now allow the company to enhance its …

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Toy Industries of Europe launches Play for Change Awards to recognise the positive impact of toys

Toy Industries of Europe (TIE) has launched its new concept, the Play for Change Awards, as a means to recognise toy makers that impact the planet and children’s lives in positive and inspirational ways. The awards will focus on environmental, societal and educational challenges with three categories: Sustainability, Empowerment, and …

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Mattel takes new strides towards diversity with latest Barbie Fashionistas line-up

Mattel has taken new strides towards diversity representation and inclusivity within its Barbie Fashionistas line with the release of a tranche of new additions to the line. A Barbie doll with no hair joins a line up that now includes a Barbie doll with vitiligo, a doll with a gold …

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Spin Master goes retro with Jaws, E.T. and The Breakfast Club on National Puzzle Day

Spin Master is celebrating National Puzzle Day today with the unveiling of a slate of new puzzles that will take fans back to the golden age of video rentals thanks to its latest retro offering. The Breakfast Club, Jaws, and E.T. are each making their return to store shelves this …

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Funko bolsters its EMEA marketing team following a year of growth across the region

Funko has bolstered its EMEA marketing team with a triple hiring for 2020, welcoming a new PR manager, marketing manager, and brand marketing manager to the team. After another year of growth for the company throughout Europe, Funko has completed its EMEA marketing team with three new hires. Based in …

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SuperAwesome raises strategic financing from the Microsoft venture fund M12

SuperAwesome, the kidtech platform which powers COPPA-compliant advertising and community for developers, content owners and brands, has raised a strategic financing round from M12, Microsoft’s venture fund and others. The company’s platform enables kid-safe advertising, video, community and parental consent functionality via a full set of tools for those working …

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Playmobil, Silverlit, and Cranio Creations named among ToyAwards 2020 winners at Spielwarenmesse

Five winners were revealed at this year’s ToyAwards, held at the Opening Show of the 71st edition of the Spielwarenmesse last night. Playmobil, Gollsnest & Kiesel, Silverlit Toys, Cranio Creations, and ESM Visions were each celebrated at the show where they were presented with the coveted ToyAwards in recognition of …

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Playmates Toys forms alliance with Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir studio ZAG

Playmates Toys has been called upon to begin development of a line-up of innovative new toy lines for ZAG’s portfolio of popular animated brands, including its hit Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir. Playmates Toys is recognised as a global marketing company with over 50 years of innovation and …

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Rainbow Designs teams with Penguin Ventures to launch Signature Peter Rabbit collection this spring

Rainbow Designs is to launch a range of Forever heirloom toys this spring, led by a new Signature Peter Rabbit collection that has been created in collaboration with Penguin Ventures. The keepsake collection features two of the most traditional literary characters in Peter Rabbit and Flopsy Bunny, and has been …

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