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Independent Toy & Gift Show visitor numbers grow 15 per cent

The AIS Independent Toy and Gift Show is celebrating a record attendance for this year’s event, having seen second day visitor numbers increase by 15 per cent on last year’s show. The show kicked off last Monday, April 29th when it saw visitor numbers match the previous year’s first day …

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Fisher-Price sponsors Giovanna Fletcher’s hit parenting podcast Happy Mum, Happy Baby

Fisher-Price is sponsoring the newest series of the successful parenting podcast, Happy Mum Happy Baby, created by the author, influencer and presenter Giovanna Fletcher. After partnering with Fletcher in 2017 and 2018, the relationship continues to Series Four, as the series returns with the promise of an exciting line up …

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Mattel to launch interactive family entertainment centres worldwide

Mattel has detailed it plans to create a global network of family entertainment centres featuring Barbie and Hot Wheels by 2020. The centres, which will begin to pop up worldwide next year, will feature immersive, hands-on play and entertainment experiences with the aim of bringing Mattel’s popular brands to life …

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The Entertainer builds Fundamentally Children partnership with Balancing Play Campaign

Building on its existing relationship with Fundamentally Children, The Entertainer is now supporting the company’s Balancing Play Campaign. The multi-faceted campaign will launch in May 2019 and is designed to promote healthy play, provide expert advice for parents to make informed choices about play, and promote ‘Good Toys’ and the …

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GB Eye sees ‘strong growth for 2019’ with Hello Communications partnership

The licensed giftware specialist, GB Eye is looking to build on its 2018 success with what it has said is a ‘strong trajectory of growth’ at retail across the UK and Europe. As part of its plans, the firm is doubling its marketing efforts and bolstering its corporate, retail and …

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Schleich bolsters US team with top-tier executives

 One of Germany’s largest toy manufacturers, Schleich has just named two top-tier executives to lead the company’t US operations. The firm has promoted David Albert to the role of chief operating officer and appointed Annie Laurie Zomermaand as chief commercial officer. Both executives are also managing directors of Schleich USA. …

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Does this image confirm the arrival of LEGO Stranger Things?

A German retailer has fuelled fresh speculation that a LEGO Stranger Things line is indeed in the works, following various reports quashing the rumours earlier this year. Posted by Lucky Bricks, the image depicts the Stranger Things character Duston alongside the Demogorgon, in what seemingly confirms all rumours to be …

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Gibsons out in force at Independent Toy & Gift Show as it celebrates 100 years of trading

The British jigsaw puzzle and games company Gibsons was out in force at this week’s Independent Toy & Gift Show where it commemorated 100 years of trading by taking headline sponsorship of the show. The firm led the AIS-run show’s Jigsaws & Puzzles theme from the front, outfitting the show’s …

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