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Match Attax expands into UEFA Champions League and Europa League amid “phenomenal consumer appetite”

Topps has introduced two new leagues to its best-selling sport trading card game series, Match Attax, meaning that fans can now collect not only the best players from the UK clubs, but the best players from across Europe as the new format Match Attax hits shelves. Expanding into the UEFA …

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New UK Rubik’s Cube Speedcubing Champion crowned at John Adams-sponsored event

A new UK Rubik’s Cube Speedcubing champion has been crowned, following an intense final of the UK Cube Association’s Speedcubing Championship in Stevenage this past weekend. Supported by John Adams Leisure with a Rubik’s branded sponsorship deal, the three-day event saw more than 300 speedcubers frm 27 different countries battle …

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Halloween rises among British children as celebration rings in £365m in consumer spend

The growing popularity of Halloween among British children could see the annual celebration bring in a sizeable £365 million in consumer spend this year, according to a new seasonal survey conducted by Kids Insights. Based on the results of a survey of 2,500 British kids in the 12 weeks between …

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Mattel’s CFO departs in wake of investigation into firm’s accounting errors

Mattel’s chief financial officer is leaving the US toymaker in the wake of a investigation into the firm’s accounting errors and subsequent breaches of auditor independence rules. The toy company has maintained that CFO Joseph Euteneuer’s departure is not to blame for the accounting problems, but that the six-month transition …

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TOMY launches multi-media marketing campaign for ‘evolving toy’ Rizmo

In the run up to Christmas 2019, TOMY will continue to support its predicted seasonal big hitter, Rizmo, with a multi-media takeover across TV, radio, PR and digital channels. This September, the toy firm launched Rizmo – billed as the “first-ever evolving toy that listens, learns, remembers and actually grows” …

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Smiffys appoints Kerry Logistics as the UK fancy dress business eyes further international growth

Kerry Logistics has secured a global supply chain contract with the UK-based family-owned fancy dress business, Smiffys. As part of the contract, the Hong Kong headquartered logistics company has set up a new central distribution centre for Smiffys in Ningbo, a key port and industrial hub in east China’s Zhejiang …

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Zuru launches 5 Surprise Dino Strike to the surprise blind box range

Zuru has introduced a new dinosaur-themed collection to its 5 Surprise range, bringing dinosaurs to its ‘blind-bag’ collectables range with 5 Surprise Dino Strike. The new launch includes five layers of dino surprises to collect, build, swap and battle. 5 Surprise Dino Strike combines the blind unboxing experience with classic …

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The BTHA launches Toy Fair Tips video series to help you make Toy Fair 2020 a success

The BTHA has released a new video guide series offering its most incisive tips for making the upcoming Toy Fair season a success for exhibitors and visitors. Just a few months out from London Toy Fair 2020, when the UK and international toy industry will descend upon London Olympia for …

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Boppi and Harry Potter LEGO tipped in Tesco’s top ten toys for Christmas

Boppi the booty shaking Llama has topped Tesco’s top ten toys for Christmas list, the supermarket giant’s own prediction of what the best selling toys will be this year. Boppi is joined on the grocer’s list by big hitting items such as the LEGO Hogwarts’ Clock Tower from Harry Potter, …

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Spielwarenmesse champions 2020 event for first time exhibitors

Spielwarenmesse is “definitely the place to be for first-time exhibitors,” is the message that the international toy fair organiser is promoting ahead of its 2020 event next January and February. Tapping into the international toy industry scene, Spielwarenmesse will welcome around 70,000 buyers and retailers to its halls over the …

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