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Hasbro Brands president Jonathan Berkowitz steps down following 17-year tenure

Hasbro Brands president, Jonathan Berkowitz has stepped down from his role following a 17 year tenure with the company. An internal memo emailed to staff this week from hasbro president and chief operating officer, John Frascotti, stated: “I wanted to let you know that Jonathan Berkowitz is leaving Hasbro to …

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The Children’s Media Conference details date change for 2020

The Children’s Media Conference (CMC), now in its 17th year, is changing its dates for 2020, running from Tuesday 7 to Thursday 9 July. With the theme ‘Right Here Right Now’, the conference will tackle the issues facing the children’s media industry and the young audience. With around 1,250 delegates expected, …

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Hot Wheels commemorates era of classic rock with Led Zeppelin line-up

Hot Wheels is celebrating the era of classic rock with the release of a series die-cast toy vans inspired by the artwork of some of Led Zeppelin’s most iconic albums. The five-vehicle collection is described by Mattel as a “New Hot Wheels Premium series for 2020, in commemoration of the …

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Hasbro taps WildBrain CPLG for licensing across the Nordics

Hasbro has appointed WildBrain CPLG as its new sub-representative in the Nordics, including Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Finland, Faroe Islands and Greenland beginning January 1, 2020. Under the new agreement, WildBrain CPLG will represent Hasbro’s merchandise, publishing, promotions and short-term location based entertainment businesses across the Nordic region. “As Hasbro …

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Jazwares named master toy partner for YouTube sensation CKN Toys

Jazwares has been named the master toy partner for the YouTube sensation CKN Toys in a new deal brokered by the licensing agency, Haven Global. The new line of toys will launch to coincide with the debut of a pre-school short form series on Nickelodeon and Nick Jr, with toys …

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Mothercare’s sales slide further in UK and overseas

Mothercare’s losses have deepened further in Britain and overseas after the baby and mother retailer placed its UK business into administration last month. Group sales fell by 8.4 per cent to £452.3 million in the six months to October 12, as pre-tax losses widened to £21.2 million from £18.5 million …

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Mojo Nation details Play Creators Festival 2020

Mojo Nation has dated its Play Creators Festival 2020, a three-day event boasting conferences, pitching sessions, awards and networking opportunities for those working in the world of toy and game design. Taking place at London’s Stamford Bridge, the full line-up of events forming next year’s Play Creators Festival are: Monday September 7th (Evening) …

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Skyrocket UK sees ‘steep growth trajectory’ for Blume Dolls as brand lands top ten NPD spot for November

Skyrocket UK is reporting ‘a steep growth trajectory’ across the toy space for its recently launched Blume Dolls brand, crediting the line among those to have helped the business to make ‘an incredible impact on the UK toy market,’ this market. The dolls, with over the top, squishy hair and …

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20 year old entrepreneur excites Truro shoppers with ambitious new toy shop

A toy shop owner has been making local headlines across Truro in Cornwall, praising the 20 year old entrepreneur for ‘igniting and exciting the local shopping scene.’ Harry Stacey, the proprietor of Truro’s Harry’s Toy Chest, caused a clamour among the locals this past weekend when he officially opened the …

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DreamWorks sees How to Train Your Dragon franchise soar as new Spin Master toys land

With a new home video release and the latest Hatching Toothless Interactive Baby Dragon from Spin Master launched to UK retail, DreamWorks Animation is currently watching the How to Train Your Dragon franchise soar. Coupled with a raft of several high-profile content and product extensions ahead of Christmas, the How …

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