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Spin Master’s PAW Patrol Little Heroes PAW Awards return “bigger and better”

Spin Master Entertainment’s PAW Patrol is once again championing little heroes across the UK with the return of its PAW Patrol Little Heroes PAW Awards this year. The Awards programme is set to be “bigger and better than before” with individual sponsors for the Awards, from high profile organisations that …

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Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame obliterates box office records with $1.2 billion opening

Disney and Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame has already obliterated all number of records in its $1.2 billion worldwide launch; an opening that came in $600 million ahead of Infinity War. The movie’s debut has now set a new benchmark for the global box office. Avengers: Endgame is the resulting instalment of …

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The NPD Group reveals the UK’s best-selling infant toys

The NPD Group has detailed the latest insights into the best-selling infant and baby toys, underpinning the UK’s spot at the fourth largest toy market in the world, with the highest per capita spend in Europe. The Group has confirmed that British consumers spent £3.3 billion on toys in 2018, …

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Police bust ‘fake LEGO gang’ in China with £30m seize

Chinese authorities have busted a gang accused of making and selling $30million worth of counterfeit LEGO. Officers raided a Chinese toymaker which was allegedly manufacturing fake LEGO products in the city of Shenzhen, with four people now arrested. According to the BBC, more than 630,000 finished products were seized, including …

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Toy shop selling only sustainable toys opens its doors in Hove

An independent toy retailer with the mission to only sell sustainable toys to its customers has opened its doors in Hove, marking a first of its kind in the city. Timeless Toys store owner, Susan Luxford set out on the task of going plastic free after observing the kind of …

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Ravensburger celebrates British puzzle artists at AIS Show this week

Ravensburger is showcasing its vast rang of British puzzles, depicting iconic landmarks, buildings and eccentricities that make British life unique at the AIS Show taking place this week. Images from British artists and agencies feature among Ravensburger’s extensive puzzle portfolio this year, with more than 80 per cent of its …

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Tru Kids’ Richard Barry: “We’re a little start-up company now”

Toys R Us has likened itself to “a little start-up company”, operating under the Tru Kids banner, as plans for the retailer’s comeback in time for the Q4 shopping period emerge. The New York Post reports that Tru Kids Brands – a licensing firm formed last year by creditors of …

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Asmodee to build board game worlds into novels with new Aconyte Books arm

The global games publisher, Asmodee has created its own fiction imprint under the name Aconyte Books. The division will be publishing novels based on a number of the firm’s best selling game properties. As part of its mission, Aconyte will also be actively pursuing licenses for third-party tie-in fiction, with …

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Schleich continues US retail expansion plans with shop-in-shop concept

Toy company and leading figurine manufacturer, Schleich is expanding its retail footprint across the US with the launch of a new shop within a shop concept across select toy retailers in the region. The company plans to open as many as 25 Schleich shops within toy stores around the US …

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Jazwares details Angry Birds toy line as Rovio sees Q1 financials lift off

Jazwares has detailed its new Angry Birds toy line, scheduled to hit shelves this July, three months ahead of the cinematic release of The Angry Birds Movie 2. This new toy line follows Jazwares’ appointment as global master toy partner for Rovio Entertainment, who has just posted its own first …

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