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Hasbro releases flurry of Monopoly editions, including Speed, Longest Game Ever and a niche Primark themed game

Amid a flurry of recent releases under its iconic board gaming brand, Hasbro has introduced some pretty quirky new takes on the Monopoly board game, including a lightning fast version, a prolonged ‘longest ever version’, and the ultra-niche Primark-themed version. Let’s start with the most bizarre. Because it will take …

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Playmobil eyes latest global move with Wirecard partnership

Playmobil has taken steps towards unifying its global audience by simplifying local and international online payment methods for shoppers purchases play-sets from its website throughout Europe. The global toymaker has partneres with Wirecard, a big name in digital finance technology, to improve the online shopping experience for international customers, enabling …

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Oddbods opens first Family Entertainment Centre in China

The first of the global animation studio, One Animation’s, multiple Oddbods themed Family Entertainment Centres has launched in Xi’an, China, having opened its doors on November 30th. The 1,270 square-metre attraction, located over two floors of the newly developed Creative Circle mall is one of the first zones of the …

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TV’s George Rainsford and Imogen Thomas pledge support to Spin Master’s Giant Charity Advent Calendar

TV’s George Rainsford and Imogen Thomas have pledged their support to Spin Master’s annual giant charity advent calendar event, taking place once again at London’s KidZania – an indoor city run by children. Teaming up with KidZania for the third year running, Spin Master is once again spreading a little …

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Rainbow Designs to distribute full The Adventures of Paddington toy range

Rainbow Designs has renewed a licensing contract with The Copyrights Group that will see the pre-school and plush toy specialists continue to develop its product line Paddington. Paddington has been part of Rainbow’s portfolio for several decades and 2020 will see not only the continuation and growth of the prestigious …

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Licensing International welcomes 2020 Young Professionals Network Committee

Licensing International welcomed its newest members of the 2020 Young Professionals Network Committee at its UK Winter Warmer event at the Ivy Club in London last week. The event unveiled its four new members, while honouring its outgoing members of the 2019 committee with a party sponsored by HKTDC and …

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Casdon launches new website in time for Christmas

Casdon is readying itself for the New Year, by launching a new website in time for Christmas, showcasing the company’s collection of role-play toys and licensed lines. The new site hosts new branding and easy to navigate icons under the renowned titles of Little Helper, Littler Shopper and more, allowing …

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Rising revenues and narrowing losses makes good news story for Hornby

Narrowing losses and rising revenues make for a good news story for Hornby’s latest financials, as reported by the toymaker on Thursday this week. The hobby specialist made a loss of £2.5 million before tax in the six months to September, the lowest since 2014. Meanwhile, company revenues were up …

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SweetDreamers celebrates Ewan the Dream Sheep success at Mother & Baby Awards

SweetDreamers, the baby and toddler toy specialist, is celebrating the recent success of its popular Ewan the Dream Sheep at this year’s Mother & Baby Awards. The sleeping aid took home Gold for Best Baby Toy at the awards ceremony, organised to highlight the best brands in the baby and …

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Flair’s Meet Leo Messi is ‘dream come true’ moment for nine year old football fan

Flair was busy making the dreams of one nine year old football fan come true last week, sending the lucky competition winner on a trip to Barcelona to meet the football legend, Lionel Messi. Organised in partnership with Tigerhead, Flair’s Meet Leo Messi competition ran as part of the global …

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