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Little Concepts to make Toy Fair return for 2020

The international toy firm, Little Concepts is to make its return to London Toy Fair next year, where it will be presenting brands PlanToys, Moluk, Makii, Makedo and Scribble Down. 2019 has seen continued growth for the company who now works with national retailers such as Fenwick, National Trust, Liverpool …

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Kids India launches new regional toy trade fair Kids India South

Kids India, the biggest international trade fair in India for toys, children’s products and sports goods, is introducing a new regional trade fair called Kids India South. The fair will be taking place at the Manpho Exhibition Centre in Bengaluru from April 16 to 17 2020. It specifically targets visitors …

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Spacetoon brings big name toy brands to Riyadh Toy Festival

Hot Wheels, Barbie, Ricky Zoom and Our Generation were the order of the moment when Spacetoon revealed its portfolio of partner brands at this year’s Riyadh Toy Festival in Saudi Arabia. Spacetoon specialises in developing children’s entertainment for the Saudi Arabian market. It was at the Riyadh Toy Festival this …

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Mamas & Papas implements pre-pack administration to close six shops

Mamas & Papas is to close six shops and cut nearly 130 jobs, having narrowly dodged falling into full administration earlier this week. The Huddersfield-based baby and maternity retailer collapsed into administration on Friday, but was immediately bought back by the other firms controlled by Bluegem Capital, the retailer’s private …

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Tickets to the Toy Industry Awards 2019 are available now

Tickets are now available for the Toy Industry Awards 2019 – the annual gala event that traditionally  follows the opening day of Toy Fair. Next year’s awards will take place on Tuesday, January 21 2020, starting at 6pm. The event has become one of the key dates in the industry …

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The Insights People named Global Market Research of the Year

The kids’ market intelligence outfit, The Insights People, has been named Global Market Research of the Year by the International Trade Council during its International Go Global Awards ceremony. The ceremony took place on October 23 2019 in Chicago where The Insights People was recognised as the most comprehensive and …

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Ravensburger rolls out major marketing campaign for BRIO

Ravensburger has started rolling out its biggest ever marketing programme for the BRIO brand. Centrepiece to the multi-faceted campaign is the first TV advertising activity celebrating the BRIO World. The heavyweight broadcast campaign began at the start of November and will run throughout the countdown to Christmas. Two spots have …

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Mattel champions ‘boundary pushing toy lines’ for 12 TOTY nominations

Having received no fewer than 12 finalist nominations in the Toy Association’s 2020 Toy of the Year Awards, Mattel has put its 2019 success down to ‘pushing boundaries with the experiences it brings to the market.’ Barbie, Fisher-Price, Hot Wheels and Jurassic World have been named among the Mattel brands …

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Mothercare staff denied redundancy pay as UK retailer collapses

Staff at the collapsed UK retailer Mothercare will receive nothing in redundancy pay, it has emerged, as the business made clear its plans to enter administration just weeks ahead of the Christmas season. Workers have instead been advised to apply for statutory redundancy by visiting the Government’s website. This follows …

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One third of US parents unaware of the dangers surrounding counterfeit toys

Almost one third of US parents remain unaware to the dangers and numbers of counterfeit toys being sold on major online marketplaces, according to a new survey commissioned by the Toy Association. The results have uncovered a blind spot in modern consumer habits, through which  fraudulent toys that could be …

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