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Toymaster nets 25 new member branches in latest British Garden Centres partnership

Toymaster has secured somewhat of a major coup for its growing network of independent toy shop members and garden centre affiliates, in a deal that will now bring a sweep of 25 branches under the buying group’s banner. As the growing tendency for garden centres across the UK to diversify …

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Fundamentally Children celebrates five years with £5,000 services giveaway

Fundamentally Children is celebrating its fifth birthday by offering one lucky company the chance to win £5,000 worth of its services. Established in 2014, Fundamentally Children has grown from a start-up encompassing the Good Toy and App Guides and consultancy services, to being a multi-disciplinary agency providing brand-building services to …

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Hasbro feels toys tariff fallout as Q3 delivers lower than expected financials

Hasbro has felt the fallout of the US-China tariff tiff, pointing towards the threat of further taxes on toys as a reason for its lower than expected third quarter financials. Hasbro booked net earnings of $212.9 million or $1.67 a share in Q3 this year, down from $263.9 million, or …

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Generation Media celebrates new home and brand refresh as it ‘plans for further expansion’

Generation Media has moved into a new home and detailed an exciting brand refresh, as part of its ongoing plans for expansion of both Generation Media and Giraffe Insights. As the agency continues its mission to deliver the best to its customers in terms of client service and business return, …

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Smiffys prepares for Destination Star Trek with new range of official dress up

The dress up and party specialist, Smiffys, has secured a new line of official Star Trek costumes, thanks to a deal brokered by Wildbrain CPLG with the brand owners, CBS Consumer Products. Smiffys’ exclusive range of Star Trek dress-up pays homage to the franchise’s favourite characters and will launch officially …

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Chicago Toy and Game Group to host the 14th Annual Young Inventor Challenge

 The Chicago Toy and Game Group is to host its annual Young Inventor Challenge (YIC), marking the 14th year of running its a global search for the most innovative toys and games designed by kids. Offering the coveted opportunity to enter into licensing deals with toy and game industry giants, …

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The Entertainer bucks high street trend to see profits soar 29 per cent

The family-run high street and online toy retailer, The Entertainer has recorded rising sales and profits last year, bucking the trend seen on a high street that continues to struggle. Earlier this month, it was reported that the high street had been hit with its worst figures in seven years, …

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Cluedo just had a renovation thanks to a global competition with Houzz

The votes are in and the winner can now be revealed; a luxurious bathroom will replace the hall on the Cluedo game board, thanks to an exclusive partnership between Hasbro and the home and interiors specialist, Houzz. The home renovation platform teamed with the toy company to renovate the the …

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The Creative Retail Awards return with major trade association backing

At a time when in-store experiences count for just as much as the product stocked, the Creative Retail Awards 2020 are now open for entries, having secured backing from three major trade associations. The Shop & Display Equipment Association, the National Association of Shopfitters and Interior Contractors, and the British …

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LEGO expands partnership with US retailer Justice to engage girls with creative play

The LEGO Group has detailed the expansion of its brand partnership with the US retailer, Justice, in its bid to engage more girls with creative play. Beginning this month, LEGO Friends and LEGO Disney building sets will be sold in Justice stores across the States, including sets based on the …

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