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Spin Master lands broadcast and streaming partners for Hatchimals: Adventures in Hatchtopia

Spin Master has secured a slate of broadcast and streaming partners for its animated series Hatchimals: Adventures in Hatchtopia. The series, produced by the Canadian toy and entertainment company will now be available through Netflix in a global deal, as well as via Carousel (Russia), Nelonen (Finland), Ruutu (Finland, RTL …

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Disney signs 10 year deal with British film studio Pinewood

Disney has just signed a deal to rent the majority of Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, bringing the battle of the media giants to UK soil as both continue to vie for UK talent. The Studio landed a ten-year lease for the studio space it used for past films such as …

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Hasbro and LEGO lead toy programme for DreamWorks’ Trolls World Tour

Ahead of the hotly-anticipated theatrical launch of DreamWorks Animation’s follow-up Trolls movie, Universal Brand Development has lifted the lid on an expansive, global toy and lifestyle programme for Trolls World Tour. Hasbro will be heading up the proceedings once again with its master toy line, as Universal promises to deliver …

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Generation Media lands Vue cinema campaign for Masha and the Bear

Generation Media is celebrating the success having played a hand in landing a campaign to bring Masha and the Bear to 89 Vue venues across the UK and Ireland from this September 20. The most viewed family cartoon’ on YouTube from Guinness World Record’s Book (2019), Masha abnd the Bear …

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The Board Game Book, Volume 2 hits Kickstarter goal in just two days

The Kickstarter campaign for The Board Game Book, Volume 2 – a hardcover book exploring the most exciting new tabletop gaming releases – has hit its funding goal after just two days. The book, which combines game reviews, designer interviews and studio photography, is the second edition in an annual …

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Posh Paws adds Ragtales to growing line-up in long-term commitment to gift market

Posh Paws International has picked up the traditional soft toy and rag doll brand, Ragtales, adding the range to its portfolio and growing its own presence in the gift market on step further. Its noted that the addition of Ragtales was ‘an obvious choice’ to bolster Posh Paws’ long-term commitment …

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MGA Entertainment takes over Hamley’s window display with Poopsie Slime Surprise

MGA Entertainment has taken over Hamley’s London flagship store’s window with a display celebrating two new product launches this season from its collectable slime brand, Poopsie Slime Surprise. The best-selling collectable slime brand will be showcased in a vibrant display from September 5 to October 28 this year. The display …

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LittleConcepts launches ten new lines from sustainable toy firm Plan Toys

Toy and gift distributor LittleConcepts is launching ten new children’s products from the reputable sustainable wooden toy brand PlanToys. PlanToys is recognised widely for its adoption of an eco-efficient concept in its toy-making processes, one that’s been in place since 1981. This concept has always motivated PlanToys to take advantage …

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Universally speaking: Bringing diversity into the balance of the UK’s toy shops

Narinder Kaur is the founder of Apne Dolls, a range of dolls designed with the UK’s population of British Sikh Indians at the heart of its story and product line. Being a first generation British Sikh born to Punjabi, Indian parents, the question that has always plagued me is why …

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Rock Saws gets royal treatment with range of Queen puzzles

Zee Productions is continuing to roll out a raft of titles designed to shake up the puzzles sector with artwork from some of rock music’s most iconic albums, this time turning its hand to the legendary stadium rockers, Queen. In partnership with Bravado, the sub-division of Universal Music and licensing …

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