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Construction toy line JUNKO eyes European expansion and US distribution

JUNKO, the eco-friendly construction toy line that encourages children to make better use of household rubbish, has detailed its plans to expand into Europe this year. The move follows a success Christmas period for the firm that witnessed a spike in sales over the festive season thanks to its appearance …

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This year’s Kids at Play Interactive Awards winners have been revealed

Hasbro’s Lightsaber Academy, Virsix Games’ St. Noire and Bandai Namco’s tori have been named among the winners of this year’s Kids at Play Interactive Awards. CES is the showcase for technology and innovation. At the heart of innovation is a multi-million dollar toy industry that’s committed to growing digitally-adept future …

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Four decades later Richard Longmate bids farewell to Rainbow Designs

Rainbow Designs is bidding a fond farewell to its longest serving team member, Richard Longmate, who has announced his departure, after nearly four decades with the company. Longmate joined Rainbow Designs on July 1 1980 and has spent nearly 40 years supporting independent retailers in the East Anglia area. Starting …

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Cartamundi on track for global growth with United States Playing Card Company acquisition

Cartamundi is getting in on the New Year’s acquisition action, having detailed the completion of its incorporation of The United States Playing Card Company. The latest move from the Belgian playing card and game specialist is in line with its ongoing strategy to strengthen its role as a key player …

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TechUp powers up for CES 2020 with curated guest line-up for its Future of Play discussion

CES 2020 is just around the corner, and with it, some 170,000 tech-heads from around the world will descend upon Las Vegas, Nevada for the latest in the Consumer Electronic Show offering, packed with some of the most innovative technology from around the world. Which is precisely why TechUp, a …

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Fisher-Price partners with TOWIE star Lydia Bright for new baby gear collection

Fisher-Price is kicking off the new year with the launch of its Terrazzo Pacific Pebbles baby gear collection, a new range developed in partnership with the former TOWIE star and celebrity mum to be Lydia Bright.  The Terrazzo Baby Gear collection offers a new style of nursery essentials, with an …

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Rummikub celebrates 70 years with commemorative postage stamp in Israel

The popular family gaming title Rummikub has been handed national recognition of its cultural impact in its country of origin, Israel, where it has received its own commemorative, bespoke postage stamp. The new Israeli stamp features iconic tiles from the game first invented in 1950, including its much-loved Joker tile, …

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TOMY builds on Hide and Squeak Eggs range success with new lines ahead of Easter

TOMY Toomies, the award-winning pre-school and bath toy brand, is expanding its popular Hide and Squeak Eggs range for spring/summer 2020. Toomies Hide and Squeak Eggs have enjoyed a successful past 25 years on the market and in 2018 became the number one best selling item in its category in …

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Great British Bake Off’s Nadiya Hussain lands toy range with Wilton Bradley

The Great British Bake Off winner, author, TV presenter, and now treasured British personality, Nadiya Hussain, has made her move on the toy space, thanks to a new partnership with Wilton Bradley. Under the new deal, Hussain and Wilton Bradley will release a range of kids cooking and baking sets …

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