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YuMe Toys wins two placements in The Toy Insider’s 2021 Holiday Gift Guide

The Toy Insider’s panel of experts has selected two products by YuMe Toys for inclusion in its annual round-up of Christmas gifts. The products that made the grade, chosen from thousands of submissions, were YuMe’s 16-inch Official Among Us Super-Soft Plush Toy, designed, manufactured, and distributed by YuMe Toys on behalf of London-based entertainment company Toikido; as well as YuMe’s Baby Shark Entertainer Mat. …

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Hasbro bridges cultural divides with fun new spin on Mahjong


Hasbro is introducing a modern spin on the classic game Mahjong, called Not Your Ma’s Jong, created by married couple Jennifer Guo and Adam Szakacs. Not Your Ma’s Jong helps celebrate and bridge their diverse cultures – Chinese and Jewish – with a fast-paced and fierce variation of the classic pastime. When …

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JAKKS Pacific launches new toy line for Disney’s ‘Encanto’

Leading toy and consumer products manufacturer JAKKS Pacific has announced the launch of its new line of toys developed for the upcoming theatrical release of Disney’s Encanto, which is set to hit movie theatres worldwide on 24 November. A heartwarming story of a young Colombian girl faced with being the only …

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Bulldog signs up MoYou and The Hut Group to create new Care Bears products

Bulldog, which manages the Care Bears licensing programme in the UK, has brought on board two new licensees to create offerings based on the loveable, huggable bears. MoYou will be creating a collection of Care Bears-inspired nail products, including children’s and adult nail art stencil plates, a nail art scraper, …

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One for the Christmas list? New edition of Britain’s Toy Car Wars hits the shelves

Anyone who loves toy cars (and that’s a lot of people) will appreciate a copy of Britain’s Toy Car Wars: The War of Wheels Between Dinky, Corgi & Matchbox making its way into their stocking this festive season. The History Press is releasing a new, expanded edition of the popular …

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JAKKS Pacific brings on board former Disney executive Lori MacPherson

JAKKS Pacific, the designer, manufacturer and marketer of toys and consumer goods whose popular brands include Creepy Crawlers, Eyeclops, Fly Wheel and Kitten Catfe, has appointed Lori MacPherson to its Board of Directors.MacPherson served as Executive Vice President, Global Product Management for The Walt Disney Studios from 2010-2014, following her …

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Toy Industries of Europe (TIE) announces finalists of 2021 Play for Change awards

Toy Industries of Europe (TIE), which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, has just announced the finalists of the 2021 Play for Change Awards. Entries from Adventerra Games, BiOBUDDi, dantoy, The LEGO Group, Franckh-Kosmos Verlags, Mattel and Miniland have been selected as contenders for the top spots in this year’s …

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Toynamics UK appoints Mark Morgan as new area sales manager for the south

Toynamics UK and Ireland has appointed Mark Morgan as its new area sales manager for the south of the UK, tapped to handle the sales for its popular portfolio of brands spanning Hape, Skip Hop, Timio, DinosArt, Nebulous Stars, and Nanoblock. Morgan joins the team with a wealth of experience …

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Hasbro taps Gabrielle Sims to head up softlines for its UK consumer products business

The well respected licensing executive, Gabrielle Sims is joining Hasbro’s UK licensed consumer products team as its new head of softlines business. She will bring her wealth of industry experience to the new role, garnered from her more than 15 years across some of the biggest agencies. Sims joins the …

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Arckit receives the first ever STEAM Stamp of Approval from The Toy Association and Good Play Guide

The Dublin-based toy company, Arckit has earned the industry’s first STEAM Stamp of Approval accreditation, courtesy of The Toy Association and The Good Play Guide, for both its Arckit GO Eco and Coastal Living construction kits. Having been put through a rigorous series of testing at the hands of trained …

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