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LIMA details its annual UK Licensing Essentials Course

The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) will host its annual UK Licensing Essentials Course next month, exploring licensors’ and licensees’ adaptation to the retail environment and how today’s children are interacting with licensed brands. The course will take place on May 23rd at 54 Buckingham Gate in London, and …

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Mike Ashley labels Debenhams’ deal a “national scandal” as lenders plan to close 50 stores

Shop Direct owner Mike Ashley has labelled his defeat in the fight for ownership of the department store chain a ‘national scandal,’ as its new owners now draw up plans to close more than 50 stores. The plans, busy being drawn up last night, put at risk some 4,000 jobs …

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Vivid to make UK Games Expo debut with Goliath Games

Vivid is making its UK Games Expo debut this year in a move that underlines the firm’s new strategy and commitment to family engagement and board gaming. The UK outfit will be enjoying stand out presence under its parent company, Goliath Games at the NEC event this May. UK Games …

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Clementoni gears for “year of growth” with Harry Potter and DC ranges

Clementoni is finding a footing with potential new retail partners, thanks to a new partnership with Warner Bros to deliver a raft of Harry Potter and DC themed puzzles. The partnership underpins what has been highlighted by the toy firm as a year of growth ahead of it, both within …

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Aurora World secures month-long Moomin campaign with John Lewis

Moomin plush licensee, Aurora World has secured a hot spot area in the flagship John Lewis store in London’s Oxford Street for a Moomin-focused event running for the month of April. The month-long celebration will coincide with the marketing – and launch – of the hotly anticipated new animated series …

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Board Game Club celebrates fifth birthday with fastest filling event to date

Board Game Club celebrated its fifth birthday with its fastest-filling event to date last Thursday, April 4th reaching maximum capacity in just 29 minutes of opening its doors at Soho’s Century. Guests enjoyed not only a menu of old favourites and brand new games from a host of inventors all …

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Learning Resources names Michael Radzio its new head of sales

Learning Resources has named the former Goliath, Clementoni and Jumbo Games personality, Michael Radzio as its new head of sales, crediting him with a ‘wealth of knowledge and experience in the international toy market. In his new role, Radzio will be responsible for developing and growing trade, retail and e-commerce …

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LEGO, Hasbro and Funko join $5million donation for Avengers Universe Unites charity launch

LEGO, Hasbro, Funko and Amazon have donated over $4 million in Avengers: Endgame toys and products to the Starlight Children’s Foundation, an initiative that will see the haul sent to children’s hospitals across the US. The donation was made as part of the launch of Avengers Universe Unites, a charity …

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Intu Metrocentre welcomes UK’s first Angry Birds adventure gold attraction

Rovio Entertainment’s Angry Birds is landing in intu’s Metrocentre this year with the first Angry Birds adventure golf attraction to hit the UK. This is the first in a planned roll-out of the adventure golf sites for across the UK, designed in partnership between Rovio Entertainment and Namco UK Ltd. …

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