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TOMY named master toy partner for Netflix’s popular pre-school series BUDDI

TOMY International has been named the master toy partner for the popular Netflix pre-school series, BUDDI. The launch will arrive courtesy of a partnership between the toy maker and Unanico and Raydar Media. BUDDI is an animated series aimed at kids aged four years old and under that looks to …

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Amazon reveals plans to hire 10,000 UK employees as it grows operations across Britain

The online behemoth, Amazon has revealed plans to hire some 10,000 UK employees as it looks to open more warehouses in the north and south of England. The move arrives as online shopping continues to surge amid the pandemic. The tech giant will also be looking to create a number …

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LEGO expands Disney partnership to launch LEGO Mickey and Friends range for younger builders

The LEGO Group has lifted the lid on a new Mickey and Friends range developed in partnership with Disney, launching five new sets all aimed at younger builders aged four years old and over. Geared towards its younger audience, each set in the new collection comes with instructions designed for …

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Ravensburger appoints Kirsty Barr for consumer PR across its portfolio of brands

Ravensburger has appointed the industry PR specialist, Kirsty Barr to its UK marketing team, a role in which she will handle all consumer PR across the company’s portfolio of brands, including Ravensburger, blue triangle, BRIO, and ThinkFun Brain and Logic Games.  Katy Fletcher, head of marketing and product development, said: …

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An Audio Experience | Tonies and the gateway to pre-reading learning

Sponsored post. Stories play a definitive role in early language development from learning, and as a child grows up, to reading and broadening vocabulary. Audio storytelling has the power to introduce children in the pre-reading stage to the wonders of narrative, long before they can read for themselves.  As listening …

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Kids’ audio platform Yoto raises $17m funding to facilitate growth across Europe and North America

The kids’ audio platform, Yoto – the London-based team behind the award-winning Yoto Player – has raised $17 million in a Series A funding to help facilitate its rapid growth across Europe and North America. The investment was led by Acton Capital with participation from JamJar Investments, Global Founders Capital, …

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The Entertainer extends its Quiet Hour shopping initiative to run every day across all 171 stores

The family-owned high street toy retailer, The Entertainer, has extended its Quiet Hour initiative to run every day in every one of its 171 stores across the country, in a bid to create a calmer shopping environment for autistic people and shoppers uncomfortable with the hustle and bustle of the …

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Oink Games launches Kickstarter to take its tabletop gaming portfolio to the Nintendo Switch

The Japanese board and card game publisher, Oink Games, recognised by many for its sleek and stylish game design, has launched a campaign to bring its library of titles to the Nintendo Switch. As part of the company’s ongoing mission to build “a world where you can play board games, …

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Orchard Toys raises over £20,000 for NHS Charities Together through Home Learning Activity book sales

Orchard Toys has donated over £20,000 to NHS Charities Together from proceeds of sales of its Home Learning Activity books, two titles that were designed and produced specifically with the aim of supporting the NHS over the course of the pandemic. The initiative – that saw the publication of two …

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Board gaming experts join forces to launch new consulting company All About Games

A trio of experts of the tabletop gaming scene and alumni of the board gaming giant, Asmodee, have joined forces to launch a unique consulting company dedicated to the tabletop gaming market. Called All About Games, the new unit is comprised of Carol Rapp, Cedric Delobelle, and Daniel Steel, who …

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