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Toys”R”Us to open US flagship store with two-storey slide and ice-cream parlour

WHP Global, the parent company of Toys”R”Us, is to open a new two-storey flagship store inside New Jersey retail centre American Dream. The store, set to open in mid December, will be the first US Toys”R”Us flagship store and will feature a modern two-level retail concept that spans 20,000 square feet. …

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ToyPro signs with Spacetoon TV and IMPS to produce Smurfs toys for MENA

Spacetoon, the family edutainment content provider, producer, and broadcaster, has recently partnered with IMPS to bring The Smurfs to MENA through Spacetoon TV channel, entertaining on-ground branded events and new toys. Based on this partnership, the two parties are to work on re-introducing the show to young audiences in MENA …

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New series of Hey Duggee in pipeline

BBC Studios and CBeebies have commissioned a fourth series of multi-award-winning hit animation Hey Duggee from Studio AKA. Duggee and The Squirrels will return for 40 brand new episodes of the much-loved show. Hey Duggee is a fun, inclusive and educational series devised by Grant Orchard, senior director of Studio …

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Mattel’s CEO attends White House meeting with President Biden to discuss supply chain issues

Mattel Inc Chairman and CEO Ynon Kreiz has attended a White House roundtable meeting with President Biden and leading U.S. CEOs to discuss supply chain and the holiday shopping season in the U.S. Mr. Kreiz said: “I was encouraged by President Biden’s commitment to support the private sector in mitigating supply chain disruptions, including …

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Hey Duggee, Noggin and Bakugan among nominees for 2022 Kidscreen Awards

Kidscreen, host of the global kids’ entertainment industry’s leading awards for excellence, has announced the shortlisted entries that are continuing in the competition through a final round of judging. The winners will be be revealed on February 15 at a gala awards ceremony during Kidscreen Summit 2022. The nominees are: …

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Very Neko lands Disney Dumbo Funko Pop! exclusive  

Fans of Disney’s Dumbo can now register to get their hands on a limited-edition Dumbo Funko Pop!, exclusively at Very Neko.  The latest addition to the Funko Pop! range features the loveable circus elephant submerged in a bubble bath.   Priced at £12.99 and set to be released in March 2022, the unique Dumbo Funko Pop! is expected to be hugely …

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Orchard Toys announces European distribution agreement with Tomy

Leading educational games and jigsaws manufacturer Orchard Toys has confirmed a distribution agreement with Tomy to support its plans to expand the Orchard Toys brand within GAS, Belgium and France. Partnering with Tomy will ensure continued support of existing retail opportunities as well as the development of major businesses within …

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Black Friday footfall up, but high street loses out to shopping centres

According to retail experts Springboard, footfall across UK retail destinations rose by +2% last week from the week before. However, this was driven by shopping centres, which increased by +6.5%, and retail parks, which increased by +4.9%, while footfall in high streets declined by -1.5%. The latest insight from Springboard …

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John Adams seeks ‘Board Director’ (dress code: PJs)

Board game-loving Brits can live the dream this festive season, as UK-based toy and games company John Adams is searching for someone to stay at home in their pyjamas and play board games all day long. Getting stuck into a family game is a key part of the Christmas festivities, and …

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LEGO Technic revs up for Autosport International

Autosport International returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 13-16 January, and as the Official Engineering Partner to the Le Mans Virtual Series, LEGO Technic will be present at the event with a truly unmissable stand. Attendees at the event will have the opportunity to see the LEGO McLaren Senna 1:1 model …

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