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Character Group reports turnover increase of 29% for year ending August 2021

The Character Group has published its results for the year ended 31 August 2021. Despite the continued challenges due to the pandemic coupled with global supply and logistics issues, the Group traded well, reporting a pre-tax profit of £11.1million and a turnover increase of 29% to £140.0m In the financial …

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More than 12,000 toys donated to The Entertainer’s Big Toy Appeal

The Entertainer is thanking generous customers for donating more than 12,000 gifts to underprivileged children this year through the Big Toy Appeal. The UK’s largest family-owned toy retailer first joined forces with The Salvation Army in 2018 to launch The Big Toy Appeal, a campaign which aims to give as many children …

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Good news for parents: 2021 is the cheapest year yet for must-have toys

With the gift-buying season upon us, online financial comparison site Money.co.uk has been looking into the ‘must-have’ toys of Christmases past, and one company has emerged as the clear winner. According to the Toy Retailers Association’s DreamToys annual listings, which are decided by a panel of retailers to encourage gift …

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Asmodee’s Ticket to Ride raises over $184K for breast cancer charity

Board game publisher Asmodee and Days of Wonder, the studio behind best-selling board game Ticket to Ride, have announced that their Play Pink initiative has raised over $184,000 USD for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). Funds raised correspond to 100% of the profits of a limited edition Ticket to …

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Bicycle playing cards go back to the future with first ever NFT collection

Playing cards brand Bicycle has launched its first-ever NFT “Genesis Collection” featuring the brand’s iconic cards transformed 1000 years into the future by artist Adrian Valenzuela. The Genesis Collection has started with a unique drop of 24 NFTs which commenced on December 9 and runs until the end of the …

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Thomas the Bank Engine: £850 vintage train tops list of most valuable toy trains hiding in attics

One of the UK’s leading personal finance guidance platforms has revealed a list of the world’s most valuable toy trains ahead of Christmas 2021, to encourage people to check their attics for any valuable collectibles that might be lying around. Forbes Advisor partnered with toy expert Peter Jenkinson to create the …

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Spring Fair announces Empowering Change manifesto for 2022

Spring Fair, the wholesale marketplace for home, gift, fashion, and sourcing taking place from 6–9 February 2022 at NEC Birmingham, has revealed that its manifesto for 2022 is Empowering Change. The manifesto will set the agenda for the live show’s Inspiring Retail Stage as well as a year-round content programme. …

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Many parents skipping Santa visit but unconcerned over toy shortage, survey finds

With COVID-19 and Omicron threatening the holiday season, a new survey from Researchscape International on behalf of Zuhoo, the virtual Santa visit platform, finds many U.S. families are concerned about safety protocols regarding Santa visits and the annual Christmas photos. The most wonderful time of the year is not without its …

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Turtle Pack to the rescue as study reveals that millions of UK kids can’t swim

Turtle Pack, the makers of a revolutionary turtle-shell shaped swimming aid, have teamed up with Nickelodeon and the “heroes in a half-shell” to launch a limited-edition Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles version of their award-winning float. The product has been released amid fears more than 3.4 million children aged between 7 and 11 in …

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The LEGO Group reveals the LEGO Technic BMW M 1000 RR

LEGO Technic has unleashed the ultimate street and track champion motorbike, with the reveal of the LEGO Technic BMW M 1000 RR set. The 1:5 scale set is a faithful replica of the supremely fast, technologically advanced BMW M 1000 RR motorbike. The set is the latest in a partnership …

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