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Raise money and bag yourself a bargain with this year’s Toy Trust Media Auction

The 2021 Toy Trust Media Auction is now open and ready to accept bids. The auction will close at 3pm on Friday, January 29th. The second largest fundraising activity for the Toy Trust each year, the annual Media Auction gives companies the chance to bag themselves a media bargain, with …

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Orchard Toys kicks off its Virtual Toy Fair with exclusive Toy Fair TV-style video

Orchard Toys has kicked off its Virtual Toy Fair in good humour with the launch of a video-skit starring the firm’s own sales director, Simon Prest, and Toy Fair TV presenter, Gavin Inskip. Produced to capture the levity of the London trade show in a year that sees the doors …

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Panini ‘working hard to get stickers into the UK’ following high demand for its Premier League Collection 2021

Panini UK has ‘been taken aback’ by the demand for the new Premier League Official Sticker Collection 2021, that – despite the current lockdown restrictions – has seen sales outperform the success of the 2020 collection. The range has been such a hit at retail that customers in some parts …

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Bandai UK releases the Timber Tots Song amid ‘heavy investment plans’ for the retro ’70s toy line

Following the successful revival of the hit ’70s toy line, Timber Tots, Bandai UK has detailed plans for a round of heavy investment into the retro children’s brand, kicking things off with the release of the Timber Tots Nursery Rhyme. The new song has been created to inspire a new …

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Toy & Edu China and Licensing China will host digital-physical hybrid fairs this year

Toy & Edu China, Baby & Stroller China, and Licensing China will be offering a physical-digital hybrid fair experience this March with an online platform to support toy, baby product, and licensing companies exploring business opportunities in the region. The virtual marketplace will go hand in hand with the physical …

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PlayMonster grows global presence with Interplay UK rebrand

US toy maker, PlayMonster has put its stamp on its UK enterprise, Interplay, rebranding the outfit as PlayMonster UK some three years after it completed its takeover of the company. The move is part of PlayMonster’s plans to strengthen its global position in the toy industry. PlayMonster UK will remain …

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LEGO Ideas hits the history books with the launch of the Medieval Blacksmith’s set

LEGO Ideas has been hitting the history books for the launch of its latest set, a Medieval Blacksmith’s house based on an original design by LEGO superfan, Clemens Fiedler. The design has been given the green light to enter production after it achieved over 10,000 votes on the LEGO set …

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New school: Award winning toy inventor Adam Borton and the launch of The Toy and Game School

The award-winning toy and game designer, Adam Borton, is a name well-known among some of the industry’s biggest toy companies, from Hasbro to Mookie, via Little Tikes; Borton is a product inventor with a track record for creating some of the top-selling games and toys on the market today. It’s …

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Indie Insight: Galway’s Toy Corner and its whirlwind first year of winning awards and ‘selling memories’

Hazel McCarthy, owner of the Galway-based indie toy retailer, Toy Corner likes to think of herself as in the “business of making memories” rather than selling toys, having set up shop just one year ago to become the only shop of its kind in the Gaeltacht village of Moycullen. Having …

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Showcase 2021: Asmodee UK prepares for a year of Dobble, Pokémon, Family Games and more

Contact: 01420 593 593 Web: www.asmodee.co.uk The year for Pokémon, Dobble, and Family Games Though in-person trade shows may be off the table this winter, Asmodee will still be offering a sneak peek at their most exciting products for 2021 at the third instalment of AsmoFair, its pioneering virtual trade …

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