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Watch Hamburg’s Miniatur Wunderland set new model railway Guinness World Record

Lockdown has done some peculiar things to us all, while for some the pandemic has given rise to seriously impressive outlets of creativity. Model railways, it would appear, is one of them. The team over at Miniatur Wunderland, the Hamburg home to the world’s largest model train set, used lockdown …

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Spin Master details PAW Patrol toys TerraCycle scheme for US and Australia in latest CSR report

Spin Master has detailed its plans to partner with the toy recycling scheme TerraCycle this year, launching the partnership to two key markets for the company in the US and Australia. The partnership, scheduled to come into effect over the course of 2021, was revealed amid the toy maker’s second …

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Family fortunes | The Insights Family talks its ‘game changing’ Portal 4.0 and the ever growing business of family market intelligence

This week witnessed some pretty major new developments for the kids’, parents, and family market intelligence outfit, The Insights People, which not only revealed its re-branding to The Insights Family, but also welcomed its new chairman – in the form of Simon White – and unveiled its ‘game-changing’ new client …

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24 Hours of Le Mans eyes toys, games, and collectables ahead of 2023 Centenary

The world’s oldest active sports car endurance race, 24 Hours of Le Mans is eyeing a new move into the toys, games, and collectables space as the prestigious annual event nears its 100th anniversary in 2023. Under the renewal of its longstanding licensing representation agreement with IMG, the brand owner, …

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Keel Toys, Rainbow Designs among toy firms readying for Autumn Fair’s in-person return this year

Keel Toys, Rainbow Designs, and Bachmann Europe are among the toy firms already preparing for the return of Hyve Group’s Autumn Fair this year, an event that the organiser believes will mark the return of in-person trade shows for the group this year. Taking place in its usual venue at …

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Iconic trading card company Topps is going public in deal valued at $1.3bn

The 80 year old trading card company, The Topps Co, best known for its Topps Baseball Cards and Garbage Pail Kids collectables, is going public in a SPAC deal valued at $1.3bn. The company revealed this week that it was merging with Mudrick Capital Acquisition Corporation II – a special …

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Hornby is steaming onto TV screens this autumn with documentary series on UKTV’s Yesterday

Hornby will be steaming onto TV screens this autumn in a new observational documentary following the iconic British miniature model maker scheduled to broadcast on UKTV’s factual channel, Yesterday. Currently in production, the new series will follow Hornby’s staff of engineers and model makers, as well as collectors and model …

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The Insights People rebrands as The Insights Family and launches Portal 4.0

The kids’, parents, and family market intelligence outfit, The Insights People has officially rebranded as The Insights Family, with a renewed purpose of ‘being the voice of children. parents, and families,’ as well as a ‘business-critical partner for the world’s top brands.’  The company, which provides real-time data on their …

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Hit pre-school series Oddbods lands dress-up deal with Rubies Masquerade UK

The popular animated pre-school series Oddbods is getting into the dress up game thanks to a new partnership the leading dress-up manufacturer, Rubies Masquerade UK. Under the deal with the award-winning content creation and licensing studio, One Animation, Rubies has secured the dress-up rights for the Oddbods characters across the …

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Spin Master nominates Ed Clark and Max Rangel to its Board of Directors

Spin Master has nominated of the former TD Bank Group CEO, Ed Clark and its own global president and CEO, Max Rangel to the company’s board of directors this spring. The pair will stand for election at Spin Master’s annual general meeting on May 6 this year. Clark will join …

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