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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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Game changer | Funko celebrates potential for NFT market with TokenHead acquisition

Funko is strengthening its position amid the global collectables scene by making a play for the NFT space through the acquisition of a majority ownership stake in TokenWave, the developer behind TokenHead. TokenHead is recognised as a leading mobile app and website for showcasing and tracking Non-Fungible Token or NFT, …

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Little Tikes launches new partnership with webuyanycar.com for its iconic Cozy Coupe

Little Tikes has finally partnered with webuyanycar.com to launch a brand new online car buying service that allows owners of the much-loved Little Tikes Cozy Coupe to sell their pre-loved toy car. The site, webuyanycozycoupe.com has gone live today, April 1st 2021, and will accept any model and age of …

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The LEGO Foundation details support of Play Included ahead of World Autism Awareness Day

The LEGO Foundation has detailed its support of Play Included C.I.C., a UK-based social enterprise dedicated to training teachers and psychologists to use LEGO play for therapeutic purposes. The campaign has been launched as part of the already successful Brick-by-Brick programme and is based on the idea that all children …

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Argos sees Easter toy and gift buying surge as families prepare for Bank Holiday celebrations

Searches for Easter toys have surged by 367 per cent year on year on the Argos website as the retailer lists products like the Guess How Much I Love You hare teddy and egg play-set among its best-selling gifts this season. The revelation that spend is up on Easter gifts …

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Brainstorm eyes growth of StikBot spin-off range Klikbot as multi-category range hits the right notes

Brainstorm is putting its Easter eggs in the Klikbot basket, with expectations for the continued growth of the popular StikBot spin-off range thanks to this season’s launch of Klikbot Kreatures and Klikbot Zanimation Studio. The latest extensions to the brand arrive as Brainstorm’s popular StikBot line continues to be a …

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Kangaru Toys plans expanded licensing offering to the UK and Europe through Two in 1 Direct

Two in 1 Direct has detailed a new licensed segment from the international scented stationery, toys, and activities specialist, Kangaru Toy, following the recent news that it would handling the outfit’s UK business. Kangaru will be making its UK debut at what it has billed ‘an exciting stage of the …

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UK skateboarding sensation Sky Brown named Plum Play Ambassador for Plum Bowl Freebound Trampoline

The UK’s youth skateboarding sensation, Sky Brown has signed up to a new campaign with Plum Play, becoming the face of the outdoor play specialist’s new Plum Bowl Freebound Trampoline. The skater, surfer, snowboarder, and dancer is set to be Team GB’s youngest Olympian this year, with expectations high for …

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London Toy Fair 2022 booking now open as BTHA marks the show’s return next year

The application process for Toy Fair 2022 is now open. The British Toy and Hobby Association has opened the process for applying for your place at next year’s London Toy Fair, scheduled to take place from January 25th to 27th 2022 at its usual venue, Olympia. Companies wishing to exhibit …

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