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Bandai UK secures distribution for Star Trek toys across Europe and Mexico

Bandai UK has announced the distribution of a Star Trek licensed toy and collectables range. The initial phase of the three-way collaboration between Bandai UK, ViacomCBS Consumer Products and Playmates, will see an extensive range introduced in the UK, ROI, France, Benelux, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Iberia, Italy, and Mexico for …

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Funrise to launch range of Rocket League replica cars

Funrise has announced a new partnership with video game developer Psyonix to create a range of customisable and remote-controlled Rocket League replica cars, in a deal brokered by IMG. The new Rocket League branded collection will feature several customisable cars, including mini-RCs and full-size RCs that allow players to bring the video …

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The Entertainer announces its biggest ever Santa’s Grotto for 2021

The UK’s fastest-growing, family-owned high street toy retailer, The Entertainer, has teamed up with Mattel to deliver its biggest ever Santa’s grotto experience this Christmas. Groups will be invited to Santa’s grotto digitally and will be given a virtual tour of his North Pole home. This will include the kitchen …

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Cartamundi seals WH Smith Travel deal for iconic Bicycle playing cards

The Bicycle brand of playing cards is now available in WHSmith Travel stores, highlighting the brand’s rapid expansion in the UK and putting the brand firmly on track to become the number-one playing card in the UK as well as the USA. Bicycle playing cards are the most widely used …

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Hot Wheels expands NFT Garage

Hot Wheels is growing its NFT Garage as it gears up to release Series 1, with 40 new NFT Hot Wheels designs for fans and collectors available from November 16. The Hot Wheels NFT Garage – Series 1 launch is another way for fans to collect artwork from Hot Wheels designed by the …

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Star Wars fans can ‘bring home the bounty’ this festive season with weekly product drops

Disney and Lucasfilm today launch ‘Bring Home the Bounty’, a global consumer products, games and publishing campaign to debut new Star Wars products every Tuesday from today through 21 December, helping fans find the perfect bounty for their family, friends and themselves this Christmas. The eight-week programme, launching across UK & …

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Casdon Toys boosts 100 role-play areas in schools across the country

With role-play at the heart of Casdon Toys, the company launched its ‘Helping out in the Home Corner’ initiative this summer, which would see primary schools across the country benefit through an interactive and resource-led programme while also enhancing home corners in their classrooms. As schools returned this September, 100 …

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Barbie named ‘Fashion Icon 2021’ by Fashion Icon Awards and Arab Fashion Council

This year, the Fashion Icon Awards and Arab Fashion Council (AFC) has named Barbie the Fashion Icon for 2021. In tribute to Barbie, fashion designer Jeremy Scott presented Moschino’s archive collection inspired by Barbie and received the Council’s Medal of Honor. Lebanese superstar Maya Diab, who was named the first …

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Disguise extends Hasbro/eOne partnership into Latin America and Australia/New Zealand

Disguise, Inc. has announced an amendment to its licensing agreement with Hasbro/eOne, expanding its international rights into countries in Latin America as well as Australia and New Zealand. In a partnership that commenced at the start of this year, Disguise is designing, marketing, manufacturing and distributing costumes and costume accessories …

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Kids Industries CEO Gary Pope appointed as Products of Change children’s ambassador

Kids Industries’s co-founder and CEO Gary Pope has been appointed as the children’s ambassador for Products of Change, the global educational hub and membership organisation driving sustainable change within the consumer products sector and beyond. Kids Industries is the only full-service marketing agency that specialises in the family market. Products …

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