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BargainMax.co.uk secures HSBC funding package to fuel ‘ambitious growth plans’ over the next year

The Manchester-based online toy and games retailer, BargainMax.co.uk has secured a seven-figure funding package from HSBC UK to support its ‘ambitious growth plans’ over the coming year. BargainMax has said it will use the funding to increase its product range and stock by over 60 per cent in the next …

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UK kids brand combining organic chocolate and sustainable puzzles grows business after funding success

The UK ethical toy and confectionery brand, PlayIn Choc, has surpassed its crowdfunding goal of £250,000 to scale up its business and bring its sustainable and organic products to wider audiences across the UK and global markets. PlayIn Choc is a genre-spanning UK start up that provides consumers not only …

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Mattel launches Barbie Loves the Ocean, its first range made from recycled plastic

Mattel has taken its latest step forwards in its mission for better sustainability across its product portfolio, with the launch of Barbie Loves the Ocean, its first fashion doll line to be made from recycled plastic. The launch is in line with the toymaker’s goal to achieve 100 per cent …

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Tonies looks to ‘revitalise children’s desire for the outdoors’ with Enid Blyton’s The Famous Five

Tonies has outlined its mission to ‘revitalise children’s desire to play outdoors’ this summer with the launch of its latest children’s audio story-telling figurine in the form of Timmy the dog from the popular Enid Blyton book series The Famous Five. The new Tonie arrives in time for families heading …

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Abu Dhabi retailer Tablez to launch 250 toy shops in India in next five years

The Abu Dhabi-based retailer, Tablez is investing heavily into the evolving India toy market with the planned launch of 250 new stores across the country in the next five years, as well as a significant rebranding of its current portfolio of toy shops in India. In 2017, Tablez secured a …

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My Garden Baby to ‘cultivate appreciation of nature’ in children as Mattel unveils new nurturing doll line

Mattel is taking new steps into the nurturing doll category with the launch of My Garden Baby, a classic baby doll with the mission of encouraging kids to cultivate an appreciation for nature and the world around them. My Garden Baby is a diverse collection of dolls featuring new colourways …

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Moonbug Entertainment partners with BBC to bring CoComelon, Little Baby Bum, Go Buster and more to BBC iPlayer

Moonbug Entertainment has landed a new partnership with the BBC that will see its portfolio of popular children’s shows, including CoComelon, Digley and Dazey, Little Baby Bum, Go Buster, and Playtime with Twinkle be made available across the UK on the BBC iPlayer. The deal marks the first partnership that …

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LEGO goes vintage with its latest LEGO Ideas launch, the LEGO Ideas Typewriter

LEGO has unveiled the latest building set to launch via its LEGO Ideas platform, a classic Typewriter building set that will transport LEGO fans to a bygone era as they reconstruct the vintage styled ornament. The LEGO Ideas Typewriter was designed by the UK LEGO fan, Steve Guinness from Chester, …

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Stateside | US toy sales surge 27 per cent while Pokemon leads top ten growth properties

Major properties including Pokemon, Barbie, Star Wars, and LEGO have contributed to a booming first quarter toy sales in the US that witnessed an increase of 27 per cent between January and April 2021, according to The NPD Group. Ten of the 11 super categories tracked by the NPD posted …

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Global news | Flipkart partners with WHP Global to bring Toys R Us and Babies R Us to India’s online shoppers

The e-commerce platform Flipkart has entered into a joint venture with Ace Turtle to bring Toys R Us and Babies R Us to online consumers across India. The deal has been struck with WHP Global, the controlling shareholder of Toys R Us. The partnership will mean that both Toys R …

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