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Hasbro scraps Cara Dune figures in wake of The Mandalorian’s Gina Carano firing

Hasbro has canned its plans to produce any more action figures of The Mandalorian character Cara Dune, after the actress Gina Carano was fired by Disney last week over a series of controversial social media posts. Reports that the toy maker was no longer approved to produce the character’s action …

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New York | Mattel, LEGO, and Chess win big at Toy Association’s all-virtual Toy of the Year Awards

It was a tussle of the titans as play professionals and toy fans around the globe celebrated the Toy Association’s 21st annual Toy of the Year Awards this weekend, with both Mattel and LEGO emerging with four award wins each. This year’s online event peeled back the curtain on what …

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Hasbro teams with Uber Eats to launch free Hasbro Toy Store for families this half term

Hasbro has partnered with the home delivery app, Uber Eats, to launch a free toy store in time for the half term holidays, as UK parents continue to hunt for new ways to keep their kids entertained during lockdown. The new collaborative effort arrives as 70 per cent of UK …

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New York | Four award wins compound Mattel’s strong 2021 start

Mattel’s salute to the frontline key workers playing their role in helping the world fight the coronavirus pandemic have been paid recognition at this year’s all-virtual Toy of the Year Awards amid a triumphant sweep of four award category wins for the global toy maker. It was the firm’s own …

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Capstone Games launches Family Brand division with two new titles for emerging audiences

The popular US board game publisher, Capstone Games has outlined its move into the family gaming arena as it ‘accomodates a wider audience’ with the launch of Juicy Fruits and Rorschach. The two new titles will be launched under Capstone’s new Family Brand, a division that has been established in …

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Chameleon Kidz taps Kids International Marketing to manage global toy sales

The UK arts products company, Chameleon Art Products has tapped Kids International Marketing to manage the global sales of its children’s brand Chameleon Kidz to the global toy sector. The Chameleon Kidz range is best known for its original Blendy Pens, a patented system which enables two coloured felt pens …

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Disney content and licensing hit hard by Covid-19 but consumer products offer glimmer of hope

Content sales and licensing revenues at the Walt Disney Company have suffered big losses at the hands of the pandemic with dramatic decreases of 56 per cent and an operating income decrease of 78 per cent driven primarily by the closure of theatres, parks and experiences over the course of …

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Pollock’s Toy Museum launches crowdfunder to rescue business from permanent closure

Pollock’s Toy Museum, the oldest Toy Museum in the UK and small toy shop operating out of London’s Scala Street, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to rescue it from permanent closure. Country-wide lockdown restrictions and social distancing measures have forced the doors shut on the almost 200 year old toy …

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Gibsons celebrates double win at Gift of the Year 2021 Awards

The British independent games and puzzles company, Gibsons, is celebrating a double win at this year’s Gift of the Year 2021 awards, having secured first-place prizes for a special jigsaw line and advent calendar. The Gift of the Year Awards are held by The Giftware Association and celebrate the best …

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UK government launches Brexit Support Fund for small businesses and retailers

A Brexit Support Fund has been launched by the UK government to help small and medium-sized businesses, including retailers, adjust to the changes in trade rules with the EU. The new £20 million fund is aimed at helping businesses that are new to importing and exporting processes and require assistance …

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