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Dolls specialist Zapf Creation commits to plastic-free packaging with 2021 sustainable roll-out

Zapf Creation – the name behind the hit doll brands Baby Annabell and Baby Born – is waving goodbye to the traditional transparent plastic window boxes in an overhaul of its product packaging and response to the growing demand for plastic-free packaging in the toy market. In its commitment to …

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Automotive brand Peugeot has sights on toy market through licensing partnerships

The global automotive brand, Peugeot, has outlined its ambitious intentions to launch into the toy sector, having appointed Licensing Matters Global to roll-out a brand extension programme through licensing partnerships. The London-based global licensing agency has detailed its new, long-term partnership with the Parisian company, Peugeot Industrie, a Peugeot Family …

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LEGO celebrates 10 years of Ninjago with new portfolio of Legacy sets

The LEGO Group is celebrating ten years of LEGO Ninjago with the launch of a new LEGO retail exclusive set, a raft of new collaborations, and a nostalgic look back at some of the franchise’s key milestones. Kicking off the 10 year anniversary celebrations, The LEGO Group is releasing a …

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US: Ravensburger launches Puzzles Fund the Cure Design Contest with the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation

Ravensburger has partnered with the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation to help piece together a cure for childhood cancer with the launch of the Puzzles Fund the Cure Design Contest. Running until January, 31st this year, the contest encourages children and teens to create a design that inspires hope. Ten of …

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Retail warns of “revenue-crushing” impact on sector should click-and-collect ban spread

The British Retail Consortium and Scottish Retail Consortium have warned that the curb on non-essential click and collect services could prove ‘disastrous for an already beleaguered retail industry,’ with far wider implications for the UK’s retail sector should the ban widen. The warning has been issued since yesterday’s breaking announcement …

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Pokémon celebrates 25 years with toy partner collabs, card game extensions, and a music programme led by Katy Perry

The Pokémon Company International is celebrating its milestone 25th anniversary with a wide-ranging raft of new partnerships, product roll-outs, and activations that includes special anniversary merchandise from licensees such as Jazwares, Mattel, Funko, and The Wand Company. New product from its portfolio of global partners will coincide with landmark partnerships …

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Asmodee previews virtual stand tour with its AsmoFair – The Toy Fair Edition

Asmodee is upping its game for AsmoFair – The Toy Fair Edition, the third iteration of the board game giant’s pioneering virtual trade show, with the addition of a 360-degree walkthrough tour of a fully built show stand. Offering a safe, online alternative to the unfortunate cancellation of this year’s …

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Whirli learning: Selling toys the Whirligig way – inside the UK’s independent ‘make and do’ retailer

A former teacher-turned-coffee shop owner-turned-managing director of the UK’s biggest independent toy retailer outside of a buying group, Whirligig Toys’ Peter Allinson is a champion of the ‘things to make and do’ toy space. ToyNews takes a look at the working parts to find out what makes this toy retailer …

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Vivid Goliath brings classic games Pig Goes Pop and Gooey Louie home for 2021 portfolio

Classic Goliath games Pig Goes Pop, Gooey Louie, Doggie Doo, and Triominos will be joining the Vivid games portfolio this autumn/winter as the toy maker outlines its plans to ‘diversify more than ever’ with a wide range of titles to suit all ages and price points. Already, Vivid Goliath has …

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Shops across Scotland stopped from offering non-essential ‘click and collect’ services in latest restrictions

Shops across Scotland will be stopped from offering non-essential ‘click and collect’ services in a further tightening of national lockdown measures, Scottish first minister, Nicola Sturgeon has detailed today. Sturgeon told the Scottish parliament that shops would only be allowed to offer click and collect for essential goods such as …

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