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TOMY teams with Universal Brand Development to launch Jurassic World Toomies

TOMY has embarked on a new licensing collaboration with Universal Brand Development to launch a new line of pre-school toys for its popular Toomies brand, based on the blockbuster Jurassic World franchise. Jurassic World id a $5 billion global franchise, and with Jurassic World: Dominion scheduled for release in June …

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Playing by ear: How audio storytelling toys are crafting a new category in the global market

Growing up, we’re told not to play with our ears just in case the wind changes direction. Well, those winds certainly have changed and today, children are using their ears to engage in play more than ever before. Modern sensibilities couldn’t fly in any greater opposition to the beliefs of …

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Games Workshop valued at £3.8bn as hobby demand fuels its latest sales surge

Games Workshop, the British firm behind the wildly popular Warhammer tabletop miniatures gaming franchise, has reported blockbuster sales and profits driven by the stay at home messaging of the last year and the surge in the hobbyist and gaming markets. The company’s chief executive, Kevin Rountree has billed its 2020 …

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Spin Master to launch first Supercross toy line in global master licensing deal

Spin Master is going full-throttle for 2021 with the launch of the first Supercross toy line, a range developed through an exclusive, multi-year licensing partnership with Feld Entertainment. As the global master toy licensee, Spin Master will launch a series of diecast and collector bikes each based on the premier …

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Jazwares names Laura Zebersky new president amid suite of top-level promotions

The global toys and licensing powerhouse, Jazwares, has promoted Laura Zebersky to the position of president. The 15-year veteran of the toy industry most recently held the title of chief commercial officer, overseeing its global licensing, marketing, and sales efforts. Judd Zebersky will remain as chief executive officer and the …

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Panini unveils Scotland Official Campaign Sticker Collection 2021 following the country’s European Championship qualification

Panini has unveiled the Scotland Official Campaign Sticker Collection 2021, a new launch that follows the country’s nail biting European Championship qualification last year. The exclusive collection will feature 200 stickers starring the entire squad, with much-loved shiny stickers among the line-up. The album features four pages dedicated to the …

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Manchester’s Trafford Centre prepares for a £4.5m Nerf laser combat attraction

Plans have been put in place to launch the first official Nerf Action Experience attraction in Manchester’s Trafford Centre shopping destination through a partnership between Hasbro and Rocafella Leisure Group. The £4.5 million attraction will mark the first of its kind Britain, mirroring a similar attraction already open in Singapore …

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Rainbow Designs to host virtual showcase of new Paddington, Peter Rabbit, Spirit and Bear Hunt collections

The New Year marks a major milestone for Rainbow Designs as the pre-school and plush toy specialist celebrates half a century with a virtual showcase to launch its 2021 product line-up and collections for the nursery, toy, and gift sectors. Retailers will have to opportunity to engage on one-to-one virtual …

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Funko taps ChizComm as multi-media partner for the launch of new toy line Snapsies

The pop culture specialist, Funko, has appointed the media expert ChizComm Beacon Media to handle the multi-platform media for its newest toy line, Snapsies. The appointment has been made as Funko continues its push towards a more diversified toy portfolio. Under the appointment, ChizComm Beacon Media will handle kids media …

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Online retailer Very.co.uk sees record-breaking Christmas trading period

The multi-category online retailer, Very.co.uk, has posted record-breaking Christmas and Black Friday results, having increased retail sales by 25.8 per cent year on year in the seven weeks up and including December 25th 2020. The Group has cited the results as its ‘best ever Christmas trading period’ following strong trading …

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