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LEGO launches new family activities to teach children about cyberbullying

The LEGO Group is taking its campaign to tackle cyberbullying to the next level with a raft of family-focused, digital child safety and wellbeing initiatives under the Build and Talk banner. The Danish toy maker has developed a new Build and Talk activity guide to help parents and caregivers start …

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Wow! Stuff sees sell-out success of Wow! Pods before its first TV ad spot lands

Wow! Stuff’s character brand collectable range, Wow! Pods has struck sell-out success in less than four weeks since its UK launch across Amazon and other retailers, making it the company’s ‘fastest-selling toy range to date.’ Manufactured and distributed in the UK by Wow! Stuff, the Wow! Pods range has seen …

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LEGO unveils its largest brick set to date in the 9,036-piece LEGO Roman Colosseum

Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither – we shouldn’t think – will LEGO’s new Roman Collosseum, the toy maker’s largest brick set to date. Weighing in at a whopping 9,036 pieces, this is not only the largest brick set to launch from LEGO (stealing the title from the …

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Toymaker Sawdust and Rainbows urges UK businesses to pay the Living Wage at crucial time for workers

Sawdust and Rainbows, the manufacturer of indoor wooden climbing frames, is urging its own stockists and more UK business to pay the real Living Wage, highlighting the importance of employers acting now to ‘do the right thing’ during this year’s Living Wage Week (November 9th to 15th). Founder and managing …

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OPINION – Hurrah for the madding crowd: How crowdfunding is fueling the flames of fandom

It’s like the old Funko strapline says: Everybody’s a fan of something. It’s no secret that adult fandom has become an increasingly important market to the toy industry and pop culture scene in general, but – with limited shelf space among retailers – just how can brands and manufacturers cater …

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YWOW Games continues mission to ‘revolutionise the puzzles market’ with new Mentos license

YWOW Games, an up and coming games and puzzles company on a mission to ‘revolutionise the market’ by combining global household brands with collectable jigsaw puzzles, has expanded its best-selling range through a new partnership with the confectionery brand, Perfetti Van Melle. The fast-growing company launched onto the scene with …

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Chronicle Books acquires Wild + Wolf’s Ridley’s Games, Petit Collage, and Games Room brands

Chronicle Books has detailed the acquisition of Wild + Wolf’s three signature games and toy brand: Petit Collage, Ridley’s Games, and Games Room in a deal that spans around 350 active skus and more than 10,000 retail partners across 60 countries. New products will continue to be produced under the …

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Early Learning Centre ties up partnership with M&S.com to sell toys online in time for Christmas

M&S.com has signed a new partnership with Early Learning Centre to start selling its toys and products via its online platform in time for the Christmas shopping season. The tie-up with The Entertainer-owned pre-school and baby brand arrives as the second guest brand under M&S’ Never the Same Again programme …

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Spin Master sees increases across boys action, games and puzzles, and plush in Q3 2020 results

Spin Master has seen gross product sales increase to $587.4 million in its third quarter financial results, a growth of 0.7 per cent that has been led by increases across its boys action and construction, activities, games and puzzles, plush and outdoor sectors this year. The marginal growth is an …

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Tru Kids Brands welcomes Brian Maeda and Anand Shah to the leadership team

Tru Kids Brands – the parent company of the Toys R Us brand – has expanded its leadership team with the appointment of Anand Shah as its general counsel and Brian Maeda as chief business development officer. In his role as general counsel, Shah brings a wealth of experience in …

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