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2D animated preschool series Love Monster is making its way to Cartoon Network’s Cartoonito

The 2D animated preschool series, Love Monster has joined the line up of popular children’s television programmes on the forthcoming Cartoon Network preschool block, Cartoonito. From September 19, the Boat Rocker Studios series will ‘significantly boost its US presence’ by taking up a slot on the channel. Love Monster is …

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Britains partners with Devon’s The BIG Sheep theme park to celebrate its 100th anniversary

Britains, Europe’s oldest specialist in agriculture toys and collectables, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this summer through a new collaboration with the farming theme park, The BIG Sheep. The latest initiative follows the brand’s successful partnership with Rural Farm Life Living Museum that was detailed earlier this year, and sees …

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Obituary | Former national account controller at MV Sports, Stuart Crawford

It is with great sadness that ToyNews reports that the popular industry figure, Stuart Crawford passed away on Thursday, August 19th, aged 69, following a prolonged and debilitating illness. Having worked for over 40 years in the toy industry, Stuart retired from his role at MV Sports in 2019 following …

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Fortnite, Street Fighter, and Lord of the Rings all coming to Magic: The Gathering

Wizards of the Coast has detailed a full slate of new Magic: The Gathering products, including crossovers with the Fortnite and Street Fighter franchises, scheduled to land at retailers in 2022. Among a list of announcements, the team also revealed that the highly anticipated Magic: The Gathering animated series will …

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DKB Toys lands UK distribution for global toy brand Melissa & Doug

DKB Distribution & Toys has been appointed as the UK distribution partner for toy brand Melissa & Doug, encompassing over 2,000 UK customers from summer 2021 onwards. Melissa & Doug will continue to service key customers directly with DKB picking up the extended customer base. Under the new deal, DKB will have full domestic stock of all Melissa & Doug SKUs which will …

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One Animation’s Oddbods lands exclusive retail partnership with Argos and Sainsbury’s

The award-winning content creation, distribution and licensing studio, One Animation has secured a new deal with the UK retailer, Argos for its popular CB-animated property, Oddbods. Under the partnership, and starting this month, an exclusive range of Oddbods plush, clothing, and dress-up will be launched at Argos and Sainsbury’s stores …

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Moose Toys launches crafted soft doll range Dream Seekers to inspire girls to believe in themselves

Moose Toys has unveiled a new line of crafted soft dolls designed to inspire girls to ‘believe in themselves and follow their dreams’ under the brand name Dream Seekers. As part of the launch campaign, the toy maker has partnered with Rebel Girls to create four mini episodes of its …

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Spielwarenmesse to support second Bio!TOY Conference in Nuremberg next month

In recognition of the growing importance of the sustainable toy market, Spielwarenmesse has thrown its support behind the second annual Bio!TOY conference, taking place in Nuremberg this September. Running from September 7th to 8th, next month will see the focus shift onto the circular and bio-based plastics market for sustainable …

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PlayMonster, LEGO, and Crayola among 2021 Licensing International Excellence Awards winners

PlayMonster, LEGO, Crayola, and Hasbro have all been named among the winners of the 2021 Licensing International Excellence Awards at a ceremony held via a virtual gathering during this week’s Licensing Expo Virtual. Big name toy companies featured among the 22 award winners from seven different countries, including China, Finland, …

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PlayMonster expands Hasbro partnership to bring Playskool brand to new generation

PlayMonster has expanded on its partnership with Hasbro in a new deal for its Playskool brand, that will see PlayMonster grow its preschool category in 2022 and beyond. The two companies will work together to expand and broaden the iconic Playskool brand, bringing new ways to learn and play within …

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