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LEGO dials up Education efforts with BricQ Motion launches and extended LEGO Braille Bricks roll-out

New developments from LEGO Education have seen the learning and education-focused arm of the Danish toy maker introduce two new, tech-free launches for hands-on STEAM learning in schools. Called BricQ Motion, the classroom sets include BricQ Motion Essential for kids aged six and upwards, and BricQ Motion Prime for those …

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Year on year growth for Clementoni despite the challenges of 2020

Clementoni is celebrating a year of significant growth over the course of 2020, an achievement it has come by despite the uncertainty surrounding the world’s coronavirus crisis that set the tone of the past 12 months. Putting its success down to the ‘dramatic rise in sales in puzzles’ as well …

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Asmodee to launch PAW Patrol, Pixar, Marvel, and Minions licensed Dobble

Asmodee is launching four new licensed editions of its hit speed observation game Dobble this year thanks to a slew of partnerships with PAW Patrol, Pixar, Marvel, and Minions. Dobble, a game in which players must spot a single matching image between two cards, has grown into a national phenomenon …

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Playmobil partners with Volkswagen to launch the Original Camper Bus and VW Beetle

Playmobil has extended its partnership with VW to immortalise two of the car maker’s classic models in Playmobil rendering with the upcoming launch of the original Camper Bus ‘Bulli’ from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and the popular VW Beetle. The new range will look to celebrate the innovation, technology, and quality …

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Thames & Kosmos to host virtual showcase for 2021 portfolio of games and science kits

Thames & Kosmos is preparing to host its own virtual show room from January 15th to March 31st as the firm looks to connect with customers in new ways for 2021. Aligning itself with the ongoing lean into digital showcasing and with both the London Toy Fair cancelled and Spring …

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High Streets in England receive £255 million in Future High Streets Funding to help business ‘bounce back’ in 2021

High Streets across 15 areas in England have been allocated £255 million of the £830 million Future High Streets Fund in a bid by the government to help them ‘bounce back’ following what was a particularly tough year on retail throughout 2020. The funding is aimed at helping to regenerate …

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Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment opens Wonder Women Awards 2021 nominations

Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment (WIT) has opened its nominations for the 17th Annual Wonder Women Awards, a well-established industry initiative that honours the top female executives, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and changemakers for their accomplishments. Coinciding with WIT’s 30th anniversary, the 2021 Wonder Women Awards are expected to be …

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LEGO takes mindful approach to play for 2021 with new LEGO Botanical Collection

The LEGO Group has kicked off the New Year by ramping up its adult fans of LEGO selection with a new range of mindful models aimed at the green-fingered. Looking to bring a sense of calm to 2021, the LEGO Botanical Collection includes the LEGO Flower Bouquet and the LEGO …

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Little Tikes: “Tobi Robot Smartwatch success will see us expand our offering in the tech space”

The New Year and beyond will see pre-school market specialists continue to expand its offering in the tech space, following the record success of the launch of its Tobi Robot Smartwatch this year. The pre-school division of the global MGA Entertainment business has confirmed that its mission to seek to …

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Indie Insight: Carddies calls for UK’s retailers to work better and more closely with the country’s indie businesses

The independent arts & crafts-toy hybrid, Carddies, has called on the UK’s big name retailers to work more closely and better with small, home grown, and independent brands, in its bid to encourage more shelf space for the UK’s creative businesses. The London-based company behind the award-winning range of boxed …

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