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BBC Studios grows licensing and consumer products division with double hire

BBC Studios is expanding its consumer products division with the appointment of Louise Rigby and Gaby Dior as its new licensing managers, with a focus on expanding the programmes around Bluey, Hey Duggee, BBC Earth, and Doctor Who. The pair will report to BBC Studios’ licensing director merchandise, partnerships, and …

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Golden Bear, 8th Wonder, and MV Sports expand Acamar Film’s Bing licensing success

The popular kids’ property and pre-school series, Bing is continuing to expand its UK licensing programme, building on the success the IP has seen across the toys and wider consumer product space to date. Last year, demand for Bing products enjoyed an 11 per cent year on year increase, while …

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Wow! Stuff readies for European growth with £4.5m funding from Independent Growth Finance

Wow! Stuff has secured a £4.5 million facility from Independent Growth Finance to help the award-winning toy innovator in its ongoing growth aspirations, particularly across the European market. As a company already working with global brands, the Wolverhampton-headquartered business has offices in LA and Hong Kong, but is now looking …

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Wentworth Wooden Puzzles unveils its Mini Mindful jigsaw puzzles for Mental Health Awareness week

Wentworth Wooden Puzzles has designed and released a new range of Mini Mindful jigsaw puzzles with the aim of providing the mindfulness and wellbeing benefits of jigsaw puzzling, across scaled down dimensions, to help them slot better into people’s days. The Puzzles will launch on May 6th, in time for …

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Epoch making toys launches first Aquabeads loyalty scheme in support of indie retailers

Epoch making toys has launched its first loyalty scheme for its arts and crafts brand, Aquabeads, with a ‘Bonus Beads’ loyalty campaign that will earn customers a free ‘Fantastic Starter Set’ worth £9.99. The initiative aims to demonstrate the importance of shopping locally, supporting independent retailers, while also recognising the …

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Tonies partners with Life-changing Libraries to support primary school reading resources

Tonies has gifted a number of Toniebox storytelling audio devices to the Life-changing Libraries project, launched by the Waterstones Children’s Laureate, Cressida Cowell MBE, the author-illustrator of the How to Train Your Dragon series. Life-changing Libraries is set to showcase the transformative impact that a well-resourced primary school library has …

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The Insights Family partners with kids’ charity Starlight to help improve children’s hospital experience

The kids, parents, and family market intelligence unit, The Insights Family has partnered with the national children’s charity, Starlight in a move to better understand UK families and modernise and improve the hospital experience for children. The partnership was formed after new The Insights Family data helped enable Starlight to …

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The Entertainer raises £650,000 for Bristol Children’s Hospital charity, The Grand Appeal

The family-owned toy retailer, The Entertainer has raised an impressive £650,000 for the dedicated charity of the Bristol Children’s Hospital, The Grand Appeal, just two weeks after reopening the doors of its high street stores. The Entertainer has been raising money for the sick children at Bristol Children’s Hospital by …

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Playmobil details launch of Dino Rise and Dino Rise – The Legend of Dino Rock on YouTube

Playmobil is winding back the clock just a few millennia with the hotly anticipated launch of its new dinosaur adventure, Dino Rise at the end of the month. The new themed launch is accompanied by its own CGI animated series, Dino Rise – The Legend of Dino Rock, which, having …

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Kids’ audio platform Yoto welcomes Frozen, Mickey Mouse and more in Disney and Pixar partnership

The children’s audio platform, Yoto – the team behind the Yoto Player – has detailed a new partnership with Disney and Pixar to release a collection of childhood classics and fantasy favourites, including Frozen, Mickey Mouse, Moana, and more across its library of content. The new line-up will launch this …

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