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Boppi and Harry Potter LEGO tipped in Tesco’s top ten toys for Christmas

Boppi the booty shaking Llama has topped Tesco’s top ten toys for Christmas list, the supermarket giant’s own prediction of what the best selling toys will be this year. Boppi is joined on the grocer’s list by big hitting items such as the LEGO Hogwarts’ Clock Tower from Harry Potter, …

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Spielwarenmesse champions 2020 event for first time exhibitors

Spielwarenmesse is “definitely the place to be for first-time exhibitors,” is the message that the international toy fair organiser is promoting ahead of its 2020 event next January and February. Tapping into the international toy industry scene, Spielwarenmesse will welcome around 70,000 buyers and retailers to its halls over the …

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The Toy Association to induct industry-defining trio into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame

The founder and CEO of Playmates, Thomas Chan, the man responsible for founding Little Tikes, Thomas G Murdoph, and the late Harry Kislevitz, founder of Colorforms Corporation, are each to be inducted into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame this year. The individuals were nominated for induction and voted on …

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Northern Irish toymaker Paddy Pals looking to build business in the UK

A traditional toymaker in Northern Ireland is on the path for international recognition having seen steady success for its range of hand-made, gifting and souvenir teddy bears across the US, Canada, and Australia. Paddy Pals has detailed its plans to grow its traditional toy making business via a network of …

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Boris Johnson named among top pop culture costumes for Halloween in Beano survey

Clowns to the left of him, Jokers to the right, British PM Boris Johnson has found himself slap bang in the middle of a poll of the ghastliest figures of the 21st Century and Halloween dress-up favourites by UK children, according to a new survey conducted by Beano. In a …

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BBC Studios launches Hey Duggee exhibition at London’s Design Museum

BBC Studios launched its new partnership with the Design Museum to throngs of families and children today, when it officially opened a new exhibition celebrating the success and design behind its hit CBeebies series, Hey Duggee. The Designing Duggee exhibition will run from October 25 to 28 and allows fans …

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VTech celebrates successful first appearance at Kidtropolis

VTech is still celebrating a successful inaugural visit to Kidtropolis with the Digital Kids Show this month, where the brand showcased its new Turbo Force Racers to kids and fans. Taking place at London’s Excel Centre, VTech created the ultimate Turbo Force Racers racetrack for kids to race against their …

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Funimation and pop culture retailer FYE partner on My Hero Academia product line

The anime giant, Funimation has struck up a new partnership with FYE, a specialty retailer of pop culture merchandise, to launch a new collection of My Hero Academia-themed exclusive products. The first launch in the new partnership is the curation of an exclusive My Hero Academia Crate, a subscription box …

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Smart Toys and Games brings global hit 30 Seconds board game to the UK

Smart Toys and Games is bringing the internationally popular 30 Seconds title to the UK, marking the first multi-player game among the firm’s award-winning Smart Games collection. In this fast-paced general knowledge game, players have 30 seconds to describe five names on their chosen card, for their teammates to guess. …

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Zimpli Kids makes play for sensory toy market as Gelli Baff emerges as popular choice

Zimpli Kids is making a play for the sensory toy market, citing Gelli Baff as a popular choice among those looking for educational and developmental products, as well as toys for children with autism. The company’s popular line of make-it-yourself slime has been picked up by a number of social …

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