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Devon toy shop dedicated to sustainable products named among UK’s most exciting start-ups

A Devonshire toy shop that specialises in selling only sustainable and ethical toys and gifts from around the world has been named among the UK’s most exciting start-ups. Good Things – based in Totnes in Devon – was among the finalists gathered at an event at the House of Parliament …

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Spin Master celebrates successful return of PAW Patrol Little Heroes PAW Awards

Spin Master UK is celebrating the success of its second ever PAW Patrol Little Heroes PAW Awards, a series of awards handed to ‘champion children’, with each based on the characteristics of the pups from the hit Nick Jr. TV animation. For the second year running, awards were handed to …

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Hasbro to build live immersive experience around Monopoly with Selladoor Worldwide

Hasbro has embarked on a new partnership with the international theatre producer Selladoor Worldwide to develop a new, immersive experience around its iconic Monopoly brand. Due to open at a secret location in London in 2020, the Monopoly experience is expected to incorporate a 75-minute segment featuring challenges for teams …

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Profits at Smyths Toys soar to more €35 million with strong performance in Europe

Profits at Smyths Toys soared to more than €35 million last year thanks to a very strong performance by the toy retailer’s European operations. The combined sales of the group’s business in Ireland, the UK and Europe amounted to €1.2bn, a long way from the turnover once made when the …

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Golden Bear signed as master toy partner for new animated pre-school series, Love Monster

Golden Bear has been signed as the master toy partner for the forthcoming Boat Rocker Studios children’s series, Love Monster. The partnership will see Golden Bear produce licensed Love Monster products for the UK, Ireland and Australia across a range of categories, including plush, plastic, role play, electronic learning aids, …

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Playmobil, Funko and Ravensburger celebrate Back to Future’s 35th anniversary

Playmobil, Funko, and Ravensburger are among a slate of toy and gifting partners to have signed with Universal to celebrate the 35th anniversary of its timeless classic, Back to the Future. As part of the celebrations surrounding the beloved film franchise, Playmobil has created a new collection featuring fan favourite …

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Mattel launches BTS collectable mini figures in latest K-Pop collab

Mattel is making a play for the pop culture collectables market with the launch of a new line of mini figures inspired by the global phenomenon and K-Pop band, BTS. The toymaker made the announcement via Twitter when it declared: “Because who doesn’t love tiny surprises?!? Show you love by …

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Barbie to star in first full length Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures feature

Barbie is to star in a new special – and the first full-length feature – episode of the animated series Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures. It follows the successful launch of the new series back in 2018 when it landed on the hit kids’ channel, POP. Thanks to its successful run, Barbie …

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Toymaster nets 25 new member branches in latest British Garden Centres partnership

Toymaster has secured somewhat of a major coup for its growing network of independent toy shop members and garden centre affiliates, in a deal that will now bring a sweep of 25 branches under the buying group’s banner. As the growing tendency for garden centres across the UK to diversify …

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Fundamentally Children celebrates five years with £5,000 services giveaway

Fundamentally Children is celebrating its fifth birthday by offering one lucky company the chance to win £5,000 worth of its services. Established in 2014, Fundamentally Children has grown from a start-up encompassing the Good Toy and App Guides and consultancy services, to being a multi-disciplinary agency providing brand-building services to …

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