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Eco-friendly plush finds spot alongside LEGO Mario in Selfridges’ top toy picks for Christmas 2020

Keel Toys’ sustainable range of eco-friendly plush animals has found itself rubbing shoulders with the familiar Top Toys for Christmas picks such as LEGO Mario, VTech’s Kidizoom and Spin Master’s Present Pets this year, as Selfridges puts its own spin the predicted top sellers for the 202 festive season. Earlier …

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One in four British shoppers avoid Amazon Prime Day to shop locally and support small businesses

New research has found that online events like Amazon Prime Day have encouraged as many as a quarter of Britons to keep as much spending as possible contained to small and local businesses negatively impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. According to a study undertaken by the team behind the global …

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BTHA 2020 Toy Retailer of the Year Awards to celebrate altruism and innovation in the year of Covid-19

Innovation and altruism will be at the heart of the 2020 Toy Retailer of the Year Awards this time around, as the BTHA outlines the theme of Special Recognition in areas above and beyond normal service. The change up to the Awards has been made in light of the events …

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Sequin Art appoints Gemma Asplen and John Sutton to director roles in move to drive growth

The toy and crafts manufacturer, Sequin Art has appointed Gemma Asplen and John Sutton as its two new directors. Asplen has been promoted from the position of general manager, while Sutton was previously its head of sales. The pair will now lead the team to drive its growth over the …

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Indie Focus: Counter Attack bridges football and hobby gaming with deep strategy tabletop title

The beautiful game; a game of deep strategy, critical thinking, mental agility and the fitness to slog it out for 90 minutes with the crowds baying for blood. Wash it all down with a boozy night on the town and at this point, we very well could be talking about …

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Costume giants Rubie’s opens digital doors of Nuremberg virtual showroom and tours

Giants of the costumes and dress up market, Rubie’s isn’t letting the postponed calendar of trade shows stop it from putting on a show early next year, as it prepares to open the digital doors of its 365 dedicated Nuremberg showroom with exclusive virtual tours and live appointments. The new …

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Spin Master, Crayola, VTech and Sambro among 21 UK partners for PAW Patrol: The Movie

Spin Master, Crayola, VTech, and Sambro have been named among the 21 UK partners to have signed new and renewed licensing partnerships for PAW Patrol ahead of the release of the PAW Patrol movie and its slated August 2021 release. ViacomCBS Concusmer Products UK has signed a raft of partners …

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Recycled plastic plush toys Shore Buddies eye global distribution with Kids International Marketing

Shore Buddies, the first plush animal range to be made from 100 per cent recycles plastic bottles, has named Kids International Marketing as its exclusive sales partner as the Californian business looks to grow its international sales portfolio. Based in San Diego, Shore Buddies has made it its mission to …

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Thames & Kosmos bolsters its science kits lines with Terrain Walkers and Kids First Coding & Robotics

Thames & Kosmos has bolstered its popular range of Science Kits, welcoming the Terrain Walkers to its best-selling Engineering Makerspace brand, and the arrival of the Kids First Coding & Robotics lines. “The Terrain Walkers are the latest addition to our immensely popular Engineering Makerspace range,” said Jo Drage, sales …

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Licensing special – LEGO and Adidas build multi-year partnership to ‘inspire creativity and foster play’

The LEGO Group has struck up a multi-year partnership with Adidas to co-create a range of new products aimed at inspiring creativity to foster a more playful, positive and inclusive world for adults and children from all backgrounds and sporting abilities. The partnership will span products such as footwear, apparel, …

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