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LittleConcepts launches ten new lines from sustainable toy firm Plan Toys

Toy and gift distributor LittleConcepts is launching ten new children’s products from the reputable sustainable wooden toy brand PlanToys. PlanToys is recognised widely for its adoption of an eco-efficient concept in its toy-making processes, one that’s been in place since 1981. This concept has always motivated PlanToys to take advantage …

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Universally speaking: Bringing diversity into the balance of the UK’s toy shops

Narinder Kaur is the founder of Apne Dolls, a range of dolls designed with the UK’s population of British Sikh Indians at the heart of its story and product line. Being a first generation British Sikh born to Punjabi, Indian parents, the question that has always plagued me is why …

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Rock Saws gets royal treatment with range of Queen puzzles

Zee Productions is continuing to roll out a raft of titles designed to shake up the puzzles sector with artwork from some of rock music’s most iconic albums, this time turning its hand to the legendary stadium rockers, Queen. In partnership with Bravado, the sub-division of Universal Music and licensing …

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YouTube fined $170m over its mishandling of children’s data in the US

YouTube has been fined $170m to settle allegations that it had collected the personal information of thousands of children in the US, without their parents’ consent. The Federal Trade Commission fined Google $136m and the company will pay an additional $34m to New York state to resolve similar allegations, in …

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HTI continues global expansion plans with Hong Kong showroom dedicated to pocket money and bubbles ranges

HTI is to open a new showroom in Hong Kong this autumn, getting the jump on the Hong Kong Toy Fair and underlining the firm’s ambitious plans for continues global expansion in the coming years. The new showroom will move from the current Kwun Tong location to TST East and …

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Clock counting down on plans to revive The Evil Dead 2 board game on Kickstarter

With just over one week remaining on Kickstarter and with over 50 per cent of its crowdfunding goal still to achieve, it’s going to be a photo finish for a campaign to revive a previously ill-fated Evil Dead 2 The Board Game. As it heads into its final week on …

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Bossing it… with Skyrocket UK’s Amy Saunders

Each month, ToyNews selects a toy industry bigwig to put through the paces with a series of prying, probing and some might say, impertinent, questions. This month: Skyrocket UK’s Amy Saunders You’ve held various roles in the toy industry and I’ve always known you as Amy from Bandai… how did …

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Spielwarenmesse plugs into baby and infant market as sector hits €7.2bn in Germany alone

Spielwarenmesse will be tapping into a rapidly expanding and vastly diversifying baby and infant market for its 2020 toy fair, welcoming visitors to discover the latest innovations in the market at its Nuremberg show next year. It’s part of a move to better plug into the growing market, and follows …

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Channel 5’s Milkshake! picks up season two of Pirata & Capitano

Channel 5’s children’s block, Milkshake! has picked up a second season of Millimage’s popular pre-school show, Pirata & Capitano. It follows the success of season one on the channel when it landed late summer of 2018. Consisting of a further run of 52 11-minute episodes, the new season will continue …

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Generation Media: TV’s great resolve

Kids’ TV audiences are declining, as children spend more time across digital channels, but traditional linear still holds its own. Generation Media’s Michaella Williams explores below. When it comes to observing children’s device and media habits today, it is increasingly easier for us all to assume that digital channels are …

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