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Voting is now open for People of Play’s 2020 TAGIE Awards

People of Play – formerly known as Chicago Toy and Game – has unveiled its list of Toy and Game International Excellence awards finalists. Spanning categories such as Toy Inventor of the Year, Game Inventor of the Year and Young Inventor of the Year, the 13th annual TAGIE Awards honours …

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AIS Play-Room names Rosie Marshall its new head of toys and children’s gifts

The former Toys R Us and Boswells Department Store buyer, and toy industry buying expert, Rosie Marshall has taken on the role of head of Play-Room, the toy and children’s gift division of AIS. Marshall’s appointment follows the announcement earlier this year that long-standing director, Miles Penhallow is to take …

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Posh Paws named new plush partner for Sesame Street

The plush specialist, Posh Paws and its parent company Whitehouse Leisure, has been named the new plush partner for the iconic and globally popular Sesame Street brand in a deal that will cover the EMEA region. Under the partnership, Whitehouse Leisure will also be developing plush ranges for amusement channels. …

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LEGO does Batman Day in style with LEGO DC Batman 1989 Batwing reveal

The LEGO Group celebrated Batman Day this month in true style, by partnering with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC to release the LEGO DC Batman 1989 Batwing, a LEGO brick reconstruction of the vehicle seen in Tim Burton’s iconic 1989 Batman film. One for the keen-eyed Batman fans to …

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Asmodee and Coiledspring Games launch AsmoFair Part II this October

Asmodee and Coiledspring Games are jumping swiftly onto the success of their pair’s pioneering all virtual trade show, AsmoFair – a digital showcase of board games and products that bridges the gap for supplier and buyer throughout the hiatus on physical events – with the launch of a second offering. …

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Schleich builds global platform for Horse Club with new digital content

Schleich is expanding the digital offering of its popular Horse Club brand this month as part of the toy maker’s ongoing efforts to maximise its exposure across different platforms and complement the brand’s more traditional play patterns. The firm has officially launched a new mission package for its Horse Club …

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Epoch launches new Sylvanian Families campaigns to support indie retailers on the high street this Q4

Epoch Making Toys is updating the loyalty scheme for its flagship brand Sylvanian Families in a move to ramp up its support of its independent retailer network in the run up to the October half term and Christmas shopping period. As part of its efforts, Epoch is launching two in-store …

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OnBuy details plans to span 140 countries by 2023 in latest globalisation move

OnBuy, the online marketplace that has set out its mission to rival Amazon and eBay, has detailed its latest plans for globalisation, aiming to scale up to span 140 countries by the year 2023. The platform will start with 40 initial sites by the end of this year, and has …

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LEGO details new partnerships that support racial equality

LEGO has introduced a slate of new partners as it moves towards a commitment it made in June this year ‘to stand together with the Black community’ against racism and inequality. Over the summer, the Danish toy maker also stated it would donate to organisations dedicated to supporting Black children …

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Harrogate International Nursery Fair confirms leading names will return for 2021 show

Nursery industry leaders have backed the 2021 Harrogate International Nursery Fair by confirming their return to the annual event as it makes preparations for its come-back physical event in March 2021. Among the names to be lining the halls of the show from March 28th to 30th next year, are …

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