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LEGO launches LEGO Mindstorms Robot Inventor 5-in-1 its first product for the range in seven years

The LEGO Group has launched the first addition to the LEGO Mindstorms range in seven year with the introduction of the LEGO Mindstorms Robot Inventor 5-in-1, a build designed to help LEGO fans uncover the creative possibilities of coding. For over two decades, LEGO Mindstorms has been on a mission …

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Smyths Toys and Funko launch Oscar Pop! Vinyl to raise money for Great Ormond Street

The UK toy giant, Smyths Toys, has teamed with Funko to create a special Smyths Toys exclusive Pop! Vinyl figure of the retailer’s own mascot, Oscar in a fundraising effort for the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity in support of seriously ill children across the UK. The initiative kicked …

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Ravensburger bolsters sales team with former Cartamundi UK exec Giuseppe Insogna

Ravensburger has bolstered its sales team with the appointment of Giuseppe Insogna who takes up the role of national account manager with the games and puzzles specialist. The former MGA Entertainment, Wow! Stuff, and Cartamundi UK executive brings with him ten years’ worth experience in the field, and takes up …

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Licensing Special – Space mission: How Moonbug Entertainment’s rocketing success is disrupting the pre-school space

It may be highly competitive, it may even be getting a little bit crowded at times, but there’s one thing that the pre-school sector hasn’t become in recent years – particularly now, as audiences shift their viewing habits and the means in which they engage with it – and that …

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Golden Bear names Tracy Griffiths head of brands and licensing as the firm welcomes trio of new recruits

The Telford-based toy maker, Golden Bear has bolstered its brand and licensing division with the appointment of Tracy Griffiths who takes on the role of division head. In her new position, Griffiths will lead a team of four as the British company continues on its growth strategy in the licensing …

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Pride over profit: How Wow! Stuff is leading the exciting new wave of toy innovators (and revolutionising sustainable toys)

Separated by the miles between us, yet sitting face to face Zoom-style with the Wow! Stuff CEO Richard North, sustainability within the toy industry has become the major topic of conversation.  The toy and gadget entrepreneur is deep into another one of his mantras; having us picture him on his …

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Gibsons to host its own virtual trade and showcase event for February 2021

Gibsons is to host its own virtual trade event for 2021, the UK jigsaw puzzles and games specialist has confirmed, in a move to reassure customers concerned about the increasing number of trade shows cancelled or rescheduled next year. The virtual show will take the form of an online conference …

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Fisher-Price throws open the doors to its virtual museum celebrating 90 years of the pre-school brand

Mattel’s baby and infant pre-school brand, Fisher-Price, is throwing open the virtual doors of its new Fisher-Price Toy Museum, a digital experience showcasing the brand’s 90 years history in creating some of the world’s most iconic products. The specially curated showcase has been dubbed ‘the ultimate trip down memory lane’ …

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Inaugural Sustainability in Licensing Conference will be a two-day digital event this November

The inaugural Sustainability in Licensing Conference is to be staged as a virtual two-day event taking place this November 24th to 25th, with a line up featuring never-seen-before research and findings from across the manufacturing and retailing landscape. SILC 2020 will be the first event of its kind and promises …

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Success at Smart Toys & Games as the company stacks up award wins throughout 2020

A roundup of recent award wins for the multi-level logic games and magnetic play-sets specialist, Smart Toys & Games sees the firm count no fewer than eight trophies won across numerous industry awards this year, as well as a placing finalist in this year’s Progressive Preschool Awards. The run of …

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