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Toy & Edu China and Licensing China will host digital-physical hybrid fairs this year

Toy & Edu China, Baby & Stroller China, and Licensing China will be offering a physical-digital hybrid fair experience this March with an online platform to support toy, baby product, and licensing companies exploring business opportunities in the region. The virtual marketplace will go hand in hand with the physical …

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PlayMonster grows global presence with Interplay UK rebrand

US toy maker, PlayMonster has put its stamp on its UK enterprise, Interplay, rebranding the outfit as PlayMonster UK some three years after it completed its takeover of the company. The move is part of PlayMonster’s plans to strengthen its global position in the toy industry. PlayMonster UK will remain …

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LEGO Ideas hits the history books with the launch of the Medieval Blacksmith’s set

LEGO Ideas has been hitting the history books for the launch of its latest set, a Medieval Blacksmith’s house based on an original design by LEGO superfan, Clemens Fiedler. The design has been given the green light to enter production after it achieved over 10,000 votes on the LEGO set …

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New school: Award winning toy inventor Adam Borton and the launch of The Toy and Game School

The award-winning toy and game designer, Adam Borton, is a name well-known among some of the industry’s biggest toy companies, from Hasbro to Mookie, via Little Tikes; Borton is a product inventor with a track record for creating some of the top-selling games and toys on the market today. It’s …

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Indie Insight: Galway’s Toy Corner and its whirlwind first year of winning awards and ‘selling memories’

Hazel McCarthy, owner of the Galway-based indie toy retailer, Toy Corner likes to think of herself as in the “business of making memories” rather than selling toys, having set up shop just one year ago to become the only shop of its kind in the Gaeltacht village of Moycullen. Having …

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Showcase 2021: Asmodee UK prepares for a year of Dobble, Pokémon, Family Games and more

Contact: 01420 593 593 Web: www.asmodee.co.uk The year for Pokémon, Dobble, and Family Games Though in-person trade shows may be off the table this winter, Asmodee will still be offering a sneak peek at their most exciting products for 2021 at the third instalment of AsmoFair, its pioneering virtual trade …

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Chefclub Kids bites into toys and play-sets market through Upyaa! partnership

The France-based digital culinary brand, Chefclub has partnered with Upyaa! to launch a new range of toys and games throughout Europe, enabling kids to engage with a collection of creative play-sets and undertake their own journey to becoming little chefs. The new sets will encourage kids to create their own …

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UK licensing agency Brand-Ward eyes toys, games and more for pre-school series Pikwik Pack

The UK-based licensing agency, Brand-Ward, has been tapped to represent Guru Studio’s latest pre-school series, Pikwik Pack across the UK and Ireland, with a focus on consumer products including toys and games. The licensing firm already represents Guru Studio’s True and the Rainbow Kingdom and will now add Pikwik Pack …

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Indie insight: Armadillo Toys’ Lisa Clay on lockdown spirit and being the BTHA’s Ultimate Superhero

For the past 17 years, the independent retailer Armadillo Toys has been supplying the Leeds locals with an offering of traditional toy and games, while embedding itself at the centre of a community of parents and children spanning almost two decades. When the pandemic first struck last year, owner Lisa …

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Asmodee earmarks ‘massive year for Pokémon Trading Card Game’ as it readies 25th anniversary Shining Fates expansion

Asmodee UK has cited 2021 to be a ‘massive year for the Pokémon Trading Card Game’ which is gearing up top release the Shining Fates expansion, its first major product release in the year as the brand celebrates its milestone 25th anniversary this year. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, …

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