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Revell to supply Carrera brand to UK and Ireland retail from January 2021

Revell has confirmed that it will be supplying the renowned Carrera brand to UK and Ireland retailers from next year. This is the latest development for the toy brand following its acquisition by Revell owner, Quantum Capita Partners. Further to the acquisition, Carrera products, which includes its market leading portfolio …

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The Entertainer is moving into Asda as part of the grocer’s ‘test and learn’ partnership strategy

The UK toy retail chain, The Entertainer is moving into the supermarket giant, Asda, as part of the grocer’s ‘test and learn’ partnership strategy. The move will see The Entertainer turn the toy aisles of five of Asda’s UK stores into branded concessions from early next year. Under the terms …

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Kids Insights expands its children’s market intelligence operations into Russia and China

This week marks yet further international expansion for the kids market intelligence specialist, Kids Insights, as the group takes its services into the Russian and Chinese markets. The creation of Kids Insights Russia and Kids Insights China follows the launch of the brand into Australia and Canada back in July. …

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UK charity London Play launches Play 52 to support children affected by the coronavirus pandemic

Play experts at the UK charity, London Play have assembled a team of artists and designers, as well as employed the efforts of Cartamundi, to launch a new and unique pack of cards featuring ideas for games to help keep children inspired throughout the UK’s prolonged period of unease around …

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Animaccord secures UK product and promotional partners as Masha and the Bear season four lands on Tiny Pop

The international animation studio and name behind the popular kids’ show Masha and the Bear, has secured a host of new UK licensees to coincide with the arrival of season four of the animated series on Tiny Pop this month. In a swathe of deals brokered by the UK licensing …

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Production begins on Batman pre-school series Batwheels from Warner Bros. Animation

Warner Bros. Animation is vaulting into the pre-school sector as production begins on a new Batman series called Batwheels, featuring scaled down versions of the caped crusader’s Batmobile and the Batgirl Cycle as they fight crime alongside Batman, Robin, Batgirl, and other DC Universe characters. The new animated pre-school series …

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UK Government must act now, says BTHA as issue of online sales of unsafe toys worsens

Despite repeated warnings from the British Toy and Hobby Association, unsafe toys, which could cause serious harm to children, are still being sold via third-party sellers on online marketplaces. With the Christmas shopping season fast approaching and the full response to the Online Harms legislation expected this autumn, the organisation …

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September retail sales lift indicates earlier Christmas shopping as British shops show ‘remarkable resilience’

The KPMG’s UK head of retail, Paul Martin has praised the resilience of the British retailer as ‘nothing shy of remarkable’ over recent months, as September witnessed retail sales increase 6.1 per cent on a like for like basis on the same period one year ago, in what analysts have …

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Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair and Baby Products Fair moved from January to April 2021

The Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair and the Baby Products Fair have been moved from their usual January slot to a later date in April next year. The rescheduling of the two shows originally slated for January 11 to January 14 2021 arrives amid continued control measures and restrictions …

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Indie Insight: Wigwam Toys talks the consumers’ rediscovery of community on the high street

Having met at college through a shared love of Fine Art, the Wigwam Toys team comprises collectors, crafts-people, bibliophiles, and big kids at heart, all of whom have their own role to play in the eclectic mix that this little Brighton independent toy shop has to offer. Times were, Wigwam …

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