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Toys to take the spotlight in this week’s The Apprentice

For followers of BBC’s The Apprentice, tonight is the big one – because tonight’s episode (airing Wednesday, 9pm on BBC One) will see Lord Sugar put the obligatory gang of suits and haircuts to the task of creating and developing a new toy brand. This season of The Apprentice is …

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Designer of handmade soft toys eyes business expansion with first brick and mortar

A toy designer recognised for her handmade range of Fairtrade and organic material toys is eyeing expansion from online to a brick and mortar workshop and toy store in Woodbridge. Kerry Ferrar, the name behind Ferrar Design, has submitted proposals for a new shop in the historic market town, where …

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Former LEGO man Craig Mair joins the Funrise UK team

Toy industry veteran, Craig Mair has joined the Funrise UK team, taking up the role of national account manager for UK and Ireland. Mair will use his 20 years’ experience to fulfil the role, having gained a wealth of industry contacts through his 17 year stint at LEGO at which …

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Playmobil takes total of four accolades at Dadsnet Awards 2019

Playmobil has added to its roster of 2019 award wins having taken home a total of four trophies from this year’s Dadsnet Awards. First to secure a gold medal was the 9487 Mars Space Station, a playset for those wanting to explore space, accompanied by two astronauts and a fully furnished …

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Hasbro names Matthew Austin president and GM for European sales and marketing

Hasbro has appointed a new president and general manager for its European sales and marketing team, in the form of Matthew Austin. In his new role, Austin will be leading Hasbro SA’s services and distribution network across Europe. He joins from :Lindt & Sprungli, where he was CEO for the …

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New series of Planeta Junior’s Gormiti fuels toy sales across Europe, Russia and Canada

The broadcast success of Planeta Junior’s Gormiti is driving the success of its licensed toy line across Europe, Canada, and Russia, according to the producers and owners of the animated comedy-action series. Planeta Junior has closed various agreements with worldwide broadcasters across Spain, France, Canada, the UK, Italy, Greece, Poland, …

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Moominvalley awarded Best Animated Kids’ Programme at Cannes Content Innovation Awards

Moominvalley, the adaptation of Tove Jansson’s beloved Moomin stories, has been awarded ‘Best Animated Kids Programme’ at the fifth annual Content Innovation Awards in Cannes.  The Content Innovation Awards celebrate companies that are helping transform today’s global television industry. They are judged by a panel that includes the likes of …

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Magic Light Pictures’ Christmas special Zog up for International Emmy

Magic Light Pictures’ Christmas special Zog has been nominated for an International Emmy in the Kids Awards Best Animation category. The nomination follows Magic Light’s win in the same category at the International Emmy Kids Awards in 2018 with Revolting Rhymes. Zog is a heart-warming and comedic adventure based on the popular book …

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Little Tikes introduces Little Stiglet, the new face of its Wheelz and Flyers range

Little Tikes has appointed a new member of the team in the form of Little Stiglet, the new face of its Wheelz and Flyers category. Little Stiglet will front an on and offline campaign from mid-October through to spring/summer 2020. Launched on social media, the disruptive campaign will tease viewers …

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Tonies welcomes Cars and The Little Mermaid to its character and stories portfolio

The innovative new kids audio system, Tonies has added two new Disney characters to its range, welcoming Cars and The Little Mermaid to its collection of licensed characters and stories. The two new figures, Ariel from The Little Mermaid and Lightning McQueen from Cars, will be available to purchase on …

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