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PlanToys and Moluk triumph at London’s Junior Design Awards

Two of the international toy brands distributed here in the UK by LittleConcepts were championed at the Junior Design Awards in London this year, where both Moluk and PlanToys picked up wins in best toy categories. The Swiss brand Moluk won the prestigious Platinum award in the Best Toy Design …

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WIT to host toy inventor pitching session at upcoming Empowerment Day

The Women in Toys, Licensing and Entertainment upcoming Empowerment Day will this year see women from around the world pitch their latest toy, game and play product ideas to the likes of Walmart, Hasbro, Spin Master, and Jazwares this October. To date, more than 500 women have presented their products …

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Licensed costume firm Disguise plays for EMEA with MorphCostumes partnership

The international licensed costume and fancy dress specialist, Disguise, has made a strategic play for the European market via a new distribution partnership with MorphCostumes. The partnership will allow MorphCostumes to sell, distribute and market Disguise’s licensed costumes in EMEA, demonstrating what the pair have called ‘a mutual confidence and …

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Sainsbury’s will close 125 stores but open plenty more with Argos branch moves planned

Sainsbury’s may be closing 125 stores across its portfolio of supermarkets, convenience stores and Argos branches, but will be opening even more across new locations in which its presence will make ‘a larger impact on the firm’s operations.’ The grocer has said that it expects to close up to 15 …

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Stephen Davies named MD of BBC Studios Consumer Products and Licensing

Stephen Davies has been appointed managing director of BBC Studios Consumer Products and Licensing in a move which brings together all of the BBC commercial subsidiary’s UK publishing and licensing businesses together for the first time. Davies is currently the director for live entertainment, music and motion gallery at BBC …

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Elmo’s World to land on UK’s Tiny Pop channel in January 2020

Elmo is landing on the UK’s children’s channel, Tiny Pop in January next year, with a new and reimagined Elmo’s World series. It will consist of a run of five-minute interactive episodes covering pre-school topics, live action films and co-operative thinking games. Produced by Sesame Workshop, the non profit organisation …

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US: Alex Brands lands major schools campaign with Rube Goldberg Machine Contest

The iconic Slinky is making its way to thousands of classrooms across the US this autumn as an official sponsor of the 2019-2020 Rube Goldberg Machine Contest. The partnership, formed between the Slinky brand owner Alex Brands and Rube Goldberg, will celebrate not only the engineers behind both concepts – …

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Bricklive and Penguin partner on The Snowman and the Snowdog magical tour

The Snowman and the Snowdog are to be immortalised in brick form – well, for just long enough to celebrate the festive season at least, thanks to a new partnership between Penguin Ventures and Bricklive. Together, the pair will produce a new Christmas activation for The Snowman and The Snowdog …

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Three generations of Gibsons abseil Peacehaven Cliffs for #Gibsons100 Challenge

For anyone finding the darker mornings of autumn somewhat of an uphill struggle, it was all plain sailing – that’s abseiling – for three generations of the Gibsons family last weekend, as the family-run toymaker scaled Peacehaven Cliffs as part of the #Gibsons100 Challenge. This is a special year for …

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Tactic Games celebrates successful launch of Don’t Upset the Llama at BlogOn

Tactic Games made its debut at the BlogOn Toys PR event this weekend, where it took the chance to officially launch its new family party game “Don’t Upset The Llama” and introduce up to 200 bloggers to its range of games for this Christmas. Don’t Upset the Llama, the water …

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