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Zuru brings lawsuit to MGA Entertainment over surprise collectables scrap

Zuru has filed a lawsuit seeking damages against MGA Entertainment in a complaint that challenges the LOL Surprise maker’s efforts to eliminate healthy competition in the surprise blind-boxed collectables sector. The lawsuit is in reference to what Zuru and its wholly owned subsidiaries Creative Impact state is MGA’s attempt to …

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Spielwarenmesse readies for registration phase for this year’s ToyAwards

The registration phase for the Spielwarenmesse Toy Awards is due to get underway in just a matter of weeks, and the awards organisers are urging the industry to get involved in this year’s event. Registration will open on September 14 this year, while winners will be revealed at the opening …

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Evil Dead 2 rises again on Kickstarter with new campaign from Jasco Games

Tabletop game publisher Jasco Games is readying to resurrect the Evil Dead franchise with a Kickstarter campaign for a new Evil Dead 2 board game. Developed in collaboration with Lynnvander Studios – the licensing group for the Evil Dead 2 – the campaign is a new project to ‘bring the …

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Licensing International reveals 2019 UK Rising Stars

Executives at SEGA, TSBA Group, My Icon Story and Rocket Licensing have been named among this year’s list of nominees for the Licensing International 2019 UK Rising Stars Awards. Designed to recognise the talent among the industry’s junior  licensing professionals in the UK, a shortlist of six industry names has …

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KidsKnowBest explores: What does the ViacomCBS merger mean for kids’ entertainment?

The merger – or reunification – of CBS and Viacom makes perfect sense on paper. The deal brings brands such as Nickelodeon, Paramount TV, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS Network, and Showtime all under one roof, boasting a combined portfolio of over 140,000 TV episodes and 3,600 movies, according to ABC …

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Toymaster welcomes four new British Garden Centre outlets to its portfolio

The Toymaster buying group has added a slate of four new garden centres to its growing slate of Toymaster-branded branches, in a deal struck with British Garden Centres. Albrighton Garden Centre and Bridgnorth Garden Centre both in Wolverhampton join  Bressingham Garden Centre in Diss, and Wolseley Bridge Garden Centre in …

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Ravensburger opens floor to 3D designers with MyMiniFactory collaboration

The international board game giant, Ravensburger, has partnered with the London 3D content platform, MyMiniFactory to invite creatives to design new themes and figurines that can be used in an updated version of its popular title, Labyrinth. In a first of its kind IP licensing agreement, it is hoped that …

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Posh Paws welcomes industry’s Lee-Anne Neale as new sales manager

Posh Paws International has welcomed Lee-Anne Neale as its new sales manager. With over 20 years’ experience in the toy, gift and nursery categories, Neale brings a wealth of knowledge from companies such as Moose Toys, KD Group and Re:Creation to name a few. Alan Smith, managing director of Posh …

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Smiffys twice-shortlisted for Barbie and Roald Dahl fancy dress at Licensing Awards 2019

The fancy dress specialist, Smiffys may well be wearing its lucky outfit come this September, having been shortlisted not once but twice for the best dress-up award at this year’s Licensing Awards. Both the Smiffys’ 60th Anniversary Limited Edition Barbie Costume and its children’s Roald Dahl collection have been shortlisted …

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Big Potato and Turbo Punch party game Muffin Time hits Kickstarter goal in 53 minutes

What can only be described as a Millennial menagerie between Big Potato Games and the media production company Turbo Punch resulting in the launch of the new party game, Muffin Time, stormed its way to success on Kickstarter this week, hitting its crowdfunding goal of £10k in just 53 minutes. …

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