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The bottom line: Why businesses need to take the ‘sustainable’ hit now

Trudi Bishop returns to the pages of ToyNews to promote the message of sustainability within the industry, this time with a call to action for the toy makers that any hit taken in the short term will pay off in the long. The groundbreaking movement by the young environmentalist Greta …

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“The outpouring of local emotion has been astonishing”: Rachel Lowe on the last days of Portsmouth’s U-Need-Us

Growing up, much of the renowned board game and puzzle designer Rachel Lowe’s childhood was set to the backdrop of Portsmouth’s U-Need-Us joke and toy shop. Some years later, Lowe found herself to be one of the 96 year old shop’s best-loved suppliers. This month, U-Need-Us closed its doors for …

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Opinion: Is it game on for Panini and Topps this football season?

Greg Lansdowne is a freelance writer and communications professional, specialising in the collectables industry. An avid collector, his professional interest began when he wrote Stuck on You – The Rise and Fall of Panini Stickers in 2014. It’s a big year that lies ahead in the world of collectable trading …

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