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AsmoFair to make fourth return this June as Asmodee and Coiledspring Games ready latest launches

Asmodee and its sister company, Coiledspring Games, are to host a fourth edition its virtual trade show, AsmoFair, scheduled to run this June 6th to 11th. The virtual event is to make yet another return following the success of its previous run in January this year. AsmoFair became the first …

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The Entertainer celebrates child superheroes of the pandemic with £5,000 giveaway

The Entertainer has kicked off a new campaign to celebrate the as yet unsung heroes of the pandemic – children. The campaign launches in recognition of the character that UK kids have shown, from helping their siblings with school work, to running errands for the elderly neighbours. The initiative took …

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Gibsons welcomes raft of six new starters as it builds on year of increased sales

The UK independent games and puzzles company, Gibsons, has welcomed a raft of six new members to the team, compounding what has been a period of steady growth over the last few years, and increased sales aligned with the nation’s embrace of jigsaw puzzling over the pandemic. Neil Hartley, Demi …

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Record quarter for Mattel as CEO Ynon Kreiz welcomes “exceptional results reflective of firm’s turnaround”

Mattel has seen first quarter net sales up by 47 per cent year on year in what the toy maker’s chairman and CEO, Ynon Kreiz has called ‘another record quarter for the company’ with “exceptional results” reflective of the firm’s turnaround. This marks Mattel’s third consecutive quarter of growing market …

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‘Green shoots’ of retail’s recovery in re-opening week, but indie shops ‘not out of the woods yet’

Despite the ‘green shoots’ of retail’s recovery this past week as stores witnessed increased buzz around lockdown easing and the country’s re-opening, small shop owners are ‘not out of the woods yet,’ as footfall is yet to return to pre-pandemic levels. According to Sensormatic’s footfall index, UK high street footfall …

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Hobby renaissance and ‘avalanche of new product’ helps Hornby to successful Q4 trading

A renaissance of the hobby market and an ‘avalanche of new product releases’ are among the factors credited by Hornby Hobbies to its latest business boost, culminating in a 28 per cent increase in sales year-to-date in the company’s latest trading report. The international models and collectables group released its …

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The LEGO Group ranked world’s most highly regarded company in latest RepTrak 100 survey

The LEGO Group has been ranked as the world’s most highly regarded company when it comes to corporate reputation according to the RepTrak Company’s annual Global RepTrak 100 survey. Te results of this year’s survey mark the second year running that the Danish toy maker has taken the top spot. …

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VTech teams with Save the Children for worldwide campaigns and donation scheme

The electronic learning products and pre-school specialist, VTech has partnered with Save the Children to organise a slate of events across multiple countries in order to support vulnerable children in need and those most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Using its worldwide resources, VTech has organised a worldwide toy donation …

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Giddy Goat Toys champions Down Your High Street as the ‘decision that saved the business’ from the pandemic

The Manchester-based toy retailer, Giddy Goat Toys has billed its decision to join the Down Your High Street platform as the ‘one that saved her business from permanent closure’ over the course of the pandemic. Shop owner, Amanda Alexander has championed the platform for fuelling toy sales throughout the country’s …

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Making sound waves | “Tonies has got to the heart of what a generation of parents has been looking for”

For a company with high expectations, Tonies continues to surprise itself. The German-born audio toy platform has never been quiet about its plans for the UK and international market, not since its emergence on the scene only a few years ago. But it never expected success on the scale it …

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