Tag Archives: plush

Aurora World named master toy partner for Aardman’s festive musical Robin Robin

Aurora World has been tapped as the master toy partner for Aardman’s new animated musical special, Robin Robin in a deal that will see the company develop the plush version of the titular character. The new plush Robin Robin will be launched alongside the publishing and film premiere of the …

Read More »

Toikido taps YuMe Toys for Among Us distribution across US, Canada, Europe and more

Toikido has struck a deal with the award-winning toy brand, YuMe Toys to distribute the official Among Us branded toy range across the US, Canada, EMEA, Asia Pacific, and Japan. The range, featuring plush toys, feature plush, capsules, costumes and seasonal items will be available to trade from May this …

Read More »

Toikido named master toy partner on Netflix’s feature animation Back to the Outback

Toikido has been named the master toy partner for Netflix’s upcoming feature film, Back to the Outback, an animated adventure following a ragtag group of animals and their daring escape from captivity. With the film scheduled to make its global debut this autumn, Toikido has secured the rights to manufacture …

Read More »

Scented toys, plush and stationery firm Kangaru sets sights on UK with Two In 1 Direct

The Australian-rooted but Pennsylvanian-based scented toys, plush, and stationery specialist, Kangaru has set its sights on the UK market, having appointed Two In 1 Direct to grow its overseas distribution network. Formed in mid-2020, Two In 1 Direct is a new outfit founded by Paul Fogarty and Danny Kishom to …

Read More »

Kids’ tech firm Thinker Tinker teams with DreamWorks to launch interactive plush range Trolls Music Stars

The US-based kids’ tech start-up, Thinker Tinker, has partnered with Universal’s DreamWorks Animation to launch a new line of collectable, interactive plush charms and a companion mobile app called Trolls Music Stars. Inspired by the popular film franchise, Trolls Music Stars is launching to the crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter from February, …

Read More »

Kids International Marketing presents Striders FZ’s Pugs at Play to global retailers and distributors

Kids International Marketing has been tapped up to handle the global sales for the UAE-based toy company Striders FZ’s  flagship children’s brand, Pugs at Play. The Pugs at Play range is currently made up of 23 different animated plush animals and was launched by Striders in the UAE and other …

Read More »

Rainbow Designs to host virtual showcase of new Paddington, Peter Rabbit, Spirit and Bear Hunt collections

The New Year marks a major milestone for Rainbow Designs as the pre-school and plush toy specialist celebrates half a century with a virtual showcase to launch its 2021 product line-up and collections for the nursery, toy, and gift sectors. Retailers will have to opportunity to engage on one-to-one virtual …

Read More »

Collectable plush brand Cats vs. Pickles lands in UK to ‘mirror sell-out success in the US’

Cats vs. Pickles, an international children’s IP that has rocketed to fame on YouTube, is looking to mirror its US success as it prepares to set all four paws down on the UK’s shores this year. Made available to the UK market through Paul Fogarty’s TWO IN 1 Direct, Cats …

Read More »

JAKKS Pacific extends its global toy partnership with Nintendo for more Super Mario lines

JAKKS Pacific has extended its global toy partnership with Nintendo of America in a deal that will see the toy maker continue to design, manufacture, market, and sell various Nintendo and Super Mario branded toys worldwide. Over the course of the last year alone, JAKKS has launched a vast portfolio …

Read More »

Dolled up and looking plush: ToyNews’ guide to the latest in the dolls and plush markets

Both staples of the traditional toy sector, the doll and plush markets have seen a year of strong sales and investment among gift-givers, parents, and families looking for long play value and toys that encourage empathy and social development – in a year of social distancing – through nurture and …

Read More »