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Rocket Licensing eyes toys and publishing deals for CBeebies’ English language learning series Yakka Dee!

Rocket Licensing is looking to secure toy and publishing partners, as well as specialists in educational products and resources, for the popular CBeebies show Yakka Dee, an English language learning series for pre-schoolers learning to talk. The series is also targeted at children with speech difficulties, and those learning English …

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Learning Resources partners with Numberblocks for themed MathLink Cubes ranges

Learning Resources has partnered with the BAFTA award-winning animated children’s TV series Numberblocks to launch a new Activity Set based on the firm’s top-selling MathLink Cubes brand. The new MathLink Cubes Numberblocks Activity Set will be available through major retailers later this year. MathLink Cubes is a linkable construction toy …

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Pre-school series True and the Rainbow Kingdom eyes toys and games amid new licensing plans with bRAND-WARD

The children’s entertainment unit, Guru Studio, has tapped bRAND-WARD as its exclusive licensing agent for the hit pre-school series, True and the Rainbow Kingdom. Under the new deal, bRAND-WARD will represent the property across the UK and Ireland as it looks to build a licensing programme spanning toys and games, …

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Don’t miss out on the ToyNews Games & Puzzles issue

Don’t forget and don’t miss out on your chance to feature in the Games and Puzzles focused issue of ToyNews this April, by getting in touch with the team today. ToyNews will once again be returning to the tabletops to dive into the ever-compelling and ever-growing board games and puzzles …

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Keeping pre-school lit: Catching up with Halilit’s Judith Stark

Notoriously competitive and increasingly cramped, even at the best of times the pre-school space has not been one for the faint of heart. Throw into the mix the matter that 2019 has seen shelf space diminish once again with the collapse of Mothercare’s UK operations, and a high street finding …

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Spielwarenmesse plugs into baby and infant market as sector hits €7.2bn in Germany alone

Spielwarenmesse will be tapping into a rapidly expanding and vastly diversifying baby and infant market for its 2020 toy fair, welcoming visitors to discover the latest innovations in the market at its Nuremberg show next year. It’s part of a move to better plug into the growing market, and follows …

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Numberblocks and Alphablocks build base in toy space with Hasbro UK Play-Doh partnership

The popular pre-school properties Numberblocks and Alphablocks are continuing to build a solid base in the children’s toys space thanks to new signings with Hasbro and Doodle Education. Both series – which are currently enjoying strong viewing ratings on CBeebies – have secured a new partnership with Hasbro UK for a Play-Doh …

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Hip-hop culture brand Mass Appeal is on a mission to diversify the kids’ toy space

The US media and entertainment company Mass Appeal is looking to play a role in diversifying the toy box and evolving the state of play of the current pre-school space, turning its attention to developing toys with a hip-hop twist. Since the brand’s formation in 1996, Mass Appeal has made …

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