Tag Archives: Pre-School

Panini to launch Kid-E-Cats stickers and trading cards across the UK and Europe

The popular pre-school animated series, Kid-E-Cats is making its way to the collectables space thanks to a new pan-European partnership between the brand’s owner CTC Media and the stickers and trading cards specialist, Panini. The partnership, facilitated by APC Kids, will cover the UK and Ireland, Benelux, Italy, Spain, Portugal, …

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Be a part of December’s ToyNews Presents: Magic, Puppets, Dolls, Plush and more

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of ToyNews‘ brand new digital product sector guides, a monthly round-up of the hottest new product releases and just a part of our new ToyNews Presents series. ToyNews will be running digital guides next month on the following: Magic Sets and Puppets …

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Mums Choice Awards 2020 winning toy companies and products revealed

UKMums.TV has revealed the winners of its Mums Choice Awards 2020, a programme designed to give mothers an insight into what products on the market are favoured by their peers. Organised and published by the parental publication, UKMums.TV, the awards – now in their sixth year – are separated into …

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Simba Smoby: “Without social contact, pre-school toys have supported mental wellbeing this year”

Simba’s Smoby toy brand is a pre-school name that boasts a heritage of almost 100 years. When the pandemic first struck the UK, sending families indoors with limited access to the outside world, that century’s worth of trust and recognition among families looking for trusted toy brands to turn to, …

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Moon & Me team Sutikki announces Hannah Mungo as CEO and welcomes Simon Philips to the board

Sutikki, the children’s entertainment company and production team behind the popular UK show, Moon & Me, has officially announced the appointment of Hannah Mungo as its CEO and Simon Philips as its newest board member. Both specialists in the licensing and children’s entertainment industries, the pair join Sutikki with a …

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VTech sees sales of Electronic Learning Products rise 8.2 per cent across Europe in latest financial results

The electronic learning products specialist, VTech has seen group revenue increase by 10.6 per cent across its European operations, to hit $487.5 million in the first six months of the financial year, as sales of its Electronic Learning Products helped offset lower revenue from other avenues of the tech giant’s …

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Product of the pandemic: How has Covid-19 influenced change over the pre-school sector?

There’s no doubt that the pandemic has changed the dynamic of toy selling this year. With families up and down the country now locked in for lockdown a second time around, and in that all important run-up to Christmas, the consumer’s taste in toys has certainly become a product of …

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Sunny Bunnies plush secures major retail commitment for 2021 as pre-school series lands on UK channels

The popular pre-school IP Sunny Bunnies has secured further commitment to its feature plush range with major UK supermarket chains, department stores, and online retailers through 2021, including the likes of Argos, Tesco, Amazon, and other independent toy retailers. The range, developed by the plush toy specialist, Posh Paws, launched …

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Orchard Toys celebrates 25 years of Shopping List with Silver Ticket campaign

Orchard Toys is celebrating 25 years of its perennial best-seller, Shopping List with the launch of a consumer Silver Ticket campaign across limited edition boxes of the title that give shoppers the chance to enter a free prize draw. When entering, consumers will be given the option to state where …

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Juratoys acquires Belgian toy brand Lilliputien as it eyes pre-school market growth

The French educational toys and games specialist, Juratoys, has acquired the Belgian toy brand Lilliputiens, a firm that has excelled in the activity and developmental toys market for the past 25 years. The Lilliputiens brand values are rooted in values of encouraging clever creativity and development among its core audience …

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