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Pandemic “accelerates new forward-looking measures” among toy shops and manufacturers, says Spielwarenmesse

Almost ten per cent of brick and mortar toy retailers across Europe have created new online stores in the bid to outplay the global pandemic and continue to reach their customers throughout lockdown, according to the results of a new survey from Spielwarenmesse. The team behind Nuremberg’s Spielwarenmesse toy fair …

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Spielwarenmesse strips Calculix of Startup ToyAward over IP infringement case

The international toy distributor, Calculix, has been stripped of its Spielwarenmesse ToyAward, following accusations that its winning product, the Calculix number bricks, was a direct rip-off of a toy line it had previously distributed on behalf of the company, Sumblox. This marks the first time in the history of Spielwarenmesse’s …

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Red Herring Games makes successful move into board games with Spielwarenmesse launch

Red Herring Games is celebrating a successful move into board games following a strong response from international audiences when it launched its latest family titles at Spielwarenmesse earlier this year. The firm – widely known for its murder mystery business – made the move into board games upon receiving two …

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Ravensburger hits highest sales figures in its own history thanks to board game and puzzles resurgence

The Ravensburger Group has achieved its highest sales figures in the history of the company, hitting €542.2 million for 2019, an increase of 6.7 per cent on the previous year. The company, a specialist in the board gaming and puzzles sector across the European market, has cited its own success …

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Fortnite named Top Gaining Toy Property of the Year at NPD’s Toy Industry Performance Awards

Fortnite has been named Europe’s Top Gaining Toy Property of the Year by the NPD Group, who announced the video game IP among the winners of its Europe Toy Industry Performance Awards at Spielwarenmesse last night. The winners were revealed at an event held at the International Toy Fair in …

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GB eye expands European operations with new office and largest showcase to date at Spielwarenmesse

The poster and gift supplier, GB eye Ltd is expanding its European presence with the opening of its new office and the launch of its new giftware product ranges. Operating from its first overseas office in Antwerp, Belgium, GB eye Europe BV will now allow the company to enhance its …

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Spielwarenmesse reveals this year’s ToyAwards shortlist of finalists

Spielwarenmesse has released the shortlist of finalists for this year’s upcoming ToyAwards, spanning five categories that will each be presented at the Opening Show of the 71st Spielwarenmesse this week. For this year’s awards, 422 exhibitors entered a total of 772 innovations. In the digital preliminary round, the registered products …

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Spielwarenmesse celebrates successful World of Toys at Hong Kong Toys and Games Fair

Spielwarenmesse eG is celebrating the success of its annual World of Toys Pavilion, hosted at the Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair, marking the 12th successful year for the platform that highlights the products of 27 exhibitors from across 13 countries. The Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair took place …

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Chinese animation studio Winsing eyes international toy move at Spielwarenmesse 2020

The Chinese animation company Winsing is making its move on the international toy market with plans to preview a number of toys inspired by its popular children’s animated series at Spielwarenmesse next year. The company will be showcasing ranges based on its action comedy GG Bond, a popular series now …

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Spielwarenmesse to host Toys meet Books for third year running

Spielwarenmesse is once again making room for more than 3,000 booksellers to descend upon its annual Nuremberg toy fair, staging its Toys meets Books special zone for the third year running. When the fair opens its doors from January 29 to February 2 2020, the improved special area will present …

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