Tag Archives: Star Wars

Hasbro scraps Cara Dune figures in wake of The Mandalorian’s Gina Carano firing

Hasbro has canned its plans to produce any more action figures of The Mandalorian character Cara Dune, after the actress Gina Carano was fired by Disney last week over a series of controversial social media posts. Reports that the toy maker was no longer approved to produce the character’s action …

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US toy sales surge $3.5bn with outdoor, fashion dolls, and building sets leading the charge

Skateboard, skates, and scooter sales surged 31 per cent, fashion dolls and accessories soared by 56 per cent, and building sets grew by 26 per cent over a year in which overall toy sales in the US grew by $3.5 billion. Toy sales in the US generated $25.1 billion in …

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Disney invests heavily into streaming as it details new Star Wars, Marvel, and Pixar content slate

UK Disney fans could be forgiven for thinking it was Christmas morning as they woke up to the news that the entertainment studio had detailed a raft of some 35 new television series, including ten from Marvel, ten based in the Star Wars universe, new Pixar animations, as well as …

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Toy sales rocket by 58 per cent on eBay this Black Friday as marketplace cites ‘unprecedented shift to online’

The online marketplace, eBay UK saw toy sales rocket by 58 per cent over this year’s Black Friday period, compared to the same time last year, as housebound shoppers fueled what the platform has cited as ‘an unprecedented shift to online,’ due to the government restrictions throughout lockdown. Among the …

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Super Mario, Star Wars and Yoto Player: ITV’s This Morning reveals its Top Toys for Christmas 2020

The popular children’s audio and story-telling system, Yoto, has found its place alongside some of the biggest names in children’s toys this year, having been named among the Top Toys for Christmas 2020 as selected by ITV’s This Morning. Toys received top billing on the popular day-time show as presenters …

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Smyths Toys releases its Top Ten Toys for Christmas 2020 with Star Wars, Super Mario and WWE on the bill

WWE, PAW Patrol, Pokemon, and Super Mario have all made the top billing as this week sees the international toy retailer, Smyths Toys, take its turn in listing its top toy predictions for Christmas 2020, pitting some of the world’s biggest and long-lasting toy brands against new launches in the …

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Amazon reveals its own top toys for Christmas 2020 list

Amazon has revealed its own top toys for Christmas, joining the raft of retailers to handpick their choice of predicted best-sellers this festive season. Selected by a team of Amazon toy experts, this year’s list takes inspiration from cult TV, movies, and video game characters, alongside unboxing trends and tech-centric …

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LEGO unveils the Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina made up of over 3,000 bricks and 21 minifigures

The LEGO Group has detailed the launch of its Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina building set, an extension of its popular LEGO Star Wars range that boasts a whopping more than 3,000 pieces and brings to life one of the most iconic locations from the original Star Wars trilogy. A …

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Argos reveals top 12 toys for Christmas as ‘lockdown rekindles the nation’s love for toys’

Argos has revealed its top 12 toys for Christmas 2020 in anticipation of the Christmas toy shopping season and a nation that ‘has rekindled its love for toys,’ through more time spent at home throughout lockdown. Among the top toys, PAW Patrol, Star Wars, and LEGO’s Super Mario collection all …

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Mulan, Star Wars, and all four Avatar sequels delayed over COVID-19

Disney has delayed the release of a trio of major films this year, citing the ‘global health crisis’ that has come out of the coronavirus pandemic. The live action re-make of Mulan – originally planned for a March release this year, but hoping to make an August launch – has …

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