Tag Archives: Star Wars

US retail giant Target ramps up Disney partnership and launches its Top Toys list for 2021

The US retail giant, Target is expanding on its Disney partnership with plans to roll out Disney Store shop-in-shops across 160 of its own locations across the US in time for this year’s holiday season. The ongoing pairing continues to be a hit among US shoppers, who this year will …

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Rubies II and NECA launch pop culture arm to specialise in collectables and cosplay

Rubies II LLC and NECA (National Entertainment Collectibles Assocation) have formed a new wholly-owned subsidiary to specialise in the creation of high-end collectables based on various pop culture franchises. Called Denuo Novo LLC, the new business will combine the innovation and creative capabilities of NECA with Rubies’ supply chain and …

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Disney bolsters its adaptive roleplay and wheelchair cover sets with Star Wars and Marvel lines

Disney has added a new line up of adaptive roleplay kids’ costumes and wheelchair cover set to a range it launched last year, bolstering its inclusive play lines with the addition of costumes inspired by Marvel Studio’s Black Panther, Star Wars: The Mandalorian and a The Mandalorian Wheelchair cover set. …

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Stateside | US toy sales surge 27 per cent while Pokemon leads top ten growth properties

Major properties including Pokemon, Barbie, Star Wars, and LEGO have contributed to a booming first quarter toy sales in the US that witnessed an increase of 27 per cent between January and April 2021, according to The NPD Group. Ten of the 11 super categories tracked by the NPD posted …

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LEGO unveils its Star Wars: The Bad Batch Attack Shuttle inspired by Disney’s new animated series

The LEGO Group has extended its LEGO Star Wars line-up once again, this time with a new launch inspired by the new Star Wars animated series – currently on Disney+ – Star Wars: The Bad Batch. The new LEGO Star Wars: The Bad Batch Attack Shuttle construction set has been …

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Geek Retreat marks Star Wars Day and own anniversary with National Autistic Society donation

The geek culture retailer, Geek Retreat, is marking its eighth anniversary this week by donating eight per cent of the turnover it generates today – Tuesday, May the 4th – to the National Autistic Society. The anniversary initiative also happens to coincide with Star Wars – an important day in …

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LEGO unveils its largest and ‘most feature packed’ LEGO Star Wars R2-D2 to date

The LEGO Group has lifted the lid on its biggest and ‘most feature-packed’ LEGO Star Wars R2-D2 construction set to date, a new launch developed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Lucasfilm this year. Weighing in a 2,314 pieces, the new launch targets the adult LEGO builders and Star Wars …

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Hasbro details its collector and fan-focused event Hasbro Pulse Fan Fest

Hasbro has detailed the spring launch of a new collector-focused event called Hasbro Pulse Fan Fest, an all-virtual event that will bring new content and product reveals to the global entertainment company’s community of collectors. The event will be held in lieu of Hasbro’s annual Entertainment Brand Preview Event which …

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Hasbro’s fan and collector-focused platform Hasbro Pulse lands in the UK

Hasbro has strengthened its UK direct to consumer offering with the launch of its online destination for fans and collectors, Hasbro Pulse, here in the UK. The arrival follows its successful initial launch to audiences in the US and Canada. Hasbro Pulse serves as a source for Hasbro products, news, …

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Passionate about vintage toys? The BBC is looking for collectors and experts for a new TV series

The BBC has put a call out to toy collectors as its nation-wide search for experts and specialists within the vintage toys and memorabilia sector continues. Issuing a journo request via ToyNews, BBC Studios is on the lookout for top specialists to act as on-screen guides for a new series …

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