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Mars Growth provides early learning toy brand PlayShifu with $7 million credit line

Mars Growth, a Liquidity and MUFG joint venture fund, has provided award-winning early learning company PlayShifu with a $7M credit line, bolstering PlayShifu’s recent funding round. PlayShifu plans to use the additional capital to keep pace with its unprecedented growth in the US as well as another 35 markets. PlayShifu …

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WowWee lifts the lid on boundary-breaking tech toy Got2Glow Fairy Finder

WowWee, the global toy manufacturer behind the hit Fingerlings brand and My Squish Little Dumplings has lifted the lid on its latest innovation – a new tech toy that combines discovery with nurturing play – the Got2Glow Fairy Finder. The new launch will see children track down the more than …

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LEGO introduces multiplayer mode to LEGO Super Mario and LEGO Luigi range

The LEGO Group is bringing an all-new multiplayer mode to its LEGO Super Mario universe, enabling kids and fans to connect LEGO Mario and LEGO Luigi figures for heightened social play. The new development for the franchise will now see children able to connect their LEGO Mario and LEGO Luigi …

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SoapBox Labs unveils new voice tech to enhance child’s play and interaction with smart toys

A team behind the development of safe and secure voice technology for children, SoapBox Labs, has unveiled new features to its tech that give kids a ‘more natural and frictionless’ way to interact with their games, apps, and smart toys using their voices. Until now, features such as Voice Activity …

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Miko welcomes Michael Beckett to licensing director role as it eyes accelerated global growth

Miko, a global name in consumer robotics, is positioning itself for growth in the global licensing space with the appointment of Michael Beckett to the role of director of licensing. Beckett brings with him a wealth of experience in the global licensing space, having worked with a number of leaders …

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VTech teams with Save the Children for worldwide campaigns and donation scheme

The electronic learning products and pre-school specialist, VTech has partnered with Save the Children to organise a slate of events across multiple countries in order to support vulnerable children in need and those most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Using its worldwide resources, VTech has organised a worldwide toy donation …

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Kids’ tech firm Thinker Tinker teams with DreamWorks to launch interactive plush range Trolls Music Stars

The US-based kids’ tech start-up, Thinker Tinker, has partnered with Universal’s DreamWorks Animation to launch a new line of collectable, interactive plush charms and a companion mobile app called Trolls Music Stars. Inspired by the popular film franchise, Trolls Music Stars is launching to the crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter from February, …

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Little Tikes expands Tobi range with Tobi Friends as “tech offers huge area of development for brand”

MGA Entertainment’s Little Tikes division is extending the range of its award-winning Tobi Robot Smartwatch with the launch of Tobi Friends, Chatter and Beeper – two new interactive electronic voice-activated toys. When Tobi landed in 2020, the Robot Smartwatch set out to revolutionise the market delivering an animated wearable for …

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Tech firm BitOGenius turns kids’ art into playable video games with Pixicade

The tech company, BitOGenius is looking to revolutionise the STEAM toys category with the launch of Pixicade, a new system that turns children’s artwork into original, playable video games. Created by a team of game design experts and educators at the US-based business, Pixicade turns artwork into playable video games …

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