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Selfridges lays on Summer of Fun campaign at London flagship toy department

Selfridges is hosting a ‘summer of fun’ within the toy department at its London flagship store, playing host to a line up of special character appearances, nature workshops, and piano lessons on the giant FAO Schwarz walk-on piano. Families paying a visit to the fourth floor Toy Department this summer …

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The BlogOn Toy Awards 2021 is now open for entry

The BlogOn Toy Awards is making its return this year with the fifth iteration of its Annual toys awards ceremony since it was successfully launched in 2017. Billed by the organisers as ‘the perfect way for toy companies big and small to raise product awareness,’ the awards now receive on …

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Star Editions launches online shop for hit preschool series CoComelon and Blippi in Moonbug partnership

The personalised giftware specialist, Star Editions has opened an e-shop for CoComelon and Blippi, featuring exclusive products and an extensive range of toys, games, and customisable gifts for the globally popular preschool IPs. The launch of the online store is part of Star Editions’ ongoing licensing partnership with Moonbug Entertainment Ltd. It has …

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Jakks Pacific sees Q2 sales grow 43 per cent as it hits $112.4m in net sales

Strong performances across North America and its international network has helped the global toy manufacturer, Jakks Pacific reach net sales of $112.4 million this second quarter, an increase of 43 per cent on the same period last year. Amid challenges posed by the pandemic and supply-chain and logistics issues caused …

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Character Options bolsters sales division in preparation for continued growth

High profile changes to the company’s sales structure are afoot at Character Options, as the toy firm positions itself for further market growth with a double promotion and a new hire. Both Richard Dinham and Anthony Thorpe have been promoted to the roles of senior national account managers in recognition …

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Hamleys makes major play for video gaming market with new department launch

The iconic London toy store and toy retail brand, Hamleys is making a major new play for the video gaming market with the opening of a new state-of-the-art console, PC and gaming accessories department in its Regent Street location. The new 1,326 square foot gaming space is situated within the …

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Popluar Netflix animated TV series Hilda secures two Daytime Emmy Award wins

Silvergate Media has expanded its trophy collection this week, having secured a double win at the 2021 Daytime Emmy Awards for its highly acclaimed Netflix animated TV series, Hilda. During the live streamed ceremony on Friday, Hilda found itself the recipient of the coveted award in the Outstanding Children’s Animated …

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Golden Bear makes raft of staff changes as it prepares for continued global growth

The British toy company, Golden Bear has detailed a raft of staff changes as it prepares for continued global growth this year and beyond. The firm will be bidding a fond farewell to sales director Julie Taylor, who is moving to a new position, and welcoming Becky Matthews (pictured left) …

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Kind + Jugend outlines mission to ‘restart the baby and nursery industry’ with September trade fair

A Special Edition of the baby and nursery trade show, Kind + Jugend is on a mission to ‘restart the industry’ with a physical fair to welcome around 250 German and European exhibitors, that will be further enhanced by digital elements while navigating coronavirus safety measures. Koelnmesse, the organisation behind …

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Mattel is developing a live action Polly Pocket movie with MGM

Mattel has unveiled plans to develop its popular micro doll brand, Polly Pocket into a live-action motion picture, partnering with Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) on the family comedy. The pair has brought Lena Dunham’s production company Good Thing Going in on the project. Lily Collins (Emily in Paris) will take …

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