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Robert Hutchins

Robert Hutchins is the editor of Licensing.biz and ToyNews. Hutchins has worked his way up from Staff Writer to the position of Editor across the two titles, having spent some six years with both ToyNews and Licensing.biz, and what now seems like a lifetime surrounded by toys. You can contact him by emailing robert.hutchins@bizmedia.co.uk or calling him on 0203 143 8780 You can even follow him on Twitter @RobHutchins3 if ranting is your thing...

The Insights People named Global Market Research of the Year

The kids’ market intelligence outfit, The Insights People, has been named Global Market Research of the Year by the International Trade Council during its International Go Global Awards ceremony. The ceremony took place on October 23 2019 in Chicago where The Insights People was recognised as the most comprehensive and dynamic market intelligence resource …

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Discovery partners with Dragonfish Bingo Network to launch Say Yes to the Dress Bingo

Dragonfish Bingo Network, the award-winning B2B bingo network of 888 Holdings Plc., has detailed the launch of Sayyesbingo.co.uk in partnership with the real-life entertainment specialist, Discovery. Together, the partnership has launched Say Yes to the Dress Bingo, the first of Discovery’s television shows to launch a real money online bingo …

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The Pokémon Company launches new video-game tie-in plush lines

The Pokémon Company International is ramping up activity for Pokémon fans ahead of the release of the new video games, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, through a unique tie-in featuring plush toys of characters featured in the games. For the first time, fans will be able to buy plush toys …

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Frozen II, Toy Story 4 and big brands make up Dream Toys Top 12 Toys List

Silver screen royalty is driving the must-have toy wish lists this Christmas, as Disney’s Frozen II and Toy Story 4 make this year’s Dream Toys’ Top 12 Toys list. Joined by perennial favourites like Barbie, Peppa Pig and Paw Patrol, this year’s Top 12 Toys list – issued by the …

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Walnut Melbourne creates exclusive Mr Men Little Miss kids’ and infants collection

Haven Global has collaborated with Walnut Melbourne to create a new and exclusive Mr. Men Little Miss Resort collection for infants and kids. Established in 2007, Walnut Melbourne has quickly become a leader in the children’s footwear space, recognised for its refreshing direction of affordable product. Today, Walnut have expanded …

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Cooldown Ventures launches CineLeague to bring esports to the world’s cinema venues

Cinema is about to get interactive with the launch of CineLeague – an international esports tournament hosted, broadcast and centred around movie theatres. The initiative comes from the UK-based Cooldown Ventures who look to unlock the potential that cinema venues have beyond traditional studio content, by presenting esports content in …

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Carhartt teams with Motown to launch fashion range inspired by ‘era defining’ record label

The fashion brand Carhartt WIP has teamed with Motown to launch a new clothing range that will celebrate the idiosyncrasies of the record label that reshaped American culture. Coinciding with the 60th anniversary of Berry Gordy Jr. founding the label in Detroit, Michigan, the thirteen-piece capsule collection riffs on imagery …

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Barbie teams with River Island for 60th anniversary kids’ collection

Mattel’s leading fashion doll Barbie has teamed up with River Island to launch its first kids’ collection in celebration of Barbie’s 60th anniversary this year. The collection marks the first time Barbie and high street apparel company River Island have collaborated, to launch a fashion collection for younger and older …

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Royal Caribbean International commissions one-off Beano comic strip for $165m Allure of the Seas makeover

Rocket Licensing has teamed up with Royal Caribbean International to commission a new, one-of-a-kind Beano comic strip to celebrate the $165m makeover of Allure of the Seas. The story sees the notorious mischief-maker Dennis, joined by his side-kick Gnasher and family Minnie, toddler Bea and Mum and Dad to become …

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Royal Horticultural Society endorses new Genus Performance Gardenwear range

The Royal Horticultural Society has detailed another apparel endorsement for Genus Performance Gardenwear, a designer and supplier of high-performance clothing for gardeners. The RHS is endorsing a new extension to the Genus range – its first waterproof trousers, specially designed for gardening and created to keep wearers dry. Designed in …

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