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Industry caught in Suez Canal block; KAP Toys calls on ‘Leviosa spell’ to lift Harry Potter Sorting Hats

The toy industry is among the hundreds of global businesses to be caught up in the Suez Canal as the beaching of the container ship Ever Given runs into its fourth day, with suggestions that a solution could be weeks in the taking. Officials at the scene have deliberated plans …

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Bulldog Licensing inks first partnership for Rolling Stone with Iconospheric

Bulldog Licensing has brokered a new partnership between Iconospheric and the iconic music and culture brand, Rolling Stone, marking the fist to be signed by the licensing agency since it picked up the popular property earlier this year. The new Iconospheric collection will feature a range of products including apparel, …

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Radar Licensing named global agent for Nic Cage horror film Willy’s Wonderland

Radar Licensing has been appointed the global licensing agent for the 2021 horror film Willy’s Wonderland, a role in which it will spearhead a worldwide consumer products retail programme spanning apparel, accessories, publishing, electronics, toys, and costumes. Starring Nicolas Cage alongside Emily Tosta, Ric Reitz, and Chris Warner, Willy’s Wonderland …

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Mattel taps Audi, Porsche, Land Rover, and Mercedes for Matchbox toy cars relaunch

Mattel is launching an all-new range of Matchbox vehicles that will pay homage to the most iconic car manufacturers in Europe including Land Rover, Audi, Mercedes, and Porsche. The new range from Matchbox will celebrate names from across the UK, Germany, France, Italy, and Russia, featuring 100 per cent licensed …

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CoComelon to air on the UK’s Cartoonito in ‘milestone’ partnership for Moonbug Entertainment

Moonbug Entertainment has secured a ‘milestone’ partnership with the UK’s popular pre-school network, Cartoonito thaat will see its hit series CoComelon air on the channel each weekday at 5pm. From April 5, all available episodes of Moonbug’s flagship pre-school series will be accessible, delivering ‘hours of engaging entertainment’ to pre-school …

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Moose Toys and Warner Bros. unveil all-star line up of Space Jam: A New Legacy toys

Moose Toys and Warner Bros. Consumer Products have revealed the starting line-up of toys to celebrate the summer theatrical release of Space Jam: A New Legacy, featuring LeBron James alongside Looney Tunes’ greats Bugs Bunny, Lola Bunny, Tazmanian Devil, and Marvin the Martian. The new line-up will launch this April …

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Epic Story “in discussions” for global toy and broadcast partners for Piper’s Pony Tales as Breyer leads US roll-out

Breyer Horses has been named the master toy partner for North America and LATAM for a new short form kids’ series called Piper’s Pony Tales, an equestrian-themed series developed by Epic Story Media and the production company Milkcow Media. The content creation company has confirmed that further discussions are currently …

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Sky Kids UK lands new seasons and educational games based on The Cat in the Hat Know a Lot About That

Portfolio Entertainment has secured a raft of new broadcast deals for Dr Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That including one with Sky Kids in the UK for seasons two and three of the 2D animated series. Sky Kids is also taking on four new educational …

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Making sound waves | “Tonies has got to the heart of what a generation of parents has been looking for”

For a company with high expectations, Tonies continues to surprise itself. The German-born audio toy platform has never been quiet about its plans for the UK and international market, not since its emergence on the scene only a few years ago. But it never expected success on the scale it …

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LEGO and NASA partner on Space Shuttle Discovery set launch, with help from Astronaut Dr Kathy Sullivan

The LEGO Group has partnered with NASA to launch its new LEGO NASA Space Shuttle Discovery set, a new science-focused construction set aimed at the adult LEGO fan audience. The new set was officially revealed this week by the former NASA Astronaut, Dr Kathy Sullivan, who was part of the …

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