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World of Toys will return to Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair 2021 with new safety measures

The 2021 Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair will once again play host to the popular international fair programme, World of Toys, created by Spielwarenmesse to make overseas trade fairs more accessible to companies. The international pavilion will be held at the Hong Kong show taking place at the Hong …

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Sinking Ship Entertainment taps educational toy firm Safari Ltd for Dino Dana toys

The family and kids’ production and distribution company, Sinking Ship Entertainment has secured a new toy deal for its Emmy award-winning series Dino Dana with the educational toy company Safari Ltd. The firm specialises in authentic, hand-painted figures. Safari Ltd is on a mission to teach children the importance of …

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Winners of the 2020 Licensing International Excellence Awards revealed in virtual awards ceremony

The winners of the 2020 Licensing International Excellence Awards have been revealed in the industry’s first virtual awards ceremony that brought together nearly 1,000 executives from around the world for the celebrations. Hosted by Handcraft VP and stand-up comic Marshall Mizrahi, the event saw licensing powerhouse Martha Stewart inducted into …

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Fortnite takes on Apple and Google as the gaming sensation is removed from app stores

Video gaming phenomenon, Fortnite has been removed from both Apple and Google’s app stores after the game’s publisher Epic Games introduced a new method of making in-game purchases that avoid the tech giants’ own payment platforms. Launched on Thursday this week, the games developer issued an update that meant players …

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WildBrain Spark tapped to grow global audiences for The Polos and MarcoPolo Learning

WildBrain Spark has been appointed by MarcoPolo Learning to manage the educational media company’s channel and content on YouTube on a worldwide basis. WildBrain Spark will support and bolster the distribution of the content, including its flagship CG animated series, The Polos. The content will run across the official MarcoPolo …

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Moose Toys’ hit doll line Kindi Kids lands bag and stationery items with Blueprint Collections

Moose Toys popular toy brand Kindi Kids is building out its licensing programme thanks to a new partnership with Blueprint Collections to launch a range of licensed bags and stationery items. In a deal brokered by Kindi Kids’ licensing and merchandising representative, Bulldog Licensing, the new licensed range will include …

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BBC Studios takes first steps in blockchain gaming with Doctor Who: Worlds Apart

Reality Gaming Group has secured an exclusive global license from BBC Studios to develop and publish a ground-breaking digital trading card game based on global hit television series Doctor Who. The partnership will enable fans to collect and trade digital versions of their favourite characters for the first time, before adventuring …

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Simon’s Cat sets first paws down in Brazil with Chico Rei partnerships

Simon’s Cat is soaking up some of that Brazilian culture thanks to a new partnership with Chico Rei, the region’s leading e-commerce platform for creative and personalised products that will see the launch of a special line of t-shirts, mugs, notebooks, phone cases and posters. The new range will feature …

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Downton Abbey Gin takes home silver and bronze in the International Wine and Spirits Competition

The Harrogate Tipple’s licensed Downton Abbey gin has picked up a silver and bronze award at the International Wine and Spirits Competition this year. The firm’s Premium Downton Abbey Gin took home the silver, having scored 91 out of 100, and the Rhubarb Downton Abbey Gin was handed bronze for …

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Flossy and Jim lands stand-out poster position with Kennedy Publishing’s 100% Wow magazine

Flossy and Jim, the creative team behind the Horace & Co series of children’s books has secured a stand-out poster slot within Kennedy Publishing popular tween girls’ magazine title, 100% Wow. Aimed at girls aged nine to 12 years old, 100% Wow boasts girl-powered features, puzzles, and pop culture all …

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