welcomes new team changes has welcomed a new member to the team in the form of staff writer, Jack Ridsdale.

Ridsdale joins as the editorial team undergoes a changing of the guard, waving off Billy Langsworthy following his four years at

For the last 13 months, Langsworthy has held the position as editor across and its sister title ToyNews. He now leaves to pursue new challenges within the toy inventors and designers community, co-establishing a new association within the arena.

Robert Hutchins now steps into the role of editor on and ToyNews, while Jade Burke has been promoted to the role of deputy editor.

Together, the team has welcomed Ridsdale – a young writer who boasts experience with Gloucestershire Media and NME – to his new role.

“There’s been weeping almost nightly from more than one member of the team since Billy announced his decision to leave us – and not all of it tears of joy,” said Robert Hutchins, editor,

“We wish him the best of luck with his new venture. Luckily, in Jack we have found the ideal replacement, a writer who boasts some excellent experience in journalism and isn’t too bad at a tea round, either.

“We look forward to introducing him to the licensing industry.”

Ridsdale can be contacted at

About Robert Hutchins

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

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