Tag Archives: Harry Potter

An independent shop dedicated to Harry Potter is in the running for Best Small Shop award

An olde world independent retailer dedicated to selling some more than 500 Harry Potter and Wizarding World products has been shortlisted in this year’s Best Small Shops in the UK awards. Oliver’s Brighton has been nominated in the public vote to head to the final round of the UK-wide competition, …

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Hornby Hobbies and Corgi re-release iconic Harry Potter models amid demand boom for the franchise

Hornby Hobbies and the Corgi brand have re-released a line of Harry Potter die-cast products, tapping into the current resurgence for the Wizarding World brand at retail. Last year, the British toy model and hobby specialist teamed up with Warner Bros. to kick-start a three year licensing partnership for the …

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Harry Potter proves triumphant among Independent Toy Awards 2019 winners

The UK’s independent toy retail scene has confirmed Warner Bros.’ Wizarding World of Harry Potter franchise as one of the hottest licenses on the toy scene this year, voting the brand as a Gold winner across four categories in this year’s Independent Toy Awards. Among what is yet another extensive …

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USAopoly unveils new Harry Potter: Death Eaters Rising board game

The Harry Potter board games just keep on coming this year, as USAopoly unveils its latest Wizarding World themed creation in Harry Potter: Death Eaters Rising. Based on the fifth film in the iconic franchise, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Death Eaters Rising is a cooperative card …

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Harry Potter franchise hits £44m in value sales in the UK as one toy sold every five minutes

The Harry Potter franchise is conjuring up some impressive sales figures, as the NPD reveals that one Harry Potter toy is sold every five minutes here in the UK. The figure puts the Wizarding franchise second only to Disney’s Star Wars in terms of value sales. The NPD points out …

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Warner Bros and Pottermore form new alliance to ramp up Harry Potter digital content

Warner Bros has embarked on a new joint venture with the online Harry Potter platform, Pottermore in a move to “widen and deepen” how the franchise is built on in the digital sphere. The new project will culminate in the formation of The Wizarding World Digital and will now have …

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YuMe Toys grows European reach as Maxx Marketing appoints two new distributors

YuMe Toys, the name behind products such as the Harry Potter Real Talking Sorting Hat, is growing its reach across Europe thanks to a series of new distribution deals. The toy brand owner, Maxx Marketing has appointed two new European distributors for the range in the form of TF1 Games/Dujardin …

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Charms race: How is tech becoming the lead character in today’s movie toy launches?

Films today have become a battleground for technology and explosive entertainment, and with that has come a greater expectation from the toys that tie it all together. Robert Hutchins takes a look at how tech is fast becoming the lead character in today’s movie toy launches

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