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The RNLI sees off competition for Toy Designer of the Year accolade at 2019 Play Creators Festival

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution has come out on top amid strong competition for the coveted Toy Designer of the Year for Licensed Product at this year’s Play Creators Awards. Designers Mike Wyatt and Matthew Wright saw off competition from the creative minds behind products such as Trends UK’s Count …

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Wynne Jones IP launches Code of Conduct to stem the issue of copycat products in the toy industry

The Toy and Game Copycat Code of Conduct will aim to fuel and reward innovation within the toy industry, while crack down on the controversial issue of products of similar look and style launching within the toy industry. Victor Caddy, director and partner of trademarks and design at Wynne Jones …

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Alpha Animation and toy and licensing personality Mark Slater-Hyndman passes away

Mark Slater-Hyndman, Alpha Animation’s UK and Ireland general manager, has died, having lost a long-fought battle with cancer. The much-loved industry personality was an active member of the licensing and toy community, notably his great work for the UK licensing fund-raising charity, The Light Fund, as well as the toy …

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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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Mary Berry reignites nation’s love of loaf cake with own licensed ranges

Mary Berry has brought the British loaf cake industry rising out of its slump of late and back to its place at the table of the nation’s favourites, thanks to the popularity of her officially licensed Mary Berry cake range with Finsbury Foods. This was the take home message from …

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Myne Cards secures first UK distributor in East West

Myne Cards, the team behind the licensed contactless card protector range, has secured its first UK distributor in East West, targeting indie retailers, as well as specialist and non-specialist retail groups here and internationally. The deal enables Myne Cards to expand into the retail market and protect more customers. The …

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The Beano Time Travellers Exhibition hailed major success by National Trust

Rocket Licensing, the UK and Ireland licensing agent for Beano, has highlighted the success of a summer-long partnership with the National Trust and its themed family event at Mottisfont in Hampshire. The Beano Time Travellers Exhibition, which launched on July 20 at this former priory and country estate and saw …

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Hasbro buys eOne for $4bn; plans to move ‘significant portion’ of toy business in house

Hasbro will look to move a ‘significant portion’ of Entertainment One’s toy business in-house, following its £3.3bn acquisition of the British studio and majority share owner of the Peppa Pig brand. The US toy maker agreed to the purchase of eOne this week, marking a major strategic step by Hasbro …

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Pusheen lands its own Snack Parlour in Brighton with Artbox

Pusheen and Fluid World have formed a tasty new partnership with Artbox to create the world’s first Pusheen Snack Parlour, right here in Blighty’s own seaside city, Brighton. The Parlour was launched to fans over the weekend with a fully-decked out Pusheen themed interior, allowing fans of the brand to …

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KidsKnowBest explores: What does the ViacomCBS merger mean for kids’ entertainment?

The merger – or reunification – of CBS and Viacom makes perfect sense on paper. The deal brings brands such as Nickelodeon, Paramount TV, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS Network, and Showtime all under one roof, boasting a combined portfolio of over 140,000 TV episodes and 3,600 movies, according to ABC …

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