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Doors open at FAO Schwarz’s first European location in London’s Selfridges

FAO Schwarz – the oldest US toy retailer – has finally opened the doors of its new 22,000 square foot location in London, housing itself within the capital city’s flagship Selfridges. A 157-year-old New York toy shop, FAO Schwarz once upon a time occupied the General Motors Building on Fifth …

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Atlantyca’s Geronimo Stilton taps into audio story market with FABA

Atlantyca Entertainment is tapping into the audio story market, having signed a new partnership with the Italian audio book company, Maikii and its new story telling block, FABA. Under the deal, Maikii will produce a line of Geronimo Stilton classic-branded 3D figurines, each containing original Geronimo Stilton audio books. The …

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Egmont Publishing teams with MGA to launch Poopsie Slime Surprise magazine

Egmont Publishing has partnered with MGA Entertainment to launch a new children’s magazine, Poopsie Slime Surprise. Developed by MGA, the current number two toy company in the UK, Poopsie Slime Surprise products combine the surprise unboxing toy trend with pop culture and parody references. The magazine will target readers aged …

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Aardman’s Peter Lord and BBC Children’s Sarah Muller to lead Manimation keynotes

Manimation, the UK’s annual gathering of the animation community, has detailed this year’s keynote, welcoming speeches fromPeter Lord, co-founder and creative director of Aardman Animations, and Sarah Muller, head of BBC Children’s acquisitions and independent animation. The Manchester event will gather key industry players together to offer creative and business …

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Smiffys prepares for Destination Star Trek with new range of official dress up

The dress up and party specialist, Smiffys, has secured a new line of official Star Trek costumes, thanks to a deal brokered by Wildbrain CPLG with the brand owners, CBS Consumer Products. Smiffys’ exclusive range of Star Trek dress-up pays homage to the franchise’s favourite characters and will launch officially …

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Disney Store launches first floor Star Wars and Marvel hub, Destination 350

Disney Store has launched a new in-store hub for all things Star Wars and Marvel with the grand opening of D350 (Destination 350) in its London’s Oxford Street store. The new first floor space will house not only the most up to date product for collectors to get their hands …

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Coolabi taps Fantawild to bring Clangers to the Chinese market

Chinese animation leader Fantawild and international rights owner Coolabi Group, have struck up a new partnership to bring the pre-school brand, Clangers to the Chinese market. At the annual Fantawild Animation Expo last week, Jeremy Banks, CEO of Coolabi Group, said: “I knew that we had to work with Fantawild in …

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Trailer lands for Valiant Entertainment’s first comic book movie Bloodshot

The first trailer for the upcoming Vin Diesel movie, Bloodshot, the first big-screen adaptation of the Valiant comic book series, has landed. This film, scheduled to land in cinemas from February 21st, next year, will mark the first time that a film has been made of a Valiant Entertainment hero, …

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Viacom acquires kids’ TV channel Super in ‘show of commitment to Italian market’

Viacom International Media Networks has acquired the remaining 50 per cent of Super Broadcast SRL, the company that owns the free-to-air kids’ TV channel, Super. The deal struck with De Agostini Editore now sees the channel added to Viacom Italy’s portfolio of channels. It arrives as a show of VIMN’s …

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