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China Shipping Crisis | Toy retailer The Entertainer is urging consumers to get their Christmas shopping early

With shipping from China reaching a crisis point that has seen costs skyrocket to all time highs amid a shortage of containers within the global supply chain, the UK’s independent toy retailer, The Entertainer is making its message to the consumer clear. Costs, shortages, and delays have hamstrung companies across …

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Footfall tipped to rise almost 20 per cent as shoppers hit high streets this ‘Freedom Day’ week

Retail footfall is predicted to rise by 19.7 per cent this week, as shoppers take to high streets and towns now free of the remaining Covid-19 restrictions with face coverings and social distancing no longer mandatory in England. In the latest from the retail analysts, Springboard, footfall is tipped to …

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Tonies lands slew of award wins as it enjoys ‘exponential growth in the UK’ through 2021

A period of exponential growth here in the UK for the children’s audio platform, Tonies has been compounded with a slew of awards wins and recognition from across the parents media space. The popular storytelling and music playing Toniebox and its line up of Tonies figures, spanning some of the …

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Brit Award winning Mabel joins Pokemon’s P25 Music campaign with new single Take It Home

Brit Award winning artist, Mabel has become the latest in musical talent to join the Pokemon 25th anniversary celebrations, having released her new single, Take It Home, recorded exclusively for the upcoming P25 Music compilation album. Produced by Tommy Brown of Kanye West and Ariana Grande fame, the single celebrates …

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LEGO unveils the LEGO Star Wars Republic Gunship in latest Ultimate Collector’s line up

A new LEGO Star Wars Republic Gunship construction set has become the latest addition to the LEGO Group’s Ultimate Collector’s line-up, having triumphed in the public vote via the company’s LEGO Ideas platform. The Republic Gunship rose supreme when LEGO invited fans to vote on the top three requested sets …

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Indie Uncovered | UK artist Meg Hawkins strikes staycation success in SDL Imports gifting partnership

The UK artist and talent behind her self-titled design brand, Meg Hawkins has secured her latest licensing partnership in the gifts and lifestyle sector, teaming with SDL Imports to launch a selection of wooden homeware items. The deal sees a collection of some of Hawkins’ most popular artworks feature across …

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License This! reveals senior exec judging panel with Crayola, Bioworld, and PowerStation Studios among panel

Global Licensing Group and Licensing International have revealed the full line-up of judges to be presiding over this year’s License This! as the competition prepares to make its US market debut at Licensing Expo Virtual next month. A list of 18 senior executives from all corners of the licensing industry …

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ITV brings Saturday night game show The Void to Fortnite Creative

ITV has become the first broadcaster to enter the Fortnite Creative as it launches an in-game version of its new entertainment show, The Void, to the video game. Marking a whole new step into the Metaverse for the studio, ITV is recreating the Saturday night game show in Fortnite Creative, …

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Hype teams with fashion doll brand LOL Surprise for new range of apparel and accessories

The popular apparel and accessory brand, Hype has partnered with MGA Entertainment to launch a new collection inspired by the world of LOL Surprise as each dolls lands its own mini collection of backpacks, lunch boxes, pencil cases, water bottles, t-shirts, hoodies, and joggers. Each item in the new licensed …

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LEGO launches its first experiential pop-up retail and activity tour of the UK

The LEGO Group is hitting the road with the launch of its first experiential pop-up tour of the UK this summer, hitting major cities including Southampton, Liverpool, Edinburgh, and Bristol. Called the LEGO Pop & Play Tour, the out of store experiential activation with set up ‘shop’ within major shopping …

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