Mattel welcomes Glenn Abell as Senior Vice President, MEGA and Global Head of Construction category

“MEGA is a powerful asset within our portfolio and Glenn’s deep leadership experience in building sets positions us well to advance our global market share goals,” said Richard Dickson, Mattel’s President and Chief Operating Officer.

Eight-year-old Anika wins Fat Brain Toys’ Kidventor Challenge with her Octo-buddy invention

Octo-buddy is a toy octopus that attaches to a highchair or stroller and holds bottles and toys with its eight tentacles.

Rebellion teams with Hiya Toys for Judge Dredd action figures

“Hiya Toys have a great track record for quality and the designs for these figures have blown us away,” said Jason Kinglsey OBE, CEO of Rebellion.

Inside Out of Order – Part Two: Product Development

Part two of our series on getting a game to market sees product developer Emily Charles discuss the changes Gibsons needed.

Designer Wayne Lindsay on winning the 2021 Kelvyn Gardner License This! Competition at Brand Licensing Europe

Competition winner Wayne Lindsay discusses product design, creativity and how his ideas morph…

Zara launches Playmobil apparel collection

Each item in the range comes with an exclusive Zara-branded Playmobil figure.

Hasbro debuts Nerf Minecraft blasters

“Minecraft inspires and values creative and imaginative play, much like the Nerf brand, and we can’t wait for fans worldwide to get their hands on this epic collaboration,” said Adam Kleinman, SVP & General Manager of Nerf.

Barry Hughes, Managing Director of Golden Bear Toys, on soft toys and hard challenges

Golden Bear’s Barry Hughes talks about licensing soft toys – and developing ideas.

SeedFolk, Tea for Tattoo and Wayne Lindsay named winners of 2021’s Kelvyn Gardner License This! competition

“Congratulations to the finalists who presented very strong, well thought through and commercially mindful concepts,” said Ian Downes, chair of the judges and director of Start Licensing.

Police seize fake toys in Oxford Street stores

Among the seized goods were unsafe toys, counterfeit clothing, and incorrectly-labelled nicotine products.

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