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Just One, Wingspan and Valley of the Vikings triumph at Spiel des Jahres 2019

The party game saw off competition from Ted Alspach’s Werewords and Reiner Knizia’s L.A.M.A.

Harry Potter, DC Comics and Rick & Morty star in Funko Games’ new Funkoverse range

“Adults and children over 10 can now create a powerful team of characters from their favourite fandoms and face off in exciting table-top gameplay,” said Funko Games’ Jay Wheatley.

Tru Kids Brands and b8ta’s new Toys R Us stores to be “the most progressive and advanced stores in its category in the world”

New stores will allow toy firms to showcase products in an ‘interactive playground-like environment’ and create custom experiences around their IP.

Jumbo merges with Galt

“Together we can significantly add value across all our activities and continue to strengthen our mutual excellence and long standing customer relationships,” said Juan Ferrer, executive chairman of Jumbodiset Group.

LEGO and Harley-Davidson debut new Harley-Davidson Fat Boy set

“Bringing this Harley-Davidson motorcycle to life in brick form is incredibly exciting,” said Mike Psiaki, Design Master at the LEGO Group.

Play Creators Festival 2019 welcomes The Toy Association’s Creative Factor as headline partner

“The Toy Association is thrilled to extend our longstanding support of the inventor and designer community through this multi-dimensional event, offering invaluable learning and networking for inventors, designers and brand owners,” said Steve Pasierb, President and CEO of The Toy Association.

Preloaded’s Phil Stuart to explore the future of play at Toy and Game Design Conference 2019

Since 2000, Preloaded’s Phil Stuart has worked with game-based technologies to create playful, purposeful experiences for adults, young people and kids.

Partners Group to acquire Schleich

Partners Group will invest in new product development to further develop Schleich’s core figurine and play-set product offerings.

IDEO’s Brendan Boyle to talk ‘From Play to Innovation’ at Toy and Game Design Conference

Boyle will be talking about the importance of play-based behaviours for creating a more innovative company culture.

PlayMonster joins Mojo Pitch 2019

“PlayMonster is excited to add Mojo Pitch to our annual event circuit,” said Adam Hocherman, Vice President of New Business at PlayMonster.

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