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Which? outlines security concerns around connected toys

“Connected toys are becoming increasingly popular, but as our investigation shows, anyone considering buying one should apply a level of caution,” said Alex Neill, Which? MD of Home Products and Services.

Cluedo, paper airplane and Wiffle Ball enter Toy Hall of Fame

The honourees were selected from a field of 12 finalists that also included the Magic 8 Ball, Matchbox Cars, My Little Pony, PEZ Candy Dispenser, play food, Risk, sand, Transformers and Uno.

Alpha backs Design Champions category of Mojo Nation 100

“Alpha Group is extremely proud to be involved with the Mojo Nation 100 project,” said Darren Lee Phillipson, Vice President of Global Product Design at Alpha.

Paw Patrol and Hatchimals success drive Spin Master to record-breaking Q3

Revenue has jumped from $475m in Q3 2016 to $606.1m in Q3 2017, a new high for the firm.

DreamToys list of the 12 top toys for Christmas unveiled

Hasbro has three products on the list, more than anyone else, followed by Spin Master and Character Options with two each.

2018 Toy of the Year finalists revealed

“Each and every one of the TOTY finalists have brought joy, laughter, and learning to children around the world,” said Steve Pasierb, The Toy Association’s president & CEO.

Sony lets revamped Aibo off the leash

Thanks to a raft of inbuilt sensors that can detect images and sounds, Aibo will recognise and actively seek out its owners, and can detect words of praise, smiles, head and back scratches, petting, and more.

LEGO designers reveal top tips for successful LEGO Ideas projects in new mini-series

New four part mini-series features LEGO designers Mark Stafford, Sam Johnson, Mathew Boyle and Adam Corbally.

HASCON to return in 2019

“We couldn’t be happier with the feedback we’ve received from our inaugural HASCON event,” said John Frascotti, president, Hasbro.

Mattel points to Toys R Us woes and underperforming brands as Q3 sales slump

For Q3 2017, Mattel’s net sales were $1.56 billion, down 13 per cent on Q3 2016.

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