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Play Creators Awards: Get your nominations in for R&D Team of the Year

Whether the in-house team at a toy titan, or leading design at a thriving SME, this award celebrates teams working in Research & Development that have achieved extraordinary things over the last year.

USAopoly gives Die Hard the board game treatment

“We are developing a game that will deeply resonate with Die Hard enthusiasts, incorporating even the slightest details to create a rich and entertaining experience that properly pays tribute to arguably the greatest action movie of all time,” said USAopoly’s Pat Marino.

TechUp showcases new lines from Mattel, X2 Games and Reach Robotics at SXSW Gaming

“With connected play on track to increase nearly 200% in less than four years, combined with the exponential growth across augmented reality, voice and robotics, we will see more connected ways for kids and families to play, learn and genuinely have fun together,” said TechUp’s Valerie Vacante.

Play Creators Awards: Get your nominations in for Toy Designer of the Year

Nominations are now open for the Play Creators Awards, taking place at the 2019 Play Creators Festival.

Jazwares’ Ztringz challenge comes to Board Game Club as event celebrates 5th birthday in April

The grown-up games night will celebrate with a menu of Board Game Club favourites from the past five years as well as some newer titles.

ChiTAG’s Mary Couzin scoops I.D.I.O.T Award at Toy Inventors’ Dinner 2019

The award, first launched in 1988, stands for International Designer and Inventor of Toys and is given as a tribute to luminaries who have made outstanding contributions to the toy industry.

Funko sees Q4 sales soar 38% to $233m

“Once again, Funko had a terrific quarter and full year, significantly exceeding our own expectations,” said Funko CEO Brian Mariotti.

Board game design studio Forrest-Pruzan Creative becomes Funko Games

“The games category is another avenue to deliver pop culture to our ever-growing fan base,” said Funko president Andrew Perlmutter.

Asmodee UK teams with Warner Bros for Harry Potter Dobble

Dobble has now sold over 1 million copies in the UK, and finished 2018 as the UK’s top selling game by value, according to NPD data.

LEGO stabilises with 4% global growth in 2018

The top selling themes in 2018 were LEGO City, LEGO Technic, LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Friends and LEGO Ninjago.

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