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Food Network to turn Hasbro’s Candy Land into new cooking show

The six-episode competition will feature cake and sugar artists tasked with creating confectionary showpieces for a chance to win $25,000.

LEGO launches LEGO World Builder, a platform that allows you to pitch stories, TV shows and worlds to LEGO

“We hope the next Ninjago or LEGO Masters could come from this collaboration!” said Keith Malone, Sr. Director of Content Development at The LEGO Group.

The Marketing Store achieves Planet Mark sustainability certification

“Sustainability is one of our key business priorities, so we have been striving hard to make sure our work has a measurable and positive impact on the climate,” said Pamela Stathaki, Head of Sustainability at The Marketing Store.

CHITAG rebrands as People of Play and details virtual event line-up

“While Chicago continues to be our homebase, we believe the name People of Play better describes the vast reach of our organisation,” said POP’s Mary Couzin.

WowWee and LEGO triumph at 2020 Licensing International Excellence Awards

Elsewhere, Peppa Pig was named Best Licensed Brand in the Entertainment/Character Brand (Animated) category.

Hip-hop group Cypress Hill teams with FITZ Games for new adult party game HotBox

Alongside the base game, a Cypress Hill expansion pack is also available, and features 40 additional cards written entirely by the band and themed around their music and culture.

Numskull brings horror icons from It, The Exorcist and The Lost Boys into Tubbz with new Bloodbath line

The new ‘Bloodbath’ line features duck-versions of Regan from The Exorcist, Pennywise from It, The Lost Boys’ David and Michael, as well as Beetlejuice from Tim Burton’s cult classic.

Women In Toys looks to support and grow the inventor community with virtual WIT Launch: Invent program

Launching in Spring 2021, WIT Launch Invent is an eight-week virtual course that will boast interactive sessions, recommended readings and exclusive pitching opportunities.

Argos details its top 12 toys for Christmas 2020

“This year’s top toys list offers a huge variety of new products, ranging from toys inspired by the biggest TV and gaming franchises to bizarre – but crucially, fun – pooping animals,” said Argos’ Juliet Ward.

Brunel University looks to collaborate with toy firms on industry projects

UK-based companies have the opportunity to collaborate not only with Brunel, but with the international community that makes up the Design Factory Global Network (DFGN).

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