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BrokenToad and The Jim Henson Company celebrate miniatures success on Kickstarter

The range was launched with a Kickstarter campaign on April 24th and achieved its funding goal in just 13 minutes.

Net sales drop but UNO, Pictionary and Hot Wheels enjoy growth in Mattel’s Q1 2020 results

“Our work over the past two years to develop a flexible and results-oriented organisation is serving us well during this time,” said Mattel CEO Ynon Kriez.

Reality Gaming Group debuts new platform that enables brands to create and sell digital collectibles

The firm’s Digital Asset Trading (DAT) Platform uses blockchain technology to turn any IP into a rare and collectible digital asset that can be traded between fans using dedicated marketplaces.

Mattel debuts new Star Wars x Barbie collection

New dolls are inspired by Rey, C-3PO, Chewbacca and a Stormtrooper.

US toy industry sees 7.6% growth in Q1 2020

Games and Puzzles enjoyed growth of 55%, Outdoor & Sports Toys was boosted by 22%, Building Sets sales jumped 20% and Arts & Crafts enjoyed a sales increase of 13% during Q1 2020.

A24 to auction Uncut Gems’ diamond-encrusted Furby to raise funds for Queens Community House

“We built A24 Auctions to give these collectible items the second life they deserve, and to give fans a chance to own a piece of A24 history for good—literally,” read a statement from A24.

Mattel launches Fisher-Price #ThankYouHeroes action figures to raise money for #FirstRespondersFirst

“#ThankYouHeroes is designed to immortalise and honour healthcare and every day heroes, and to drive additional donations to support first responders,” said Chuck Scothon, Senior Vice President of Fisher-Price and Global Head of Infant and Preschool, Mattel.

LEGO teams with Universal Music Group for new product line designed to ‘inspire the next generation of musicians’

“This partnership will see us celebrate the power of merging music and the LEGO System in Play, providing children with a whole new way to creatively express themselves by bringing to life music in their own world, their own way,” said LEGO’s Julia Goldin.

Wynne-Jones IP invites inventor community to take part in Code of Conduct survey

“If you are a toy industry executive, this is “your” Code and we’d love for your voice to be heard,” said Wynne-Jones IP’s Victor Caddy.

John Lewis and Waitrose launch toy design competition to raise money for the NHS

Kids can send in their ‘super bear’ designs, with the winning creation going on to be sold in stores this Christmas, with profits going to the NHS.

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