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Days of Wonder teams with Amazon to bring Alexa skills to Ticket to Ride

“Ticket to Ride is a fast-paced, immersive board game experience that is now being elevated by voice,” said Joe Balzarini, Director, Alexa Skills.

Pressure Games launches Wefunder campaign for its debut toy, Countdown

Founded in late 2018, Pressure Games aims to create toys that merge technology with traditional play themes.

Toy Retailers Association unveils DreamToys 2019 list

“This year’s DreamToys top 12 selection is an exciting mixture of the year’s biggest brands and kids favourites that will delight children up and down the country this Christmas,” said Gary Grant, chair of the DreamToys selection committee.

Spin Master welcomes toy invention students for workshops, tours and talks

“This was an incredible opportunity for students as it allowed them to understand and learn from the inner workings of a world-renowned, leading-edge organisation in the field of toy invention,” said Lorena Escandon, academic coordinator and instructor of the toy invention course series.

Fundamentally Children launches the Christmas Good Toy Guide 2019

The second annual Guide landed in the homes of The Sunday Times readers last weekend to kick off a mammoth Christmas campaign for the company.

2020 Toy of the Year finalists unveiled

A raft of inventor items make the list, including Wicked Cool Toys’ Blinger, Spin Master’s Candylocks dolls and Megableu’s Heist.

Students from five different countries to take part in the Miffy Design Challenge

The design challenge is inspired by the work of Miffy creator, illustrator, artist and graphic designer Dick Bruna and will task students with designing a plush toy.

Fundamentally Children celebrates 5th birthday with £5k giveaway

“We’ve had such wonderful support from the children’s industries since I set up the business five years ago, and I can’t think of a better way to pay it back than a competition whereby we support the winning company with £5,000 worth of services to support their business,” said Fundamenally Children’s Amanda Gummer.

Toy Industry Hall of Fame to welcome three industry icons

Playmates Toys CEO Thomas Chan, Little Tikes founder Thomas G. Murdough, Jr and Colorforms’ Harry Kislevitz to join Toy Industry Hall of Fame

Wizarding World Digital teams with Wonderbly on Keys and Curios interactive journal

“The Keys and Curios brings a new level of personalisation to fans of the Wizarding World,” said Tom Greene, Wizarding World Digital’s Chief Operating Officer.

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