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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.

Cartamundi to raise funds for NHS with NHS Heroes playing cards

“Our goal is to raise over £10,000 for NHS Charities Together and the amazing work they do,” said Daniel King, Cartamundi UK general manager.

Gibsons to donate all profits from Piecing Together collection to charity

“We feel honoured to be able to supply pastimes that make isolation a little easier and feel it’s our duty to give back to those who are at risk, vulnerable and are facing months of quarantine,” said Gibsons MD, Kate Gibson.

The Toy Association details virtual showrooms for Toy Fair Everywhere

“Toy Fair Everywhere is poised to help industry stakeholders refocus, retrench, and rebound to position their business for success in Q4,” said Marian Bossard, executive vice president of global market events at The Toy Association.

Licensing Week, a virtual event spanning keynotes, matchmaking and a digital exhibition, dated for June

Online-only event from Global Licensing Group and Licensing International will take place from June 15th to 19th.

The Toy Association to host series of virtual market weeks called Toy Fair Everywhere

Virtual market week attendees will be able to explore a calendar of daily events, browse exhibitors by category, and book appointments for virtual demos and chats.

QUBS Toys debuts Cody Block, a screen-free wooden toy that teaches kids coding

“My aim is to create a toy that blends classic wooden toys with electronics and helps kids navigate this increasingly digital world,” said Hayri Bulman, founder of QUBS.

Melbits POD hits Kickstarter target in 24 hours

The toy sees children catch seeds, incubate them in the POD before nurturing and evolving their pets into fully-formed customisable creatures called Melbits.

Asmodee launches free print-and-play versions of games including Dobble, Dixit and Unlock

“In these difficult times due to the worldwide Covid-19 crisis, we at Asmodee are happy to offer families a way to play together from the comfort and safety of their home,” said Stephane Carville, CEO of the Asmodee Group.

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