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2018 Toy of the Year finalists revealed

“Each and every one of the TOTY finalists have brought joy, laughter, and learning to children around the world,” said Steve Pasierb, The Toy Association’s president & CEO.

Sony lets revamped Aibo off the leash

Thanks to a raft of inbuilt sensors that can detect images and sounds, Aibo will recognise and actively seek out its owners, and can detect words of praise, smiles, head and back scratches, petting, and more.

LEGO designers reveal top tips for successful LEGO Ideas projects in new mini-series

New four part mini-series features LEGO designers Mark Stafford, Sam Johnson, Mathew Boyle and Adam Corbally.

HASCON to return in 2019

“We couldn’t be happier with the feedback we’ve received from our inaugural HASCON event,” said John Frascotti, president, Hasbro.

Mattel points to Toys R Us woes and underperforming brands as Q3 sales slump

For Q3 2017, Mattel’s net sales were $1.56 billion, down 13 per cent on Q3 2016.

AIPEX looks to help toy firms manage their IP, patents and design rights as Brexit looms

The firm will work across a company’s entire IP portfolio, including patents, trademarks and designs, as well as key areas such as watching, infringement, counterfeiting, prosecution, renewals and strategy.

Fantasy Flight Games’ portfolio to get video game treatment courtesy of new firm, Fantasy Flight Interactive

“We didn’t create a new company just to translate board games into digital games,” said Christian T. Petersen, founder of Fantasy Flight Games and CEO of Asmodee North America.

Warner Bros ends development on LEGO Dimensions

“Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The Lego Group would like to thank fans for their ongoing support of LEGO Dimensions,” read a statement on the LEGO Dimensions Twitter page.

Social games success drives Hasbro to revenue growth for Q3 2017

“Our Brand Blueprint strategy is successfully driving the business despite a challenging economic environment in the UK and Brazil, as well as a short-term retailer disruption,” said Brian Goldner, Hasbro’s chairman and chief executive officer.

Sensible Object debuts Voice Originals, a new range of voice-augmented tabletop games

The world of each Voice Original is brought to life through voice acting, music and sound effects, with the smart speaker acting as the players’ personal guide to the experience.

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