Character Group details solid performance in half-year results

Despite a revenue dip on the same period in 2017, Character’s UK domestic sales achieved record levels in January and February 2018.

Entertoyment joins Mojo Pitch 2018

“Although we are a tiny player in the toy arena, we feel it is our duty to support an event which encourages creativity and innovation,” said Entertoyment director Josep Pastor.

Graeme Fraser-Bell on following Accentuate with his new word game of the elements, FReNeTiC

We caught up with Fraser-Bell to find out more about where the idea for FReNeTiC came from, and what he learnt from the design process behind Accentuate that informed the development of his new game.

Ken Gruhl and Quentin Weir on the origins of their fast-paced party game, Happy Salmon

We caught up with Gruhl and Weir to learn more about how they split design duties on a game, and find out more about the latest addition to the Happy Salmon family: Funky Chicken.

Toys R Us liquidation hits Hasbro’s Q1 2018 results

Hasbro’s net revenues for the first quarter 2018 decreased 16 per cent to $716.3m.

Mattel appoints Ynon Kreiz as new CEO

Margo Georgiadis has left Mattel to take on the role of CEO at Ancestry.

Character team to take on mammoth cycling challenges for The Toy Trust

The challenge: 50 miles through the Chiltern Hills, followed by 50km round London, through the night, on the same day.

Spin Master joins Mojo Pitch 2018

“Spin Master is excited to be partnering with Mojo Nation this year and looking forward to meeting with the UK’s most talented top designers and toy inventors at the 2018 Pitch event,” said David Winter, inventor relations at Spin Master.

Adults spent £383m on toys for themselves in 2017, states NPD

£1 in every £9 spent on toys is adults buying toys for themselves.

Hasbro teams with TerraCycle for toy and game recycling programme

“We’re excited to launch the Hasbro Toy Recycling pilot programme because it aligns so well with our purpose to make the world a better place for children and their families,” said John Frascotti, president at Hasbro, Inc.

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