Funko sees sales soar in Q1 2019 results

“Demand for our products and pop culture in general is global and our growth was balanced with strong increases in all geographic markets,” said Funko CEO Brian Mariotti.

Mattel to launch new toy lines for Pixar’s upcoming slate and past classics

“Whether under the sea, in the clouds, on the racetrack or in deep space, we’re thrilled to bring Pixar’s innovative creativity to life through new interactive play experiences with Mattel,” said Disney’s Josh Silverman.

Spin Master joins Mojo Pitch 2019

“Spin Master is looking forward to participating once again in one of the most innovative events that showcases the UK’s top talent,” said Spin Master’s Director of Inventor Relations, David Winter.

Spin Master teams with Ryerson University and OCAD University to launch Canada’s first Toy Invention course

The course series will focus on entrepreneurship in the toy industry and provide key perspectives on what it takes to bring great ideas and inventions to market.

Toy Fair sees re-booking rate of 84% for 2020 show

“We are excited to see the return of so many exhibitors and the arrival of some fresh faces for Toy Fair 2020,” said Rebecca Deeming, acting head of Toy Fair.

Brits spend an average of £159 on a newborn’s toys in their first year

In a baby’s second year, the average spent on toys rises to £208.

Anki to shut down after latest round of investment falls through

Firm is responsible for products including Anki Overdrive and Cozmo.

Asmodee looks to turn tabletop hits into novels with new fiction imprint, Aconyte

Aconyte will start a monthly publication schedule from early summer 2020, producing paperbacks and ebooks for the US, UK and export trade.

Hasbro sponsors Invention Studio/Design Agency of the Year category at inaugural Play Creators Awards

“In addition to the winners, this is a celebration of all of our studio and agency partners,” said Hasbro’s Rich Mazel.

LEGO to help blind and visually impaired children learn Braille with LEGO Braille Bricks

The LEGO Braille Bricks kit is expected to launch in 2020 and will be distributed free of charge to select institutions.

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