Harry Potter

L.O.L. Surprise! named Toy of the Year for third year in a row at TOTYs

Other winners on the night included Mattel’s Pictionary Air, Wow! Stuff’s Harry Potter Invisibility Cloak and LEGO Stranger Things.

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.

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.

Asmodee is the UK’s top seller of family games this year, reveals NPD data

Firm’s successful year has been driven by the success of Dobble and the Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG).

Immersion excursion

Following a trip to Disney World, Heayes Design’s Richard Heayes looks at why toy and game designers should follow the lead of theme parks in striving for immersive experiences.

LEGO Harry Potter and Wow! Stuff’s Invisibility Cloak triumph at Licensing Awards 2019

Elsewhere, Peppa Pig was named Best Pre-School Licensed Property while Harry Potter scooped Best Children’s or Tween Licensed Property.

Harry Potter, DC Comics and Rick & Morty star in Funko Games’ new Funkoverse range

“Adults and children over 10 can now create a powerful team of characters from their favourite fandoms and face off in exciting table-top gameplay,” said Funko Games’ Jay Wheatley.

LEGO designer Justin Ramsden on giving Stranger Things the brick treatment

We caught up with Ramsden to learn more about how he approaches design at LEGO, and what went into bringing the world of Stranger Things to life in bricks.

LEGO Harry Potter, Feisty Pets and Fortnite Monopoly up for accolades at 2019 International Licensing Awards

“This elite group of nominees is truly representative of the global licensing community, showcasing the creativity and innovation that is part of our industry’s DNA,” said LIMA president Maura Regan.

Asmodee UK teams with Warner Bros for Harry Potter Dobble

Dobble has now sold over 1 million copies in the UK, and finished 2018 as the UK’s top selling game by value, according to NPD data.

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