Spin Master launches KumiKreator at Smyths Toys with International Friendship Day events

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Spin Master and Smyths Toys Superstores are celebrating a successful partnership for an exclusive launch event for arts & crafts brand KumiKreator. In a joint celebration of International Friendship Day, the retailer hosted events at ten of its UK stores this weekend, where kids were encouraged to make friendship bracelets with the new range. Stores in Leeds and Crawley were …

Vivid details toys inspired by Tiana Toys AndMe

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‘During previews, we will be unveiling the full line backed by an innovative marketing programme that we believe will make these the ‘must have’ toys for 2018,’ says Vivid’s Mary Wood. Global toy firm, Vivid, has joined forces with YouTube sensation, Tiana and her channel Toys AndMe, to develop a new line of toys. A range of mini dolls, play-sets …

Bandai celebrates Friendship Day with Miraculous promotions

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Bandai partnered with the UK’s number one kids radio station, Fun Kids as well as YouTube influencer Ruby Rube. Bandai has celebrated International Friendship Day with a series of promotions for its blockbuster brand Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir. The firm partnered with children’s radio station in the UK, Fun Kids, Bandai hosted a Miraculous Friendship Day which aired …

Mattel announces one of a kind Tiana Enchantimals Doll

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The partnership was brought to life on Tiana’s channel and encourages kids to celebrate friendship. Mattel has partnered with Tiana Toys AndMe to honour the YouTube influencer with a one-of-a-kind doll to celebrate the launch of the new animal-themed doll line Enchantimals. “We couldn’t wait to create Tiana in miniature as an Enchantimals doll, honouring Tiana as a special member …

ToyNews Women of the Year 2017

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Toy News recently celebrated the top 100 women in toys. This celebrations recognises the achievements of all women across PR, marketing, talent management, design, retail and game landscape. We are pleased to announce that our very own Commercial Director, Laura Edwards, was picked as one of these toy industry pioneers. A well deserving nomination for all of the work she …

Tube surfers: The young stars that are taking over YouTube

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Here at ToyNews, we like connecting people and while the conversation around the rise of YouTube influencers appears to be hot topic this month, Laura Edwards, commercial director at the talent management firm, Viral Talent talks us through the importance of nurturing the new online stars of today. Over the last two years, we have seen children who have been …