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Immersive Play’s Snow Shine, Shines at CES 2019

CES Innovation Honoree, Snow Shine by Immersive Play is the first companion toy of its kind, able to interact with multiple inputs such as Spotify, YouTube, Alexa and more through data over sound technology. Snow Shine is a landmark in the evolution of connectivity and the first companion toy of …

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National Pizza day is upon us

National Pizza Day - Hurray!

It is National Pizza Day tomorrow, we tried not to succumb to dialling for a delivery aas we put this round-up together but alas, we’ve had to keep it succinct as our pepperoni 12 inch just turned up. For discount codes for your own delivery/shopping/pizza eating pleasure click HERE and …

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Bullish news from Barbie and Co

A 60 year old doll brand the Hot Wheels franchise gave Mattel some better than expected earnings announced earlier – revenue fell less than some feared over Xmas and with some tough cost cutting efforts underway the toy makers overall earnings were pretty upbeat and saw the stocks climb up …

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NERF Laser Ops – Video gaming your world

CES KAPi Kids at Play Interactive) Award Winner, Nerf Laser Ops Pro by Hasbro combines everything that people love about Nerf action play, laser tag and video gaming with popular video features like game modes, scorekeeping, and leaderboards. Right out of the box Nerf Laser Ops blasters are ready for …

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TechUp Taps into an $18 Billion Opportunity working with CES 2019

Connected play will represent an $18 billion market by 2023, up from an estimated $6 billion in 2018, that’s a remarkable 200% growth in less than four years according to Juniper Research. The “AR Gaming Market” is expected to reach over $280 billion by 2023 (HTF). Consumer robotics will reach …

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LEGO Movie 2 – set selection may well make you skinter

With 20 new sets devoted to this instalment, an apparent ear-worm song that’ll get you more than “Everything is awesome” and a shedload of additional merchandise for you to get all spendy with part two looks set to eat your greens.  Here’s the ones we’re hankering after:

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Chinese New Year – Celebrating the Pig

Celebrated by around 20% of people on the planet Chinese New Year, this 5th February, is a big deal. More fireworks are set off than on any other night celebrating the myth where a chap way back called Nian who fought off a monster with firecrackers #fact. Get your greeting …

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Spielwarenmesse we miss you

Last week the team headed over to Nuremberg for the biggest toy fair on the planet. This small city is the world capital of toys and each year over 65,000 folk from the trade descend to marvel at the near 100,000 new wares on offer, over a million to see. …

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