June 2019

This issue TnP looks back at the past month’s AIS, Toymaster and Distoy events, Mattel shares Hot Wheels updates and The Entertainer and Science Museum talk toy retail

Written by Rhys Thomas

Posted 10.06.2019

US-China tariffs: “Rethinking is underway, and this tax is just the fuel” thumbnail

US-China tariffs: “Rethinking is underway, and this tax is just the fuel”

Rod Hoffman, a veteran US toy designer, speaks to TNP.MEDIA about the ways toy designers are rethinking product development amid ...

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Funko teams with Comic-Con for 50th anniversary

Major presence includes a double-decker booth, plus dozens of exclusive co-branded merch items including a collectable vinyl of Comic-Con’s famous ...

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Squishmallows squash launch expectations

The new squishy collectable has been a hit at retail in its launch month, particularly at Toymaster where initial sales ...

Press Releases

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DKL readies for moon landing celebrations

New Plus-Plus space range is ideal to commemorate this year’s 50th anniversary of the historic achievement

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Smart launches Smart Farmer

Lastest launch gives little ones an agricultrual qunadry to puzzle over and get their brains moo-ving

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Smiles for Zimpli emoji range

A crowd pleaser at Toy Fair, Zimpli’s new emoji-licensed poop-shaped slime and Baff Bombz range is anything but a stinker

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Rachel Lowe delivers Call the Midwife board game

Game creator Rachel Lowe adapts the hit TV show in licensed board game – launching just in time for Mother’s ...