Entries in 'toys' (35)

SCEE teams with 3A for Killzone figure line

SCEE teams with 3A for Killzone figure line

An official line of licensed Killzone figures is one the way from toy company 3A.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 14th 2014 at 12:36PM in News
Licensed K'Nex Titanfall sets announced

Licensed K'Nex Titanfall sets announced

Upcoming Xbox and PC shooter Titanfall is to star in a range of K’Nex construction toy sets.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2014 at 11:47AM in News
Minecraft toys heading to retail

Minecraft toys heading to retail

Jazwares’ new range of Minecraft toys is hitting stores this month.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 8th 2013 at 12:05PM in News
Toys R Us pledges to adopt gender neutral toy labelling

Toys R Us pledges to adopt gender neutral toy labelling

Toys R Us is looking to work closely with the Let Toys Be Toys consumer campaign group, agreeing to become more inclusive in its marketing of toys to girls and ...

by Samantha Loveday
on Sep 4th 2013 at 1:15PM in News

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Now LEGO moves into toy-to-game market

Now LEGO moves into toy-to-game market

The UK's bestselling toy line is planning to turn up the heat on Skylanders and Disney Infinity.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Aug 29th 2013 at 3:10PM in News
Skylanders figures have outsold EVERY other action figure brand this year

Skylanders figures have outsold EVERY other action figure brand this year

Activision’s Skylanders IP has taken charge of the toy market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 15th 2013 at 2:04PM in News
Skylanders-style Pokémon Rumble U due next month, toy plans still being finalised

Skylanders-style Pokémon Rumble U due next month, toy plans still being finalised

Nintendo's own take on the Skylanders toy/game model will be released next month – but the toys might miss the launch.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 17th 2013 at 12:27PM in News
Minecraft toys are actually happening

Minecraft toys are actually happening

Jazwares has been appointed by Mojang as a global partner for toys and electronics for the popular Minecraft property.

by Samantha Loveday
on Apr 19th 2013 at 12:58PM in News

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Toy sales expected to fall 1.8% in 2013 while games tumble 28.3% in 2012. Why?

Toy sales expected to fall 1.8% in 2013 while games tumble 28.3% in 2012. Why?

Yes, we all know that retail is a tough environment at the moment. But video games are amongst the worst performers of 2012.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 18th 2012 at 12:57PM in News
Doodle Jump hops into toy retailers

Doodle Jump hops into toy retailers

Lima Sky, developer of Doodle Jump, has chosen Innovation First to make toys based on the hugely popular vertical jumping game app.

by Lewis Tyler
on Oct 15th 2012 at 12:41PM in News
Giant sales expected for Skylanders sequel

Giant sales expected for Skylanders sequel

The biggest toy craze of the past 12 months is ready to rock toy retail all over again.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Oct 5th 2012 at 12:07PM in News
Skylanders gets the Mega Bloks treatment

Skylanders gets the Mega Bloks treatment

Mega Brands will bring the popular blind format to the world of jigsaws when it launches its new Skylanders Giants Blind Pack puzzles this October.

by Lewis Tyler
on Sep 27th 2012 at 10:16AM in News

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FEATURE: App Toys

FEATURE: App Toys

Smartphones are the industry’s fastest-growing gaming platform – but one that is off limits to video games retailers.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Apr 16th 2012 at 2:00PM in News
IN PICTURES: LEGO Old Republic toys land this summer

IN PICTURES: LEGO Old Republic toys land this summer

The LEGO Group is building on its range of Star Wars products with the first toysets based on The Old Republic.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 16th 2012 at 11:10AM in News
FEATURE: Games merchandise powers up

FEATURE: Games merchandise powers up

Walk into any GAME or HMV store and you’ll find an abundance of officially licensed toys and other products positioned at the point of sale. And why not? Lewis Tyler ...

by Lewis Tyler
on Mar 12th 2012 at 11:35AM in News
FEATURE: Activision's new $1bn franchise

FEATURE: Activision's new $1bn franchise

Forget Call of Duty and World of Warcraft, Activision Blizzard has a new superbrand on its hands. Christopher Dring speaks to VP of marketing John Coyne to discover how the publisher ...

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 12th 2012 at 11:20AM in News

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FEATURE: Toy Views

FEATURE: Toy Views

More than 384 million toys were sold during 2011, with the total market up three per cent year-on-year to £2.96 billion. The editor of MCV’s sister publication ToyNews, Samantha Loveday, ...

by Samantha Loveday
on Mar 12th 2012 at 11:11AM in News
UK toy industry worth £2.96bn

UK toy industry worth £2.96bn

Market statistics show the UK's toy industry generated sales worth a total of £2.96 billion in 2011.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jan 24th 2012 at 5:37PM in News
Revealed: Skylanders' secret success

Revealed: Skylanders' secret success

Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure was a bigger hit than you might think.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 23rd 2012 at 12:13PM in News
Nintendo trusts Tomy with Mario Kart toys

Nintendo trusts Tomy with Mario Kart toys

It’s going to be a Mario Kart Christmas if Nintendo gets their way, as the firm has teamed up with Tomy for a range of new toys.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 21st 2011 at 12:42PM in News
FEATURE: Activision's toy challenge

FEATURE: Activision's toy challenge

Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure is probably the most retail-friendly game out this Christmas.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 6th 2011 at 1:11PM in News
New Halo toys march to retail

New Halo toys march to retail

Mega Bloks is celebrating ten years of Halo with a new line of figures.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Sep 5th 2011 at 1:06PM in News