Get involved in the October issue of Toy World

Published on: 15th August 2023

Published a bit earlier this year, in good time for BLE preparation, the upcoming October issue has a Licensing focus – all the details and deadlines you need are below.

The October 2022 issue of Toy World will be published on the 25th September, to ensure our readers can fully enjoy and digest the wealth of quality content before this year’s Brand Licensing Europe (BLE) takes place, from Wednesday 4th – Friday 6th October. (You can register here for the event at ExCeL, London, if you haven’t already).

The October edition will feature a special extended Licensing World section, with details of all the key BLE exhibitors with properties in the kids’ space. Any licensors wanting to be involved in this extensive BLE preview should get in contact now.

The October edition of Toy World will also include a special feature published in conjunction with Mattel Licensing, focusing on the company’s extensive portfolio of market-leading brands.

A special Character Licensed Merchandise section will highlight the latest properties and licensed ranges. The focus will be on licensees and licensed merchandise, primarily showcasing new licensed ranges which will be hitting the market in Q4 ’23 and Q1 ’24. Licensors are also welcome to have a presence in the issue.

Of course, there will also be all our regular features like Talking Shop, Indie Viewpoint, Circana Insight and Allegedly, as well as a curated content from guest contributors and a host of exclusive feature interviews. As usual, Toy World will bring you all the latest news from the toy industry.

Please note that the deadlines for this special BLE issue have been brought forward, and companies wanting to be involved are advised to get the ball rolling in good time:

  • The editorial deadline is the 24th August.
  • The ad copy date will be the 8th September.

For advertising enquiries, contact Mark Austin by phoning 01442 502405 or emailing

For editorial enquiries, contact Rachael Simpson-Jones on or Marianna Casal on

The editorial team can also be reached on 01442 502406.


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