October 2011

Published on: 4th October 2011

22 Retail Profile

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Kirit and Sam Patel have been enjoying the fruits of a successful social media strategy at their Cuthberts stores in St Albans and Letchworth.

23 Indie viewpoint

Jo Nicholson his having an attack of the gaps – yes GAPS!

27 Wooden toys

Wooden toys are a perennial favourite for toy retailers with their timeless appeal and natural feel. Toy World sees how the wonder of wood can be a key line for any toy shop.

34 Face to Face

Tesco’s toy category director, Lucy Williams, talks exclusively to Toy World.

36 Fresh

Latest products and ranges to get toy shop’s tills ringing.

51 Brand Licensing Europe

We preview the most important licensing show of the year and assess which new properties will catch the eye of the toy industry.

70 Radio control

Lewis Eckett argues that now is the time for toy retailers to look harder at the opportunities arising from recent RC developments.


Exclusive: Nuremberg Toy Fair all set for 2024

Funrise appoints James Xuereb as European account manager for e-Commerce

Board Game Club’s festive special draws biggest crowd of the year

Exclusive: Rubies all dressed up

Spin Master Entertainment announces new global distribution deals for animations

Breaking News: Mattel and Amazon MGM Studios announce Wednesday licensing partnership

Breaking News: Disney Lorcana unveils Into the Inklands

Steve Pasierb to step down from The Toy Association

L.O.L. Surprise! celebrates 50th anniversary of Hello Kitty with new collection

Bandai Namco launches additional stores in the UK