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The November issue of Toy World is out now

Published on: 31st October 2023

The latest issue of the UK’s leading toy trade magazine, Toy World, is now available to read online and is landing on desks and doormats this week. 

The November issue of Toy World is out now. This issue features a comprehensive round-up of the latest Outdoor Toys to be hitting retailers’ shelves up and down the country. This year, the unsettled UK weather dampened sales in some quarters, but suppliers have put 2023 behind them and are looking to next year with renewed optimism, with a host of new launches they’re excited about sharing.

Post-Christmas is a great opportunity not just for toy retailers to clear excess stock, but to give kids the chance to spend the money and vouchers they received. So, our other product feature looks at Q1 ranges, highlighting new lines and range extensions which will be hitting shelves from Boxing Day onwards, kickstarting toy sales once the festive season is done and dusted.

In an exclusive interview, Toy World publisher John Baulch visited the headquarters of Clementoni as it celebrates its 60th anniversary, to see what makes the company such an enduring success story. In another exclusive, he also visited Paul Blackaby at Sambro, who has been quietly transforming the Bury-based company over the past few years.

We caught up with Warner Bros. Discovery Global Consumer Products to hear about the new licensing programme for Batwheels, the first ever Batman series for pre-schoolers; and Bruder’s Julia Meyer shared how the German company is looking forward to increased success.

On top of all this, the November issue of Toy World features all the latest news, plus views and useful info from Etopia Consultancy’s Asha Bhalsod, Learning Express’ Rick Derr, Circana, Generation Media and Toy Barnhaus. There’s a look at some Fresh new ranges, and a catch up with indie retailers in this month’s Talking Shop.

To read the November issue of Toy World, click here.

The team is now working on the final issue of 2023. The December edition of Toy World will include an extensive ‘first-look’ preview of the Nuremberg Toy Fair: if you are exhibiting there, this issue will provide you with the ideal opportunity to tell retailers why they should add you to their schedule.

The December issue will be published on 1st December with an ad deadline of 14th November and an editorial deadline of 1st November. For advertising enquiries, contact Mark Austin by phoning 01442 502405 or emailing mark@toyworldmag.co.uk.

For editorial enquiries, contact Rachael Simpson-Jones – Rachael@toyworldmag.co.uk.

The editorial team can also be reached on 01442 502 406.

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