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INTERVIEW: Paul Solomon, Moose Toys

Moose Toys Paul Solomon tells ToyNews how the firm has high hopes for new brands The Zelfs, The Ugglys and Glitzi Globes following the success of The Trash Pack

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Toymaster retail roundtable

Dominic Sacco catches up with Toymaster and three independent toy retailers to discuss how they’re competing with nationals, spotting the next big thing and what the future holds for the local toy shop

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SUPPLIER PROFILE: Coiledspring

Games specialist Coiledspring is adding to its already novel range with Worry Eater Dolls and Hello Sunshine toys this year, marking an ambitious move into the plush market. Dominic Sacco asks MD Roger Martin about the firm’s swift growth and exciting new products

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LEGO Minifigure: Anatomy of a blockbuster toy

The number of LEGO Minifigures made equates to more than half the world’s population. Four are sold every second, and 18 million have been sold in the UK to date from series one to ten. How can a small figure be such a big hit? Dominic Sacco questions LEGO Minifigure brand manager Harry Harrison

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The rise of garden centres

More non-traditional toy shops like garden centres are cropping up and stocking children’s products. But are they making life more difficult for independent toy stores or do the extra sales opportunities for suppliers make them worthwhile?

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INTERVIEW: Dracco reveals plans for 2014

Entertainment firm Dracco has it fingers in many pies - from toy creation through to licensing, stationery, accessories and even confectionery - plus it has a 50 per cent stake in UK pocket money toy distributor The In Thing. ToyNews speaks to MD Henrik Andersen about its top toys for this year and plans for 2014

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