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‘We are focusing on STEAM toys as our core toy proposition,’ says National Geographic Partners

After joining forces with Buffalo Games to develop a collection of board games, NGP has revealed plans to concentrate on STEAM toys. Here, the firm’s VP of consumer products and experiences for Europe and Africa, Maria Maranesi, details why participating in licensing shows like BLE is an ‘important part of National Geographic’s strategy’.

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Historic Royal Palaces on its dedication to working with licensees

With new collections on the way from Hobbs and Halcyon Days, Historic Royal Palaces is keen to join forces with even more licensees. Licensing manager, Jenny Smyth, reveals why the firm wants to raise its profile at BLE 2017 to explore further opportunities within new categories.

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Xilam’s Marie-Laure Marchand on the importance of BLE

Xilam’s raft of kids’ series are all enjoying growth following the appointment of new licensing agents. Marie-Laure Marchand, SVP of global consumer product and media distribution at Xilam Animation, details why Paprika lends itself to new toys and how crucial BLE is.

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Pusheen brand enjoys ‘substantial growth’ in 2017

Thanks to a successful 2017 at retail within the plush category, Enesco is looking forward to growing the Pusheen brand. Helen Shield, director of marketing at Enesco, reveals why it’s going from strength to strength and teases a new character to join Pusheen and Stormy.

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There’s a ‘healthy appetite for Hey Duggee toys’, says BBC Worldwide

After securing toy partners in Jazwares and Golden Bear, BBC Worldwide has witnessed a growing demand for toys inspired by the property. Here, the firm’s global brand director for pre-school, Harriet Newby Hill, reveals all on the brand’s burgeoning social media following and plans to take Hey Duggee to new territories.

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