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Retailers can embrace the demand for PaddingtonTM this year with the striking new Paddington Bear Classic collection and the commemorative 60th Anniversary lines from the Home of Classic Characters.   The brand new Paddington Bear Classic range features a host of gifts for enthusiasts and fans of the late Michael Bond’s best-selling storybook character.   Created from the highest quality super soft fabrics with exquisite detailing, the new Classic collection includes the premium Large…
Rainbow Designs The Home of Classic Characters will be showcasing many of its prolific plush collections at the Toymaster Show this year including their renowned and much-loved Peter Rabbit Movie, Paddington Movie and Disney Baby collections. The blockbuster Paddington™2 took the box office by storm and with the hugely successful release of the film on DVD this spring, the popularity of Paddington across all ages continues to soar!  The Rainbow’s much-loved Paddington Movie range includes two…
Rainbow Designs The exquisite 2018 range from the Home of Classic Characters stars a host of gorgeous infant plush collections featuring some of the most-loved childhood favourites including Peter Rabbit, Paddington Bear, and Disney's Winnie the Pooh. The renowned Peter Rabbit Nursery Collection is fit for a Prince!  The classic range is steeped with beautiful infant toys including the super soft My First Peter Rabbit and Flopsy Bunny toys, Comfort blankets and Ring Rattles. The collection…
Classic Cuddly Winnie the Pooh Toy Talking Peter Rabbit Movie The Home of Classic Characters will be showcasing many of its prolific plush collections at the Toymaster Show this year including their renowned and much-loved Peter Rabbit Movie, Paddington Movie and Classic Winnie-the-Pooh collections. Rainbow’s fun-packed Peter Rabbit Movie range features a series of plush toys styled on characters from the blockbuster film.  The hit movie, that is set for release on DVD this summer,…
Anthony Temple, Managing Director of Rainbow Designs, the Home of Classic Characters, looks at the benefits of social media as a marketing tool for nursery retailers. As I talked about in my March column, the nursery retailer's customer is, for the most part, a millennial mum. This generation are at the forefront of digital technologies and very social media savvy. To capitalise on this, retailers need to be smart and creative with their communications. Today the world of media is…
The Home of Classic Characters will be showcasing many of its prolific plush collections at the AIS Show this year including all three of their renowned Peter Rabbit ranges. Rainbow’s fun new Peter Rabbit Movie range features a series of plush toys styled on characters from the new film, that stars James Corden as the voice of Peter Rabbit. The collection also includes a feature plush Talking Peter Rabbit with phrases that include “More radishes and carrots please!’ and ‘Has anyone seen Mr…
Anthony Temple, Managing Director of Rainbow Designs, the Home of Classic Characters, takes a look at the parents of today. At a time when spend is much more considered it is more important than ever to understand our market and just who are the parents and the purchasers, behind the babies of today? The majority of parents today fall into a sector known as Generation Y: The Millennials. There are no precise dates for when this generation starts or ends but typically it is referred to as…
Disney’s most iconic characters are set to star in two new colourful collections of infant plush toys which are being unveiled by Rainbow Designs at the London Toy Fair.   Disney Baby   Winnie-the-Pooh Collection in a floppy style   The new Disney Baby collection, which will be available from February, features a colourful collection of character-led developmental toys featuring Disney’s most iconic characters. Disney Baby stars a host of renowned characters including Minnie Mouse…
The Home of Classic Characters, Rainbow Designs, has a beautiful range of high quality wooden toys available in some of their most renowned classic ranges.  New to The Very Hungry Caterpillar Nursery Collection this spring are two ‘My First’ style wooden puzzles. The four-piece puzzles which star Eric Carle’s Very Hungry Caterpillar and the beautiful Butterfly aid the development of fine motor skills. VHC Wooden Caterpillar Puzzle VHC Wooden Butterfly Puzzle Rainbow Designs’…
Spring Fair is set to see the arrival of some beautiful new gift collections from some of Rainbow Designs most established and successful brands. The Home of Classic Characters will unveil a brand new Classic Paddington collection for 2018. The luxury gift range has been created from the highest quality fabrics with exquisite detailing. The collection features keychains and bean toys through to the Cuddly Paddington and the premium Classic Paddington with suitcase and boots gift lines. See…