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Children will be creating their own Bear Hunt adventures this year as The Home of Classic Characters’ exciting new We’re Going on a Bear Hunt collection of soft and wooden toys is now available! The classic storybook, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, has been entertaining children for over 30 years and now this fun and entertaining range, inspired by the literacy classic, is set to encourage youngsters to learn through play.   The adorable Bear Hunt range includes a super soft and cuddly and ‘not…
The Home of Classic Character is marking 2021 in style as it celebrates 50 years of Rainbow Designs with the launch of some joyful and inspired new products and collections for baby. January will see the arrival of two innovative infant ‘Unfold and Discover’ Activity Toys to their highly successful and extremely popular Once Upon a Time Peter Rabbit and Classic Winnie the Pooh Hundred Acre Wood ranges. The beautiful fabric Unfold and Discover Activity Toys feature multiple textures, crinkles…
Rainbow Designs is kicking off a momentous year, celebrating 50 years of the Home of Classic Characters, with the launch of some fantastic new collections as well as the return of some much-loved brands to the Rainbow family.  Set to join the Rainbow Family this March is the wonderful We’re Going on a Bear Hunt brand with the introduction of a super soft, cuddly and not-so-grizzly 20cm Bear soft toy and a colourful Wooden Shape Puzzle featuring the animals from the much-loved children’s…
2021 is set to see the launch of some fantastic new collections as well as the return of some much-loved brands to The Home of Classic Characters.  Rainbow Designs are delighted to be welcoming back, in the first quarter of the year, the iconic Peanuts brand and the adored character, Snoopy, to the Home of Classic Characters family.  The ‘Everyone Loves Snoopy’ range features high quality classic soft toys of Charles Schulz’ much-loved iconic characters including a super soft Snoopy Soft Toy…
The Home of Classic Characters has an exciting Q4 in store for retailers with new product arrivals and a movie launch! The Adventures of Paddington Toy Range and new additions to the Universal Heritage collections will be arriving this autumn along with the highly anticipated Peter Rabbit 2 Movie that is expected to hit the big screen this Christmas. Scooping Nick Jr’s number 1 show in the afternoon at launch and still the number 3 show overall on the channel with 1.6 million viewers from…
  Cuddly Winnie the Pooh stars in Royal Mint reel!   Our adorable Cuddly Classic Winnie-the-Pooh, the most famous character from A.A Milne’s heart-warming classic storybooks, Tales from Hundred Acre Wood, recently co-starred in a wonderful mini film for the Royal Mint.  The heart-warming reel was created ahead of the reveal of the exclusive Winnie the Pooh 50 pence coins, recently produced by the Royal Mint.  The mini film sees our cuddly classic Winnie the Pooh Soft Toy head off on a…
Rainbow Designs is delighted to reveal an exciting new range of preschool toys based on the heart-warming new TV series, The Adventures of Paddington™. The innovative new toy range, developed by Phat Mojo and distributed in the UK by Rainbow Designs, has been designed to engage a whole new generation of fans who are discovering Paddington for the first time through his adventures on TV.    Arriving this October, the highly-anticipated Adventures of Paddington preschool toy range will feature…
Rainbow Designs – helping to soothing little ones off to sleep We are currently seeing the value of musical cot mobiles to help parents create calm and soothing nurseries for their little ones’ nap times. At Rainbow Designs, the Home of Classic Characters we have a beautiful range of cot mobiles available across a number of our classic collections to bring music, movement and much-loved characters to the nursery. Our beautiful Cot Mobiles are available in our Classic Winnie the Pooh Hundred…
The Rainbow Family – our staff, customers and partners Today we all find ourselves in unprecedented and challenging times. The whole of our Rainbow family - our staff, our customers and our partners - are extremely important to us and we are doing our very best to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our team, coupled with the continuous support for our customers. At present, the team based in our London office, that includes our sales, marketing and design teams, now are working from home. …
The Home of Classic Characters is once again adding further strength to its sales team with the appointment of a new regional Sales Manager for the Midland Territory.   Rainbow Design are very excited to welcome Nicola Dale to the team. As well as manging the Midlands region, Nicola will also manage a number of key accounts with her role. Nicola brings with her five years’ experience in the gift sector, having previously worked at MPW Gifting and Sophie Allport.   Nicola will be managed by…