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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…
A beautiful range of ‘Forever’ heirloom toys will be launched by the Home of Classic Characters this spring. The exquisite new Signature Peter Rabbit collection, which has been created in collaboration with and under licence from Penguin Ventures, will be treasured across generations.   The adorable keepsake collection features two of the most traditional and much-loved children’s literacy characters; Peter Rabbit and Flopsy Bunny, evoking nostalgia in parents and gift buyers to share happy…
After nearly 40 years as a dedicated Sales Agent at Rainbow Designs, the Home of Classic Characters is now saying a fond farewell to Richard Longmate, the longest serving member of the Rainbow Team. Richard, joined Rainbow Designs on 1 July 1980 and has spent the last four decades supporting independent retailers in the East Anglia area.  Starting under the leadership of former Rainbow Designs owner Mike Mutters, Richard has been part of the incredible journey of the business and witnessed…
Rainbow is excited to announce that Paddington will continue to be a valued part of their character line-up following the renewal of their licensing agreement with The Copyrights Group for the UK.   Paddington has been part of Rainbow’s portfolio for several decades and 2020 will see not only the continuation and growth of the prestigious Classic Paddington and Paddington for Baby collections but the start of an exciting new adventure for Paddington. Under the new agreement Rainbow will…
The Home of Classic Characters has a host of beautiful baby gifts suitable for any occasion from baby shower to birth and christening to first Christmas and Birthday.  The Rainbow Designs’ family includes much-love characters that parents know and trust including: Peter Rabbit, Winnie the Pooh, Guess How Much I Love You, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Elmer, Miffy and The Snowman and the Snowdog.  Our beautiful new Gifts Sets, launched earlier this year, include the Soft Toy and Muslin Gift Set…
The star of the show this autumn is certain to be Everest, the lovable yeti from the new DreamWorks blockbuster, Abominable!  The Official new Abominable range from Rainbow Designs will feature 18cm – 50cm Plush Everest Toys as well as co-star 18cm Yi and Peng plush toys.  Also new this autumn will be the extremely popular Universal’s DreamWorks Heritage Collection that includes the super soft plush characters from the renowned blockbusters: Shrek, Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda.  There will be…
Rainbow Designs, the Home of Classic Characters, is excited to announce that a new plush character range based on the upcoming DreamWorks Animation and Pearl Studio film, Abominable (in U.K. theaters 11 October), will be joining the Rainbow family this autumn.   Abominable is a breathtaking adventure about a teenage girl named Yi who encounters a young Yeti, whom she names Everest, on the roof of her apartment building in a Chinese city. Yi and her friends, Jin and Peng, embark on an epic…
The Home of Classic Characters, is one of the country's leading character soft toy and nursery companies and the name behind an abundance of high profile nursery plush collections including Peter Rabbit, Guess How Much I Love You, Winnie the Pooh and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Rainbow’s award-winning Disney Classic Winnie the Pooh collection, inspired by A.A Milne’s Tales from One Hundred Acre Wood, features a gorgeous array of nursery plush toys and essentials. This summer will see some…
The Home of Classic Characters’ collections are steeped with some of the most renowned and much-loved licensed characters.  Rainbow’s extremely popular Paddington Bear Classic collection features Michael Bond’s best-selling storybook character. The plush Paddington toys are created from the highest quality super soft fabrics with exquisite detailing. The collection includes the premium Large Classic Paddington with Boots and Suitcase, the Classic Cuddly Paddington, the Classic Paddington in a…