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HeadStart is set to shake up Outdoor Play!

Feature Interview — Allan Hineman, Business Development Manager at HeadStart International During the global health scare, there have been some toy categories which have shown significant growth. As more families moved to work and operate from their homes, they have been searching for activities that can engage their children whist at home. One of these […]

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Headstart International Inks Content Deal to Distribute Best Furry Friends Series in China

Headstart International, an Australian-based global toy company, has partnered with YouKu, one of China’s leading digital platforms, for the distribution of their upper-preschool Best Furry Friends CGI series. Best Furry Friends is a popular children’s brand sold globally that includes collectibles, dolls and plush. In a deal penned with YouKu via Playology International and Senyu […]

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Wildbrain to Manage Headstart’s Best Furry Friends on Youtube

London, UK – 9 July 2019 – WildBrain, a leading digital kids’ network and studio, has been appointed by Headstart International Pty Ltd. to manage the Best Furry Friends – or BFF – toy brand on YouTube. WildBrain will employ its expertise in content and channel management on YouTube to grow the global audience for […]

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The Wiggles, HeadStart and Big W Team Up to Raise Money for Red Nose

The Wiggles, HeadStart and Big W have teamed up to raise money for Red Nose with a limited edition Red Nose Wags plush toy in support of Red Nose Day on August 9th, 2019. The Bugg Report had the chance to speak to Ryan Patterson from Big W, Paul Field from The Wiggles and Alan […]

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Five in Five by The Bugg Report – Episode 5 with Andrew Hendy

[siteorigin_widget class=”WP_Widget_Custom_HTML”][/siteorigin_widget] The Bugg Report catches up with Andrew Hendy, CEO of Headstart International, to ask him five key questions about the business in five minutes! About Headstart International HeadStart is the hottest toy company in Australia with a focus on building the best brands in toys. The Headstart team has the best mix of […]

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The Wiggles Appoint Headstart and WowWee as Toy Partners

The Wiggles have recently appointed Headstart as their Master Toy Partner in Australia and New Zealand and WowWee as their Master Toy Partner in North America. “We are excited about the innovation and creativity that the dynamic duo of Headstart and WowWee will bring to The Wiggles brand in both Australia and North America,” said […]

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Headstart International Signs Production Partnership with Turner for Best Furry Friends Animated Series

Headstart International has announced a production partnership with Turner. Together they will produce an animated series based on the global Headstart brand, Best Furry Friends, with content set to release in March 2019 on Turner’s Boomerang TV channel in Australia. The series will feature the six core Best Furry Friends characters, the Besties, and their […]

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Interview with Andrew Hendy from HeadStart

The Bugg Report catches up with Andrew Hendy, CEO – HeadStart Toys to learn about their entry into the US market and the amazing growth that the business has experienced. The growth and innovation at HeadStart over recent years has been amazing and they have strategically worked to develop a combination of representing the best […]

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Feature Interview with Andrew Hendy CEO at HeadStart International

The change that we are experiencing within the toy & licensing industries is occurring at a frightening pace. To achieve success, you must be able to stay ahead of the curve. Looking back on 2017 it is clear that HeadStart International was able to assemble a product line and apply a successful activation plan to […]

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HeadStart Takes Home Top Prize at Australian Toy Awards

Headstart International Pty Ltd., one of the largest toy companies in Australia and a driving force in the industry, won a multitude of awards at the Australian Toy Fair on Sunday, March 4, 2018. The eventful night was highlighted with Headstart winning 2018 Toy of The Year (TOTY) for Crate Creatures, a product that also […]