Lema Publishing has unveiled a new editor for Toys n Playthings with experienced B2B journalist Tim Murray taking over the reins.

The new editor, who has now started at the title, has been a trade journalist covering home entertainment and film for more than 30 years and has also clocked up more than 10 years in the newstrade, covering newspapers, magazines, collectables and more for Retail Newsagent.

He currently edits and publishes The Raygun newsletter for the home entertainment trade, covering physical media and latterly streaming, and has worked at titles such as Video Business, Video Home Entertainment, timecode and RRP, among others.

He also writes for numerous consumer publications about film and music, as well as penning sleevenotes, features and essays for Blu-ray releases.

“I am delighted to be joining Lema Publishing. I’ve often attended the Toy Fair and subscribed to toy trade magazines and have always thought of this as an exciting arena to work in

Tim Murray, Toys ‘n’ Playthings, editor

He said: “I am delighted to be joining Lema Publishing. I’ve often attended the Toy Fair and subscribed to toy trade magazines and have always thought of this as an exciting arena to work in. There are close links between what I’ve done for years and the toy business, certainly when it comes to big franchises from pre-school through to more grown-up sectors. And I’m still a big kid at heart, so love this business.

“I aim to build on TnP’s storied history, strong reputation and credibility. I have always had a great relationship with retailers and suppliers alike and hope that I can establish the same with the TnP readers. I have bags of ideas, but also want to hear from readers across the board to hear what they want from their trade magazine. So please get in touch and tell me what you’d like to see and what we should be covering.”

Lema Publishing managing director Mark Naish said: “I am delighted to welcome Tim to Toys ‘n’ Playthings and the Lema family. We are fortunate to get him, with his extensive experience and background he will be a real asset to the magazine and I look forward to him getting to know everyone and the exciting content he will bring to TnP.”

Tim Murray can be contacted at tim@lemapublishing.co.uk

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