Signature set to roll out new “Chuggington Magazine” with five-piece train set

Chuggington Issue 1 - Cover

Signature Publishing, the UK’s fastest growing and multiple award winning children’s magazine publisher, is to  launch Chuggington Magazine, based on the hit young children’s show, later this month.

Based on the high quality and action-packed Chuggington TV series, the magazine transports pre-schoolers into the exciting world of Chuggington, following the adventures of three young trainees: Wilson, Brewster and Koko. Packed with stories, games, puzzles, activities and competitions, the magazine also comes with a high quality five-piece Chuggington Race n’ Go playset including Wilson train and key launcher, badge, sign and holographic stickers.

The Chuggington TV series continues to be a ratings hit on the CBeebies channel since its launch in 2009. Brand new episodes launched in May, taking the total number of episodes to 128 x 10’, including new characters and a brand new location. The show’s master toy licensor TOMY is also launching new products at retail.

The magazine, launched to coincide with the new series, benefits from both promotion at retail and across the Official Chuggington website, Twitter and Facebook pages. Retailing at £3.49, the magazine is on sale from 17th July 2015.

‘We are delighted to be working with such a fantastic, popular brand with a high level of exposure,’ enthused Chee-Mann Chan, Publishing Director at Signature. “‘The storytelling, characters and amazing imagery also make Chuggington the ideal brand for an exciting and successful magazine which we hope readers will enjoy as much as we have enjoyed creating it.”

Signature Publishing publish a range of children’s titles including My Little Pony, My Little Pony Equestria Girls and Littlest Pet Shop under license from Hasbro, Milkshake! under license from Channel 5, plus Pets2Collect, Dinosaur Action, Fantastic Funworld, Fairies, Rainbow Fun and Girls Love.

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The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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