Going down the cube again

Marketing Week

Back in the 1980s, the Diary was going through a pretentious Filofax-and-red-braces phase and secretly envying the gifted few who could conquer the Sudoku of its day, the Rubik’s Cube. Apparently there are 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 ways of completing the cube, which was invented in 1980 by Hungarian professor Erno Rubik (left) and has sales of over […]

Durex sexual enhancement toy on sale in supermarkets

Marketing Week

Durex has launched a sexual enhancement product that it claims is the first to be stocked in leading supermarkets. Last month, the SSL-owned condom manufacturer signed a deal with Superdrug in Scotland that saw some branches of the chemist stock vibrators and other sex toys, and now the company has arranged to sell what it […]

Little Britain unveils character dolls range

Marketing Week

Little Britain launches its range of plush dolls next month featuring characters Daffyd, Vicky Pollard, and Lou and Andy. The successful BBC comedy series is set to launch into the toys market, targeting “young adults”, in August. The launch of the official merchandise comes after the writers and stars of the show, Matt Lucas and […]


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